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August 22, 2012 6:33:07 PM

I have been planning a upgrade for my computer for a bit, currently I have a intel 2500 non K. I know some of you will tell me not to upgrade, but I would like to overclock and I have recently gotten into video editing. So, which would be better for overclocking and video editing on Adobe Premiere? I have a watercooling setup as well, a Rasa kit with a 3X120 rad. I was leaning towards the 3570K but I have heard it gets hotter than the 2500K and doesn't reach as high clocks.
Thanks for you help,
Caleb. :D 

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August 22, 2012 6:51:07 PM

It doesn't need to reach as high of clocks because it's faster clock for clock. A 3.8ghz Ivy is as fast or faster than a 4ghz Sandy....so it pretty much equals out.

I don't see any point of upgrading at all.
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August 22, 2012 6:56:34 PM

Yeah, I don't really NEED to upgrade. But I would want to because of overclocking. If i was to spring for a 3770K, would that be even better for video editing? Or should I just stick with getting a 3570K?
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August 22, 2012 6:59:59 PM

If I understand correctly you just want an unlocked processor so you can overclock for fun. In that case get the cheapest one you can find. Performance wise they are not much different and as geekapproved pointed out the higher clocks commonly reached by sandy chips are pretty much evened out by ivy's faster clocks.
Additionally, you probably have an Z68 board so you won't be able to take full advantage of other ivy stuff.

In any case, I don't see the point of upgrading either.
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August 22, 2012 7:05:08 PM

Hi!
Sandy bridge processors run cooler than Ivy Bridge which allows them to clock a few hundred mhz higher BUT Ivy Bridge processors are a bit faster per clock so the difference is pretty minor.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overcloc...
Here's a link comparing a 3770K @ 4.5GHz against a 2600K @ GHz.
As you can see the isn't a significant difference.

What i recommend you do is save up some money and buy a Core i7 2600K.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57960&vpn=BX80623I7260...
It's quite a bit more expensive than the Core i5 processors but it's worth every penny.

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August 22, 2012 7:18:01 PM

I want to overclock to see if I can get any noticeable speed difference with the chip from stock. And for fun too :3 And yes I do have a Z68, so it would be a better idea just go with a 2600K. Thanks for your help guys.
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August 29, 2012 6:51:17 PM

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