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i5-3570k vs i7-3770k or i7-4770k

Hi, I am currently going to build a computer for both gaming and school. For school I am doing video editing, 3D animation on programs such as autodesk Maya, etc. I haven't built or bought a computer yet so I am pretty new at this. So right now I do not have any components in buying a computer, no monitor, keyboard, stereo, anything. I also wanted to build my own computer because I want to be able to upgrade it later on in the future. Or can you upgrade pre-made computers as well?
I am wondering if i should get the i5 or i7, Or just spend $40 more to get Haswell. Although I am on a budget if the haswell is really worth the upgrade from a ivy bridge I am willing to spend the money. I know i7 is better but I'm just a college student with low funds but I still need to make a computer able to render 3D models and animate them for school. I am not sure if I am going to overclock or not but I still want the option to be available if I want, thats why I chose the k

bottom line i5-3570k or i7-3770k, or Haswell, trying to find an affordable/durable/good computer
Any sugestions will be helpful
So far the parts I have chosen is

Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://

OCZ Z Series 1000 W PSU
http://

ASUS GTX 660 2GB GPU
http://

Corsair Vengence 16gb (2x8gb) RAM
http://

WD Blue 1 TB HDD
http://

GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo
http://

Coolmaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink
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  1. i would say if u can afford it then get the 4770K
  2. jinayhvora said:
    i would say if u can afford it then get the 4770K


    Oh ok, so it is worth the money? and I would have to change my mobo, ram, psu??
  3. shimspp said:
    Hi, I am currently going to build a computer for both gaming and school. For school I am doing video editing, 3D animation on programs such as autodesk Maya, etc. I haven't built or bought a computer yet so I am pretty new at this. So right now I do not have any components in buying a computer, no monitor, keyboard, stereo, anything. I also wanted to build my own computer because I want to be able to upgrade it later on in the future. Or can you upgrade pre-made computers as well?
    I am wondering if i should get the i5 or i7, Or just spend $40 more to get Haswell. Although I am on a budget if the haswell is really worth the upgrade from a ivy bridge I am willing to spend the money. I know i7 is better but I'm just a college student with low funds but I still need to make a computer able to render 3D models and animate them for school. I am not sure if I am going to overclock or not but I still want the option to be available if I want, thats why I chose the k

    bottom line i5-3570k or i7-3770k, or Haswell, trying to find an affordable/durable/good computer
    Any sugestions will be helpful
    So far the parts I have chosen is

    Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://

    OCZ Z Series 1000 W PSU
    http://

    ASUS GTX 660 2GB GPU
    http://

    Corsair Vengence 16gb (2x8gb) RAM
    http://

    WD Blue 1 TB HDD
    http://

    GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo
    http://

    Coolmaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink


    Haswell CPU's don't have much performance increase then lasts generation CPU. (Ivy) Personally, I would get the i7-3770k and do a mild overclock. Since i7's have hyper threading, it will help editing/3d modeling. Do you live by a Micro Center? They have a good deal on it: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_Socket_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
  4. u need to get a new motherboard, if u already have the Z77 then stick with the 3770K, all ur other components are good, but the is bad overkill in terms of total wattage but is of crappy quality .... get this one instead http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
  5. aredflyingbird said:
    shimspp said:
    Hi, I am currently going to build a computer for both gaming and school. For school I am doing video editing, 3D animation on programs such as autodesk Maya, etc. I haven't built or bought a computer yet so I am pretty new at this. So right now I do not have any components in buying a computer, no monitor, keyboard, stereo, anything. I also wanted to build my own computer because I want to be able to upgrade it later on in the future. Or can you upgrade pre-made computers as well?
    I am wondering if i should get the i5 or i7, Or just spend $40 more to get Haswell. Although I am on a budget if the haswell is really worth the upgrade from a ivy bridge I am willing to spend the money. I know i7 is better but I'm just a college student with low funds but I still need to make a computer able to render 3D models and animate them for school. I am not sure if I am going to overclock or not but I still want the option to be available if I want, thats why I chose the k

    bottom line i5-3570k or i7-3770k, or Haswell, trying to find an affordable/durable/good computer
    Any sugestions will be helpful
    So far the parts I have chosen is

    Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://

    OCZ Z Series 1000 W PSU
    http://

    ASUS GTX 660 2GB GPU
    http://

    Corsair Vengence 16gb (2x8gb) RAM
    http://

    WD Blue 1 TB HDD
    http://

    GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo
    http://

    Coolmaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink


    Haswell CPU's don't have much performance increase then lasts generation CPU. (Ivy) Personally, I would get the i7-3770k and do a mild overclock. Since i7's have hyper threading, it will help editing/3d modeling. Do you live by a Micro Center? They have a good deal on it: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_Socket_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor


    Oh I see if I overclock the 3770k it would be similar to the 4770k. Lol its my first time building a computer, there are to many options to choose from. Yea I saw the microcenter price but unfortunately I don't live too close to it in California. Do you think I can match the price at Frys or Bestbuy?
  6. shimspp said:
    aredflyingbird said:
    shimspp said:
    Hi, I am currently going to build a computer for both gaming and school. For school I am doing video editing, 3D animation on programs such as autodesk Maya, etc. I haven't built or bought a computer yet so I am pretty new at this. So right now I do not have any components in buying a computer, no monitor, keyboard, stereo, anything. I also wanted to build my own computer because I want to be able to upgrade it later on in the future. Or can you upgrade pre-made computers as well?
    I am wondering if i should get the i5 or i7, Or just spend $40 more to get Haswell. Although I am on a budget if the haswell is really worth the upgrade from a ivy bridge I am willing to spend the money. I know i7 is better but I'm just a college student with low funds but I still need to make a computer able to render 3D models and animate them for school. I am not sure if I am going to overclock or not but I still want the option to be available if I want, thats why I chose the k

    bottom line i5-3570k or i7-3770k, or Haswell, trying to find an affordable/durable/good computer
    Any sugestions will be helpful
    So far the parts I have chosen is

    Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://

    OCZ Z Series 1000 W PSU
    http://

    ASUS GTX 660 2GB GPU
    http://

    Corsair Vengence 16gb (2x8gb) RAM
    http://

    WD Blue 1 TB HDD
    http://

    GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo
    http://

    Coolmaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink


    Haswell CPU's don't have much performance increase then lasts generation CPU. (Ivy) Personally, I would get the i7-3770k and do a mild overclock. Since i7's have hyper threading, it will help editing/3d modeling. Do you live by a Micro Center? They have a good deal on it: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_Socket_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor


    Oh I see if I overclock the 3770k it would be similar to the 4770k. Lol its my first time building a computer, there are to many options to choose from. Yea I saw the microcenter price but unfortunately I don't live too close to it in California. Do you think I can match the price at Frys or Bestbuy?


    I'm not sure about that, I would go and ask a best buy/frys person.
  7. jinayhvora said:
    u need to get a new motherboard, if u already have the Z77 then stick with the 3770K, all ur other components are good, but the is bad overkill in terms of total wattage but is of crappy quality .... get this one instead http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m


    Yea I don't have any components yet because its my first computer. Lol i only choose that psu because it was on sale, do you think 620W will be enough power? also do you see if the psu is bad quality?
  8. Best answer
    then u have a choice between 3770K+Z77 or 4770K+Z87, haswell gives u a performance boost of about 6-8% over Ivy and huge bonuses in power saving, now its up to u if u think its worth the money, u check a PSU quality by its brand, never go for anything except Corsair, Seasonic, Antec and XFX if u want more power then this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750m its semi modular
  9. jinayhvora said:
    then u have a choice between 3770K+Z77 or 4770K+Z87, haswell gives u a performance boost of about 6-8% over Ivy and huge bonuses in power saving, now its up to u if u think its worth the money, u check a PSU quality by its brand, never go for anything except Corsair, Seasonic, Antec and XFX if u want more power then this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750m its semi modular


    Why anything except corsair?
  10. i meant to say get Corsair/Antec/Seasonic/XFX and nothing else
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