i5 3570k or i7 3770k?

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?
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  1. If you're doing video rendering, then the 3770k is definitely worth the extra $60. The hyperthreading would boost the performance by 10-30%.
  2. An i5 would be just fine for gaming.

    An i7 would be a bit better if you do a lot of rendering, as it has HyperThreading (HT).

    The K though, is only something you should get if you plan on OC'ing.
  3. 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...
    ;-)
    DamianWRX
  4. DamianWRX said:
    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...
    ;-)
    DamianWRX


    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.
  5. killerhurtalot said:
    DamianWRX said:
    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...
    ;-)
    DamianWRX


    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:
  6. just get the i7 3770k, that way to cheap
  7. TheUnknownSources said:
    killerhurtalot said:
    DamianWRX said:
    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...
    ;-)
    DamianWRX


    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.
  8. I'm planning to get a Asrock Z77 extreme 4 and a Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler is that good enough?
  9. TheUnknownSources said:
    I'm planning to get a Asrock Z77 extreme 4 and a Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler is that good enough?


    I got the same parts but I have the i5 3570K CPU. I have Overclocked mine to 4.2Ghz and it is working very well with idle temp of around 30 degrees celcius. It is a very good setup for its price.

    If you have more money, maybe you should consider a stronger cooler for a bigger OC.
  10. hyper 212 usually can get u at 4.4 on a reasonable temperature, i get mind on 4.2 on stock cooler, highest temp of everyday use is only at the range of 65, but failed the stress test,
  11. Platinum_Gamer said:
    TheUnknownSources said:
    I'm planning to get a Asrock Z77 extreme 4 and a Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler is that good enough?


    I got the same parts but I have the i5 3570K CPU. I have Overclocked mine to 4.2Ghz and it is working very well with idle temp of around 30 degrees celcius. It is a very good setup for its price.

    If you have more money, maybe you should consider a stronger cooler for a bigger OC.


    Eh... not really worth the money... Even with a Noctua NH-D14, you'll be lucky to hit 4.7-4.8ghz... and that costs $50 more...
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