swolern, I dissagree. Just because the Ivy doesnt reach higher clocks doesnt mean it is inferior to the 2500k. If you take your i5 from lets say 3ghz to 4.5ghz, you do not see 50% increase in your CPU output(i am not even talking about gpu bottlenecks). The 3570K is a better cpu in every way. But not for 55$ more. So, yeah, get the 2500K my friend. GL!!