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Core i5 3550 vs. 3750 vs. 3750k?

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June 28, 2012 10:31:01 AM

I'm planning on building my first pc.
I probably won't be overclocking, but I'd like to have the option. Is there any good reason to buy the non-k cpu? Does the k version lack anything important? (I've added the 3550, because the 3750 is not as easy to find.)
PS. I'll be running linux.

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June 28, 2012 10:36:50 AM

The only difference between a ''K'' and a non K is the possibility of overclocking. Also the price. So if you will not overclock then buy a non K and save a few bucks
June 28, 2012 10:38:05 AM

the "K" in the CPU just means that it is "unlocked" so you can overclock it MUCH more than the none "K" versions... I would just get the 3750k just to have the option to overclock in the future because you never know when you are going to want it...
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June 28, 2012 10:40:37 AM

For the $20 difference between the 3550 and 3570K (on Newegg) there's really no reason NOT to get the 3570K, IMO.
June 28, 2012 10:52:33 AM

Thanks guys, if the money is the only difference, I'll be going with the K.