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2500k or 3570?

Poll Results: 2500k or 3570?

 
  • 35% (6)
    2500k
  • 64% (11)
    3570
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post #1 of 35
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going to up grade, which is better for gaming?
post #2 of 35
3570K unless the 2500K is super cheap

But you sould wait Intel Haswell is just a few months away
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post #3 of 35
If you can get the 2500k cheaper, I would say to go with that.

If you want to overclock a lot and don't want to delid, get the 2500k.

If you are planning on running 3+ GPUs, without a PLX chip, the 3570k is a must. It's still helpful if you have a PLX chip.
post #4 of 35
a cousin of mine bought a 3770k and his temps were great out of the box (my 3570k was just horrible) maybe they soldered the IHS now with the newer batches? I don't really know


to answer your question definitely go with the 3570k. at least from where I'm from price difference between the cpu's isn't even that large. just get an i5 3570k and a cheap asrock z77 board. these new chips aren't really that hardware demanding even low end z77 boards overclocks just fine. doesn't really need beefy vrm's like it used to with last gen cpus
 
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post #5 of 35
2500k because you can often get it for under $150.
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post #6 of 35
Doesn't make much of a difference to be honest.
Ivy is slightly better clock-for-clock, but Sandy typically has more OC headroom / runs cooler (newer Ivy batches aren't as bad though).

+1 for waiting til the new release though.
Your i7 960 is more than fine still, and bare minimum everything will be cheaper then even if you decide Haswell isn't worth it for you.
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post #7 of 35
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Rep for you all, THX.

Yes i know how to use the rep system and some dont!!

Any more input guys?

will my 960 handle 2 7970s?
post #8 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post

Rep for you all, THX.

Yes i know how to use the rep system and some dont!!

Any more input guys?

will my 960 handle 2 7970s?
Your 960 will be fine for two 7970s, especially at 4GHz.
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2x 460W Platinum 
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post #9 of 35
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will i need a xfire bridge?
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Your 960 will be fine for two 7970s, especially at 4GHz.


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