i´m buying a new PC and i dont really know what to get, what to combine.
i´d would be needing it for architecture (autocad, archicad, 3ds max, modeling, rendering...), so i need it to be powerful and fast and also for multiplayer games (cod, bf,..).
i am deciding between Intel Core i5 3550 and Intel Core i5 3570, but i dont know what will suit best with Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB, PCI-E and INTEL motherboard iZ77 (or INTEL Main Board Desktop iH77).
or if you have any other suggestions?
would really appriciate any help i can get
Definitely the 3570k or even better i5 2500k for the same price.
Kinda see what you are saying, but at the same time, you have to look at the fact that even if you can get a 4.8ghz OC with the 2500k, it would only be worth around 4.4ghz on the 3570k. (generally, overclocks between the two have an offset of around 400mhz due to newer technology etc) plus, it doesnt seem as if the OP it a massive overclocking enthusiast, so it is doubtful that they will spend the time pushing the 2500k to it's limits, better to get a 3570 with a £30 fan and crack on with a simple 4.0-4.4 OC. End of the line has got to be this: why buy old when buying new parts?