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I5 2500k or i5 3570k

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June 12, 2012 2:39:06 AM

Which combination should I get:

i5 2500k with the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS costing total about $320

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i5 3570k with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel costing around $315

i have a 750 corsair psu

and a gtx 570

I do a little bit of gaming mainly strategy games

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a b å Intel
June 12, 2012 2:44:44 AM

I would recommend the second solution. It's a newer platform and is basically a straight upgrade of the first

With that said, I would recommend an Asus P8Z77 series board over the ASRock board
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June 12, 2012 2:56:59 AM

I agree with the 2nd solution but I see no reason not to choose Asrock. I have had Asus and currently an Asrock motherboard and it's the asus that failed after 14 months. Overall Asus or Asrock shouldn't matter.
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June 12, 2012 3:03:39 AM

i5-3570k + ASrock Z77 Extreme4
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June 12, 2012 3:05:47 AM

Ok so best bet is go with the upgrade in the ivy bridge.

I haven't had either an asrock or asus. I just saw that asus offered more incentives with their mobo, and was wondering if I should go with the cooler mobo and the older sandy bridge.

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June 12, 2012 3:08:50 AM

pezonator said:
I agree with the 2nd solution but I see no reason not to choose Asrock. I have had Asus and currently an Asrock motherboard and it's the asus that failed after 14 months. Overall Asus or Asrock shouldn't matter.


ASRock was originally created by Asus to compete with lower level competitors such as MSI and Foxconn. They eventually divested but ASRock still remains much the same despite venturing into the enthusiast market.

I've owned tons of Asus boards (dozens) and never had a problem with any of them except the old Striker II Extreme (piece of *** chipset). My father had one of the ASRock frankenboards die on him after a capacitor blew up. Asus also went through a small stint where they used crappy capacitors but have gone almost exclusively to high quality solid caps since then. There are failures in all manufacturers but as far as construction quality goes, Asus is still one of the best if not the best
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June 12, 2012 3:17:05 AM

Yeah I wish I had some more cash to get an ASUS z77 board , but the bundle at Microcenter with i5 3579k and the ASrock is the deal I can afford with the newer cpu chipset.
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