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3570K HD 4000 + GTX 670 or another CPU?

Hey guys - I've decided to go with the 3570K and GTX 670 in my new build. I'm wondering how much the HD 4000 will help when paired with the GTX 670 (I realize it'll only help with non-gaming. I use Adobe products so that'll help I guess?).

I would like to stay with the new IB if possible, but have read about the other ones having some issues, or they're way too expensive.

Is there another CPU without a dedicated GPU similarly priced that performs at or better than the 3570K? I cannot help but feel like I'm paying extra for the 4000 when it may not help at all. I plan on using an H100. The architecture of the IB looks amazing, but if theres a Sandy that's that much better I'm all ears.

Here's the proposed build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1008.37

Thanks!
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    Well, there's the 2550K that doesn't have an iGPU, but there's really no reason not to get the 3570K. The iGPU can be useful for troubleshooting a failing GPU, should the need ever arise, as well.
  2. A very good point - I think that helps me lean towards the 3570K even more.

    I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing another CPU with no dedicated GPU that has more punch for the money I'm saving on the GPU.
  3. Best answer selected by shadeobrady.
  4. shadeobrady said:
    Hey guys - I've decided to go with the 3570K and GTX 670 in my new build. I'm wondering how much the HD 4000 will help when paired with the GTX 670 (I realize it'll only help with non-gaming. I use Adobe products so that'll help I guess?).

    I would like to stay with the new IB if possible, but have read about the other ones having some issues, or they're way too expensive.

    Is there another CPU without a dedicated GPU similarly priced that performs at or better than the 3570K? I cannot help but feel like I'm paying extra for the 4000 when it may not help at all. I plan on using an H100. The architecture of the IB looks amazing, but if theres a Sandy that's that much better I'm all ears.

    Here's the proposed build:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1008.37

    Thanks!



    Hi - If you're buying a $400 video card rather then a game console then don't cheap out on the chip. Get the i7-3770k (i have this chip). Might want to get a better motherboard and larger power supply as well. You're right on the edge of building a great computer. Its gonna cost you another $500 minimum to do it right. You'll never regret buying the best intel non-extreme chip! Good luck! :)
  5. azbill12 said:
    Hi - If you're buying a $400 video card rather then a game console then don't cheap out on the chip. Get the i7-3770k (i have this chip). Might want to get a better motherboard and larger power supply as well. You're right on the edge of building a great computer. Its gonna cost you another $500 minimum to do it right. You'll never regret buying the best intel non-extreme chip! Good luck! :)


    Thanks azbill

    I definitely feel like im between the gap of greatness and very good. The price jump to the top tier is a little hefty for me right now. I juggled back and forth and decided to go for max GPU (instead of both) and then will likely upgrade my board, PSU, and CPU down the road together to the highest tier.

    If my card starts to fall to mid range I'll grab another and SLI for much cheaper at that point.

    We'll see how it goes, I'll take that into consideration though!
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