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Windows 7: Out of all i5-K, which is cheapest

30 Sep 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Out of all i5-K, which is cheapest

which one is cheapest i5 K Series, socket 1155


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30 Sep 2012   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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30 Sep 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i think i will buy an i3 2120 and do some minimal overclocking(maybe @3.4 or 3.5) as i cant do much on a locked chip
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30 Sep 2012   #4
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I don't quite understand what your goal is.
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30 Sep 2012   #5
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

basicly i want best bang for my buck, if i get a 2120 i will save more or less 25 over a 3240 @ 3.4 when i could achieve that by raising the FSB like lots of people have done, and about the i5's i thought that the K series would start at around 130 - 140 but no they start at 170 so right now its a no go for me.
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30 Sep 2012   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Step up to this....... Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33225. You won't notice a hundred or so MHz, not enough to bother OC'ing anyway. That is a really good CPU, Dual Core, with HT, and the Intel HD 4000 graphics. That will be so much more than you need anyway.
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30 Sep 2012   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Here you can find a comparison chart for different i3 & i5 products and their main features:
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I would ask myself first if i should take a processor in case i would like to upgrade later my motherboard. Or if the motherboard i plan to buy will suit my needs and is compatible with the processor i want to buy.

Both are tight to each others.
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30 Sep 2012   #8
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i am buying quite a widely upgradable motherbaord - Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V Socket 1155 VGA DVI 8 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com

and i am thinking of the 2120 as i am using a gtx 550 ti, also i have a good upgrade path because of socket 1155
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30 Sep 2012   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
i am buying quite a widely upgradable motherbaord - Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V Socket 1155 VGA DVI 8 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com

and i am thinking of the 2120 as i am using a gtx 550 ti, also i have a good upgrade path because of socket 1155
Let me explain myself a little.

As for exemple i took an Intel chipset H77 for motherboard w/the i5 K series, as this motherboard doesn't suits really overclocking with that i5k...but i still could do some "official overclocking" through Bios but no extreme with it!

My motherboard is half less the price of my processor but is nearly fully what i needed about and i could upgrade in a few years with a better Mobo.

Your motherboard Intel B75 chipset chosen looks to be able to accept extreme overclocking and is affordable too and will make you being able to use a faster processor, aka i5K or i7K series.

Why not think about an i5 series now instead of an i3? Then you'll have to buy only once a processor which is more expensive than a Mobo.
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30 Sep 2012   #10
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok as budget is tight right now, and this is my first build i decided to go with the 2120 and i cant go spending another 80 for another one, but at least then i have a good motherboard to fit an i5 or i7 later.

i was basing this build around the gta 5 recommended specs but when i noticed they were quite low an i3 sprung to mind because of the upgrade path to i5 and i7s


if by the time i have more available budget, i will get the 2500k in a heartbeat, no questions asked.


hope this answers ur question
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