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Intel core i5 3570k (any better one?) GAMING

So im about to get the intel core i5 3570k cpu and i just want to know if there is any better one for gaming at the same( or lower) budget

-Planning on overclocking
-Will be installed on ASRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo and evo 212 cooler.
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  1. its the best high-end gaming cpu for the money.
  2. oczdude8 said:
    its the best high-end gaming cpu for the money.


    Okay.One last question. Can i reach 4.5ghz (or higher) With this build?
  3. Xanikac said:
    oczdude8 said:
    its the best high-end gaming cpu for the money.


    Okay.One last question. Can i reach 4.5ghz (or higher) With this build?


    You may want to look into a slightly better cooler for a 4.5GHz clock. I always recommend the hyper 212 but I decided to bump up my cooler when I started overclocking over 4.2.

    Not all chips are created equally so you may get lucky and be able to achieve a higher clock without needing to bump up the voltage much which means lower temps, but you may also get one that runs hot. If you want to stick with air cooled you can try the noctua. Depending on the case you have look into the closed loop water coolers.
  4. burdenbound said:
    Xanikac said:
    oczdude8 said:
    its the best high-end gaming cpu for the money.


    Okay.One last question. Can i reach 4.5ghz (or higher) With this build?


    You may want to look into a slightly better cooler for a 4.5GHz clock. I always recommend the hyper 212 but I decided to bump up my cooler when I started overclocking over 4.2.


    Not all chips are created equally so you may get lucky and be able to achieve a higher clock without needing to bump up the voltage much which means lower temps, but you may also get one that runs hot. If you want to stick with air cooled you can try the noctua. Depending on the case you have look into the closed loop water coolers.



    Will the NOCTUA NH-D14 fit in this case (without blocking anything)
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/k380.html

    Its a 209 x 445 x 479 mm case.
  5. Xanikac said:
    burdenbound said:
    Xanikac said:
    oczdude8 said:
    its the best high-end gaming cpu for the money.


    Okay.One last question. Can i reach 4.5ghz (or higher) With this build?


    You may want to look into a slightly better cooler for a 4.5GHz clock. I always recommend the hyper 212 but I decided to bump up my cooler when I started overclocking over 4.2.


    Not all chips are created equally so you may get lucky and be able to achieve a higher clock without needing to bump up the voltage much which means lower temps, but you may also get one that runs hot. If you want to stick with air cooled you can try the noctua. Depending on the case you have look into the closed loop water coolers.



    Will the NOCTUA NH-D14 fit in this case (without blocking anything)
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/k380.html

    Its a 209 x 445 x 479 mm case.


    I can't be certain but I would think it would. CoolerMaster makes some really good cases and this one is clearly geared towards gaming.
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    it will fit in the case, but the real question would be is it going to block your memory modules. If you have low-profile ram, its fine, but if you have those huge corsair dominator rams, then it may be an issue.

    I suggest you buy the corsair h80i. it performs better and it doesn't block anything. Also, in my opinion, it looks a lot better then a huge heat sink.
  7. oczdude8 said:
    it will fit in the case, but the real question would be is it going to block your memory modules. If you have low-profile ram, its fine, but if you have those huge corsair dominator rams, then it may be an issue.

    I suggest you buy the corsair h80i. it performs better and it doesn't block anything. Also, in my opinion, it looks a lot better then a huge heat sink.


    Is there a BIG difference in temps than evo 212 or noctua?
  8. look at the numbers here:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-H80i-CPU-Cooler-Review/1709/7
    on quiet mode : 8c cooler and 6 decibels queiter.
    on performance mode: 14c cooler.

    yes id consider that a big difference.

    On average, It will be about 10c cooler.
  9. oczdude8 said:
    look at the numbers here:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-H80i-CPU-Cooler-Review/1709/7
    on quiet mode : 8c cooler and 6 decibels queiter.
    on performance mode: 14c cooler.

    yes id consider that a big difference.

    On average, It will be about 10c cooler.


    k. Ill first go with the evo cause itts cheap, later on ill go with the h80i
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