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Is i5-3570K the Best LGA 1155 for Gaming?

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Is this the best or at least second best for gaming for LGA 1155 MOBO?
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best IMO. when i did my current build that was top pick.
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Yes. 3570K/3770K are the best CPU's on 1155.
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Even with the 3770k running hotter than the 2xxxk's? And not being able to overclock as high?
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Even with the 3770k running hotter than the 2xxxk's? And not being able to overclock as high?

Per clock, they are the best. A 2x00K would of course be better if it can manage higher overclocks, which on average is generally how it goes.
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Yes. 3570K/3770K are the best CPU's on 1155.

Is the 3570K worth the extra $80+ USD for secondhand? The CPU is merely for gaming.
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Is the 3570K worth the extra $80+ USD for secondhand? The CPU is merely for gaming.

Where are you shopping? 3570K shouldn't cost more than $120-$130 total. If you are finding them for more than that then you are looking in the wrong place. i5-2500K's are around $100 and 3570K's around $130 or less. For the extra $20-$30 I think it's worth it.
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Where are you shopping? 3570K shouldn't cost more than $120-$130 total. If you are finding them for more than that then you are looking in the wrong place. i5-2500K's are around $100 and 3570K's around $130 or less. For the extra $20-$30 I think it's worth it.

Oh, I meant 3770K is $80+ more with a quick look. Okay, so you think the i7 is worth $20-$30 more. So I'll look for a 3770K for around $160 or less. Thanks.
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Ah. Yeah that sounds good. I'd pay up to ~$140 for a 2600K or $160ish for a 3770K.

Good luck. Be sure to check forum classifieds. thumb.gif
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There are both good and bad overclocking 2xxxk and 3xxxk. The TIM as a culprit isn't universally true. I'd probably get a Ivy Bridge for the PCI-E 3.0, otherwise they are pretty much the same. I think Sandy will often go 200 mhz more than Ivy, Ivy is faster per clock, so they are more or less identical for overclocked performance. Stock and at same clock speeds, Ivy is faster.

Clock speed doesn't make a big difference for gaming or general computer use. That said, my 3770K will go to 4.8Ghz. I leave it at 4.5Ghz, 1.25V for stability 24/7 365.

You can buy a 2500k for under $100 on ebay, Maybe you should do that. That will give you the best results for gaming.
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