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I accidently ordered the intel 3570 instead of the k

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February 1, 2013 4:28:24 PM

Well I bought a brand new set up and totally missed the k and thought I was getting a really good deal.


basically I was wondering if you think I should return the 3570 and get the k, it will probably be a week till it arrives and then I'll have to wait longer to do the return.


I would like to try some overclocking and I know the basic difference between the 2. I mainly game and video edit so would I really be missing alot of performance not having the k version?


I also grabbed a gigabyte 7970 if that makes a difference.



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February 1, 2013 4:32:17 PM

What's the motherboard ?
It's a h77 one just stay with the current cpu, if you have a z77 motherboard want the i5-3570k for overclocking send it back, tell it was a mistake, and you wanted the unlocked cpu.
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February 1, 2013 4:39:20 PM

^+1 and best not unbox the cpu just return it. you can OC non K processors I think but the OC head room is very little and you still need a z77 board to do that.
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February 1, 2013 4:46:22 PM

if it still it the hands of usps or usp call them up and refuse the package. it save you the 20.00 in shipping and insuranc cost if it hits your hands. most good computer stores can recall there product while in transit. if it does show up write refused on it and call uspos or ups to pick it up and send it back.
February 1, 2013 5:01:37 PM

Its the z77 from msi it was a combo deal with the intel. I already called newegg and they said I can return it unopened. Now I have to wait 2 weeks for my computer :( . If I overclock the non k to lets say 4.1 or 4.2 wont that be pretty good in itself. If the 3570k is crazy better than ill get that but if its just a small difference ill keep it. Hmmmm
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February 1, 2013 5:08:17 PM

wait for the 3570K, it will be worth it. you'll get to learn so much more with a processor that's designed to OC.

have patience
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February 1, 2013 5:11:18 PM

meepdacreep said:
Its the z77 from msi it was a combo deal with the intel. I already called newegg and they said I can return it unopened. Now I have to wait 2 weeks for my computer :( . If I overclock the non k to lets say 4.1 or 4.2 wont that be pretty good in itself. If the 3570k is crazy better than ill get that but if its just a small difference ill keep it. Hmmmm



What is the cooler you have ?
If it's the stock one, stay with the i5-3570, it can oc to that levels, so the only point with the i5-3570k is pushing to much further than that, but with an aftermarket cooler.
February 1, 2013 5:15:44 PM

I have an aftermarket cooler. 500 w. Ahhhh this sucks
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February 1, 2013 5:17:29 PM

Well then wait for the i5-3570, patience is a virtue.
February 1, 2013 5:20:16 PM

Will it make a big difference in gaming even if I got the 7970. I suck with patience but if the 3570k is going to wow me compared to the non k ill force myself to wait and game on my yawn.... ps3
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February 1, 2013 5:22:49 PM

The i5-3570 will not bottleneck the 7970, all of the recent i5 sandy/ivy will not bottleneck the card.
February 1, 2013 5:32:22 PM

So if I oc it to 4.2 will it be pretty good still. Im coming from an fx6120 and a gtx 660
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February 1, 2013 5:40:54 PM

Yes, it all depends if you want to wait or not.
February 1, 2013 5:47:23 PM

Ya I hate waiting. Next time ill pay more attention. I just hope ill be satisfied with the non k
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February 1, 2013 9:26:51 PM

I would have to wait for the K if it was me.
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February 1, 2013 9:34:30 PM

In the long run the K is better IMO
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February 1, 2013 9:40:44 PM

meepdacreep said:
Will it make a big difference in gaming even if I got the 7970. I suck with patience but if the 3570k is going to wow me compared to the non k ill force myself to wait and game on my yawn.... ps3

Will it make a difference today... tomorrow or even 3 months. No it won't. It'll game just fine.

BUT

Give it two years when you are going to need that OC ability. Thats when you'll be kicking yourself in the face for not getting the K version. As others have said, patience is a virtue. Send it back get the right Chip. Im surprised thou that a combo deal would come with a z77 and a 3570 non k version.
February 1, 2013 10:18:06 PM

unoriginal1 said:
Will it make a difference today... tomorrow or even 3 months. No it won't. It'll game just fine.

BUT

Give it two years when you are going to need that OC ability. Thats when you'll be kicking yourself in the face for not getting the K version. As others have said, patience is a virtue. Send it back get the right Chip. Im surprised thou that a combo deal would come with a z77 and a 3570 non k version.


Excàctly what he says. In the long run it will be MUCH better.

And yeah lol, a Z77+non-K combo, what a rip-off
February 1, 2013 11:12:44 PM

Damn!!!!!! Well does anyone know how newegg works with returns. Would I send it back and get refinded once they recieve it and then order another one. If anything ill next day it lol.
February 2, 2013 1:58:51 AM

Ok this will probably 100% decide it for me

Lets say there is an 3570k oc at 4.5 and there is a 3570 non k oc at 4.2 side by side

In games and video editing will there be really any noticable differences besides benchmarks.

And if a new chip comes out in a year or 2 I'll probably just buy it.

But if anyone can give me some insight on my question I thank you much.
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February 2, 2013 2:08:25 AM

Can't you wait for it ?
The i5-3570 will give the performance you'll want, the i5-3570k with overclock might be better for the "future", but in the future there will always be new better cpus, there's the haswell cpus coming, and probably more for the next few years.
Both are good cpus, but if your intention was to overclock the cpu, get the i5-3570K.
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February 2, 2013 2:20:43 AM

There will not be any noticeable difference and if you do not overclock straight away then there is no need for the K. Couple of years down the road upgrade might be in order anyway.
February 2, 2013 2:34:55 AM

I am a very impatient person It really sucks I know. I save a little money too but I wouldnt mind buying a new chip in a year anyways. Ive never oc before so I don't know how much it really does so I think ill be fine with the non k and at 4.2 ghz I think ill be satisfied. Im coming from a fx6120 with gtx 660 to the 3570 with a gigabyte 7970 3 gb, do u think thats a good update in itself?

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February 2, 2013 2:39:17 AM
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It was a good choice, the i5 is a better cpu, and for the 7970 a good choice,it doesn't bottleneck the 7970, the FX-6120 does bottleneck the 7970.
February 2, 2013 4:45:53 AM

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