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January 14, 2013 5:37:21 PM

I am upgrading from a Xeon E3-1245 and cannot decide whether to buy an i5-2500K or i5-3570K.

I know that the 3570K is a newer architecture and it beats the 2500K clock for clock, but I already own an Asus P8P67 DELUXE motherboard and don't know if that can OC a 3570K

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January 14, 2013 5:40:22 PM

yur cpu is already strong u wont see any benefits from changing to a 3570k or 2500k.

unless u want to overclock ur cpu, theres no reason to upgrade.

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January 14, 2013 5:44:33 PM

Sure, but the MB may need a BIOS update first.

At stock, the 3570K would be the best choice. The 2500K will run cooler even when overclocked. There have recently been some fantastic deals on the 2500K, so if money is tight I would say go that route.

If you want to maximize performance and get a 3570K, you may also want to upgrade the cooling so that you can get the most out of it. This is also the more complicated route, as the overclock requires a bit more knowledge and patience with the Ivy Bridge.
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January 14, 2013 5:52:01 PM

What is this system going to be used for?
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January 14, 2013 5:52:09 PM

i agree, but we still dont know what motherboard the op has,

tony sama whats the rest of ur configuration such as motherboard,ram,hd,powersupply case, and videocard, and is there other parts ud like to upgrade.

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January 14, 2013 5:56:19 PM

sorry, i'm still working on this forum profile. I already own an Asus P8P67 and the rest of my config is in my sig.

iceclock - Do you have personal experience with the xeon processors for gaming? A lot of people has been telling me that the Xeon CPU is bottlenecking my GTX 670
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January 14, 2013 5:57:12 PM

Derza10 - This system is going to be for gaming. I am using the Xeon because I got it for free :D 

EDIT: sorry signature isn't working.. CONFIG:
Intel Xeon E3-1245 @ 3.3Ghz ;
Cooler Master Hyper 212;
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE;
16GB(4x4) Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz ;
ASUS GTX 670 ;
Cooler Master GX 750W;
Antec Eleven Hundred;
Prototype Intel SSD 330GB (Boot) ;
WD 2TB Green (Slave);
Dell U2312HM
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January 14, 2013 5:59:52 PM

that xeon isnt bottlenecking ur 670 thats equivalent to my i5 2500 non-k and is more than enought for gaming for a few years atleast,

u dont really need to upgrade ur cpu, u already have a decent one.

whats the rest of ur system?

and are u missing any parts to ur build.

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January 14, 2013 6:07:23 PM

I think I named all the parts to my build. The main reason for the upgrade is that I can only play Far Cry 3 on High with 0 MSAA, Standard Alpha, HDAO on the GTX 670 when I see many people on youtube play on Ultra with the same video card

EDIT: using the latest nvidia 310.90 drivers
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January 14, 2013 6:10:06 PM

tonysama916 said:
I think I named all the parts to my build. The main reason for the upgrade is that I can only play Far Cry 3 on High with 0 MSAA, Standard Alpha, HDAO on the GTX 670 when I see many people on youtube play on Ultra with the same video card

EDIT: using the latest nvidia 310.90 drivers


You should check your CPU usage while you play to make sure that is the real factor that is holding you back. If you see CPU usage above 80% and your GPU usage below 99% then you can think about the CPU upgrade.
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January 14, 2013 6:14:08 PM

well that system is quite good, if u really need an upgrade whats ur budget for new cpu?

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January 14, 2013 6:16:32 PM

Derza10 said:
You should check your CPU usage while you play to make sure that is the real factor that is holding you back. If you see CPU usage above 80% and your GPU usage below 99% then you can think about the CPU upgrade.


Great suggestion! I'll do that once I get home from work
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January 14, 2013 6:18:07 PM

iceclock said:
well that system is quite good, if u really need an upgrade whats ur budget for new cpu?


If it turns out that I do need a CPU upgrade, my budget is around ~400 for CPU + cooler
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January 14, 2013 6:23:12 PM

ok,

ur board supports the following:

http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8...

so basically best bang for the bucks for u would be the 3570k for 220$ ish+a good cooler:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7vJt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7vJt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7vJt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $247.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 15:21 EST-0500)

with water cooling or on air cooling:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7tGY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7tGY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7tGY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $239.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 15:22 EST-0500)

or for even more performance:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7EJP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7EJP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7EJP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Total: $259.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 15:23 EST-0500)

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January 14, 2013 6:28:58 PM

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January 14, 2013 6:31:58 PM

Thanks for all the help IceClock!

I wanted to wait for Swiftech's H220 cooler AIO, but I would have to buy a new case... basically building a new system at that point lol
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January 14, 2013 6:42:23 PM

yes, well those are ur best options, and feel free to msg me again, from the private messaging system if u need more assistance thanks
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