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My first deal so fingers crossed, looking for parts to build a new PC and been keeping an eye on this processor. This is the cheapest I can find it at the moment.

Intel Core i5-2500K reatail version with 3yrs warranty boxed with fan.

Postage £6.95
- bigflump

Delivery £6.95 + VAT = £8.34
- mumbojumbo
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grubpot#1
Good price!
Is the stock fan sufficient to overclock this chip significantly?
Mewiz#2
Been looking at buying a third party cooler for overclocking just to be on the safe side.
bigflump[Moderator]#3
Hi Mewiz, nice first deal. Ive added the postage to your deal description.
djfluff#4
grubpot
Good price!
Is the stock fan sufficient to overclock this chip significantly?

I would say probably not. It depends on what you class as 'significant' , and your Case cooling
and the enviornment it is in will have a bearing.
It is something you can allways add later, if the stock speeds aren't enough for you...
JackBauer#5
I would.
Mewiz#6
K1LLER HORNET#7
grubpot
Good price!
Is the stock fan sufficient to overclock this chip significantly?


Not a chance.
The stock cooler will keep the chip at around 85°c under load @ stock speeds.
So overclocking would be out of the question until you get an aftermarket cooler.

This one will be fine with a 4.5GHz overclock: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
^ Works fine on my cousins 2500K. Tested it with Prime95. I can't remember the temps, but it won't overheat.
A higher performance/more expensive cooler would get you better temps.
callum84#8
Mewiz
Been looking at buying a third party cooler for overclocking just to be on the safe side.

Hyper 212 evo @ Aria
Have this on an overclocked 2700k, outstanding!
Idle temps are around the 25C mark and full load stress test 60C after 30 mins.


Edited By: callum84 on Feb 10, 2012 14:52: .
brookheather#9
I found the stock cooler on the Core i5-2400 to be pretty noisy so would recommend a quieter third party cooler - I use the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 which works well.
djfluff#10
brookheather
I found the stock cooler on the Core i5-2400 to be pretty noisy so would recommend a quieter third party cooler - I use the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 which works well.

Is the i52400 plenty for a games PC, or would you reccomend the extra for a 2500k?
Aradria#11
djfluff
brookheather
I found the stock cooler on the Core i5-2400 to be pretty noisy so would recommend a quieter third party cooler - I use the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 which works well.

Is the i52400 plenty for a games PC, or would you reccomend the extra for a 2500k?

The big difference with the 2500k is you can overclock it. At stock speeds there is very little difference between a 2400 and 2500k. Stock is still like super fast though compared to CPUs from a few years ago.
turnma#12
Mewiz


Good motherboard, slightly cheaper at Amazon.
loiterer#13
Mewiz

Futureproofed for Ivybridge and PCIE3 right way to go
hiranparmar#14
is there any codes to get free delivery with Aria
hiranparmar#15
Cheaper at novatech using Quidco 3% off 165.98-4.97=161.01
http://www.novatech.co.uk/basket.html

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