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2500k vs 3570k

#1punji_styx88Posted 6/4/2012 11:24:04 AM
Title: Alot of people say that the sandy bridge is the better price option, but on every site I've looked, the 3570k is actually about 20-30 dollars cheaper... why?

I understand the differences in performance (negligible); I just want whats better for the cost.

Just don't get why the older CPU is more expensive.
#2punji_styx88(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 11:28:57 AM
Also I was going to go for the Asrock z77 Extreme6 but now I'm not sure if I'll use SLI. I want to get a gtx 670 windforce, but in the future, not sure if I should get an additional gtx 670 for SLI, or if I should just upgrade to a newer single card.
#360secondAssasinPosted 6/4/2012 11:31:05 AM
what sites are you looking at? if the two cpus are the same price or one is cheaper, get the cheaper one. also, SLI is a good option going forward. I can't imagine a single gpu close to the performance of two 670's will be out any time soon.
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#4punji_styx88(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 11:35:35 AM
Well I wouldnt be able to afford an additional gtx 670 until it was around 200-300 bucks.

I'm trying to figure out how to build a good system for 1200 budget (+300 for monitor) so 1500 total.

But I am having a hard time finding good deals.

Also anything on the near horizon I should hold off for?
#5daremePosted 6/4/2012 12:42:34 PM
SLI 670s won't be matched by a single gpu until maybe the GTX 880. Get an SLI compliant mobo and add another 670 after around a year when prices drop significantly, then wait another 2 and buy a gtx 970/HD 10070
#6GoIrish80Posted 6/4/2012 12:52:00 PM
dareme posted...
SLI 670s won't be matched by a single gpu until maybe the GTX 880. Get an SLI compliant mobo and add another 670 after around a year when prices drop significantly, then wait another 2 and buy a gtx 970/HD 10070


Exactly what I'm doing. Once the prices drop on the 670 a little bit, I'll be buying another.
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#7phoenix009Posted 6/4/2012 1:38:46 PM
There's no reason not to get the 3570k.
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