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One word: Amazing!,
This review is from: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) (Accessory)
Just installed one of these into my upgraded system and wow...I used a CoolerMaster EVO CPU fan and was able to overclock it from the stock 3.3GHz to 4.5GHz.
Idle temps are about 20°C and under load about 30°C. That is unreal for a 37% overclock. Completely stable and super snappy. All I need to get now is a nice SSD for my System drive and this machine will be insanely fast.
Unless you are doing a lot of heavy video editing or photo editing, I would definitely recommend this over the i7 2600K. Keep the £100 and invest in an SSD to go with your i5 2500K. You won't regret it.