i5 3570 vs i5 3570k; which is better for gaming??

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Hi everyone, I intend to build a high end gaming rig and i will game a lot and also I will do sound mixing (DJ). I've finished deciding on all the parts needed, however I'm extremely confused on the processor, either i should buy a i5 3570 or a i5 3570k. I know the differences and i do NOT want to do overclocking cause I think it is really risky. But I read that 3570k is better on stock clock speeds. Now the price difference here in India is 2700 rupees which is $51(when u convert it). So in the end, which is the best way to go and also, is it better to wait for the Haswell processors??

my setup
i5 3570/i5 3570k
asrock-h77-pro4-mvp-motherboard
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (4GBx2)
Zotac GTX 680
Corsair 650w PSU
WD Blue 1TB

PS: How is the setup?? Any problems with it??
Thanks, Srilekh
 

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yup "k" is the designation for a unloicked intel cpu which allows for overclocking...non "k's" donot...choose the non k\\

or conversley if you want to read up on oc'ing and do research you can attain another 5-10 fps in games by overclocking....choose the k version and a z77 motherboard.
 

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I can't recommend the Core i5 3570 as it is a waste of money over the slightly lower clocked Core i5-3350P. If you are serious about not overclocking, the 3350P is still a high-end processor and could save you some money.

However, you said that you don't wish to overclock because it's risky. Overclocking is nowhere near as risky today as it used to be. It has also been made incredibly simple to do - with the i5 3570K you change one number in the BIOS and you can have a 20-25% overclock. I am currently running my i5 3570K on an ASRock Pro4 motherboard at 4.5GHz with hardly any tweaking at all. By going with the 3570K you will prolong your CPU's lifespan and save yourself money in the future.

So my recommendation is the 3350P + h77 motherboard OR the 3570K + z77 motherboard.
 

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overclocking actually adds to the lifespan of a cpu????? seriously? it shortens it my freind...added stress

 

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Who the hell says that overclocking adds to the lifespan of a cpu? Overclocking reduces the lifespan and also there is also the risk of heat when overclocking and your computer may burn if its overclocked too much because of heat and overclocking should never be done with the stock cooler as stock coolers are never good!
 

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I also thought the same!!!! muttley89.. you are right, mabye I would do overclocking in the future but the problem is that i dont want to spend extra for a cooler. I dont mind buying the 3570k its just that i need to spend for a Z77 mobo and a cooler. Besides, even if I do overclocking, i wont go past 4.0ghz or at max 4.1ghz. Im still confused!!!!
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that when Muttley89 said, "prolong your CPU's lifespan," he meant that it allows you to use the cpu longer before it becomes obsolete and having to upgrade, not necessarily that the cpu will last longer before failing.
 

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Maybe that was the case.
 

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Thanks jordonc that's exactly what I meant. In the long run you could save yourself money because you can overclock the 3570k to stay competitive with more current processors in say 2-3 years time, whereas the 3750 will remain at the same speed.

Also on many of the 3570k chips, you can reach 4.0-4.2GHz without any manual voltage tweaking.
 

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I would actually recommend that you switch the GTX 680 for a HD 7970 - that will save you a lot of money too and both of those cards will max out anything you throw at them. If you want to play CPU intensive games like ARMA 3 and Skyrim then a better processor will benefit you more. (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html - Tom's hardware recommends the HD 7970 over the GTX 680 as the small increase in performance is not worth the price).
 

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Whats the cost of the h77 motherboard that you chose? A Z77 motherboard will cost you atleast Rs 12000 and you good get the 7970 GE for better performance and same price as the gtx 680.
 

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@SuperGamerBoy, the price of the asrock-h77-pro4-mvp-motherboard is around 6800 rupees and as you said a good z77 mobo will cost 12000 rupees. By looking at the total cost of just the mobo and the cpu, I think the i5 3570 (non-OC) and a asrock-h77-pro4-mvp will give more performence for the buck.
What do you guys think??
 

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no overclock then no 3570k...!

the only difference between these two cpus is that the one is locked and the other one is unlocked!about the performance you wont see the least difference!3570k may give you 1-2 fps thats it!go for the 3570 its the same thing!
 

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If you dont want to overclock, then i5 3570 and h77 is ok. If you want to overclock get the i5 3570k a custom cooler and a good z77 motherboard like this- http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud3h-motherboard/p/itmdezd6pqyp6qcq or this- http://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://www.flipkart.com/asus-maximus-v-gene-motherboard/p/itmd8b8vgegxuhae&sa=U&ei=HLpBUaj_Kafi2gXB6ICIBQ&ved=0CBAQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNF0-s3jw7XV4mzt4R9r47sNnJGdzQ or this-http://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://www.flipkart.com/asus-maximus-v-formula-motherboard/p/itmdezctrazpfhgc&sa=U&ei=HLpBUaj_Kafi2gXB6ICIBQ&ved=0CBsQFjAC&usg=AFQjCNFI9dio954GubeJPb381BztRxpPKA or if you want a budget z77 then get this- http://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-z77m-d3h-motherboard/p/itmd8rsnh7zsm8jb&sa=U&ei=vblBUZmAN-Xk2QWDg4GoAw&ved=0CBgQFjAB&usg=AFQjCNF8vROPqDc4djsvO7661Xt3DDo_ug and have a look at if you want some more options- http://www.google.co.in/search?q=AsRock+Z77+Flipkart&btnG=Search&btnG=Search these are asrock motherboards
 

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Price
i5 3350P-Not available in India ($180)
i5 3470-Rs:11560 ($212)
i5 3570-Rs:12700 ($231)
i5 3570k- Rs:15000 ($273)
ASrock H77 Pro4-Rs:6600 ($120)
ASrock Z77 Pro4-Rs:8500 ($155)
GTX680- Rs:36000 ($635)
HD 7970-Rs:32500 ($580)
GPUS here cost a fortune
 

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