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i5 3570k good cpu compared to many??

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April 2, 2013 5:29:17 AM

So your thoughts on the i5 3570k? I am making my first ever gaming computer and wanted to make sure this will be a decent high end gaming machine. And if my gpu is a sapphire HD 7850 oc edition plus 16gb of ram will this turn out to be a descent high end machine? Take in mind that i play games like GTA 4, Crysis 3 and Skyrim and i do hope this build will last for years to come. I am making this thread because i find the other threads misleading :)  if you could answer my question or give me a link to a good thread that would be most appretiated!

By the way I did purchase a previous gaming build that had a AMD A10-5700 and as well as a HD 7850 and i was getting fantastic framrates but very choppy and stuttery like all hell! As i have heard, AMD dont make the very best CPUs unless your relying on their intergrated graphics but besides that I heard the A10 was very bad for gaming.

Regards, Jack

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April 2, 2013 6:01:32 AM

Yes, This is the ideal chip to get for gaming on a budget of around 200. I got the "non k" version boxing week for 179. The trick is to always get it on sale (boxing week, or black friday)

This chip will play anything out there currently. The only thing i would recommend saving for (since you are building something anyways) - Plan to get at least a 7870 instead of a 7770 since it will play on higher settings and offer that ultra/high detail with no loss at 1080p

I wouldn't consider that a "high end setup" but mid to high instead- High end would be probably the intel 3770k, or the 6 core socket 2011 variants combined with a AMD 7970 or a nvidia 680 gpu.

I don't really see the point of this, unless you want multiple monitor setups. When i build units i aim to get the best value for the price.

If you can swing it, the 7950 will add longevity to your build. At some point games will use all 3 GB. 2 GB is the sweet spot. (299 apposed to 230 for the 7870)

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April 2, 2013 6:03:14 AM

The 3570K is a very good cpu but I would drop down to 8gb of ram, you will never use the extra 8gb, and get a 7870 Tahati Le version. It will last you probably 4 years.
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April 2, 2013 3:00:42 PM

lolz1314 said:
So your thoughts on the i5 3570k? I am making my first ever gaming computer and wanted to make sure this will be a decent high end gaming machine. And if my gpu is a sapphire HD 7850 oc edition plus 16gb of ram will this turn out to be a descent high end machine? Take in mind that i play games like GTA 4, Crysis 3 and Skyrim and i do hope this build will last for years to come. I am making this thread because i find the other threads misleading :)  if you could answer my question or give me a link to a good thread that would be most appretiated!

By the way I did purchase a previous gaming build that had a AMD A10-5700 and as well as a HD 7850 and i was getting fantastic framrates but very choppy and stuttery like all hell! As i have heard, AMD dont make the very best CPUs unless your relying on their intergrated graphics but besides that I heard the A10 was very bad for gaming.

Regards, Jack


The A10 isn't bad for gaming, it's just not a FX8350. If you want to go AMD the FX8350 is a great processor and compares well with the i5-3570k. You will find in most cases that the 2 are usually neck and neck in most comparisons, sometimes the edge goes to AMD, sometimes to intel. Either way, choose what you prefer, but the FX8350 is a great gaming CPU too, and it would save you money over the i5-3570k, you could spend that money to get something like a HD 7950 card instead of the 7850/7870
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April 3, 2013 8:05:53 PM

Ninjawithagun said:
You need to let us know what your budget is for building your new gaming rig before a detailed respons can be provided. And yes, the Core i5 3570K CPU is a very good budget processor. It has four cores and overclocks easily. It does not have hyperthreading like it's bigger brother, the Core i7 3770K. But most folks don't need the hyperthreading, especially if all you plan to do with it is gaming. As for graphics card, the driving factor is what resolution do you plan to game at and do you really want to be able to play all games at their maximum graphics settings. If so, I would then highly recommend you buy either an AMD 7970 Ghz 3GB edition card or Nvidia GTX680 4GB Superclocked card. Both cards will serve you well for most gaming requirements.

Thanks for the advice! :)  And the reason I made this thread was because I simply could not find a thread that would answer my question
As for a link or thread - do your own homework! We don't blindly spoon feed knowledge to folks. A bit of work is required on your part as well. There are just too many factors to cover everything. Use Google and read the hardware reviews for yourself. Knowledge is power! There are no shortcuts to educating yourself.


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