Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Bob


Extra Life 2012: Bob’s 2500K Giveaway!


My gaming rig recently received a heart transplant: an upgrade from an i5-2500K to an i7-2600K. So now I’m looking for a good home for my displaced 2500K, and what better way than to reward a lucky donor to our 2012 Extra Life campaign?

This particular 2500K (Malaysia) was purchased in December of 2011 at Microcenter in Philadelphia and then shipped to me by the one and only Scott Fisher (yes, his hands have graced the box). It was carefully overclocked to a stable 4.9GHz (48×103) under a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ on an ASUS P8P67 Rev 3.1 motherboard. In late June of this year, the chip was thoroughly cleaned and returned to its retail packaging in preparation for this giveaway.

So how do you win? It’s easy: First off, please read the giveaway rules in the form below. (If the embedded form below fails to load, please click here to load the form in a separate tab.) Then just donate at least $10 to my Extra Life participant page and fill out the form below completely to be entered to win. That’s it!

Additionally, your donation may make you eligible for other giveaways yet-to-be-determined.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below, and I’ll reply as quickly as I can.




One of the founding fathers of KBMOD, and an unfortunate casualty of real life responsibilities. An IT professional by trade, and an elitist by choice.

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  • TheBadamanCJ

    4.9GHz? I guess the hyper 212+ is worth it.

    • Wheelzz

      The 212+ is great and definitely performs better than its price tag. I am willing to bet that that OC is on stock voltage or close to it. When you are going for high clocks like that it requires more than a simple ratio and voltage bump.

      • Bob

        Yep, stock voltage – 68C under full load (Prime 95 or IBT).

  • Jakepig

    Sounds great! When is the KBMOD Extra Life 2012 live stream?

    • Bob

      We haven’t ironed out the details, but it’s looking like we’ll spread out from the evening of October 19th until the morning of the 21st.

  • chrome

    you should just give it to dan. I feel bad for him still having a 965

    • Wheelzz

      965 is still a pretty solid chip for gaming! Were it lacks is very intensive stuff like rendering and streaming.

    • Bob

      Dan’s budgeting and planning for his next machine already. He’s looking towards Haswell rather than an LGA1155 platform.

  • Wheelzz

    I would enter but I have a 3770K so I would rather somebody win it who could use it.

    • Bob

      I would not be offended if this were re-gifted to a friend. Then again, we’re going to have plenty of other great prizes in similar contests.

      I’ll be expanding my list of prizes for this one in the near future. I’ve got some additional hardware I could part with. I will likely be adding gift certificates to our spreadshirt and cafepress stores as well.

  • Just donated $50, was going to anyway but this is just more incentive!

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