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Is this CPU good for its price range?

Intel Core i5 3570K (3.40Ghz / 6MB / LGA1155 / Quad Core, Overclocking Enabled)

Is this CPU good for its price range? Are there any better CPUs for gaming around the same price range (+ or - 50$)
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    It's one of the best CPU's for a price to performance ratio that Intel has on offer.

    AMD also have some extremely good offers, like the FX-8350.
  2. If you are overclocking, yes the 3570K is a very good choice. (Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504)
    But if you are just looking for a cheap good performing processor, the i5-3350P is a good option for about $40-30 less (Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782) Same family, same microarchitecture and same amount of cores, the only difference is that it is 300MHz slower (300MHz is hardly relevant these days with quadcores and octacores) and it is not overclockable, and does not have Intel's bad intel graphics. If you are buying the 3570K make sure to buy a good cooler so you can overclock it if you want.

    Matsu
  3. warhead0 said:
    It's one of the best CPU's for a price to performance ratio that Intel has on offer.

    AMD also have some extremely good offers, like the FX-8350.


    Agreed, and you beat me to it while I was typing.
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