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Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 Box

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  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very good CPU, I was stuck between this and getting a i7 2600k but I think this was the best suited cpu for what I do.

    Overclocked to 4.8ghz and it's running great.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Pretty decent CPU, running stock due to my motherboard being an H61 chipset but still flawless at 1920x1080 paired up with an evga gtx 460 1gb sc/ee.

    best intel value for money cpu.

    I was AMD but "upgrading" from an AMD Athlon II 640 (3ghz quad) to an Intel i3 2130 (3.4ghz dual). you can really see the difference intel brings.

    I was pretty amazed by the performance of a dual core intel cpu so yea this quad core does wonders! :D

    so yea intel really does have bang for your buck.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very capable cpu, unlocked, comes at a relatively fair price and performs at a good rate, what more could you ask for?
  • Perfect
    8 years ago
    Updated: 8 years ago
    +Fast
    +Cool
    +Great overclocking ability

    -None!
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  • Perfect
    7 months ago
    Have done their job since release and have not had any need to replace it. What I got out of it in terms of performance / money is unique to me.
  • Perfect
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    After five tough years, it goes like clockwork still an impressive processor with high performance and quality!
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 3 years ago
    Wunderbarht!
    4,5GHz with a Noctua NH-D14, never got above 55 degrees in BF3.
    Bought it for 1,800 a month ago, good prestandard / SEK.
    I am very satisfied with prollen incidentally!

    Update:
    4.7 - 4.8GHz with a Phantek pH tc14pe
    Stable, good temp, will run on this at least 2 years.
    Slurry before graphics!
  • Perfect
    3 years ago
    Updated: 3 years ago
    Legendary. 5 years later.

    Rugged and well-made. Sandy Bridge is known for its overclocking capabilities, then the cabinet is directly soldered to the CPU core. Unfortunately, at the Ivy and the disappeared this and replaced with thermal paste in between instead ... then you will understand how poor heat transfer.

    With a 970 that has no game flaskat my i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz than, the best investment you could have done.
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 3 years ago
    4 years later, I feel no need to change this amazing processor. Rollers on perfect.
  • Excellent
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    Very affordable!
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    2500K is a legend and the last processor that gave any sensible performance boost and that does not cost the sugar.
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    It has probably almost never made a technological gadget that delivers more performance per dollar over a life cycle. One might think that the life cycle should be over, bought it four years ago and it is still really good!

    I have let the rough on the normal clock until six months ago when the processor constituted bottlenecks versus the graphics card (GTX 680).

    Two button in OC Guru, I had the 1 GHz to play with.
    Furthermore, warm becomes not (run with a 620 Antec cooler) ...

    Will be interesting to see if Skylake has something new to say in the form of raw gaming performance, if not; so get this tough on Cannon Lake, or until it gives up himself
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    About 4-5 years ago I bought this during a sale period for 1.2k. I still have no reason to switch, even after I got 980gtx. This is one of my top three purchases of data products of all time, in a long history of building and tinkering with computers. I would not recommend anyone to buy it today, it's getting old (if you can not get the unusually cheap). But it has taken me through anyway four years without even being in need of replacing.
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    I built up a computer with this processor 3 years ago and it is still not possible for reasonable money to buy a processor that beats this. With a new i5 text seems you win type 10% in processing power, so it's hardly worth the upgrade if you sit on such a golden oldie.

    Do not really know if I should put a good score on the processor or a low score on the computer developments over the past five years. It is noticeable that the development will focus on portable and low power where raw processing power is not available in abundance. Though the advantage of this is that an old computer does not feel old, so one should not complain.
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    5 years, and still I see no reason to upgrade.
    Has been, is and will in the near future to be a wonderful processor with high performance per dollar.
  • Perfect
    4 years ago
    Updated: 4 years ago
    Has done its job superbly, now tuffat on for 3 years.
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    Very nice processor, a clearly affordable price.
  • Perfect
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    Have had this for a while now and still do not feel it's worth switching to something else.
    My ex overclock pretty well but run it on 4,5GHZ and then it's cool and nice.
    If you find a cheap used, it is just to strike and get a really good CPU!
  • Excellent
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    Have driven by this processor now for over two years, very satisfied and see no reason why I should upgrade in a very long time. Also has the ability and overclock if I feel the need for more power, but so far, so this is unnecessary. :)
  • Perfect
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    Cheap and overclocks wonderfully easy without major voltage increases!

