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

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
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  1. 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?
  2. 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/dp/B007RQ0H3K/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1351329291&sr=1-2
  3. I was going to suggest my board - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme4-Motherboard-Supports-CrossFireX/dp/B007KTY4A6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351329150&sr=8-1 The reason in got it, is that it has a lot of features of more expensive ones, and looks great. Better heatsinks, more ports and SLI/xfire capability. It really depends on your budget.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. ^ ah i knew i forgot something. Thats the other reason i got my z77
  7. If you just want to OC mildly get this http://www.cclonline.com/product/76740/RR-212E-16PK-R1/CPU-Coolers/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-EVO-CPU-Cooler/CLR0412/ 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/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-Z77X-D3H-Motherboard/MBD0356/ 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/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-Z77-D3H-Motherboard/MBD0357/
  8. Im also going to get 2x XFX 7950 Will my system Bottleneck
  9. what about any amd proccessor
  10. mrbluee said:
    what about any amd proccessor

    dont do it
  11. 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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