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Intel Core i5 3570k stock or overclocked 2500k?

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August 3, 2012 4:10:48 PM

Hello, I'm planning to build my first gaming PC soon. Think i'm going for intel's i5 -k cpu, but I can't really decide whether or not to go for the new ivy bridge or its predecessor Sandy Bridge. (Either way im going to use z77 chipset) Despite the new 3570k's new technology, pci 3.0 support and 0,1ghz enhanced clockspeed, there's not a whole lot separating the two performance wise. And there's only about 5% separating the two, price wise. (In Norway, where i live) I'm am planning to overclock in the future and that's why I have my doubts about getting the 3570k, as there's been alot of complaints about the temerature. Should I get the 3570k and have it at stock speed for now or get the 2500k along with a decent cooler and have it at higher clockspeed? I also wonder which of the two would be more futureproof? (I am very well aware of there is nothing such thing as futureproof pc comps. I'm merely wondering which of them will last the longest.)
Any Feedback would be much appreciated! :) 
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August 3, 2012 4:28:10 PM

Get the i5 3570k and keep it at stock for now. Later, if you need more power, buy a nice cooler and overclock it. The i5 3570k overclocks fine.
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August 3, 2012 4:45:25 PM

The Intel® Core™ i5-3570K is the better option for now and the future. Even overclocking if you can get to 4.3GHz with a good cooler and that will performance almost the same as the Intel Core i5-2500K at 4.6GHz.
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August 3, 2012 10:14:19 PM

Thanks for replies! So I shouldn't be worried about temperatures of the overclocked 3570k when reaching 4,3ghz?

But say an CM hyper 212 evo and 2500k is the same price as one 3570k, I should still get the IB? The Hyper 212 is supposedly the best bang for buck cpu cooler and I should get a nice clock with it.
August 3, 2012 10:22:43 PM

ivy bridge i wouldna fancy putting in a chip that come out a couple of years ago.
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March 28, 2013 9:32:47 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ i5-3570K is the better option for now and the future. Even overclocking if you can get to 4.3GHz with a good cooler and that will performance almost the same as the Intel Core i5-2500K at 4.6GHz.


I agree the 3570k is better, but I don't believe that the performance is enough to close a gap of 300mhz between them two.

Do you have any proof?
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May 19, 2013 11:42:57 PM

RobCrezz said:
IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ i5-3570K is the better option for now and the future. Even overclocking if you can get to 4.3GHz with a good cooler and that will performance almost the same as the Intel Core i5-2500K at 4.6GHz.


I agree the 3570k is better, but I don't believe that the performance is enough to close a gap of 300mhz between them two.

Do you have any proof?


I remember reading an article (I believe it was Tom's actually) stating that in pretty much every benchmark 200 mhz closed the gap in performance between Sandy vs Ivy. Sorry no proof I can't remember the name of the article but it was really comprehensive.

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