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Can't decide between i5-3570k vs i5-4670k

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September 2, 2013 4:57:58 PM

I haven't upgraded my PC since 2008-2009, I still have e8400 cpu, 4850 ati video card, p5q-e mobo finally decided to upgrade my machine, been looking around toms hardware/overclock forums and I fell into a dilema.

People are saying that the performance increase from 3570k to 4670k only 5-10% and if you want to get the K version of 4670 you have to delid it, clean it, to have stable temps when overclocking, which you can do with 3570k without needing to delid it, also can be overclocked to higher speeds.

So my question is should I just buy a z77extreme 4 board with 3570k or get the z87 with 4670k, My budget on my pc build is around 1100$.

This is what I currently have in my basket of goods http://pcpartpicker.com/user/joyride00/build/edit/?tag=...

Thanks guys. :bounce: 

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September 2, 2013 5:02:32 PM

I am not an expert, but from what I was reading, the new Haswell, is not so good for gaming. At some point yeah it might be, but Intel has aimed for it to be the processor for tablets or laptops (because it will use less power, allowing gadgets to last on stand-by for longer)

Personally, i have 3570k, and I'm very happy with it. It is a good gaming processor that you can overclock to 4.2GHz so... If i was you, i would go for 3570k
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September 2, 2013 7:31:20 PM

vote for 3570K :D 
with the LGA 1155, you can (when you had to) upgrade it to i7 without having to change motherboard :) 
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September 3, 2013 8:07:33 AM

Fix0on said:
I am not an expert, but from what I was reading, the new Haswell, is not so good for gaming. At some point yeah it might be, but Intel has aimed for it to be the processor for tablets or laptops (because it will use less power, allowing gadgets to last on stand-by for longer)

Personally, i have 3570k, and I'm very happy with it. It is a good gaming processor that you can overclock to 4.2GHz so... If i was you, i would go for 3570k


Haswell is not good for gaming??? The OP is asking specifically about the 4670K which, just like the 3570k, is an excellent gaming CPU.

Personally, if you're upgrading to a new platform (new mobo/socket etc.) I would go with the newest parts.

But really, it's up to the OP. If you're a crazy OC'r, then go with the 3570K. If you're more about "set it and forget it" performance, the 4670K will still deliver awesome gaming performance. ;) 

You can always upgrade to i7, but if you're mostly gaming, there is very little to no difference.
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September 3, 2013 8:18:43 AM

If you intend on upgrading to Broadwell when it comes out, then Haswell makes sense. If you intend to keep this new build as long as your current one, then I would save your money and get the i5 3570k combo and use the money saved towards a better GPU. Last I checked, there was about a $40 difference between the 2 combos you listed. Games benefit more from GPU over CPU. In games, Haswell is not really better than Ivy in any noticeable way. Overclocked Ivy will beat an overclocked Haswell because Haswell hits its OC wall sooner than Ivy.
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September 4, 2013 10:46:30 AM

Well I've already purchased a decent GPU MSI Gtx 670 Power Edition, so now its just a deciding factor between the CPU's.

I'm not planning to go over board with Overclocking, something stable at around 4.2-4.4ghz @ 1.85-1.90v

I can choose between 2 setups right now:

Microcenter has combo deals :

I5-4670k with UD4H Z87 Gigabyte board I can save 55$ comes to total of 339.58$

or i can get I5-3570k With UD3H Z77 Gigabyte board I can save 20$ comes to total 314.98$


Also The cooler that I'm getting is Hyper Evo 212 +


and I am planning to delid Haswell if I'm going to purchase.


Any advice?!
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September 4, 2013 10:56:47 AM

I wouldn't delid a chip, personally. Too much money involved. You lose warranty by doing so as well.
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September 4, 2013 11:03:46 AM

logainofhades said:
I wouldn't delid a chip, personally. Too much money involved. You lose warranty by doing so as well.


depends how stable it will be, and how massive temps will be, over 2 weeks I've checked out a lot forums people with benchmarks, before and after, mostly what I'm going to do won't really require delidding, but if the temps start hovering over 80c+ at max load then I'll have to do something about it.

Delidding isn't really that big of a deal, those PCB's are strong enough, the only thing you really need to worry about is being careful with the cpu itself and the vrms.


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