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2500k to the 3570k for $5?

Hello Gentlemen,

I am currently looking at upgrading CPU's / boards. Now I was all for the popular 2500K i5 combo on tigerdirect, when I found a 3570k i5 for 5$ more. Is there any question on the 3570K is better? I understand the sale ends today, but with similar boards the processor seems superior? Is there something I am missing? Is max turbo make a huge difference?


I5 2500k
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073161&Sku=I69-2500K
$349.98 with the bundled board. (Scroll down to frequently bought together)


I5 3570k
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2580688&CatId=6982
$354.99

When I look at the boards seperate the MSI retails $149.99 ($15) rebate & ASUS $139.99 ($10) rebate.


So your getting a better board and a better processor for $5? if this is true it might be a good buy for anyone.


Appreciate any feedback as I would need to purchase asap.

Cheers,

-Jay
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  1. Best answer
    Go for it !! :)

    The only issue with IB is that they can't OC as insanely high as SB, but they make up for that with a slight 5% better IPC:) Plus the 3570k has a much lower power consumption too. If i were u, i'd gladly spend that $5 :D
  2. Shawn, your a good man. Don't let anyone ever tell you different!

    Does the 3570k also come with max turbo?
  3. Yes the Ivy also has turbo. I would get the 3570K.
  4. Akailis said:
    Shawn, your a good man. Don't let anyone ever tell you different!

    Does the 3570k also come with max turbo?

    actually more . . .
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/52210,65520
  5. if its the matter of 5$, i'd make the jump. though regardless, at this point in time, the performance values between the two are virtually zero.
  6. Thank you everyone! What a great site.
  7. Best answer selected by Akailis.
  8. Akailis said:
    Shawn, your a good man. Don't let anyone ever tell you different!

    Does the 3570k also come with max turbo?


    Thanx mate :) btw the 3570 does an extra +100MHz turbo...all d more better :)
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