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February 3, 2013 3:22:18 PM

Hi. finished choosing all the parts for my rig, but everyone that hears I picked the 3470 over 3570k tells me I did a mistake.
I did not order the parts yet, so there is time to change things.
I will be gaming mostly, recording gameplays alot to my HDD using dxtory/fraps and rendering the files with vegas. other than that? not much.. surfing the web maybe.
Will CPU OC benefit me? Do I really need it? If I choose to OC I'll have to spend like extra 200$ for a good mobo and a CPU cooler..
Current parts I picked are these (no-overclocking intended):

Intel Quad-Core i5 3470 3.2Ghz 6MB Tray
ZALMAN 7000V Al SI EDITION
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H or ASRock B75M
Hynix 8GB 4GBx2 DDR3 1600 CL11
Intel SSD 120G Sandforce 2281-330 Sata 3
Seagate 2TB Barracuda 7200RPM 64MB 1TB PLATTER
SAPPHIRE 7970 3GB GDDR5 HDMI RETAIL
Seasonic ECO 600W

If I want to have an overclock-able machine that fits my budget I'll have to choose this:

Intel i5 3570K : IVY BRIDGE, CORE I5, S1155, 3.4Ghz - TRAY
Scythe MUGEN III REVB
ASRock Z77 PRO3
TRANSCEND 8GB (4GBX2) DDR3 1333 CL9
GIGABYTE HD7970 "WINDFORCE 3X" 3072MB GDDR5
ENERMAX NAXN 550W
SEAGATE 7200.14 1TB SATA3

Had to give up SSD, lose 1TB of HDD space... and it crossed my budget limit a little bit... is it worth it?
Which one of them will be better for serving my needs? Maximum gaming performance and being able to record/render gameplays with no lag?
Thanks a bunch!

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February 3, 2013 10:08:58 PM

Dude go with the 3570k you WON'T regret it. I've got my 3570k running to where it's faster/a lot faster than a 3770k at stock clocks. I don't see the purpose in buying a 3470. The reason being is that you can't overclock those so if in a year or so you need more power you can't get it. This PC will be yours for 2-3 years, so a couple hundred bucks isn't anything. I actually regret not getting the 3770k but the 3570k is plenty really for most anything. But I can't express anough how much of a big deal it is for you NOT to go with the 3570k. I hope I can get through to you before you buy that PC.
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February 3, 2013 10:11:40 PM

BTW for overclocking... your gonna want a decent board. You don't need this great board. I went with the gigabyte UD3H-Z77. It's only like 140$. And I got my 3570k@4.7Ghz and could go higher if I had a water cooler. My specs are below. Also, spend at least 50$ on an air cooler you'll regret it if you don't. Read some reviews too or just get the one I have, it's awesome.
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February 3, 2013 10:22:45 PM

ericjohn004 said:
BTW for overclocking... your gonna want a decent board. You don't need this great board. I went with the gigabyte UD3H-Z77. It's only like 140$. And I got my 3570k@4.7Ghz and could go higher if I had a water cooler. My specs are below. Also, spend at least 50$ on an air cooler you'll regret it if you don't. Read some reviews too or just get the one I have, it's awesome.

I did pick the scythe mugen 3 on the OC build. it's almost equal to the Ninja 3.
Z77X-UD3H is 30% more expensive than the ASRock Z77 PRO3 ..
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February 3, 2013 10:43:18 PM

You don't need the overclocking if you don't want it and for your needs recording games and that you'll want more storage space so i can see you missing the extra TB of storage you have to give up
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February 3, 2013 11:01:17 PM

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You don't need the overclocking if you don't want it and for your needs recording games and that you'll want more storage space so i can see you missing the extra TB of storage you have to give up

I don't know if I want it or not, to be honest.. people tell me things like the i5 won't do too much when not overclocked..
I care about gaming performance, that's all.. if CPU overclocking will improve my gaming performance then I will do it.
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February 4, 2013 2:55:28 PM

can I hear more opinions please?
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February 4, 2013 3:10:31 PM

the i5 and 7970 will do plenty fine in games without been overclocked but overclocking will increase performance of course, you have to decide is it worth losing the fast boot time of an ssd and more storage space
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