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I5 2500k or 3570k?

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October 3, 2012 10:54:07 PM

I want to start out by saying that I know that the 3570k performs better when both processors are running at the same clocks. What I wanted to know was whether the 3570k's superior performance is worth a $30 price premium. Additionally, if I paired the 2500k with a z77 motherboard would it be compatible with 1600MHz memory?

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October 3, 2012 10:58:45 PM

Yes to the last question. Also, where are you buying the CPU from?
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October 3, 2012 10:59:52 PM

Honestly, whether or not it's worth it is more of a personal choice.

Most people here will tell you flat out to get the 3570K because it's newer, if nothing else, but it really doesn't matter. Both will last you the same amount of time.

And the 2500K is compatible with 1600 RAM, anyway. It's not "officially" supported, but that doesn't really mean anything. I'm running 1600 RAM as I type and almost everyone I've seen here with a 2500K has 1600 (or higher, even) RAM.
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October 3, 2012 11:01:35 PM

obsama1 said:
Yes to the last question. Also, where are you buying the CPU from?


Microcenter

DJDeCiBeL said:
Honestly, whether or not it's worth it is more of a personal choice.

Most people here will tell you flat out to get the 3570K because it's newer, if nothing else, but it really doesn't matter. Both will last you the same amount of time.

And the 2500K is compatible with 1600 RAM, anyway. It's not "officially" supported, but that doesn't really mean anything. I'm running 1600 RAM as I type and almost everyone I've seen here with a 2500K has 1600 (or higher, even) RAM.


Thanks for the quick, straight to the point answer. That's exactly what I was looking for.
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October 3, 2012 11:01:44 PM

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October 3, 2012 11:02:38 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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