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CPU- i5-2500k vs 3570 vs 3570k

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February 25, 2013 1:05:22 AM

I'm in the middle of deciding parts for a pc build, with a budget of around $1000 (Probably not much more than $1200, I'm trying to gather a little extra cash), and some of the games I'm planning to play can be pretty CPU-intensive (PlanetSide 2, mainly). What would be the best value out of all of these different i5s, the best power/price? The 2500k seems pretty expensive for $213 (Amazon), but I couldn't find one without integrated HD Graphics. Thanks!

Here are the other core components I've decided on so far (suggestions are welcome!)

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007R21KBC/cupcr...

8GB of some sort of Corsair DDR3 RAM

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-...

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February 25, 2013 1:57:28 AM

Are you going to overclock? If yes it rules out the 3570 none K. I would go with the 3570K unless there would be substantial savings going with the 2500K.
If no then the 3570 would be a good choice and no reason to pay extra for a K version. In that case a H77 board would be sufficient and save some money.
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February 25, 2013 2:24:22 AM

If for some reason I went with the 2500K would I still need the Z77 board or would an H77 work with the 2500K as well?
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February 25, 2013 2:43:50 AM

Can't overclock with a H77 board, but the 2500K would work at stock speed.
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February 25, 2013 3:03:20 AM

I would grab the 3570k since you get pcie 3.0 (not that needed but a free bonus) on the z77 and while it might not clock as high, it's IPC can make up for it
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February 25, 2013 2:08:34 PM

Z68, P67, Z75 and Z77 are the boards that allow overclock.
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February 25, 2013 7:36:39 PM

if you play many games you need a 3570k its a beast at gaming and open for overcloking!
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