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2500k vs 3570k w/ Corsair H60

I'm building a gaming PC, and I wanted to know if I should get a 2500k or a 3570k if I wanted to do a moderate overclock with a Corsair H60.

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  1. Get a hyper 212 EVO instead.
  2. Yes but i wouldn't recommend buying it instead get NH-D14
  3. get the i5 3570k,
    peoplee may say it hotter or whatever

    but it still a newer architecture,
    the advantage is pcie 3.0,
    and thunderbolt i think,

    both product has almost the same price,

    pcie 3.0 not been use"that much now" but it come handy in the future

    and h60 is not that great cooler btw, hyper 212 is okay since u just want moderate overclock
    but u can always use a bigger air cooling later
  4. When it comes in handy in the future most people will have whatever cpu is new.. :P
  5. amuffin said:
    When it comes in handy in the future most people will have whatever cpu is new.. :P
    +1
  6. if by moderate OC you mean 4.3ghz or south of it, then the 3570K wouldn't be so bad a choice while offering a performance close to or better than a 2500K@4.5Ghz and keeping temps under check. buying it for PCIE 3.0 and/or thunderbolt ports alone isn't exactly a good reason at least for now anyway. by the time they do become highly relevant in a few years time, as stated above, you're better off buying a new CPU+mobo.

    like the rest, i definitely can't recommend you getting an H60 unless you're buying a pre-built and this is the only choice they're offering you. Hyper 212 EVO, or a Noctua NH-D14 at worst (cost-wise), all the way.
  7. Yeah it would help if you told us what you consider moderate i would recommend 212 EVO for 4.0 GHZ - 4.2GHZ on ivy on sandy 4.5GHZ
  8. the only time i would recommend an h60 s if you plan to buy a Dwood gpu bracket at some future date and water cool your gpu. if not, the h60 is not worth your time. If you wanted a cheap watercooling unit, I believe the Antec Kuhler 620 goes for less.
  9. Do it like a big dog go crazy $600 custom loop lol jk!
  10. Hmm. I guess I will consider the Hyper 212 evo. Should I get the 3570k or 2500k with it? I heard Ivy Bridge is having some thermal issues. I heard the Hyper 212 evo doesn't come with pre-applied paste, so I guess I will buy some Shin-etsu x23.
  11. I think I am leaning towards the 2500k, as it overclocks better. Any reason to get the 3570k? I'm not worried about the price — It's only $10 more.
  12. Best answer
    strictly depends on how much of an OC you're looking at. i'll mention again; the 3570K tends to overheat when you raise the voltage, usually around 4.2-4.3ghz. this should give you a performance close to or even better than a 2500K OCed at 4.5ghz. consider as well that you said you planned to OC this moderately, and these OC's i'm mentioning are somewhat beyond moderate already. at the same clock speeds, say 4.0ghz, the 3570K will win in most, if not all, cases.

    if you actually have plans to OC beyond 4.5ghz and get a custom water loop, then a 2500K isn't so bad if you're really concern with heat. below that, and on air cooling, i highly recommend the 3570K if money isn't a big concern.
  13. Best answer selected by MochaBean.
  14. I suppose I'll go with IB then.
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