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i5 3570k with 128gb SSD or i7 3770k? (for gaming)

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May 12, 2013 4:07:33 PM

Hi guys, I just want your opinions on if its worth it to sacrifice a better processor to be able to have an ssd. Which one of these options would give me better performance in games? (by the way, my regular storage will be a Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200 rpm hdd either way)

Also, I heard somewhere that running multi GPU configurations & multi monitor setups, which I might do both in the future, is better on the i7 then the i5 (this probably isn't true but who knows)

Thanks in advance for everyone's input!
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May 12, 2013 4:10:29 PM

i5 with ssd for sure. You wont benefit from the hyperthreading (i7) if you are gaming. the i5 3570k is the best gaming cpu out right now.
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May 12, 2013 4:18:28 PM

guitargod213 said:
i5 with ssd for sure. You wont benefit from the hyperthreading (i7) if you are gaming. the i5 3570k is the best gaming cpu out right now.


Very true. If you can wait another month, then you could get a 4570k cpu which will be faster and most likely the same price.

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May 12, 2013 4:33:54 PM

3570k + SSD, hands down.
Or wait for the Haswell equivalent.
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May 14, 2014 8:13:21 PM

I would go with i5 + SSD.. PC mkt is shifting fast, you cant bring your superior I7 CPU to your future laptop, since its impossible to install/switch CPU yourself, but you sure can switch your SSD everywhere. Also if you can switch yr CPU (consider you as a computer engineer) when you purchase your future laptop you also have to purchase a default CPU(probably i5 if you want other specs above average), compare to ditch your default CPU, switch your HDD to SSD should always be your ideal choice!!! Ohh,, have I mentioned SSD should consider drop its price each year, at 5/14/14 you only need 378USD to get SAMSUNG 840 PRO 512 Gb ON AMAZON, IT'S SO FAR THE BEST SSD IN THE MKT, WITH 5 YEAR WARRANTY!! People always say ANY WINDOWS 8 WITH 840 pro+i5 is better than any macbook air (since it is too thin to install 840 PRO SSD)!!
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