Originally Posted by labnjab
Your 2500k is running very strong, but, I would switch to the 3570k if you can get it cooled at a good oc. All you gotta hit is 4.6 on your 3570k to equal the 4.8 that you have on your 2500k
and 4.8 on the 3570k is like 5 on your 2500k.
I'll be trying for 5 ghz on my 3570k soon. Its staying around 70c on an H100 at 4.9 with 1.39 vcore, as long as I don't need more then 1.44 or so vcore for 5 ghz, I should be able to stay under 80-85C, with the h100.
Funny part is, my 2500k is only at 4.7GHz, so I'm really happy with how it is doing considering it really isn't pushed that hard. I've been saying for a while that if I fall out of the top 5 I'll make some kind of major change. I have a few options. First, my 2500k is in a cheap Gigabyte MB that will not push anything more than 1.43v, so I'm at 4.7GHz @ 1.43v and it runs at about 55C on air. So one option (probably my first choice) would be to swap the 2500k into the Z77 Sabertooth board that my 3570k is in, then push the OC. Then, if heat becomes an issue, I can pull the WCing setup off my 2700k rig and WC it, then do a new WC loop on my 2700k.
The other option is to pull my 3570k out of its current case, get a case that actually has some cooling options, OC the chip and see what I can do with it. But for now, I'm not too upset by standing in 2nd. Especially since I had 1st until an 8 - 12 hour folding blackout, if it hadn't been for that, I'm pretty sure I'd still have first. So for now, I'm leaving my setup as is. If you and I can get some better competition, then I'll look at changing things up. Until then, I'm happy with how the chip is performing, so I'm not going to make a change, but we'll see what the future holds.