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June 6, 2013 5:09:10 PM

I'm building a new rig soon, I have most parts picked out, but im still not sure what processor to get. Its going to be my day to day computer so Im going to be doing graphic design ( Photoshop, Illustrator ) and gaming ( Battlefield, Far cry 3, etc ) and everything else for school. So what I am asking is, do I get the 3570k or the 4670k?

This is what I plan on getting:

i5 3570k/4670k
ASRock Extreme 4
CM hyper 212 EVO, CPU cooler
Gigabyte GTX 770
8GB Corsair Vengeance
Corsair GS800 PSU
WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
NZXT Phantom 410

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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June 6, 2013 5:15:49 PM

Id say save some money and get the 3570k, not only does it overclock better if you want to it costs last and basically matches the 4670k in gaming.
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June 6, 2013 5:16:40 PM

If you want a higher OC - 3570K.
If you want the added USB3 and SATA 6Gbps - 4670K.
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June 6, 2013 5:25:48 PM

Get the 4670K. As time rolls by, applications will take advantage of the new Haswell architecture and applications will run quite a bit faster than on the 3570K.
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June 6, 2013 5:27:12 PM

go for the new one. new board new socket. For future upgrade
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June 6, 2013 5:31:08 PM

kfronda26 said:
go for the new one. new board new socket. For future upgrade


With Intel's track record of socket longevity, by the time anyone would consider upgrading the CPU there will already be a new socket and boards with better features... Its better to save the $$ and go with the 3570K or FX-8350 depending on your needs.
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June 6, 2013 5:31:36 PM

kfronda26 said:
go for the new one. new board new socket. For future upgrade


why lol upgrade cycle for CPUs is longer than 2 years lol. socket 1150 dies after broadswell next year.
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June 6, 2013 5:36:00 PM

babernet_1 said:
Get the 4670K. As time rolls by, applications will take advantage of the new Haswell architecture and applications will run quite a bit faster than on the 3570K.


LOL "new".

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June 6, 2013 5:46:00 PM

killerhurtalot said:
kfronda26 said:
go for the new one. new board new socket. For future upgrade


why lol upgrade cycle for CPUs is longer than 2 years lol. socket 1150 dies after broadswell next year.


stop being cheap
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June 6, 2013 5:48:29 PM

kfronda26 said:

stop being cheap


Great rebuttal Sir! Now how about an actual argument instead of restoring to childish name calling?
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June 6, 2013 5:49:56 PM

slomo4sho said:
kfronda26 said:

stop being cheap


Great rebuttal Sir! Now how about an actual argument instead of restoring to childish name calling?


Calm down. You know better Slomo...
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June 6, 2013 5:51:37 PM

slomo4sho said:
kfronda26 said:

stop being cheap


Great rebuttal Sir! Now how about an actual argument instead of restoring to childish name calling?


Your the only one being childish here. I just said stop being cheap. Thats it.
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June 6, 2013 5:52:04 PM

Novuake said:
If you want a higher OC - 3570K.
If you want the added USB3 and SATA 6Gbps - 4670K.


I will be probably going to be overclocking, and I have no need for USB 3 or SATA 3...So i should just go with the 3570k right? Also how are all the other parts, do you think this is a good build? Thanks, sorry for all the questions, its my first build.
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June 6, 2013 5:53:01 PM

Novuake said:
Calm down. You know better Slomo...


:bounce: I am in the mood to feed bad trolls today :pt1cable: 
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June 6, 2013 5:54:41 PM

somar ani said:
Novuake said:
If you want a higher OC - 3570K.
If you want the added USB3 and SATA 6Gbps - 4670K.


I will be probably going to be overclocking, and I have no need for USB 3 or SATA 3...So i should just go with the 3570k right? Also how are all the other parts, do you think this is a good build? Thanks, sorry for all the questions, its my first build.


Yeah the build is just fine, but 800W PSU is overkill unless you plan on dropping in another GTX770 later.
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June 6, 2013 5:55:07 PM

slomo4sho said:
Novuake said:
Calm down. You know better Slomo...


:bounce: I am in the mood to feed bad trolls today :pt1cable: 


LOL stopit...
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June 6, 2013 5:59:36 PM

Novuake said:

Yeah the build is just fine, but 800W PSU is overkill unless you plan on dropping in another GTX770 later.


