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Poll Results: Should I get a 2500K or 3570K?

 
  • 44% (64)
    2500K
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    3570K
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post #1 of 176
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Hey there guys, I've been wondering what will be a better cpu for me. The 2500K or 3570K?

I only play games, and at very rare occasions i make gameplay videos. But gaming mostly, I will be overclocking with my V6GT, I'm gonna try for at least 4.5ggz or so. I've heard that since Ivy Bridge is the "Tock" that it isn't as good as sandy bridge for low heat and Overclocking.

They both cost about the same here so that's not an issue. I'm also planning on getting this http://119.47.125.81/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=93779 motherboard cause it's cheap and has only 1 HDMI port, and the rest are mostly USB (which is Exactly what i want)

I don't need Inbuilt graphics either, I've got a HD6950.
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post #2 of 176
Also keep in mind, I believe you'd have to have the new Ivy architecture to run PCI 3.0 as my mobo only supports it with only Ivy bridge and not my 2500k. Just a heads up smile.gif
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post #3 of 176
3570K is only 25$ more expensive than the 2500K, so I would personally recommend you to go for the 3570K.
 
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post #4 of 176
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I would go for Ivy bridge but I've read Alot about how hot it gets, especially when overclocked.

It seems the 2500K stays alot cooler than the 3570K. And it's cheaper, and there isn't much more than a little more performance in games.

But on the other hand, Ivy bridge IS faster, is has a few more features and if my graphics card ever fried I'd at least have a graphics chip for some games. I don't know what to get confused.gif
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post #5 of 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

I would go for Ivy bridge but I've read Alot about how hot it gets, especially when overclocked.
It seems the 2500K stays alot cooler than the 3570K. And it's cheaper, and there isn't much more than a little more performance in games.
But on the other hand, Ivy bridge IS faster, is has a few more features and if my graphics card ever fried I'd at least have a graphics chip for some games. I don't know what to get confused.gif

IB has a few flaw's involving the IHS. IMHO i5 2500k is a safer bet. People where raving about the i5 2500k performance, the chatter on the IB performance seems to be a monotone "meh" across the board.
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post #6 of 176
I think both of them are good choices. It's just my personal choice to always go for the newest one out there, but indeed, IB tends to get really hot when OCing and if that's what you do, maybe the 2500K is a safer option. smile.gif
 
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Also keep in mind, I believe you'd have to have the new Ivy architecture to run PCI 3.0 as my mobo only supports it with only Ivy bridge and not my 2500k. Just a heads up smile.gif

His single 6950 wont even utilize the full potential of PCIe 2.0. I'm not saying don't go Ivy but I wouldn't worry too much about the native USB3 and PCIe3. If you live near a microcenter or find a good deal, don't hesitate to snag the 2500K or 2550K with a motherboard. Either way you will not regret one or the other.
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I would guess at 4.5ghz on a V6GT the 3570K would be running pretty hot but probably not to the point where it's thermally throttling itself. If you don't run stuff like F@H 24/7, then I would go with the 3570K. On the other hand if you do plan on running your CPU 100% 24/7 then I would go for the 2500K.
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I've not used the Ivy, but I have a 2500k that is currently running at 4.78GHz with a hyper 212+ cooler at around 55C and 1.43v (SigRig). If I hadn't skimped on my MB and gotten something that would push more than 1.43v I would be able to go even higher on air. My MB (see sigrig) won't push past 1.43v, no matter what I set the voltage at, I get vDroop back down to 1.43, and it has no options for LLC to try to limit vDroop.

Personally, I've had the chip for about a year now and I think it was one of the best purchases I've made. I say go with the 2500k and then you can OC without the heat issues that we've all read so much about with Ivy. But that is just what I would suggest having used the 2500k for a while, I personally think it is the best value on the market right now if you are looking for a quad core chip.
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Since you actually plan to overclock you should get an Intel Core i5-2500k, you will just be really frustrated with the overclocking ability of the 3570k. By the way I have an intel core i5-2500k that can do 4.5 ghz at 1.35 v core and 5.0 ghz at 1.4 v core, I barely use my desktop for anything other than light gaming and video editing for my youtube channel. Just send me a quick PM if your interested, I'd be willing to negotiate below current prices.
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