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August 30, 2012 7:47:50 PM

Hey guys I know the 2500K is better but I was wondering is it necessary or would the i5-2400 be suffiecent? I only play like LEague and like Cod.

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August 30, 2012 7:47:58 PM

Oh yeah, the 2400 would be just fine for those.
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August 30, 2012 7:50:06 PM

Thanks, so what would make good use of 2500k
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August 30, 2012 7:54:11 PM

mikeyboyy said:
Thanks, so what would make good use of 2500k


Honestly, unless you just really want to OC, there's not really anything a 2500K can do that a 2400 can't.
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August 30, 2012 7:57:59 PM

ok cool so i will probably settle with the 2400. You have any mobo recommendations? That arent too pricey.
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August 30, 2012 8:04:25 PM

ok thanks ill probably pick those both up. I was also wondering cuz my friend gave me his old mobo an LGAA 1156 so i got a new i3 LGAA1156 but i think the mobo got fried but im not positive should i just get replace the mobo or should i replace both? because im not positive which one is messed up
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August 30, 2012 8:07:46 PM

mikeyboyy said:
I was also wondering cuz my friend gave me his old mobo an LGAA 1156 so i got a new i3 LGAA1156 but i think the mobo got fried but im not positive should i just get replace the mobo or should i replace both? because im not positive which one is messed up


Not quite sure what you're asking there, but since you're getting the 2400 and an 1155 board anyway, I wouldn't even worry about replacing either one. Not really worth it, unless you absolutely need to, for some reason.
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August 30, 2012 8:20:29 PM

sorry for not making any sense let me reword that. My mobo and processor are LGAA 1156 and im unsure which one is broken so i would rather just upgrade the broken one then both. Do you know if there is a mobo that can do LGAA 1155 and LGA 1156 Processors
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August 30, 2012 8:27:36 PM

mikeyboyy said:
sorry for not making any sense let me reword that. My mobo and processor are LGAA 1156 and im unsure which one is broken so i would rather just upgrade the broken one then both. Do you know if there is a mobo that can do LGAA 1155 and LGA 1156 Processors


It's probably the motherboard, since CPU's rarely ever fail (a seriously small amount).

But no, there aren't any boards that support both 1156 and 1155.

You'd have to get a new 1156 board for the i3 and a 1155 board for the i5.
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August 30, 2012 11:38:12 PM

Oh ok. Can you recommend me a fan for the CPU?
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August 30, 2012 11:46:04 PM

You won't really need more than the stock cooler that comes with 2400 (because you can't really OC far enough to make use of anything better, anyway), but a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Evo is a good choice, if you just want cooler than stock temps.
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August 30, 2012 11:58:07 PM

If this is just for a gaming rig, you could save yourself some cash and just go with an i3-2120 and decent H61 board. You won't see much, if any, difference with the i3 as opposed to the i5 in those games (or most games for that matter).

But if you have the cash and don't mind spending it, then go for the i5-2400 and the board DJDeCiBeL suggested.
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August 31, 2012 12:00:32 AM

Oh because on my last build with the I3 and my computer kept restarting because I think overheating. And all I had was the stock
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August 31, 2012 12:17:39 AM

Ok I'll take a look at that one but I will also be using light room and
Photoshop
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August 31, 2012 8:10:05 AM

maui67 said:
If this is just for a gaming rig, you could save yourself some cash and just go with an i3-2120 and decent H61 board. You won't see much, if any, difference with the i3 as opposed to the i5 in those games (or most games for that matter).

But if you have the cash and don't mind spending it, then go for the i5-2400 and the board DJDeCiBeL suggested.


which do you think is the best h61 board?
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August 31, 2012 3:24:45 PM

I don't have any personal experience, but I did some digging and this one seems to be a pretty good mobo:
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard: $67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will support IB cpus, so there is an upgrade path for the future.
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