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i5 2400 SB or i5 3450 IB for my build?

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April 29, 2012 11:57:32 PM

Which one should I get?

i5 2400 SB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
~$190 no tax
or
i5 3450 IB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
~$218 with tax


I'm not going to be OC'ing

This will be for gaming

Also, for this build, would I need the CPU cooler? Or would I be fine with just the stock heat sink?

This is my build so far:

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MOBO:
Gigabyte Intel H77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX HDMI/DVI Dual UEFI BIOS mATX Motherboard GA-H77M-D3H
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$94.99

POWER SUPPLY:
Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-500CXV2
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$52.24

Processor:
Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$189.99


CPU cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] TVCJXLAJ4K
$34.95

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$59.99


HD:
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$99.99

GPU:
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$169.99

DVD Drive:
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
$22.48

Wireless PCI:
TP-Link TL-WN951N 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] QARHSP90B8
$32.64

Case:
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste [...] B0026FCI2U
$65 Brand New from a person on Craigslist

TOTAL:
$823.72

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April 30, 2012 1:19:26 AM

Added a few things, thanks in advance
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April 30, 2012 2:04:47 AM

Personally I think you should get the IB CPU, since it's faster than SB by a little bit, and you're not going to do overclocking. A heatsink isn't required but I would recommend as those stock CPU coolers are known to get a bit loud, your choice of the 212 Evo is great, so you're covered there :) 

Good luck :D 
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April 30, 2012 3:49:53 AM

mocchan said:
Personally I think you should get the IB CPU, since it's faster than SB by a little bit, and you're not going to do overclocking. A heatsink isn't required but I would recommend as those stock CPU coolers are known to get a bit loud, your choice of the 212 Evo is great, so you're covered there :) 

Good luck :D 



thanks, also would a

Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED 24-Inch Ultra-thin Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LXK8LI/ref=ox_sc_a...

be a good monitor for my setup?

thanks for your help
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April 30, 2012 3:50:05 AM

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