I5 2500k vs i5 3570k

My main goal to to be able to stream in 720p WoW, League of Legends, Etc.

Currently Have:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz
X2 AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB in CrossFire
Coolermaster HAF 912 Gaming Case

From what I've read, the 2500k can beat the 3570k by overclocking. Is it right then to get a 2500k over the 3570k?

Also, what Motherboard + CPU Cooler should I get? My budget is ~550.
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  1. go for the 3570k. its newer supports pcie 3.0 less power

    a i5 3570k at 4.4 and a 2500k at 4.7 will preform the same since ivy bride is newer archtecture. unless you get the 2500k over 4.7 it will beat it by a tiny bit. which isnt worth it

    go for 3570k
  2. Get the 3570k.
    Uses less power, supports more features and is faster clock for clock. While it does have some heat issues once you start applying extra voltage, that is only an issue if you want to push it further than ~4.3Ghz.

    AsRock Z77 Extreme4 and a Coolermaster HYper 212 EVO.
  3. There is no right or wrong choice there. The 3570 is faster at stock, has better integrated graphics, and uses slightly less power. The 2500k does overclock better and often ends up faster after overclocking, runs cooler, and can sometimes be found for less.

    The truth is your not going to notice the difference. Performance is just too similar. Flip a coin.
  4. Why not get an i7 then? You will be able to stream at 1080P with the i7.
  5. If I'm overclocking, would the Noctua NH-D14 be better than the 212 EVO?
  6. Best answer
    Its a question of how far are you going to push it. If your going to clock it pretty hard, then the Noctua is the better choice.
    If your only going to about 4.2Ghz then the 212 EVO is more than sufficient.
  7. Cooling doesn't determine on how far your chip will hit. You'll be able to hit 4.5ghz on a 212 just as you will be able to on an NH-D14, albiet at different temperatures.
  8. Best answer selected by zentaki.
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