CPU Gamer: The final Choice

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  1. Rikus

    Rikus Member

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    - Energy Antec 620 High Current Gamer 620W: 77 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/antec_hcg_620_high_current_gamer_620w.html


    - M.B. Asus P8Z77-V LE: 132 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/asus_p8z77_v_lk.html


    - CPU Intel 2500K: 196 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/intel_core_i5_2500k_3_3ghz_box_socket_1155.html


    - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO: 30 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_hyper_212_evo.html


    - RAM G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9: 39 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/g_skill_ares_ddr3_1600_pc3_12800_8gb_2x4gb_cl9.html


    - HD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB SATA3 64MB: 92 Euros

    http://www.pccomponentes.com/seagate_barracuda_7200_14_2tb_sata3_64mb.html


    TOTAL: 77 + 132 + 196 + 30 + 39 + 92 = 566 Euros

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    As you can see the price doesn´t include the graphic card, i have it. It´s a MSI Twin Frozen II GTX 560 Ti


    The computer will work at 4.300 mhz and lot of days 24 hours

    What do you think? will you change something?

    Greetings
     
  2. gunman127

    gunman127 Master Guru

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    Any way you can get an Ivybridge 3570K instead?

    It shouldn't be any more expensive, and at only 4.3GHz should be cooler and a bit faster than a 2500K at 4.3 would be.

    The seagate 2TB is awesome, I have one in my rig and it does over 230MB/s on the outer rim!
     
  3. krpetrov

    krpetrov Master Guru

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    I5 2500k is a better overclocker!
     
  4. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    Looks OK to me.

    I would go with 2 smaller drives though instead of one huge 2TB beast.
    You'll get better HDD performance that way, but if you don't do a lot of file transfers or downloading then I guess it's no biggie....
     

  5. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Both should OC to 4.3 just fine
     
  6. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    with a good cpu cooler and a low voltage chip you can get to 5ghz, most likely high 4.***. with an IB chip it will be slightly faster at the same clockspeed, but it will run hotter. at 4.3 with an IB should be no problem though
     
  7. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    depends on what you mean by the i5 2500k is a better overclocker.

    from what i've seen, the i5 2500k can hit higher clocks with lower temps.

    but then if you compare benchmarks, the performance per ghz ends up being notably faster with the i5 3570k. from the looks of some of the benches, a stock 3570k ends up faster than a moderately overclocked 2500k. heck, the i5 3570k ends up being faster than my 2600k in some benches, especially when comparing stock vs stock.

    so in the long run, i see the i5 3570k being the better choice.
     
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  9. Rikus

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    With an ambient 30º, what temperatures has the 3570K running at 4.300 mhz with a Coolermaster 212 EVO?

    Greetings
     
  10. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    One sec, let me get my crystal ball...
     

  11. ---TK---

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    ambient is just 1 of the factors, case, case airflow and cpu volts is just another 3 variables
     
  12. Nirvana91

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    An ambient temperature of 30cº is a lot really.

    I´d bet that it would go to around high 70´s or more... wich is a very high temperature for a CPU (IMHO).

    A friend of mine has a 3570k with watercooling and that CPU is HOT!
     
  13. smashly

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    That will vary slightly for each 3570K cpu.
    Didn't try 4.3Ghz, did try 4.2Ghz, 4.4Ghz and 4.6Ghz

    At 4.2Ghz basically if you've got an ambient temp of 25~30c running games that heavily load the cpu then around 65c ~ 68c peak on the hottest core.
    Running something like Prime95 for 24 hours in mix mode around 72c ~ 77c peak on the hottest core.

    I was running a 212 EVO with mine for a couple of months and my ambient room temps were 25c ~ 30c depending on the time of day.

    The 212 Evo fan is nice and quiet even when the cpu hits 65c ~ 70c on the hottest core, but anything over that it makes noticeable fan noise.

    Basically if you got 30c ambient room temps with long hours of cpu at heavy load then you got an up hill heat battle regardless of which cpu you bought.

    As a side note with my setup the back of the graphics card was probably 5mm away from the edge of the Evo 212 cooler.
    I was running Sli GTX 560's so the top card use to get quite warm (76c at times) while playing graphic intense games.
    As you can guess it doesn't help the CPU temps when a card that hits 76c is 5mm away from the edge of the CPU cooler.

    Other things to look at with the 3570K is that it works with 1600Mhz mem speed natively.
    It chews less power and supports PCIE 3.0, useless for your current card, but you never know what the future holds for you.
     
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  14. Nirvana91

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    Meh that´s to high for me. :)

    Although i find those temperatures safe, i like to see them ALWAYS below 60cº.
     
  15. smashly

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    So your on water with that that 2500k @ 4.5Ghz and have an ambient room temp of 22c ~ 25c then?
    Cause I can guess to be under 60c at all times even on a 2500k @ 4.5Ghz you aint in a room with 30c ambient temps with a Evo 212 cooler :p
     

  16. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_3770k_and_3750_review_with_z77,15.html

    from quickly skimming guru3d's plethora of benches, there is quite a notable gain in CPU performance when you jump from a 2500k to a 3570.
     
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  18. Vxheous

    Vxheous Maha Guru

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    We've had too many debates about Sandybridge vs Ivybridge. It's the same old same old. Ppl with SB will bash IB for "heat" or "lower OC ceiling" to justify why they didn't upgrade, while IB owners will claim higher clock for clock performance. It's like a giant E-peen contest. In the end, get that you want, it's not like a 4.4Ghz 2500K or a 4.4Ghz 3570K is going to bottleneck you when you play games.
     
  19. ---TK---

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    its not bashing when you present evidence on either side.
     

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