10 Best Core i5 Desktops
for January 2023

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Intel Core i5-11500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 GHz LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 65W

Intel Core i5-11500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 LGA1200 GHz (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 65W

by Intel
What We like

Thermal solution included

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Product Features

  • Intel Optane Memory Support
  • Compatible with Intel 500 series & select Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
  • PCIe Gen 4.0 Support
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Intel Core i5-10600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.8 GHz Unlocked  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Gigabyte Intel Core i5-10600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up 4.8 to GHz Unlocked  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W

by Intel
What We like

Intel Optane Memory Support

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Product Features

  • Socket Type LGA 1200
  • 6 Cores / 12 Threads
  • Compatible with Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
  • Up to 4. 8 GHz Unlocked
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Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W

Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up 4.6 to GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W

by Intel
What We like

Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Product Features

  • 6 Cores / 6 Threads
  • Intel Optane Memory Supported
  • Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
  • 3.70 GHz up to 4.60 GHz / 9 MB Cache
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Intel Core i5-9400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores 2. 90 GHz up to 4. 10 GHz Turbo LGA1151 300 Series 65W Processors BX80684I59400

Intel Core i5-9400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores 2. 90 GHz up 4. to 10 GHz Turbo LGA1151 300 Series 65W Processors BX80684I59400

by Intel
What We like

Note: 2.9 GHz is a base frequency whereas 4.1GHz is a Max turbo frequency

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Product Features

  • 2. 90 GHz up to 4. 10 GHz Max Turbo Frequency/ 9 MB cache
  • 6 Cores/ 6 Threads
  • Processor Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series chipsets
  • Intel Optane Memory supported
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Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400

Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up 4.3 to GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W

by Intel
What We like

Cooler included

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Product Features

  • Compatible with Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
  • Up to 4. 3 GHz
  • Intel Optane Memory support
  • 6 Cores / 12 Threads
  • Socket type LGA 1200
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Dell Optiplex 3020 SFF Desktop PC - Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB DVDRW Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)

Dell Optiplex 3020 SFF Desktop PC

by Dell Computers
What We like

Package Dimensions, 19.685 L x 48.895 H x 41.91 W (centimeters)

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Product Features

  • Operating system, Windows 10 Pro
  • System ram type, ddr3_sdram
  • Package Weight, 6.554 kilograms
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2021 Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Desktop Computer, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, USB-C, WiFi, Windows 10 Pro, Black, 32GB Snow Bell USB Card

2021 Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop M90n Computer

by Lenovo
What We like

Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory provide image quality for Internet use, photo editing and casual gaming.

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Product Features

  • 8GB DDR4 RAM, plenty of high-bandwidth to smoothly run your games as well as multiple programs. 512GB SSD, saves files fast and store more data, with plenty amounts of storage and advanced communication power, great for major gaming, multiple servers, backups, and more.
  • Front : 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2), USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2), Headphone / mic combo; Rear : 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2), USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2), DisplayPort, RJ45.
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • Windows 10 Pro included. 7.05" x 3.46" x 0.87", 1.1 lbs. Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC+BT. Black, Bonus 32GB Snow Bell USB Card.
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Intel Core i5-10400F Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz Without Processor Graphics LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400F

Intel Core i5-10400F Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 Without GHz Processor Graphics LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series chipset) 65W

by Intel
What We like

Cooler Included

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Product Features

  • Socket Type LGA 1200
  • Up to 4.3 GHz
  • Intel Optane Memory Support
  • 6 cores / 12 threads
  • Compatible with Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
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Dell OptiPlex 7010 Minitower Desktop PC - Intel Core i5-3470, 3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB, DVD, Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)

Dell OptiPlex 7010 Minitower Desktop PC

by Dell Computers
What We like

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit).

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Product Features

  • 8GB DDR3 - 1TB SATA Hard Drive.
  • Intel Core i5-3470 - 3.2GHz Processor
  • DVD
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Lenovo Thinkcentre M93 Tiny Desktop, Intel Core i5-4670T 2.3GHz, 16GB DDR3, 256GB Solid State Drive, WiFi, Win10Pro (Renewed)

Lenovo Thinkcentre M93 Tiny Desktop

by Lenovo
What We like

Windows 10 Professional was designed for on-the-go working professionals. Connect to networks in three clicks, automatically find preferred network printers, and give professional presentations

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Product Features

  • Enhanced viewing with the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • 16GB DDR3 memory For multitasking power, supports up to 16GB
  • Front I/O Ports: (2) USB 3.0 (1) Headphone (1) Microphone - Rear I/O Ports: (1) DisplayPort (1) VGA (3) USB 3.0 (1) RJ-45 LAN
  • 256GB Solid State Drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
  • Get reliable performance from the Intel i5-4670T Quad-Core processor

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