i5-2500k

by Christopher M Posted on: 11/3/2022

Build Description

Primarily gaming. Held up surprisingly well over the years, only started to show its age just before COVID hit, then prices went berserk so I've managed to coax a couple more years out of it to let all the dust settle. Will probably replace it next year with something like the 7800x3D or maybe Meteor Lake.

Favorite Feature

Really like the Antec P180 case, nice clean look and super quiet. Was all the rage back when closed, sound-dampened cases were the way to go for silence. It seems like airflow cases are a necessity now with these high power graphics cards, so I guess my next case will be very different.

Parts contained in build

Intel i5-2500k
Qty: 1 $0.00
Ran at 4.4GHz for most of its life, backed it off a little a couple years ago while troubleshooting some instability.
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Qty: 1 $0.00
MSI RX 570 8GB
Qty: 1 $0.00
Can't remember what the original graphics card was on this build.
Corsair 4GB DDR3
Qty: 4 $0.00
Gotta populate those DIMM slots LOL.
Antec P180
Qty: 1 $0.00
Seasonic Focus Plus 750
Qty: 1 $0.00
Bought at the height of VOID PSU pricing when my existing PSU died. Painful $$$.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Qty: 1 $0.00
Samsung 850 Evo
Qty: 1 $0.00
Blu-ray Drive
Qty: 1 $0.00
DVD-RW
Qty: 1 $0.00