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January 25, 2013 3:01:15 PM

Hi I am building a gaming pc, and plan to overclock a decent amount an still have good thermals. I plan on using an i5 3570k, but I was looking around an there are i5 2500ks everywhaere for 20 less bucks, making my 7870 gpu a more reachable goal. I have a gigabyte z77 ds3h mobo. I understand the upside to the ivy bridge over sandy bridge, but can I use the i5 2500k for gaming, not bottle necking my gpu, and be future proof?

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January 25, 2013 3:08:25 PM

i5 2500k is still decent will not at all bottleneck your gpu.
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January 25, 2013 3:16:45 PM

id get this instead,

id get the 3570k as it has more performance, even when overclocked and is worth the extra 20$

as u can see theres a small difference and theyre can be up to 10% difference between old 2500k and new sandy-e processors. depending on witch u compare it too.