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  1. #1
    Jul 2010

    wait for i5-3570k or order I5-2500K

    Its overall time for my rig here is my current parts list

    Do i wait for i5.3570k or stick with 2500k I don't want to incress my budget by more then 30-40 bucks if i can help in i am already at the bleeding edge of my budget.

    I am assuming the asus switch flip overclocking will work on SB as well as IB? i hope..

    before anyone asks system will be getting my ssd hdd and dvd from my current rig.

  2. #2
    Dec 2002
    phoenix, az

    Re: wait for i5-3570k or order I5-2500K

    i have the 2500k, and have read reviews on the 3570....its a tad faster than the 2500k, has 3d transistors....after reading the article, i sort of doubt i will upgrade to ivy...just not enough of a upgrade for me
    #1-i5-4690k-msi z97 gaming 5- msi gtx 1060 6gb- lg ud 68 4k monitor
    #2-amd phenom II x6 1100T-gigabyte 990fxa ud3-xfx 480 4gb- asus pb 278 2k moitor
    #3-i5-2400- biostar tzz77-msi 480 4gb- asus vx24a 2k monitor
    #4-dell inspiron 1520-8600 gt

  3. #3
    Aug 2001

    Re: wait for i5-3570k or order I5-2500K

    I was planning on getting a Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K. However, Sometimes special deals popup. For example, Microcenter had the Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K for ~$199.99 for a short period of time. Unfortunately I was out of town during the sale so I couldnít buy it on a strange network or get to the store to pick it up in time.

    But yeah I would definitely take a ~$200 Core i7 2600K over a ~$313 Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770. I hope the deal pops up again.

    Anyway, I decided on a Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3930K instead at ~$499 but thatís just me. If you can get a good deal on the Core i5 2500K then its probably a better deal overall.
    Core i7 3930K | ASUS P9X79 Deluxe | GTX670 | 32GB DDR3 | 500GB SSD | Antec P183 | Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit | 3x 27" 1920x1080 Monitors
    Core i5 2500k | ASUS P8P67 Pro | 4GB DDR3 | 27 TB Storage | Antec 300 | Server 2012 Essentials | Headless
    Core i7 920 | ASUS P6T Deluxe | MSI GTX260 | 6GB DDR3 | OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 + WD 1TB + 750GB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440
    Core i7 860 | ASUS P7P55D Pro | eVGA 8800GT | 4GB DDR3 | WD 1TB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | 40" 1920x1080 HDTV
    Core 2 Q6600 |ASUS P5G41C-M LX | 8800GTS | 8GB DDR3 | WD Black 1TB HDD | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440

    HP P6150 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (Media Center System)
    HP EX490 MSS 16TB
    HP LX195 MSS

    Hauppauge HD PVR 2x
    Hauppauge Colossus
    HDHomeRun 4x
    HDHomeRun Prime
    Xbox 360
    Wii U

  4. #4
    Oct 2003
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Re: wait for i5-3570k or order I5-2500K

    If you go with the 3770 and want all if its features you also need an Z77 motherboard.

    I have a 3770k and a 2500k and if I set you down in front of them you would not be able to tell which one you were using. There is just not that much difference.
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
    Windows 8

    Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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