Worth Paying Extra for i5-3570k Over i3-3225?

Is it the encryption security and speed of AES-NI on the i5-3570k worth the $70 premium over the i3-3225? I am only looking at these two processors because the retailer I am ordering from offers a discount on motherboards if I purchase either of those CPU's. On a side note, is there any problem with biostar motherboards? I heard a few years ago they had a big problem with bad capacitors.
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  1. Yes...the i5 is a much better processor, but be careful...the deals you get on some of these motherboards are not for good boards...what boards are in the offer?

    I am a fan of the current range of mid to high end Asus & Gigabyte boards, but would avoid most of the others if I were you.
  2. yes. if your gonna do alot of multitasking. intensive video or photo editing. anything thats cpu intensive the i5 will destroy the i3. also biostar is alright depends on the model.

    whats your other mobo options?
  3. My mobo options are:


    MSI B75MA-E33
    Biostar H77MU3
    MSI H61M-E33/W8
    ASUS P8H77-M/CSM
    MSI Z77A-G41

    Others which are included in the sale are either way too expensive, or lack PCIe 3.0 x16(a deal-breaker).
  4. go with ASUS P8H77-M/CSM or
    MSI Z77A-G41
  5. In order to take advantage of the unlocked features on the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K you are going to want to use a Z75 or Z77 chipset based board. So a board like the MSI Z77A-G41 would be the best for you.

    Also as a reminder we are running a promo for anyone buying one of the unlocked "K" processors. You can read about it at http://www.intelgamingpromo.com/intel/wintergiveaway/register
  6. Thank you. I have decided to go with the MSI Z77A-G41, since I can use the extra unlocked features, and is very similar in price.
  7. excellent :) and you can overclock your cpu
  8. archmagus501 said:
    Is it the encryption security and speed of AES-NI on the i5-3570k worth the $70 premium over the i3-3225? I am only looking at these two processors because the retailer I am ordering from offers a discount on motherboards if I purchase either of those CPU's. On a side note, is there any problem with biostar motherboards? I heard a few years ago they had a big problem with bad capacitors.


    The 3570k is a quad core processor, the 3225 is a dual core processor
  9. yes sir thats true
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