CPU I5 2500s Vs 2500 worth being tight?

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  1. cookie! nom nom

    cookie! nom nom Member

    27 Apr 2012
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    Good evening!

    I've been looking on cex for a CPU for the dell 790 ssf, and I can't decide if it worth paying the extra over the i5 2500s for the i5 2500. The rig won't be anything Amazing just a few ssds I have lying around and a 1030. Because I'm living with my parents still I don't want to pointlessly waste electricity if possible so was thinking the S chip would be better. The most demanding game I have in my steam/other,s library is JC3 and BF3 and newest tropical. Because I'm playing from sofa most games will be run at 768 as I find it easier to read see some details. I know it's me probably being silly and one is alot slower than the other but I'm in two minds due to the pennies:rollingeyes:

    The difference between chips is £10... Minus the the pennies saved in running cost
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude Flying Dutchman

    23 Aug 2013
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    Not worth it unless the rig is on 24/7 and you're paying toward the electric for it. Even then... you'd have to leave the rig (rough number pulling) on for 50 hours to even save 10p. So you'd need to leave it on for 5000 hours (208 full days) to make back the tenner on savings.
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    23 Apr 2009
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    The only reason to opt for the S would be if one of the following is true:

    it's cheaper than the non-s
    it's a SFF PC and the cooler can't handle the non-S [unlikely tbh]
    Dell have been Dell and locked the bios down so only the S models will work [of the 3, the most likely]

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