Ivy Bridge or Sandy bridge

I'm hesitating between i7 2600, i7 3770 or i5 3750. I will not overclock at all. I'll only play minecraft, run Adobe master collection (maybe. most likely hitfilm, as i have a small budget) and play other games, at least in 1920*1050 resolution. Gpu will certainly be 7850, unless I can afford more. So please, which one is the best for my needs? BTW, it's my first build.
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  1. Without overclocking you are going to want to go with one of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Now since the Adobe is one of the few companies that really does a good job of maximizing for threads I think you would get the best performance from the Intel Core i7-3770. If this was just the gaming build I would say go with the Intel Core i5-3570.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  2. Unless video/photo editing accounts for a large chunk of your computer usage, I would go with either the i5-3470 or i5-3570 since you have no intention to overclock, depending on whether or not you mind the extra ~$20 for slightly more stock performance.

    I would personally go with the i5-3470 since it is the fastest model at its price point and I personally have no use for the i5-3570's incremental performance - still quite happy with my C2D-E8400 at stock clock performance-wise, any i5-3xxx would already be twice as fast.

    If you do not plan to use SLI/Xfire either, you can shave another $30-50 by using an h77 motherboard.
  3. Main uses: Video editing, screen recording, and then gaming. Also, if there are some good H77 MOBOs with intergrated wi-fi (like the asus p8z77 v or something) it would be great. I might crossfire, but not until at least a year or so.
  4. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Without overclocking you are going to want to go with one of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Now since the Adobe is one of the few companies that really does a good job of maximizing for threads I think you would get the best performance from the Intel Core i7-3770. If this was just the gaming build I would say go with the Intel Core i5-3570.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    I'm not sure if i'll use adobe products. If that's not the case (Let's say I go with Hitfilm Ultimate) which processor would be the best?
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