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I decided to buy a new CPU and MOBO for my system , because currently my CPU is bottlenecking my gpu , what do you think which would be better: Intel i5 3350P or i5 3570K ( and AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo )

System:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 3,0GHz 2 cores
MOBO: Biostar NF520D3
GPU: MSI GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5
RAM: Transcend 2x2GB 1333MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green SATA2 1 TB
PSU: Corsair GS 600 ( 600W )
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  1. What is your budget?
  2. CTurbo said:
    What is your budget?


    About 220 euros
  3. here are a couple of reference pages showing the i5 3570K to be better:

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3350P

    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/578/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3350P_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-3570K.html

    if you decide to go the i5 3570K route, you will probably want to pick up an aftermarket cooler in order to be able to overclock it.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £210.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:29 GMT+0000)
  5. Best answer
    If it's in your budget, pick the i5-3570K. It outperforms the i5-3350P at stock clocks, and of course you can overclock it if you want to. In fact, with 220 euros, you could easily afford the 3570K and the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo (a great, cheap cooler) and be able to overclock that sucker as soon as you wanted to.

    When I suggested the i5-3350P in your last thread, I did so as a budget friendly alternative to the 3570K. If you have the chance to get the 3570K over the 3350P, take it. You won't regret it.

    Edit: If you can get the parts CTurbo linked in Germany, then go for those. At those prices it's practically stealing. :P
  6. 230 euros gets you a 4670k and Z87 motherboard
  7. CTurbo said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/12l51/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £210.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:29 GMT+0000)

    why not get the K version? it is good if he is planning to overclock
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