Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i5-2500K Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz) Box (BX80623I52500K)
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Great CPU. Price is right for this powerhouse.
Rubber Jesus, Amazon
3 January 2015
Summary: I bough this in June of 2012 to put on a new 1155 Gigabyte MOBO. It is now January 2015 and I am just now thinking of replacing my entire setup. Since the entire 1155 serious is pretty much old school I'll be building around the newest Haswell architecture. Since mid 2012 this CPU has been the center of a gaming/business computer with a six monitor setup.
Summary: What an amazing chip. It's almost 4 years since I bought this chip and thanks to its massive over clocking potential there is still little reason for me to upgrade my gaming computer. Still a winner.
Summary: overclocks easy to 4.5ghz with cheap coolers such as cm hyper 212. Possible to overclock up to 4.5ghz with stock cooler considering temps stay within spec, although they reach high. Great processor and good socket.
Awesome CPU! Great value for the money. The letter "K" opens a new world.
1 May 2014
Summary: I purchased this CPU for a rig I built around an also excellent EVGA P68FTW motherboard and I'm not pleased--I am ecstatic. The combination is a winner. I contacted EVGA's excellent 24/7 Technical Support about a question I had and in the process was offered a new BIOS chip to replace the existing one that not only included a wider range of settings and updates, but also opened the possibility of using newer technology in the future should I choose to do so, like more...
Excerpt: The Intel Core i5-2500k processor is lightning fast, versatile, and worth every penny of its price ($219). In that particular price range, the i5 may be easily considered as “top dog.” Before deciding on its purchase, I researched it thoroughly as not to waste money.