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I5 2500k worth it?

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July 8, 2012 11:00:26 PM

Hello, I am building a gaming PC an am on a strict budget of 550 dollars, I was set on the 2500k, but with it's price, it doesn't leave much room in my budget for a good video card, and the I5 2320 would give me more funds towards one, so is the 2500k worth the price difference between the 2320?

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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2012 11:15:23 PM

list your specs of your whole pc. Maybe we can help you adjust the product to your budget. also provide links of each product.
July 8, 2012 11:36:02 PM

Ok, thanks, here are the specs I've worked out so far

HDD - Western Digital 500 Gb Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Corsair CX v2 600 watt - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 10$ code

Motherboard - ASUS H61 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - Kingston 4 Gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - HAF 912 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive - ASUS 24x DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 5$ shipping code

CPU - Intel I5 2500K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 15$ code

GPU - I haven't decided on one yet, but I'd like a gtx 460 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have also though about going AMD with a Phenom ii x4 965, with an ASUS AM3+ 760G, if this is a better option or not I am not sure
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2012 4:36:42 AM
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July 9, 2012 4:39:42 AM

i think you should go intel instead of AMD though intel is slight more expensive, but in return you get more performance.
July 9, 2012 7:02:42 AM

Between both my fx 6100 and i5-2500k. only way i see a defiance is if i am monitoring and benchmarking them. most people are not gonna be able to tell the diffidence they both run great . but if your all about the numbers then go Intel for-sure
July 9, 2012 2:47:03 PM

Ok, I will go with Intel then, thanks for all the replies
July 9, 2012 2:47:13 PM

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