    Is probably the most affordable processor I bought.

    Run with the CF 7970 and processor flaskar not the graphics cards when held at 4.5GHz
  • Perfect
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    've had this prolle for 2.5 years now and I am more than satisfied. Run it with 4GHz turbo boost and logged khuler
  • Perfect
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    have run this cpu in 2 years and have not had any problems with it!
    my ex I run at 4.3 GHz and runs like clockwork!
  • Perfect
    5 years ago
    Updated: 5 years ago
    Super Easy to watch, run in 4.5 with a hyper 212 +, had since launch
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    Clocks the well. Run min in 4.3 GHz even though it can handle more. Can make do without HT, I see no point in buying the equivalent i7 or Haswell. Gets top marks for me, do not run with the stock cooler, however, do not know how it sounds.
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    Really good CPU that can handle everything I throw at it just fine. Feel no need to overclock, but there is in any case plenty of room if I feel like it in the future.
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    Very good and affordable CPU.

    + Sandy Bridge
    + Quad core 3.3 GHz

    - Accompanying cooler (by clocking)
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    Have driven this together with Asrock fatal1ty p67 pro in 4,5 Ghz with Corsair Hydro H100 for about 1year now on the max temp of 46c load 29c on idle.

    Just saying BUY BUY!
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    A very good processor that is easy to overclock.
  • Perfect
    6 years ago
    Updated: 6 years ago
    How good anytime!

    Shit good processor that is good for EVERYTHING!
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Overclock? Select 2500k front ivy. This keeps cooler. The only thing I miss is support for PCIe 3.0, which it still does not have a use for in 2012.
  • Perfect
    8 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very nice processor!
    Easy to get over 4.2 GHz with uft on this.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Absolutely spot on, it runs steadily at 4.7 GHz with air cooling.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Does its thing and do it well.
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Amazing what one gets out of a processor for so cheap price nowadays.
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Performs very well, has it overclocked to 4.5 GHz @ 1,37 V. But replace the stock cooler with something better.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Chose this in front of an ivy bridge i5 3570K then ivy bridge have problems with the heat and hence it becomes a problem if you're going to overclock it.

    Moreover, it is a very quick and cool the processor when changing from the cash, even noisy stock cooler.

    It is very good to watch, if you then change coolers.

    Recommended!
  • Good
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very nice processor, a clearly affordable price.
    Clocks the well and is cool.
    The only thing I can complain about is enough to my not really want to up over 4.5 GHZ
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Best performance per money you can get. Play that is actually the difference between this and the i7 2600K försummbar, do other heavy work might be necessary with an i7: a I'll probably replace the radiator before I overclock the temperatures are okay but not amazing.
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very good processor, but I wonder what people who comment "beats i7an in games." think with, please learn some computers and hardware before you utter you next time.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Best cpu I have had hit i7an in games.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Canoe
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Very affordable! Clocked at 4.5 GHz on an Asus P8Z68 without problems. However, the stock cooler is bad, then buy a proper. Recommended!
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Really good!
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    A lot of power for the money. Easy to overclock. Nothing to complain about, it must be full pot.
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Fast processor that is great for games, like many others say so overclocked the good and a couple hundred pieces cheaper than its big brother 2600K.
    Very affordable and equally well in tests.
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Good and cool the processor. Have driven it on the stock so far, then I see no reason to watch it. Personally, I see no reason to buy a 2600K considering the price difference.
  • Excellent
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    Works perfect. Was impressed by stockylaren, it is fairly quiet actually, however, gives the rather high temperatures. ~ 23 degrees to TJ max at 100% load oklockad. (That is around 70 degrees)
  • Decent
    8 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    WARNING!
    Overclock not those with increased volts from the start! They degrade extremely much faster than normal then. Run into a few months in stock, or a mild overclock without increasing the voltage. Then comes the real overclocking stand the process. Many people think they got a bad copy when their full-clocked processor suddenly can not manage to keep their overclocking more than about a month or so. Then it's nothing to do anymore, buy new, or be satisfied with totally different numbers ...

    Full marks for price / performance. Jumping up to 2600K does not feel worth the price when you can watch this as good ...

    Lowers your score when the clocks down himself in moments when I need full speed. Something's wrong ...
  • Perfect
    7 years ago
    Updated: 7 years ago
    no doubt they will get the best performance for every dollar you put, superior champion ...