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Atm is it worth getting the 3570k? The 2500k seems ideal for games, and I will OC both to at least 4.5ghz, with a Hyper 212.

maximum 4.5GHz in temps w/ 212+ unless u get a golden chip

compare them

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3770k-and-3750-review-with-z77/
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post #22 of 39
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I read alot of reviews and to me I will go 3570k if the price is around 220$.
But here in Portugal things are expensive and there are almost no hardware shops.

But for my luck I have one rather near, like 40km away :s and it sells computer hardware, thats where im buying all the stuff I think.

But if the 2500k price comes any lower I might grab it rather than the 3570k
post #23 of 39
just get the 2500k if you want to overclock it. nobody knows for sure how the ivys will really end up working if they run as hot as the current benchs are showing. at least you know what youll be getting with the 2500k.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info.
post #25 of 39
Honestly I am using a GTX 480 with basic OC (its the BFG OC edition) and its fine... runs BF3 on ultra settings 40FPS + ... ive seen it hit 110 FPS... and honestly I think I am bottlenecked with my q6600 and 790i motherboard.

I wouldn't OC it or bother with water... the thing runs hot- just get this:

Zalman VF3000

My full load temps went from 85 to 55 C... nuff said.
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post #26 of 39
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When i SLI i will get a better PSU smile.gif
BTW, is a 7200rpm HDD faster than a 5400rpm HDD?
Cuz I have an old one laying around

1800RPM might seem a little better, Get 120GB ssd instead and HDD for movies and so on~
I would get GTX 480 instead of 7850. AMD drivers are not good and will never be, that's why everyone is complaining.
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post #27 of 39
I think the Antec 620 cooler mod is pretty sweet, I used it on my GTX 480 for great win. It was a bit more than that VF3000A, but it does get better temperatures. Loads at 49C with kombustor, and 57C set at 895 core clock. At 895 it surpasses stock GTX 580 performance and plays games really nicely.

I would definitely not suggest Ivy Bridge if you plan to overclock, as these hand picked samples for review are having trouble hitting what nearly every i5 2500k hits with ease. They are hitting 90C+ doing it, and long term that is not a good temperature to run at. If you want the most speed for the least money spent on cooling the i5 2500k is better by a landslide, and even with amazing cooling(200$ water cooling loop) you'd be lucky to get the Ivy Bridge overclocked fast enough to catch an i5 2500k at 5.2GHZ on a high end air cooler.(90$) If you did your temperatures would be astronomical on the Ivy Bridge, and probably 24/7 stable on the i5 2500k.
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post #28 of 39
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I think im sticking with the 2500k.

Sticking with a 5.0 ghz will give alot of increase in gaming performance in comparison to 4.5ghz?
post #29 of 39
No not a big increase, but will it be worth paying more for what will likely be equivalent?
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post #30 of 39
Even though you have already stated you will be doing it, don't worry about the vram limitation. While a 2 GB card will have all of its vram used up when maxing bf3 msaa 4x at 1080p its still doesn't "need" all 2 GB. The game is set to cache as much of the textures as your vram/RAM will allow but the difference between 1.5 and 2 should be non existant and you should see no hiccups at 1080p.

Good Luck, Nick

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