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Old July 13, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Intel Core i3-2120 & Core i5-2400 Processors Review Comment Thread

Given how great the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K perform, it is easy to forget that the current Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors are part of Intelís mainstream series, not their high-end one. Therefore, it is more than due time for us to test out some of the lower priced offerings. Although we would love to try them all, the two models that we are reviewing today are the Core i3-2120 and the Core i5-2400, which respectively have $138 and $184 MSRPs.

Read the full article here: Intel Core i3-2120 & Core i5-2400 LGA1155 Processors Review
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Old July 13, 2011, 08:40 PM
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very nice. decent bang per buck for the non overclocking community!

and now the million dollar question : if you were on intel's board of techies, how would you explain it to the man
the '100 dollar amd apu heavily beating a 300 dollar i7 in gaming running off the igp' ?
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Old July 14, 2011, 09:37 AM
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A family friend asked me a week or two ago to build them a new PC and I ended up grabbing the i3-2120 on sale for ~119 which I thought was a steal! Good to know I made a good choice without reading much about the chip! Solid review though Sky. The final conclusion comparison charts were much appreciated!
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Old July 14, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Nice chips for budget builds. Killer perf for the price
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Old July 14, 2011, 10:55 AM
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I almost picked up one of the i3 chips last week for my work pc, but I couldnt swallow the idea of a chip I couldnt OC if I got bored.
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Nice read, definitely has me rethinking what I want to put into the pc I am piecing together. OC'ing is not something I absolutely want to do, and I really don't want to break the bank. This might be the answer for me.
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Old July 14, 2011, 06:59 PM
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This is perfect as I can use these for an upcoming project!
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Old July 15, 2011, 02:25 PM
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I've got the 2400 and it rocks :D. This review is more than awesome. one question here, what CPU cooler did you use ? I did not read the whole thing and i think i missed it. I believe its the stock, isn't it ?!
Mine is setting under a V8 and it never gets above 37 degrees under load (prime95). Can't believe that Intel's coolers are so bad
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Hello! Could you post the 3dmark vantage scores again? I think there has been a double post mix up.
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Old July 19, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Typo on Page 2:

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As you can see in the tablet below, Intel have created quite a number of different Sandy Bridge variants, and this is not even taking the low wattage models into account.
There was also another typo but I don't remember where.

I want to sell my Phenom II now and build a new Intel based setup...
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