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I5 2500k vs i5 3570k

Building a new computer and trying to decide between the two CPU's above.

I know that the 3570k is better, no question. But I can get the 2500k for $55 cheaper. So I'm wondering if the better performance is worth the extra.
EDIT: Primarily a gaming rig, small need for video/photo editing.

Heres the basics of my build so you know the context.

GPU: Gigabyte HD7850 2Gb OC.
Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme4.
RAM: 8Gb Corsair Vengeance.
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit

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    For that price difference the 2500K is what I would go for and it has more overclocking potential as well which could eliminate the small performance advantage that the Ivy has
  2. going for an i5 3570k over the i5 2500k doesnt seems good well the i5 3570 is littlebit better then i5 2500k and cost $20-25 more then that but also gives that much performance its of newer tech both i5 2500k and i5 3570k are of k series which means overclocking will be better so which ever one will be cheaper that one will be an good choice the i5 2500k is cheaper so its the good choice :)
  3. the 2500k, cheaper and overclocks to high frequencies which counters the 3570k's better ipc.
  4. i5 2500k for gaming due to higher OC. If no gaming then 3570k
  5. swolern, I dissagree. Just because the Ivy doesnt reach higher clocks doesnt mean it is inferior to the 2500k. If you take your i5 from lets say 3ghz to 4.5ghz, you do not see 50% increase in your CPU output(i am not even talking about gpu bottlenecks). The 3570K is a better cpu in every way. But not for 55$ more. So, yeah, get the 2500K my friend. GL!!
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