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 aneeshkumar September 16, 2012 4:46:12 PM no overclocking??? then definitely go for i5 3550.. antonisrsx September 16, 2012 4:50:56 PM save your money!!! Related resources I5 3550 vs i5 3570k - Forum I5 3570k vs i5 3550/3450 - Forum AMD FX 8350 VS INTEL i5 3550 VS i5 3570 VS i5 3570K - Forum Intel i5 3450 vs 3550 vs 3570k - Forum Intel i5-3550 vs i5 3570k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pauls3743 a b à CPUs 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. mocchan a c 109 à CPUs a b K Overclocking 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 dmp12345678990 September 16, 2012 5:18:59 PM thanks for the quick replies 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I5 3550 or 3570k? Forum SolvedCore i5 3550 vs 2500 Forum i5 3350p vs i5 3550 Forum 2*Xeon E5440 2.83 Ghz vs i5 3550 3.3 Ghz Forum I5 3570 vs I5 3550 Forum I5 3550 vs FX 6100 Forum I5 2500k + 7850 1GB vs i5 3550 + GTX660 Build (£500/$750 budget) Forum Amd FX-6300 vs Intel i5 3550 Forum GA-B75M-D3H vs i5 3550 (problems!!) Forum I5 3550 vs i5 2500 ? Forum Core i5 3550 vs. 3750 vs. 3750k? Forum I3 vs i5 3550 Forum Solvedfx 6300 vs i5 3570k Forum SolvedIntel Core I5 3570K vs Intel Core I5 2500K Forum Solvedi5 3570k vs i5 4670k vs fx8350 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !