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Buy a i5 3570k and overclock or keep saving for a 6600k?

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I'm in a position where I can buy a 3570k and a z68 mobo for ~£110.

Should I buy the 3570k and overclock (~4.5-4.8ghz) or save up for a 6600k. DDR4 isn't very appealing to me and I'm just looking for straight performance. I would probably eventually upgrade to the 1150 platform or the next chipset but that would be later rather than sooner if I bought the 3570k.

I'll be running the CPU alongside a GTX 660, and I'd be upgrading from a i3 3220.

How does a OC i5 3570k stack up to newer CPUs and is it still a relevant CPU?
Edited by CaptainNitro - 7/12/16 at 12:23am
post #2 of 6
Since your upgrading from an I3. i'd get that deal for the Ivybridge..you can most likely use ddr3 2133MHz ram ..if the MB supports it. heck i just got my 2500k up to 4.8GHz tonight..waiting on kabylake now (if ever!) haha
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Edit: that came out funny... tongue.gif

Do you know which motherboard exactly?
Edited by jaydude - 7/12/16 at 12:33am
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I5 3570k @ 4.2ghz MSI Z77A G45 Gigabyte R9 390 Gaming G1 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz  
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 128GB 
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Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut CPU & GPU Alphacool Eisschicht 1mm Thermal Pad 11W/mK "GP... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Noctua NF-S12B Redux 120mm 1200RPM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1200RPM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Alexander Weise Tank Rapoo 7800P Wireless Mouse Asus Xonar DGX 
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Logitech z506 5.1 Razer Kraken Pro 2015 Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller  Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel 
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Logitech G920 Driving Force Shifter 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Do you know the model of the motherboard?
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
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heck i just got my 2500k up to 4.8GHz tonight

What's the performance like? Does it compare fairly well vs a stock 6600k or 4690k?
Quote:
waiting on kabylake now (if ever!) haha

I might just wait for kaby to drop and pick up a skylake or something when the price drops, if it does aha
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Get the 3570k and save up for a new gpu. thumb.gif
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I5 3570k @ 4.2ghz MSI Z77A G45 Gigabyte R9 390 Gaming G1 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut CPU & GPU Alphacool Eisschicht 1mm Thermal Pad 11W/mK "GP... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Noctua NF-S12B Redux 120mm 1200RPM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1200RPM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 redux 1800RPM 80mm Windows 10 Pro 64bit BenQ RL2755HM 27inch Rapoo 8900P Wireless Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Alexander Weise Tank Rapoo 7800P Wireless Mouse Asus Xonar DGX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech z506 5.1 Razer Kraken Pro 2015 Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller  Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel 
Other
Logitech G920 Driving Force Shifter 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
1.9GHz Quad core Cortex-A15 + 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7... ARM Mali-T628 3GB 32GB 
OSPower
Android Lollipop 5.0.2 4,900 mAh Li-Ion battery 
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Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core, 1.2 GHz Adreno 306 LPDDR3 1.5GB Andriod 5.0.2 Lollipop 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k @ 4.2ghz MSI Z77A G45 Gigabyte R9 390 Gaming G1 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut CPU & GPU Alphacool Eisschicht 1mm Thermal Pad 11W/mK "GP... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Noctua NF-S12B Redux 120mm 1200RPM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1500RPM PWM Noctua NF-P14S Redux 140mm 1200RPM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 redux 1800RPM 80mm Windows 10 Pro 64bit BenQ RL2755HM 27inch Rapoo 8900P Wireless Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Alexander Weise Tank Rapoo 7800P Wireless Mouse Asus Xonar DGX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech z506 5.1 Razer Kraken Pro 2015 Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller  Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel 
Other
Logitech G920 Driving Force Shifter 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
1.9GHz Quad core Cortex-A15 + 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7... ARM Mali-T628 3GB 32GB 
OSPower
Android Lollipop 5.0.2 4,900 mAh Li-Ion battery 
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core, 1.2 GHz Adreno 306 LPDDR3 1.5GB Andriod 5.0.2 Lollipop 
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post #6 of 6
Get the 3570k and board and eBay for double when ready to upgrade
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