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I5 3570k vs I7 3770K

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June 10, 2012 2:31:58 PM

hey i am planning on building a comp mostly for gaming so i heard the I5 is the cheaper choice, but i also will be doing auto cad, music editing, and game recording/streaming. I was wondering if doing these tasks will make the I7 a more viable choice to buy.

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June 10, 2012 3:03:56 PM

HyperThreading adds 20-30% performance if your workload is heavily threaded enough to put it to use. Since almost no games make good use of more than two cores, that leaves the better part of at least two cores available for other stuff while gaming.

20% extra performance (only if your workload can actually tap into it) is not going to make or break productivity much in most cases.
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June 10, 2012 3:18:08 PM

The I5 is the choice for gaming since the HT issue above and it releases funds for a better GPU for better gaming experience. Your other tasks would benefit from the I7. Really it is a matter of budget.
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June 10, 2012 3:40:21 PM

I do have a GTX 670 and a GTX 680 is out of hand when it comes to cost, but i can handle getting an I7
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June 10, 2012 4:18:43 PM

Civ313 said:
I do have a GTX 670 and a GTX 680 is out of hand when it comes to cost, but i can handle getting an I7

I would then go for the I7!
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June 10, 2012 5:59:18 PM

ok will do, plus it may help int he future, but on newegg the I7 3770k are sold out, know anywhere else where i can get one?
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June 10, 2012 5:59:49 PM

Best answer selected by Civ313.
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