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Alright guys, I'm planning out a new PC for 24/7 folding, CPU only folding.

 

Here's what I'm debating and wondering:

2500k or 3570k

-Would like to have it cool running, will be in my room 24/7, don't want it heating the room up

-Would like the CPU that completes WU's quicker

-Easy overclockabilibity if I ever wanted to OC

-Price would be nice too (cheaper would be nicer)

 

So what would you guys recommend as the better chip under these circumstances?

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post #2 of 20
If you want cool, go for the Ivy. The cooler you keep it, the less power it uses.

Edit: Also why not the 3770k. quad with HT.
Edited by mmonnin - 12/10/12 at 8:12pm
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Either one is pretty similar for folding, clock for clock the Ivy Bridge will be faster.  The 3570k may not be able to OC as high without delidding, but you may not need to.  Typically most IBs can get to at least around 4.6 w/ 1.35v or lower, and manage descent temps with normal HSF / CLC cooling.

 

The 3570k should also use less electricity, which should be something to consider when building a folding rig that is going to be folding 24/7.  (Unless you don't foot the bill I suppose).  Less W also translates into less heat for your room.  ;)

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I would get the 3570k, its the newer technologly and not much more then a 2500k. Clock for clock the 3570k gets 2-3k more ppd then a 2500k and uses less electricity while doing it. I've owned both, and while the 2500k is a great chip, i like the 3570k better. Even if you get one that doesnt clock as high as a 2500k, a 3570k at 4.6 ghz = a 2500k at 4.8 ghz.
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post #5 of 20

Oh, and another reason to opt for the 3570k, it has a better IMC, so you can run faster RAM, which helps with folding.

post #6 of 20
3570k, newer gen of chips, lower wattage and faster tpf at same clock speeds. Also, If your gonna fold I'd def recommend overclocking, even minor 4.2-4.4 with 212+ or 4.5-4.7 with h100

And join explosm, we need cat3 lol
     
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post #7 of 20
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3570k, newer gen of chips, lower wattage and faster tpf at same clock speeds. Also, If your gonna fold I'd def recommend overclocking, even minor 4.2-4.4 with 212+ or 4.5-4.7 with h100
And join explosm, we need cat3 lol

Well right now I have my 2600k @ 4.4 24/7 stable, and temps are at max 63C, so I'm sure I could push this chip to 4.6-4.7 GHz, but then the temps would get a bit high for my likings.

 

Thanks for all the advice everybody! I really appreciate it!

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Oh if you already have 2600 dedicated in Ubuntu native, won't see any increase in 3570k

But could compete in cat3 if it tickles your fancy
Edited by king8654 - 12/11/12 at 5:03am
     
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Oh if you already have 2600 dedicated in Ubuntu native, won't see any increase in 3570k
But could compete in cat3 if it tickles your fancy

No, my 2600k is my gaming, rendering, homework, do anything machine, and it sucks when I get 1.2 day WU's on it, because I only fold for like 10 hours a day on it. I thought with a dedicated 3570k/2500k it would be folding 24/7.

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Oh if you already have 2600 dedicated in Ubuntu native, won't see any increase in 3570k

But could compete in cat3 if it tickles your fancy
No, my 2600k is my gaming, rendering, homework, do anything machine, and it sucks when I get 1.2 day WU's on it, because I only fold for like 10 hours a day on it. I thought with a dedicated 3570k/2500k it would be folding 24/7.

Oh k, then 3570k def the choice smile.gif

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