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Which Intel i5 - Intel i5 2550k vs Intel I5 3570k

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October 27, 2012 9:07:50 AM

Will Be Used For Gaming
The Intel i5 2550k is £6 cheaper than the 3750k
Will send link if needed
Might be overclocking Not sure
Can you suggest a motherboard that will suit my gaming needs on www.amazon.co.uk
Please HELP ME


October 27, 2012 9:11:18 AM

Well the 3570k is the new generation, if theres not much of a price difference you will get more of a benefit from that. Uses newer technologies etc. Both are unlocked for overclocking, but i think serious overclockers will say to stick with the 2nd gen chips, as they use less heat. If your just doing a mild one then go with the 3570k, its pretty much as good as you can get for gaming. Whats your budget and requirements on a motherboard?
October 27, 2012 9:15:30 AM

Burgies said:
Well the 3570k is the new generation, if theres not much of a price difference you will get more of a benefit from that. Uses newer technologies etc. Both are unlocked for overclocking, but i think serious overclockers will say to stick with the 2nd gen chips, as they use less heat. If your just doing a mild one then go with the 3570k, its pretty much as good as you can get for gaming. Whats your budget and requirements on a motherboard?


About £100 somewhere around that budget - less if possible - What about this > Asrock B75 Pro3 http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASROCK-B75-PRO3-PRO3S1155-1394/...
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October 27, 2012 9:43:40 AM

Im going with that board and im going to get 4 sticks of ram will this fan have space to fit on Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme
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October 27, 2012 9:44:02 AM

mrbluee said:
What about this > Asrock B75 Pro3

You said "might overclock" and overclocking requires a z75 or z77 chipset motherboard to unlock multipliers.

Unless you get a z75/z77 motherboard, you might as well save another $20-30 by getting a non-K CPU.
October 27, 2012 9:45:01 AM

^ ah i knew i forgot something. Thats the other reason i got my z77
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October 27, 2012 9:49:36 AM

If you just want to OC mildly get this http://www.cclonline.com/product/76740/RR-212E-16PK-R1/... it's the best price/performance air cooler (and preferable to a freezer xtreme)

Good motherboard for £100 http://www.cclonline.com/product/78337/GA-Z77X-D3H/Moth... I dont recommend the ASrock as it has QC question marks. If you dont plan to do SLi though save even more and get this http://www.cclonline.com/product/78338/GA-Z77-D3H/Mothe...
October 27, 2012 9:59:02 AM

Im also going to get 2x XFX 7950 Will my system Bottleneck
October 27, 2012 6:40:03 PM

what about any amd proccessor
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October 27, 2012 7:08:05 PM

mrbluee said:
what about any amd proccessor

dont do it
October 28, 2012 12:50:40 AM

If you are using dedicated graphics card, which you definitely are, then go with intel. They are just better for gaming right now. The 3570k shouldnt bottleneck. A basic cooler on it will get 4.2ghz or so out of it, and do fine.
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