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Core i5 3570k or i7 2600K decision.

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Hey guys I am interested in buying a these two chips. I can get the i7 2600K for $200 dollars or the i5 3570K for $209. Which one should I get? I mostly game and don't care much about the power consumption.
post #2 of 9
2600k is a lot better chip with it's 8 threads vs 4 of the 3570k.

Run cooler too. The 3570k might need to be delided go control the temps with a high overclock.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

2600k is a lot better chip with it's 8 threads vs 4 of the 3570k.

Run cooler too. The 3570k might need to be delided go control the temps with a high overclock.
I heard that games don't use the threads.
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If I had to choose between those 2, I'd go 2600k, without a doubt.
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Some of them do and regardless, sandy bridge is better for low-midrange OC
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2600K, you basically get HT (free 4 threads) at the exchange of ~3% performance... in other words - you gain more than you lose.
Edited by neptunus - 10/17/13 at 10:11pm
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Thanks guys, I pulled the trigger on the i7! Now I need to sell my Phenom II X6 and my MOBO.
post #8 of 9
go with the i7 2600k. you don't really need PCI-E 3.0. PCI-E 2.0 is plenty for current cards

and this is coming from someone with an i5 3570k thumb.gif
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I had that exact decision and went with the 2600k.
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