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Core i5 3570K or Core i7 3770K Upgrade

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June 30, 2013 3:39:59 PM

Hey guys! I just built my new system. This is for gaming and video edting. It's an i3 3220 build. Seeing as it's only a Dual Core processor and next-gen games will use eight cores on the Xbox One and PS4, I should need an upgrade. I can get an i5 3570K for $220 or an i7 3770K for $300. I plan on upgrading around the end of 2013 when next-gen takes off. Which gives better bang for your buck? Should I skip the upgrade all together? Please let me know. Thanks!
June 30, 2013 4:09:41 PM

Hey dude! since your computer is for gaming and video editing... i say, choose the i7-3770k, but its better if you have a video card in your system...
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June 30, 2013 9:17:52 PM

purpleninja said:
Should I get a Hyper 212 EVO aftermarket cooler http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... when I get the i7 3770K? I have heard that the stock cooler is not sufficient.

The stock cooler will do it's job if you DON'T overclock at all. Thats what it was designed for, stock clocks. However, Intel coolers are known to not be the best so if you feel more comfortable with the 212 EVO then by all means go ahead and get it. It's a fantastic cooler for the price and it would allow for some moderate overclocking in the future if you so desired.
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June 30, 2013 9:21:49 PM

PlowMe said:
purpleninja said:
Should I get a Hyper 212 EVO aftermarket cooler http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... when I get the i7 3770K? I have heard that the stock cooler is not sufficient.

The stock cooler will do it's job if you DON'T overclock at all. Thats what it was designed for, stock clocks. However, Intel coolers are known to not be the best so if you feel more comfortable with the 212 EVO then by all means go ahead and get it. It's a fantastic cooler for the price and it would allow for some moderate overclocking in the future if you so desired.


Thanks. Will the i7 3770K be seeing a price cut now that 4th gen Haswell CPUs are out? Just curious if I will still be able purchase it in December and if it will be cheaper. Also, if I simply put the i7 in the computer and didn't change anything in the BIOS, will I still be able to use 8 threads? Thanks!
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July 1, 2013 6:31:41 AM

purpleninja said:
PlowMe said:
purpleninja said:
Should I get a Hyper 212 EVO aftermarket cooler http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... when I get the i7 3770K? I have heard that the stock cooler is not sufficient.

The stock cooler will do it's job if you DON'T overclock at all. Thats what it was designed for, stock clocks. However, Intel coolers are known to not be the best so if you feel more comfortable with the 212 EVO then by all means go ahead and get it. It's a fantastic cooler for the price and it would allow for some moderate overclocking in the future if you so desired.


Thanks. Will the i7 3770K be seeing a price cut now that 4th gen Haswell CPUs are out? Just curious if I will still be able purchase it in December and if it will be cheaper. Also, if I simply put the i7 in the computer and didn't change anything in the BIOS, will I still be able to use 8 threads? Thanks!


If you're doing a lot of rendering the 3770k is the way to go, if you're mostly gaming the 3570k will be adequate for light rendering.

The 3770k will not be seeing a dramatic price cut, it already got it's "dramatic" price cut...all of $9. That's just the way Intel does things.

If you're going to OC the 3570k should probably be fine. Note: you need a Z77 board to OC your 3570k, so if your board is not a Z77 board, then you will not be able to overclock. This may change things for you in your build...not sure what the rest of your system looks like.
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July 1, 2013 6:36:55 AM

8350rocks said:
purpleninja said:
PlowMe said:
purpleninja said:
Should I get a Hyper 212 EVO aftermarket cooler http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... when I get the i7 3770K? I have heard that the stock cooler is not sufficient.

The stock cooler will do it's job if you DON'T overclock at all. Thats what it was designed for, stock clocks. However, Intel coolers are known to not be the best so if you feel more comfortable with the 212 EVO then by all means go ahead and get it. It's a fantastic cooler for the price and it would allow for some moderate overclocking in the future if you so desired.


Thanks. Will the i7 3770K be seeing a price cut now that 4th gen Haswell CPUs are out? Just curious if I will still be able purchase it in December and if it will be cheaper. Also, if I simply put the i7 in the computer and didn't change anything in the BIOS, will I still be able to use 8 threads? Thanks!


If you're doing a lot of rendering the 3770k is the way to go, if you're mostly gaming the 3570k will be adequate for light rendering.

The 3770k will not be seeing a dramatic price cut, it already got it's "dramatic" price cut...all of $9. That's just the way Intel does things.

If you're going to OC the 3570k should probably be fine. Note: you need a Z77 board to OC your 3570k, so if your board is not a Z77 board, then you will not be able to overclock. This may change things for you in your build...not sure what the rest of your system looks like.


It's a cheap B75 board. That means no overclocking? No big deal. Do I need to hyperthread and all that to use all 8 threads is what I'm asking.
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July 1, 2013 6:39:34 AM

Yes, hyper threading will allow you to use 8 threads, an i5 will not be capable of running 8 threads at once.
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