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July 23, 2012 2:02:16 AM

I was wondering what a best part I can get for 300-350 is I was looking at the i7-2600K and i7-3770K

also a card with no integrated graphics would be nice because I will never use them.

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July 23, 2012 2:32:42 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
I was wondering what a best part I can get for 300-350 is I was looking at the i7-2600K and i7-3770K

also a card with no integrated graphics would be nice because I will never use them.


Both the 2600k and 3770 have four cores with hyperthreading. The main difference is the 3770K is clocked slightly higher and has better integrated graphics. If you are going to be using a discrete video card you have no use for integrated graphics so I would go with the I7-2600k
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July 23, 2012 2:41:18 AM

ok also i saw the I7-2700K what do you think of that?
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July 23, 2012 2:55:32 AM

The 2600k is Sandy Bridges the 3770k is Ivy Bridges. Both are good the Ivy Bridges is the 3rd generation I core processor and like I said Intel upped the clock speed and improved the integrated graphics with Ivy Bridges. The main negative with Ivy Bridges is it runs a little hotter than Sandy Bridges which won't really make a difference unless you plan to overclock. The I7-960 while still a very, very good CPU is kind of old it's socket 1366 and is first generation I core processor. If you are going to go all out and get an I7 you might as well get a 2500k or 3770k. What are you going to be doing with this computer? Are you going to use a seperate video card and are you going to overclock?
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July 23, 2012 3:08:03 AM

I will not overclock(at least if i don't have to) I am going to be gaming mostly and I play games with open maps such as dayz, gta IV, bf3, skyrim, fallout. I do render videos but only for youtube not much

also 2500k is i5 and there is another but i cant remember the name i think it is 3570K?
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July 23, 2012 3:17:42 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
I will not overclock(at least if i don't have to) I am going to be gaming mostly and I play games with open maps such as dayz, gta IV, bf3, skyrim, fallout. I do render videos but only for youtube not much

also 2500k is i5 and there is another but i cant remember the name i think it is 3570K?


If all you are doing is playing games and going on the internet there is really no need to get any I7 either Sandy Bridges or Ivy Bridges. With the I7 you are paying an extra 100 dollars for hyperthreading and extra CPU cache, two things that games don't really make use of right now. You would be better off with the I5 2500k and putting that saved 100 dollars towards a video card.
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July 23, 2012 3:27:31 AM

ok i heard there was a new i5 that is only a little more than the 2500K do you know what it is?
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July 23, 2012 3:35:30 AM

Yes that is the newer Ivy Bridges I5, the I5 3570k. Like the 2500k it is a quad core CPU with an unlocked multipier so it can be overclocked. Like the I7 Ivy bridges it is clocked slighty higher than it's older cousin and has the newer HD Intel graphics. I would still go with the 2500k. There really is no need to go with Ivy Bridges you aren't going to be overclocking and you aren't going to be using the newer integrated graphics.
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July 23, 2012 3:45:10 AM

OK, are the fps between them noticeable? or render score?
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July 23, 2012 4:15:15 AM

Actually I didn't see you said you render video's. I thought you said you watch youtube video's. If you are rendering video's and gaming I would go with the I7 2600k. Having the hyperthreading will help with rendering and you can turn it off when gaming.
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July 23, 2012 4:30:50 AM

yeah i think i will go with that... also is the 1700k faster?
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July 23, 2012 4:31:43 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
yeah i think i will go with that... also is the 1700k faster?


Faster than what, an I5? In video rendering it will be a little faster because of the hyperthreading. In gaming it will pretty much be even.
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July 23, 2012 4:35:27 AM

what i mean is will it be faster than the 1600k it is only 10-20 dollars more so is it worth it?
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July 23, 2012 4:40:13 AM

No there was no major architecture change beweent the Sandy Bridge I7 (2600k) and Ivy Bridges (3770k). In benchmarks yes the Ivy Bridges is a little faster but in real world performance you won't really see a huge difference in peformance.
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July 23, 2012 5:51:23 AM

OVERCLOCK YOUR FX-8120!
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July 23, 2012 6:27:05 AM

I just got the i5-3570K, and it's slick.
I OC'ed it up to 4.3 GHz with no issues, and it's still as cool as a panda.
The iGPU came in handy because my graphics cards still have not arrived so I'm using the integrated graphics to run a 1920x1200 display and the processor wouldn't have batted an eyelid if it had one.
I render videos too, but since my graphics cards aren't here yet, I haven't given it a try. The thing is HyperThreading is that the added cores are not physical cores and therefore, you only get about 20 maybe 30 percent of performance increase.
Let's assume you give each render thread 2GB of RAM (which is minimal for HD video). Assuming 8 threads, that's already 16GB of RAM, which leaves nothing for the compiler process itself. So unless you want to drop coin on at least 32 GB of RAM in order to allow you to give 3GB of RAM to each render thread, don't worry about HyperThreading and save some money by getting the i5-3570K.
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July 23, 2012 1:34:39 PM

amuffin said:
OVERCLOCK YOUR FX-8120!

AMUFFIN!!!! :lol: 
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July 23, 2012 1:35:36 PM

by the way Muffin because your here the reason im asking is just to get the idea of the best intel cpu if I go that route
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July 23, 2012 1:38:33 PM

kshitijmd said:
I just got the i5-3570K, and it's slick.
I OC'ed it up to 4.3 GHz with no issues, and it's still as cool as a panda.
The iGPU came in handy because my graphics cards still have not arrived so I'm using the integrated graphics to run a 1920x1200 display and the processor wouldn't have batted an eyelid if it had one.
I render videos too, but since my graphics cards aren't here yet, I haven't given it a try. The thing is HyperThreading is that the added cores are not physical cores and therefore, you only get about 20 maybe 30 percent of performance increase.
Let's assume you give each render thread 2GB of RAM (which is minimal for HD video). Assuming 8 threads, that's already 16GB of RAM, which leaves nothing for the compiler process itself. So unless you want to drop coin on at least 32 GB of RAM in order to allow you to give 3GB of RAM to each render thread, don't worry about HyperThreading and save some money by getting the i5-3570K.

Ok but I think I will stick with the 2600K
oh by the way rds1220, I was talking about the 2700k
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2700K-Quad-Core-Processo...
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July 23, 2012 3:17:44 PM

O the 2700k is Sandy Bridges-E. It's kind of in between Sandy Bridges and Ivy Bridges. It's pretty much exactly the same as 2600k.
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July 23, 2012 6:37:22 PM

huh so it is not worth the extra $10-15?
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July 23, 2012 6:38:35 PM

If you're gonna go Intel, wait another year. Haswell will be good ;) 
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July 23, 2012 6:39:53 PM

haswell? please... continue, I am... Intrigued :p 
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