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Is Haswell worth for gaming or stick with Ivy Bridge ?

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July 16, 2013 5:47:03 AM

Well, soon I'm ordering my new gaming rig but this is the last question that keeps spinning in my head:

Is Haswell worth for gaming or stick with Ivy Bridge ? - Will my new PC be "future proof" ?

Please, be specific when you are answering. :) 

See ya :) 
a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 5:52:00 AM

Other than a time machine, nothing is future proof.
July 16, 2013 5:56:42 AM

I'd go with haswell so you wont have any problem's upgrading your cpu in the future.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 6:04:14 AM
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If you are not interested in overclocking, I'd go with Haswell (which tends to run hot when overclocked). If you specifically enjoy extreme overclocking, stay with Ivy Bridge.
The performance difference is not that great between them; unless you're really trying for artificially difficult settings, you'd be hard pressed to find a game that will run well on Haswell but be too slow on Ivy Bridge (especially since the graphics card, not the CPU, is usually the bottleneck for games).
Haswell and its chipsets do offer a lot more SATA 6Gb/s ports, if that matters to you.
a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 6:04:29 AM

I would pick Ivy Bridge, reason being that haswell wasnt made for a desktop but more of a laptop. The only benefit that haswell has is a feature that little to no programs use. Also In 2 or 3 years they are going to release a new socket so i would just stick with the ivy since its cheaper and works perfect
July 16, 2013 7:06:55 AM

I have a question for RAM:

2x4GB GEIL EVO LEGGERA 1600 MHz or 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz ?

Maybe in future I will No-K OC i5-3570 so I'm wondering will the custom cooler not fit because of the big Vengeance heat spreaders? Waht do you think?
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