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June 1, 2013 11:06:13 PM

Hi I will be building my new pc in the next couple months, and want to get an i5 3570k. People keep saying that the new 1150 motherboards will be expensive. My question is if I stick with an i5 3570k instead of going with an 1150 , will 1155 motherboards and processors still be readily available?

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June 1, 2013 11:11:05 PM

They'll still be readily available for several more months at the very least, most likely until Broadwell comes out.
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June 1, 2013 11:26:38 PM

1155 will still be available this year and beyond. A benefit to buying a 1155 board is that they are tested and modified to perfection. 1150 is new and might have some things to improve.

The i5-3570k should sell about $20 (on average) cheaper than the i5-4670k. If you can buy from microcenter then do so too. You'll get awesome deals on motherboard + CPU.

Also, the 3570k will last and be competitive for all gaming for at least 3 years.

Side note, Intel is thinking about fixing CPUs to the boards, so the days of upgrading CPU with same motherboard could be over.
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June 1, 2013 11:28:05 PM

envy14tpe said:

Side note, Intel is thinking about fixing CPUs to the boards, so the days of upgrading CPU with same motherboard could be over.


Wont be happening for the foreseeable future. Intel stated as such.
June 3, 2013 2:58:40 PM

envy14tpe said:
1155 will still be available this year and beyond. A benefit to buying a 1155 board is that they are tested and modified to perfection. 1150 is new and might have some things to improve.

The i5-3570k should sell about $20 (on average) cheaper than the i5-4670k. If you can buy from microcenter then do so too. You'll get awesome deals on motherboard + CPU.

Also, the 3570k will last and be competitive for all gaming for at least 3 years.

Side note, Intel is thinking about fixing CPUs to the boards, so the days of upgrading CPU with same motherboard could be over.


So is the 1150 worth the 15% improvment
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June 3, 2013 3:47:30 PM

namicle said:
envy14tpe said:
1155 will still be available this year and beyond. A benefit to buying a 1155 board is that they are tested and modified to perfection. 1150 is new and might have some things to improve.

The i5-3570k should sell about $20 (on average) cheaper than the i5-4670k. If you can buy from microcenter then do so too. You'll get awesome deals on motherboard + CPU.

Also, the 3570k will last and be competitive for all gaming for at least 3 years.

Side note, Intel is thinking about fixing CPUs to the boards, so the days of upgrading CPU with same motherboard could be over.


So is the 1150 worth the 15% improvment


No, it's not worth the 4-6% improvement.
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