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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:16

I bought a 3570. The 3570K was £5 more, but it's not as simple as that, because to overclock it, I'd have to buy a new (decent) fan, which would probably be £25 or something.

In the end, I decided to save the £30+, and also save the space in my PC case (such fans tend to be large, and my GPU (7870 "Tahiti LE") is already HUGE).

Will I regret this decision? :D


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:18

should have got teh K

also Hyper 212 EVO is only 25-30 bucks.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:18

You know yourself better than we do! I doubt it, but I wouldn't know.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:22

Do you have much stuff that takes up space above your CPU? Even with my large CPU cooler and GFX card I have enough room to stick my hand between them (And still get a 1Ghz overclock)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:27

and gamer with that cpu must get an aftermarket heatsink/cooler -> Evo 212 as suggested by Remixedcat is cheap and a solid performer, the default heatsink Intel gives you is rubbish.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:29

So the CPU would be £5 more, and that Evo 212 is £28 ($42).

I think I made the right decision.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:29

It looks like you've already rationalized your decision :)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:31

It looks like you've already rationalized your decision :)

Not quite. You know that feeling that you've made a huge mistake? :p

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:38

So the CPU would be £5 more, and that Evo 212 is £28 ($42).

I think I made the right decision.


i'm just saying in general, anyone who games or heavily utilises an i5 or i7 for gaming and intense tasks are wise if they look after their hardware by adequate cooling. #justsaying :)
In terms of the difference between, 3570 and K version, it really depends if you are heavily into overclocking, otherwise i'd say you see little next to nothing FPS increase in gaming, nothing hectic anyway, maybe faster processing for image, video rendering, but hey, it all really depends mate.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:46

Not quite. You know that feeling that you've made a huge mistake? :p


I know what you mean. However, in your situation, a penny saved is a penny earned :)

It's better to regret not buying something, still having money in your pocket, than to regret spending your hard-earned cash on crap you don't need :)

If that stock cooler turns out to be noisy for you, you can always upgrade it down the road.

Enjoy your new set-up!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:12

I got the same CPU as you but the K model along with a Noctua NH-U12P cooler. I couldn't be happier. It overclocks like a breeze and I can't hear the fan spinning. I would've regret not buying the K model personally, but like others have said, you know yourself better than we do.

Ultimately, if you have no such goals, then you have made the right decision.

#12 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:21

Argh, I cancelled it and ordered the K! :o

Was only £3.50 more.

EDIT: "Unfortunately we weren't able to cancel the following item(s) from your order:

Intel Core I5-3570 Processor (3.40GHZ, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

When you receive your order, you're welcome to refuse the package and it will be returned to us."

#13 Jason S.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:34

i agree w/ everyone else. peer pressure! definitely should get the 'K' version!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:35

and gamer with that cpu must get an aftermarket heatsink/cooler -> Evo 212 as suggested by Remixedcat is cheap and a solid performer, the default heatsink Intel gives you is rubbish.


Rubbish? No; however, the Ivy Bridge CPUs are heat monsters (even more than Conroe, Kentsfield, or any other LGA CPU except maybe the EEs).

I too would recommend the EVO (or the EVO's little brother, the Hyper212+) - neither is all THAT large, or all that pricey, either.

You might be thinking of the older three-wire fans that Intel USED to include with the first LGA775 CPUs - those fans were INDEED rubbish. (Those were replaced with 4-wire fans starting with Kentsfield; the only CPUs in boxes that have the older 3-wire fans are older Celeron and Pentium DCs based on Conroe. I have both an E3400 Wolfdale and a Q6600 Kentsfield (the Q replaced the E) - both have four-wire fans.)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:39

I got a K cpu (not the same as yours) intending to overclock it, that was last year. I've found it quick enough to not need an overclock. I might get round to it though