Excerpt: I have been using the i5-2500k for about a year now and have been nothing but pleased with its performance. Right now I have it overclocked to 4.3GHz and it runs everything game I throw at it with ease. This is defiantly one of the best bang for the buck CPUs and is perfect for gamers on a budget.
Excerpt: Loving this guy. I traded in my AMD 955 BE @ 4.0 in for the i5 2500k. Its a nice little boost in performance, take into account the price you can get them for its pretty nice. OC's VERY high. Hit 4.7Ghz EASY! For years I have only done AMD based builds due to price point, but am glad to say that my first experience with intel in years looks to be a great one! I would recommend this CPU to anyone it is well worth the money.
Excerpt: I was a AMD buyer for a long long time now. So when AMD shot me in the back with the BD (FX) then I said to myself "enough, Intel time for you to shine" That was the best choice I ever did! Prob never going AMD (CPU's) again.
Excerpt: This was an Accidental Purchase that turns out to be a wise decision for me..coming from a Intel Core i7 920 clocked at 3.6Ghz for daily use this chip made the difference and leveled the playing field EVEN for 1st gen Core i7 chips..means that i don't need anymore HT to pump up performance neither satisfy me for my Gaming Needs and my Regular Usage..