2600k I7 or 3570k I5 with $40 difference? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: November 26, 2012 8:45 PM in CPUs Share nirrtix November 26, 2012 7:36:18 PM The I7 supposedly can be overclocked more and the I5 less so much. The I7 has more cache in it as well. I guess the question considering right now there is only a $40 difference is it worth it to get that instead and overclock the I7, or benefit negligible? These are the current specs without the I7. IF i did that plan I would get a better power supply and cooling. - Intel Core i5 3570K Boxed 3.4GHz Unlocked 3rd Generation Processor - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - DDR 3 16 GB 1866 mhz (Patriot Brand) - Black Enermax Hoplite SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ECA3220, w/ Side Window and 12cm Blue/Red Combo-LED . - CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1155 - Seagate 1TB Serial ATA/300 Hard Drive - Black LG UH12LS29 Internal SATA 12x LightScribe Blu-ray Optical Drive, w/ 3D Playback and M-DISC Support, 16x DVD+R/-R, 4MB Cache. OEM - GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Corsair Force Series GS 2.5in 360GB SATA III 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), Model: CSSD-F360GBGS-BK. ds-dh More about : 2600k 3570k difference 9a3iqa November 26, 2012 8:45:54 PM Get the i7, 8 threads are more future-proof than 4 threads. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I5-2500K vs. i5 3570K vs. i7 2600K vs. i7 3770K Forum Intel i7 3770k vs i5 3570k ? i7 on sale at micro $229 Forum Which offered option to choose: 2600k vs. 3570K Forum I7 3820, i7 2600K , i5 2550K or i5 2500K? Forum I5 3705k vs i7 2600k SAME PRICE on Newegg. Which one?? Forum What's A Better Overclocker i7 3770k Or i5 3570k Forum I7 3770K vs i5 3570K Forum I7 2600k or i5 3570K Forum I5 3570k vs i7 3770k vs wait for haswell Forum I5 3570K OR i7 2600K Forum Rendering: i5 3570k vs. i7 2600k Forum I5 3750k vs i7 2600k Forum I5 2500k, i7 2600k , i7 3770k, P8z77-v Pro, Ripjaws 2133MHz Forum 2600k or 3570k Forum Ivy bridge i7 3770k vs i5 3570k Forum I5 3570k vs i7 2600k Forum I7 or i5 for gaming Forum Do I get a i5 2500k or i7 2600k for gaming!? Forum I5 2550k and GTX 570 or i7 2600k and gtx 560 Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !