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Old December 8, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Dee_Toronto View Post
So, in your opinion, do you think I should go with the regular i5 3570?
That depends on your budget (since you seem to be breaking the one your originally posted). If you still plan to be in the sub-$800 range (e.g. your GPU will be less than $200), then I have no problem recommending a platform that can't overclock the CPU.

Thanks to AMD's struggling CPU performance and Intel's locking down of overclocking for low-end CPUs, I can't see a stock i5 3570 or even 3450 for that matter being a bottleneck in gaming over the next year, at least not to the extent of being unplayable unless you overclock. Now I'm sure someone will release a horrible console port that'll eat an Ivy Bridge-E for breakfast, but hopefully the gameplay will be as bad as the programming and we won't have to care
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