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December 13, 2012 11:03:15 PM

hey guys,
im between a i5 3570k and an i7 3770k. the i5 is 215 from newegg and i could order it online, bit for only 15 dollars more i could get the i7 3770k for 230 from Micro Center. I've never dealt with micro center before and not sure if it's reliable/reputable. i have to drive 45 minutes to get there if i buy the i7. i have tried calling the store but noone ever answers. Now my question is, is it wort the trip to the store for the i7 or just order the i5 from newegg? this computer is for gaming and video editing/rendering. i produce 10-15 10 minute videos a week. i use vegas pro, and most of the adobe products as well as cinema 4d. so what would your guys' opinions be and what are your experiences with Micro Center? (I'd be going to the one in Paterson north jersey if anyone has been to that one.)

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December 13, 2012 11:04:37 PM

just realized this in the wrong spot... oops could a mod or someone close this and i'll move this? sorry for being a noob.
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December 14, 2012 12:00:56 AM

Well let me help you here... The 3570k is the 3770k in all respect without hyper threading. If you're not going to do a lot of video encoding and the like, the 3570k will perform just about identical for you and is probably the better buy. It's up to you really as both processors are absolute powerhouses.
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December 14, 2012 12:06:23 AM

steddora said:
Well let me help you here... The 3570k is the 3770k in all respect without hyper threading. If you're not going to do a lot of video encoding and the like, the 3570k will perform just about identical for you and is probably the better buy. It's up to you really as both processors are absolute powerhouses.


i render out around 10-15 10 minute videos a week. so the HT would be nice i though plus if micro center is reputable its only a 15 dollar difference. if i had to pay the 330 newegg wants i would definately say no. have you ever dealt with Micro Center?
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December 14, 2012 12:10:46 AM

I LOVE MICRO CENTER! That place is a nerds paradise. I have bought probably $2k worth of hardware from their brick and mortar store in Columbus ohio. If you get a chance to go see the place; it's definitely worth the trip! If I can't get it at MC, I'll go newegg. :) 
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December 14, 2012 12:16:33 AM

steddora said:
I LOVE MICRO CENTER! That place is a nerds paradise. I have bought probably $2k worth of hardware from their brick and mortar store in Columbus ohio. If you get a chance to go see the place; it's definitely worth the trip! If I can't get it at MC, I'll go newegg. :) 


I'm thinking about ordered the 3770k online for the 18 minute instore pick up thing, have you heard about that? i've heard mixed reports of them honoring it etc. i just hope if i do order it they actually pull it to the back for me, it says they have 10+ in stock online. so i think i'll do that. thanks for the help.
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December 14, 2012 2:49:14 AM

+1 for Microcenter, bought my 3770k there. A month ago, the 2500k was only $99 but i missed. It was sold out like in 2 days. A guy from the other site even picked up a 3770k while he only just ordered a 3570k :lol: 
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December 14, 2012 3:30:57 AM

I would do that in a heartbeat.

I got my E8400 there when I bought it. Day of release I bought the E8400 Wolfdale for $160 and a week later that CPU was over $220 just about everywhere.

MC has some of the best deals on the planet from time to time. However; timing can be a big battle! LOL
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