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i5 2500k vs i3-2120 Build

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February 4, 2012 7:09:45 AM

Hi guys!

I'm having so hard time deciding for parts of my new computer! Each time i deicide on smth i find smth else (like this time)

I was going to buy :

I3-2120
Asrock E3G3
XFX 750W
XMS3 2x2gb 1600Mhz
Asgard II
500GB WD Blue(Already have)
DVD-Writter (already have)

All this for 345 +6 Euro shippment = 351 Euros

But now i found this offer

I5-2500k
H61M-VS
XFX 550W

XMS3 2x2gb 1600Mhz
Asgard II
500GB WD Blue(Already have)
DVD-Writter (already have)

And the price goes 343Euros +6=349Euros w/ shipment

EDIT : If i change the H61M-VS with Asrock E3G3 it goes up to 402 Euros :) 

or i can do the same as the first one with

I3-2120
H61M-VS
XFX 550W
HD 6850 Gigabyte
XMS3 2x2gb 1600Mhz
Asgard II
500GB WD Blue(Already have)
DVD-Writter (already have)

This comes 336+6=342 Euros

So What to chose?

Maybe u need this :

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as i decide .can order even today !

Budget Range: 380-400 Euros (cant go more than that :S )

System Usage from Most to Least Important: ( gaming,Some Cs5 ,3D max , Premiere Cs4 watching movies,surfing the internet, )

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS , HDD , DVD-Writter)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Heise.de for price comparison

Country: Germany

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024


Thank you in advance !

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February 4, 2012 9:09:51 AM

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February 4, 2012 10:32:15 AM
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I like this :
I3-2120
H61M-VS
XFX 550W
HD 6850 Gigabyte
XMS3 2x2gb 1600Mhz
Asgard II
500GB WD Blue(Already have)
DVD-Writter (already have)
If you can change that 6850 with 6790, at your monitor resolution is more than enough and change the i3 2120 with i5 2300 is a quad core.It will be better for 3D max , Premiere Cs4
The 2500k not worth if you don't buy a P67 or Z68 motherboard.
If you can't ,go with theese parts.
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February 4, 2012 10:39:47 AM

@sosofm

The cheapest 6790 is 119 Euros while HD 6850 is 127 Euro so no sense
A gtx 550ti From Asus DC is 104 Euros.
Also i stated that the i5 2500k Build with a Z68 extreme3gen3 goes 402 Euros :) 
February 4, 2012 3:12:39 PM

Buy that 550ti and i5 2300 and keep the rest of the parts.
February 4, 2012 8:31:26 PM

Ok one more thing There is I5-2300 for 159 Euros ,I5 2400 for 164 Euros :p  and the least I5-2500K for 185 Euros :)  So what u think :D 
February 5, 2012 10:01:49 AM

Any help sm1 ?
February 5, 2012 10:02:57 AM

i would get the i5 2500k
February 5, 2012 11:20:00 AM

H61 has no overclocking support so that kills it for the 2500K. It also does not support SATA 6Gb/s, so using current gen SSDs at their rated speeds is also out.

I'd opt for the 2100 on H67 paired with a 6870 for optimal value personally.
February 5, 2012 12:15:05 PM

@A4mula

i forgot about that :S It would better to spend 20 euros more to get a z68



I3-2120 (105 E
P8Z68-V/Gen3 (135 E
XFX 750W (do i need so much power ? 550=53Euro and 750=80Euros )
Xms3 2x2Gb 1600 Mhz (21 E
Elite 430 CM (35E
And the HDD and DVD i already have

All this for 382 Euros (

This give's me the oportunity to get a I5-2500K Later and a GPU after some months !

So i think would be better to go with this !

Is this true ? :) 

February 5, 2012 1:05:41 PM

Yes i woul do that.
February 5, 2012 4:28:21 PM

If you plan to upgrade to a 2500k, or even better the 3770K (Ivy Bridge) you might consider opting for the less expensive G620 as an interim solution.
February 5, 2012 5:26:59 PM

Ivy Bridge isnt to HOT ! i7 is 1k Usd lol i dont evne think to buy a 1000 $ CPU so no way i5 2500k is more than enough. I have An amd 4200 + oc to 2.4 ghz so its nearly the same with that CPu so no sense buying it ...i benched them at anandatech they were near each other so not a good idea.
Thank you anw
February 6, 2012 4:07:07 PM

any other ?

i need a mobo especially that can run CF and has 4ram slots 1600mhz
February 7, 2012 1:13:17 PM

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February 7, 2012 2:03:38 PM

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