Closed Intel Cpu help! Tags: CPUs Intel Product Last response: September 29, 2012 12:22 PM in CPUs Share ctomster September 18, 2012 9:23:50 AM I'm trying to make my first gaming build. I am a casual gamer and my cpu budget is max $230. I'm going with intel and I'm trying to decide on which CPU to get. Is the i5 2500k that much different from the 3570k? The price difference on Newegg is only 10 dollars.. Suggestions on what I should get? pros/cons? I plan to eventually overclock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Also can somebody explain what graphics 3000/4000 means? (probably a really stupid question) Thanks for the help! edit: I have a z77 mobo already! I can link the product if it helps. More about : intel cpu mi1ez a b à CPUs September 18, 2012 9:48:10 AM You say casual gamer, what do you mean? What games are you wanting to play? Score 0 ctomster September 18, 2012 10:04:14 AM d3, sc2, dota2 However we all want the best we can get and something that is "future proof". I may move on to bf3 at some point in time. Nothing at super high settings. and a correction to the price difference. Microcenter has the 2500k at $160 and the 3570k at $190. Score 0 Related resources Need help choosing a intel CPU - Forum Need help on Choosing motherboard for intel CPU and amd VGA - Forum hey I've got the same problem but only I got an Intel CPU. Help? - Forum upgrading cpu and mobo going to intel help - Forum Urgent help on Intel cpu cooler - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution noise September 18, 2012 10:38:24 AM If you plan to overclock the sandybridge will achieve higher clocks at lower temps. Ivybridge temps balloon when voltage is adjusted. Share mi1ez a b à CPUs September 18, 2012 11:16:33 AM You will struggle to play any of those games on the Intel graphics, make sure you budget for a discrete graphics card Score 0 ctomster September 18, 2012 10:21:10 PM noise said:If you plan to overclock the sandybridge will achieve higher clocks at lower temps. Ivybridge temps balloon when voltage is adjusted. Ok thanks for the info. lets say I plan to overclock a little, but the 30 dollar difference wasn't an issue. Is the ivybridge better in general? And yes I do plan on getting a discrete graphics card! Score 0 ctomster September 29, 2012 9:04:37 AM Best answer selected by ctomster. Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs September 29, 2012 12:22:19 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedintel core i3-330m cpu upgrade help Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and motherboard soon. Need help. APU Build vs. AM3+ Build vs. Intel Build Forum SolvedNeed help with intel cpu and motherboard. $200 Budget Forum SolvedWant a completely silent build - have LGA 1155 Intel CPU already, help me with the rest! Forum SolvedHelp me Choosing Intel CPU | X79(3930K or 4930K) VS Z87(4770) Forum SolvedCPU Intel help! Forum SolvedBest Budget Gaming Intel CPU around 170$,Help me decide... Forum SolvedBuying help good OC Intel cpu Forum SolvedCPU upgrade help- Intel? Forum SolvedI need help choosing a cpu intel/amd (i'am a bit confused .. next gen consoles use AMD hardware) Forum SolvedCPU won't let me use PCI-E 3.0!?! Please. HELP! - Intel Core i7-2700K Forum Need some Intel CPU HELP Forum i got cotton in the intel cpu socket. help! Forum Help Build for intel i7 920 CPU Forum Intel vs Amd CPU for gaming. Pls Help? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !