Compressing, encoding, etc., isn't my priority, as I've mentioned. When I do that, I read or write, or watch movies, etc., things that I'd be doing anyway. It isn't worth sacrificing frame rates for that, even if it's 5FPS, from 60 to 55. And I don't know what's a Micro Center. Actually it's not cheaper, 2500K is $2 cheaper than 3570K. I'm not going to pay for used tech unless I'd get the same 3 year warranty. I couldn't afford a CPU replacement in case it'd burn and I am NOT willing to take that risk. I am also unsure what is "mfg." It's $140 difference between 3570K and 3770K, so I am settling on either 3470, 3570 or 3570K.