OK, so I first I decided get the 3570k for $170 at Microcenter but then I saw a 3770k for $230, which is way a better price than the original i5 3570k, is it worth $60 extra to get a 3770k over the 3570k or should I spend that $60 on something else? I mainly use this rig for gaming and some video rendering, and which one use more power?
Wait to see what Haswell is like if you are planning to upgrade your CPU, Motherboard and RAM!
Not long to wait for next generation...
Not worth the extra money.... Microcenter doesn't usually discount hardware prices until 6 months to a year after it releases..... nothing will beat the i7-3770k at $230...
the pre-production samples shows a 5-10% increase in performance depending on what you do... that extra $100 just for a newer model processor is not worth it lol.
Yeah, I think so too...and I just can't wait any longer. D:
Do you have a Z77/Z75 based motherboard and a 3rd party CPU cooler? I would highly recommend this so you can overclock your processor (very easily to 4.0+ ghz) for basically a "free" 15-25% performance increase.