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I5 2500K vs 3570K for OCing.

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December 28, 2012 8:24:45 PM

I'm getting a PC soon and can't decide between these two CPUs. I know the 2500K runs cooler which would be better for me because I plan on doing a fair amount of overclocking, 4.5-6 Ghz or so. But then again, would I be better off with a 3570K because of the newer technology? The rest of my specs will be below in case that matters for the decision.

GPU: Radeon 7850 2GB
Mobo: MSI Z77A-G41
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ity 750W
RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB

More about : 2500k 3570k ocing

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a c 900 à CPUs
December 28, 2012 8:39:43 PM

I would go with the I5 3570K, somebody just posted here about his 4.7GHz overclock.
a b à CPUs
December 28, 2012 8:42:06 PM

You can overclock the 2500K higher with lower temps - the smaller transistor in the 3570K means tighter density, which means more heat at higher clocks.
December 29, 2012 3:38:46 AM

Best answer selected by L0lzer.