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Opinion on Intel Core i5 2400

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March 22, 2012 2:38:32 AM

Hey guys,

How is the processor i5 2400? I am thinking of buying it next month. Is it powerful enough to run all recently released games on medium-high settings? Also what about Core i5 2500K? There's not much difference between the two i think.

Please also suggest a good motherboard for this processor.

Budget - Under 350$


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March 22, 2012 2:49:26 AM

i5-2500k
Asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3.

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i3-2100
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3

General rule of thumb for gaming, i5-2500k> every cpu for gaming atm
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March 22, 2012 2:55:00 AM

WR2 said:
Next month you'll have extra choices available.

Intel Ivy Bridge Processors To Launch March 23 2012

The Ivy Bridge Preview

Though even with the new cpu's out there really won't be that big of a performance difference, where the performance will be is with the GPU. So IMO no point of getting ivy over sandy atm, because games rely heavily on a gpu, not a cpu.
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March 22, 2012 5:40:24 AM

amuffin said:
i5-2500k
Asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3.

OR

i3-2100
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3

General rule of thumb for gaming, i5-2500k> every cpu for gaming atm



I would say dollar for dollar i5 is the best. 2600k and the 2066 chips obviously are better. I am sure that is what you meant though. I personally went with the 2500k a few months ago and could not be happier.
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March 22, 2012 6:35:03 AM

if you're buying an i3 then don't get a Z68 motherboard as you can't really overclock the i3 so get a cheaper h61 chipset. I wouldn't get the i3 though despite how awesome it is.
Get an i5 as more programs are using more than 2 cores now, the i5 2400 is fine but and i5 2500k would be more fun with overclocking and all that jazz
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March 22, 2012 6:48:35 AM

2500k is a beast for the small increase in price over the 2400 it overclocks like a mofo. also i love my asrock board even tho mines an extreme 4 the extreme 3' are just as good only a couple of different features
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March 22, 2012 6:59:29 AM

The major difference between the two is the ability of the i5-2500K to be overclocked. If that's something you're interested in, then that and a good Z68 mobo is the way to go. However, if you're not interested in overclocking, then the i5-2400 is a good CPU especially if you want quad-core on a budget.

IMHO, if you can afford it, get the i5-2500K. It'll add longevity to your system and it's the best gaming CPU out there right now.
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March 22, 2012 7:04:59 AM

I have both 2500K clocked to 4.2GHz and the 2400 is fine, it just can't be overclocked. It's $30 cheaper on Newegg and if you get a high end video card it will game with the best of 'em.
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March 22, 2012 11:31:19 AM

Thanks guys for replying, I may buy core i5 2500k.

BTW is it also good for rendering in 3ds max?
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March 23, 2012 6:13:05 PM

Robi_g said:
if you're buying an i3 then don't get a Z68 motherboard as you can't really overclock the i3 so get a cheaper h61 chipset. I wouldn't get the i3 though despite how awesome it is.
Get an i5 as more programs are using more than 2 cores now, the i5 2400 is fine but and i5 2500k would be more fun with overclocking and all that jazz

The point of z68 is so you can overclock your cpu, that is why you buy an i3-2100 and upgrade to an i5-3570k or 3770k.
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