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i5 2500k v i5 3570k for low temperatures and high performance

Last response: in CPUs
June 7, 2013 3:02:48 AM

I am currently putting together an ITX gaming pc build, so i'm going to be placing a lot of components into a small case. i am looking to make an energy efficient pc which runs cool and quiet while also being able to overclock to play more demanding games.

I heard that the i5 2500k has better overclocking and runs cooler, the i5 3570k has lower overclocking, runs hotter but has about 10% performance boost.

At the moment in the UK the i5 3570k is actually cheaper than the i5 2500k despite the i5 2500k being very old now. So, in balancing low temperatures with high performance which is better?

ps i will be using a coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler with it, let me know if you need more details.