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July 14, 2013 6:03:26 PM

Is there any reason for me not to get Haswell? I am upgrading from an E8500 Core2duo. I am not sure if I want an i5 or i7 yet.

I want to do a moderate overclock to about 4.0ghz if I can.

I prefer not to deal with any headaches that usually arise when buying 1st generation technology. Are the Haswell kinks worked out? What do I have to look out for? So hard for me to make a decision. Need help.

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July 14, 2013 6:05:25 PM

There are no kinks to work out. Haswell is just a worked over Ivy bridge
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July 14, 2013 6:13:48 PM

Intel God said:
There are no kinks to work out. Haswell is just a worked over Ivy bridge


How about the temperatures? Are they good enough?
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July 14, 2013 6:17:42 PM

Dekkers Diamond said:
Intel God said:
There are no kinks to work out. Haswell is just a worked over Ivy bridge


How about the temperatures? Are they good enough?

They are worse then IB
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July 14, 2013 7:01:57 PM

Emcardle said:
Dekkers Diamond said:
Intel God said:
There are no kinks to work out. Haswell is just a worked over Ivy bridge


How about the temperatures? Are they good enough?

They are worse then IB


They don't seem to OC as consistently as Ivy, perhaps because they put some VRMs in them, just guessing...

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July 14, 2013 7:05:10 PM

Dekkers Diamond said:
Intel God said:
There are no kinks to work out. Haswell is just a worked over Ivy bridge


How about the temperatures? Are they good enough?


When you add IPC you also add heat. A 4670K should easily do 4.4-4.6 with a good mid range cooler. 4.4Ghz 4670K is equal to a 4.8Ghz 3570K
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July 15, 2013 4:59:55 AM

Dekkers Diamond said:
Is there any reason for me not to get Haswell? I am upgrading from an E8500 Core2duo. I am not sure if I want an i5 or i7 yet.

I want to do a moderate overclock to about 4.0ghz if I can.

I prefer not to deal with any headaches that usually arise when buying 1st generation technology. Are the Haswell kinks worked out? What do I have to look out for? So hard for me to make a decision. Need help.


I would personally go with the new Haswell I5 4670K.
The new architecture offers multiple benefits over the I5 3570K and is worth a little bit more money- Ivy Bridge prices have not decreased much at all since Haswells release. The Haswell chip is also great for oveclocking especially for the moderate overclocks that you are planning to do. Make sure if you are planning to overclock to get a decent aftermarket cooler. Haswell is a very good architecture overall so you are unlikely to run into any problems at all just watch your temperatures when overclocking.
If you have another question just let me know and if this response has helped you, please mark as the solution.
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July 15, 2013 7:42:26 AM

What midrange coolers would you guys suggest? Do I really need to spend $90 for a Noctua D14 or can I get away with something less?
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July 15, 2013 8:22:52 AM

Dekkers Diamond said:
What midrange coolers would you guys suggest? Do I really need to spend $90 for a Noctua D14 or can I get away with something less?


phanteks ph-tc12dx is 49 dollars and a great cooler


8350rocks said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

There is the Tom's Hardware best CPUs for the money review for June 2013...they recommend the 3570k over the 4670k. I agree with them for many reasons...


Its a new build. There's no point in buying brand new z77 components just to save 20 dollars
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July 15, 2013 8:43:35 AM

Intel God said:
Dekkers Diamond said:
What midrange coolers would you guys suggest? Do I really need to spend $90 for a Noctua D14 or can I get away with something less?


phanteks ph-tc12dx is 49 dollars and a great cooler


8350rocks said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

There is the Tom's Hardware best CPUs for the money review for June 2013...they recommend the 3570k over the 4670k. I agree with them for many reasons...


Its a new build. There's no point in buying brand new z77 components just to save 20 dollars


Except that it's $50 on the CPU and $20-50 on the MB...so really it's more like $70-100...for no gain worth considering.
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July 15, 2013 9:46:47 AM

8350rocks said:
Intel God said:
Dekkers Diamond said:
What midrange coolers would you guys suggest? Do I really need to spend $90 for a Noctua D14 or can I get away with something less?


phanteks ph-tc12dx is 49 dollars and a great cooler


8350rocks said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

There is the Tom's Hardware best CPUs for the money review for June 2013...they recommend the 3570k over the 4670k. I agree with them for many reasons...


Its a new build. There's no point in buying brand new z77 components just to save 20 dollars


Except that it's $50 on the CPU and $20-50 on the MB...so really it's more like $70-100...for no gain worth considering.


Where are you quoting prices from? Europe? In the states its a lot closer

4670K - 229.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3570K - 209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Z77 Extreme4 - 134.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Z87 Extreme4 - 139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

25 dollars separates the two and if you really wanted to save money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

80 dollar off combo for a 4670K and Z87 Extreme6. Thats 30 dollars cheaper then an 8350/990FX Extreme9
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July 15, 2013 11:27:10 AM

3570k $209.99 @ Amazon

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

4670k $236.97 @ Outlet PC:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k

Gigabyte Z77 UD3 $137.99 @ NCIX:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

Gigabyte Z87 UD3 $159.99 @ Newegg:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

There are many other examples...but that right there is $49.

Also, if you really wanted to save money, MicroCenter has some ridiculous 3570k bundles that make the number drastically larger.

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July 15, 2013 11:42:32 AM

8350rocks said:
3570k $209.99 @ Amazon

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

4670k $236.97 @ Outlet PC:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k

Gigabyte Z77 UD3 $137.99 @ NCIX:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

Gigabyte Z87 UD3 $159.99 @ Newegg:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

There are many other examples...but that right there is $49.

Also, if you really wanted to save money, MicroCenter has some ridiculous 3570k bundles that make the number drastically larger.



Why would you jump around to other retailers? Compare prices from one retailer

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July 15, 2013 11:47:19 AM

Because pcpartpicker takes me directly to the very section of the website I need to purchase from. I always compare via pcpartpicker.com it's less hassle than hunting stuff down on newegg or where ever.

EDIT: Plus it shows shipping costs, which are a necessary calculation.
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July 15, 2013 5:48:43 PM

The cooler master Hyper 212 evo is an excellent and budget cooler for about $35. This cooler performs as well as some $50-50 cpu coolers and will allow you to overclock to a stable 4.3 GHz. It is also a fairly silent cooler and is not overly loud compared to other air coolers.
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