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I5-2500k 3.3GHz vs. i5-3470 3.2GHz?

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September 29, 2012 2:59:49 PM

Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3GHz or Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz?

Intended PC usage (from greatest to least): Chrome web-browsing with many tabs, YouTube, Gaming, Office applications, watching movies & shows, Photoshop, multitasking between these programs, etc.

3470: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($190.39 @ NCIX US)

2500k: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ Amazon)

Pros and cons?

Which is better for my intended usage?

Thank you very much for your answer! c: Have a great day.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($190.39 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $642.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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September 29, 2012 3:20:50 PM

The 2500K can be overclocked, the 3570 can't, the 3570K can (non extreme processors without the 'k' suffice at the end can't be overclocked).

The 3570 will be a little faster at stock speeds.
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September 29, 2012 5:09:11 PM

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