So, Im looking for a CPU for which will be used mostly for gaming, I had the i5 3570k in mind, but little hesitant due to the heat is generates.
Usually I wouldn't care too much, but only I want to be able to OC the chip a bit. (On that note, I've never really OC CPU before, what is the downside of it, how much does it degrade its lifespan, etc?)
So yeah, am I better off getting a 2500k or just going with the 3570k - I can get the 3570k from MSY for $233, whereas the 2500k, I couldn't find a local retailer who sells, but eBay has one for $247.
I mean, first thing that comes to mind is, just go with the 3570k, just don't see the point in paying more for something older, but that may be completely incorrect in this given situation.
(I am on a budget, else, I would've went 3770k )
NOTE: I am planning on buying an P8Z77-V Pro (If that counts towards anything )
There is always the hardcore option - remove the heatspreader of 3570 and apply good thermal paste, like coollaboratory liquid pro. 10 degrees less guaranteed Only question is: will the cpu survive this?
At stock, i wouldn't think they would differ much in temperature. Though my experience is only with the 3570k. You can overclock quite a bit, and with that cooler should be a breeze. Although no overclock is a guarantee, put some time and effort into it and you can achieve 4.5-4.8 with Ivy though its a tough road getting there and every cpu is different. Most people on Toms i've read if you didn't pick up a SB and your choice is SB or IB then you should go Ivy bridge. Good luck on the build.