Any disadvantages to using an i5 3350p with dedicated graphics?

I'm considering going with a 3570k or a 3350p. Basically, I either want to go all out if the integrated graphics and unlocked multiplier are worth the extra ~$40 or bare minimum quad-core if not. It's for a gaming rig for someone I think is unlikely to overclock much.
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  1. No disadvantage and if he is not going to overclock no reason to buy a "K" CPU. If not K no overclock.
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    If the person is not interested in OC'ing, then the i5-3550p is a good choice. The savings can go towards the price of a graphics card. Most games are bound by the GPU than the CPU.

    OC'ing also involves buying a heatsink about $30, and generally a more expensive motherboard with the z75 or z77 chip which may cost around $20 - $30 more than a H77 chipset mobo. Therefore, by not overclocking you get a savings of around $90 - $110.
  3. Many thanks! He'll be glad for the savings.
  4. Best answer selected by thuskeld.
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