Its a $10 difference between the 700W and the 800W, so might as well get it in case I plan to upgrade in the future.
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June 6, 2013 6:00:24 PM

slomo4sho said:
Novuake said:
Calm down. You know better Slomo...


:bounce: I am in the mood to feed bad trolls today :pt1cable: 


"stop being cheap" i cant see anything bad with what ive said -_- zzz never thought word "cheap" is too offensive to some people. Apologies.

Hey bro Novuake, no intention to offend. apologies...
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June 6, 2013 6:01:56 PM

somar ani said:
Novuake said:

Yeah the build is just fine, but 800W PSU is overkill unless you plan on dropping in another GTX770 later.


Its a $10 difference between the 700W and the 800W, so might as well get it in case I plan to upgrade in the future.


Well a 550W is already more than enough for your planned system. Get a 650w and save some.
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June 6, 2013 6:02:49 PM

kfronda26 said:
slomo4sho said:
Novuake said:
Calm down. You know better Slomo...


:bounce: I am in the mood to feed bad trolls today :pt1cable: 


"stop being cheap" i cant see anything bad with what ive said -_- zzz never thought word "cheap" is too offensive to some people. Apologies.

Hey bro Novuake, no intention to offend. apologies...


Thank you. Just don't say stuff that COULD be interpreted as offensive please.
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June 6, 2013 6:05:10 PM

Novuake said:
kfronda26 said:
slomo4sho said:
Novuake said:
Calm down. You know better Slomo...


:bounce: I am in the mood to feed bad trolls today :pt1cable: 


"stop being cheap" i cant see anything bad with what ive said -_- zzz never thought word "cheap" is too offensive to some people. Apologies.

Hey bro Novuake, no intention to offend. apologies...


Thank you. Just don't say stuff that COULD be interpreted as offensive please.


Man, youre kind. thanks. lol
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June 6, 2013 6:07:03 PM

Ok, thanks for all your help so far, but Im still torn up to what to get. The difference between IB and Haswell is about $20. I've been reading online and its all mixed reviews. Some people say sticking with the 3570k is better, while others are suggesting getting the 4670k since its newer, and that its a bad idea to invest in old tech. Is there any reason why the 3570k is better ( Other than money wise )
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June 6, 2013 6:09:44 PM

kfronda26 said:


Man, youre kind. thanks. lol


My Little Pony does that to you. But I can freak out too...:D 

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June 6, 2013 10:32:01 PM

either will work. You "may" have better upgrade options with the 4670k you "may" not you do get the new architecture though.

I just upgraded from e8600 c2d to haswell 4670k with asus z87-a mobo ($328 at microcenter with taxes) and im happy with it so far staying around 30-35c under normal work load stock, heavy load the most i seen it was mid 40c's so far . Although at microcenter you can get a i3570k and mobo for anywhere to 20-80 dollars cheaper. which could go to a better gpu. Your choice. I went haswell and lower gpu (650ti boost) because I dont game as heavy as some and wanted a chance of being able to upgrade if intel doesnt change socket to quickly.
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June 10, 2013 1:32:54 AM

I have the same question as the op and it's killing me! You experienced folk seem to be split between haswell and Ivy bridge pretty evenly. I guess it really comes down to when we see ourselves upgrading in the future. One thing that doesn't help is the lack of reviews for haswell cpus and z87 motherboards.
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June 10, 2013 1:35:51 AM

Matchu said:
I have the same question as the op and it's killing me! You experienced folk seem to be split between haswell and Ivy bridge pretty evenly. I guess it really comes down to when we see ourselves upgrading in the future. One thing that doesn't help is the lack of reviews for haswell cpus and z87 motherboards.


Not really, there is not much upgrade after Haswell on 1150. They will be changing the socket after the Haswel refresh later this year, and that won't be worth the upgrade...
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June 10, 2013 1:43:12 AM

So your saying that buying haswell just for the sake of having future upgrade options is pointless? I like that, I was set on the i5-3570k, then someone whispered haswell into my ear and my mind has been running ever since.
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June 10, 2013 2:00:42 AM

Matchu said:
So your saying that buying haswell just for the sake of having future upgrade options is pointless? I like that, I was set on the i5-3570k, then someone whispered haswell into my ear and my mind has been running ever since.


Pointless precisely. LOL its easy decision to be honest. As I said above.

If you want a higher OC - 3570K. Or if you wanna save some cash.
If you want the added USB3 and SATA 6Gbps - 4670K.

Its as simple as that.
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