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Upgrade from i5-2500K
on June 24, 2012
If you are going for a gaming processor then go with the i5 of either Sandy Bridge or the new Ivy Bridge. This processor did not increase my gaming performance but it did increase overall computer performance. For the money I think you should get the i5 and save that $100 to spend on an SSD or a better graphics card because a graphics card will make a HUGE difference for $100 than a processor. However, if you are going to use your computer for Compressing, video encoding, audio encoding, video editing, or anything else that is VERY CPU INTENSIVE, then this processor will handle it perfectly.