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Should i go with i5 or i7?

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July 27, 2012 2:31:52 AM

i was going to go with i7-3770k but i wanted to save money so i was thinking about the i5-3570k. can i still get great performance with the 3570k if i overclock? enough for video editing and a little gaming?

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July 27, 2012 3:04:47 AM

yep you will still get great performance.....the only way you will see a difference between an i5 and i7 is if you run heavily threaded apps....I recently built a machine for video editing and audio recording and I used that i5 and it blazes through everything they have thrown at it.
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July 27, 2012 3:23:59 AM

U can definitely use this one to get most and save. -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 -> ... Latest Z77...

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz

That is a great mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.

Read the Toms review Seven Sub-$160 Z77 Express Motherboards, Reviewed

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

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July 27, 2012 3:24:19 AM

If u need to save money 3570K is the right CPU for u.
August 6, 2012 12:29:41 AM

Best answer selected by radmanhs.