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2500K or 3570K for my rig??

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August 6, 2012 9:40:14 PM

Plz suggest a CPU for my system, preferable one that will last for the longest time possible from now on by allowing me to OC it in future.

Basically I want an OC'able CPU that will allow me to play games for the longest period possible without bottle necking the system at later years.

I won't ever go for CF-X/SLI, prefer single GPU solution forever!!!

MOBO= ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
CASE= Nzxt Lexa S
GPU= Zotac GTX 670 Amp!
PSU= Seasonic S12II 620Watts
RAM= 2 X 4GB DDR3 Ripjaws X Series 1600 Dual Channel Memory CL9
DVD WRITER= ASUS DVD RW 24X
GAMEPAD= MS Xbox360 Controller for Windows (Wired)
AFTERMARKET CPU COOLER= CM Hyper 212 Evo
CASE FAN= 1 X Deepcool 120mm- ICEBLADE FAN (Front intake fan)
THERMAL PASTE= Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Corsair Force GT Series 180 GB SATA 3 SSD (for boot + gaming drive)

My only CPU options w.r.t my budget-
2500K or 3570K

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August 6, 2012 9:51:01 PM

Either one, honestly. That choice is totally up to you, as they'll both "last" and be viable CPU's for the same amount of time.

You might as well go with the 3570K, since it's a new build. The only caveat to that is that you need GREAT cooling to OC very far with it.

With the 212 Evo you chose, you'll get to about 4.3Ghz on the 3570K, but you can easily get to 4.5Ghz on a 2500K with it, and probably a few hundred Mhz more without much trouble.

4.3 on a 3570K = ~4.6 on a 2500K though, so that's where the choice is up to you.
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August 6, 2012 9:51:40 PM

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August 6, 2012 9:54:02 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Either one, honestly. That choice is totally up to you, as they'll both "last" and be viable CPU's for the same amount of time.

You might as well go with the 3570K, since it's a new build. The only caveat to that is that you need GREAT cooling to OC very far with it.

With the 212 Evo you chose, you'll get to about 4.3Ghz on the 3570K, but you can easily get to 4.5Ghz on a 2500K with it, and probably a few hundred Mhz more without much trouble.

4.3 on a 3570K = ~4.6 on a 2500K though, so that's where the choice is up to you.

Hi, i absolutely love the way you explain all the answers in the forums...

Made my decision so easier now!!

Going with 3570K then : ))
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August 6, 2012 9:57:12 PM

While the 2500k OC's higher (ie 4.8 and above) easier than the 3570k - from what I've read. I'd probable still go with the 3570k as it is slightly more eff per clock and the iGPU is better - Although for gaming that is a non issue.

As a Side comment, your DDR3-1600 is above the spec for SB andf voids the warrantee when run at that speed (i5-2500k). The spec is DDR3-1333 and this ONLY comes into play if you have to RMA the CPU - and even then it may depend on the rep you talk to. (PS I'm Running DDR3-1600 CL7 @ 1.600 V). Intel does sell an OC warrantee for i5-2500k for 25 Bucks.
The warantee coves exceeding vcore (1.500V), VDimm (1.575 V) and exceeding DDR3 freq of 1333. NOTE: Ram Freq only became an issue with SB, and newer, as the Memory controller is on-die.
For IB (3750K) defalt spec is DDR3-1600 so go to go o that count.
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August 6, 2012 10:01:14 PM

RetiredChief said:
While the 2500k OC's higher (ie 4.8 and above) easier than the 3570k - from what I've read. I'd probable still go with the 3570k as it is slightly more eff per clock and the iGPU is better - Although for gaming that is a non issue.

As a Side comment, your DDR3-1600 is above the spec for SB andf voids the warrantee when run at that speed (i5-2500k). The spec is DDR3-1333 and this ONLY comes into play if you have to RMA the CPU - and even then it may depend on the rep you talk to. (PS I'm Running DDR3-1600 CL7 @ 1.600 V). Intel does sell an OC warrantee for i5-2500k for 25 Bucks.
The warantee coves exceeding vcore (1.500V), VDimm (1.575 V) and exceeding DDR3 freq of 1333. NOTE: Ram Freq only became an issue with SB, and newer, as the Memory controller is on-die.
For IB (3750K) defalt spec is DDR3-1600 so go to go o that count.

Without any doubt the 3570K is the way to go then, thank you : ))
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