I5 3550 vs i5 3570k Tags: CPUs Overclocking Intel i5 Last response: September 17, 2012 5:26 AM in CPUs Share dmp12345678990 September 16, 2012 4:42:40 PM if im not going to overclock (price problem) should i still get it or go with the slightly cheaper i5 3550 More about : 3550 3570k | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove aneeshkumar September 16, 2012 4:46:12 PM no overclocking??? then definitely go for i5 3550.. | Report abuse antonisrsx September 16, 2012 4:50:56 PM save your money!!! | Report abuse pauls3743 CPUs Expert September 16, 2012 4:56:54 PM If you decide to overclock you still require a beefed up heatsink and power supply. That said, the i5-3550 will still keep you running games for years to come. All you have to do is make sure your graphics card can handle it. | Report abuse Related ressources Intel i5 3450 vs 3550 vs 3570k - Forum I5 3550 vs i5 3570k - Forum I5 3570k vs i5 3550 /3450 - Forum Intel i5- 3550 vs i5 3570k - Forum I5 3550 vs FX 6100 - Forum Ask the community Publish mocchan CPUs Master Overclocking Expert September 16, 2012 5:16:44 PM The others have stated what I wanted to say, however, there's one more thing you might want to consider. If you're going to use your computer to convert video files and the like, you may want to consider the 3570(k) for the HD4000 graphics. LucidVirtuMVP is a very nice feature that will save you a lot of time apposed to just raw CPU power | Report abuse dmp12345678990 September 16, 2012 5:18:59 PM thanks for the quick replies | Report abuse Mixolydian September 17, 2012 5:26:43 AM dmp12345678990 said:thanks for the quick replies Honestly for only $20 more you should absolutely go with the i5-3570k, definitely. Unless you are on a very tight budget, there's no reason to get the i5-3550 over the i5-3570k. Good luck! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>I5 3550 vs i5 3570k> Related ressources: ForumI3 vs i5 3550 ForumI5 3570k vs FX 8350 (Overall) Forum3550 vs 3570k ForumIntel i5 3570k vs FX 8350 Gaming ForumCore i5 3550 vs . 3750 vs . 3750k? ForumI5 3570k vs Phenom X4 965 ForumI5 3550 or 3570k ? ForumI5- 3550 vs i5-3570k For Gaming ForumI5 3550 k for MMO gaming? ForumI5-2500 vs . i5- 3550 ForumIntel Core i5 3550 or Intel Core i5 3570 with GeForce GTX 660 ForumI5 3550 or i5 2500 ForumWill i5 3550 be bottlenecked with 2 7970 ? ForumI5 3570 vs I5 3550 Forum500w PSU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !