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July 28, 2012 3:55:41 PM

Ok. I've asked already about i5 3570k vs i7 3770k for a gaming rig and everyone told me the i5 3570k since the benefits of the i7 3770k doesn't improve gaming. Does the same apply for the i7 3930k? I got about $350 extra in cash and I dont know what to spend it on. Here is my current set up. recommend where i spend my money plz.

AsRock z77 extreme 6
i5 3570k
gtx 670
corsair vengeance 12800 4gx2
corsair cx750
roccat mouse/keyboard
Pyro 128 ssd
WD 7200 rpm 1tb hdd
LG optical 24x cd drive

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July 28, 2012 3:59:32 PM

Yes there would be no real benifit of getting an I7. It's pretty much the same as an I5 but has hyper threading and extra cache two things games don't make use of.
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July 28, 2012 4:44:01 PM

As the above comments says, there is definitely no massive increase in performance between those two chips, if you are on gaming then I strongly recommend get the 3570k that is all you need or want everything could be done by 3570k.
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July 28, 2012 4:44:56 PM

so what would i spend the extra money on?
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July 28, 2012 4:48:51 PM

people still dont realize that IVY BRIDGE is a new architecture and is a faster architecture and that its faster then Sandy Bridge since SB is OLDER architecture.
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July 28, 2012 4:49:57 PM

Graphics card. Get something like gtx 670 if you can afford it.
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July 28, 2012 4:51:06 PM

cbrunnem said:
people still dont realize that IVY BRIDGE is a new architecture and is a faster architecture and that its faster then Sandy Bridge since SB is OLDER architecture.


no really all that much, IB is the die shrink phase so performance per clock isn't supposed to go up all that much, Haswell is where the improved performance per clock is supposed to be
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July 28, 2012 4:52:07 PM

xtreme5 said:
Graphics card. Get something like gtx 670 if you can afford it.


He's already getting one 670, and my suggestion was going to be get another for SLI, if the OP can fit the extra bit on top of the $350 to do it.

Edit: Unless that's what you meant.
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July 28, 2012 4:52:39 PM

mindless728 said:
no really all that much, IB is the die shrink phase so performance per clock isn't supposed to go up all that much, Haswell is where the improved performance per clock is supposed to be


die shrink with improvements. look up any review and you will see that they are between 5-10% faster and why invest in a CPU that is 4 times more expensive that is still going to be slower in gaming?
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July 28, 2012 4:54:02 PM

xtreme5 said:
Graphics card. Get something like gtx 670 if you can afford it.


This. That's almost enough money for a second 670. You could also crossfire 7950s (e.g. the twin frozr 7950 for $310 post-rebate).

Sandy Bridge-E is great and all, but it's not the best bang for your buck. It's not really supposed to be; it's for people with extreme tastes, not the practical-minded masses. 6 cores and all that PCIe/RAM bandwidth is not necessary or even particularly helpful for modern gaming.
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July 28, 2012 4:58:19 PM

Also as for what to do with the extra money I would put it towards another video card and SLI it.
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July 28, 2012 4:58:24 PM

There is no major performance increase between the Sandy Bridges and Ivy Bridges CPU. The performance increase is very small the biggest thing with Ivy Bridges is the better integrated graphics. The Ivy Bridges run hotter than Sandy Bridges and don't overclock as great. Yes they are still able to be overclocked but it seems people are getting 4.2 or 4.3 Ghz with Ivy Bridges instead of 4.5-4.6 or higher with Sandy Bridges.
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July 28, 2012 5:30:27 PM

Regardless, $350 isn't enough for an i7-3930K and a LGA 2011 motherboard.
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July 28, 2012 6:15:23 PM

so, what do you suggest i spend my extra money on??? i need to spend it. saving isnt an option
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July 28, 2012 6:21:43 PM

We already told you get another video card and SLI your setup.
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July 28, 2012 6:51:20 PM

trepxe said:
so, what do you suggest i spend my extra money on??? i need to spend it. saving isnt an option


lol why cant you save it? makes no sense
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July 28, 2012 6:58:14 PM

I don't know why he can't but if he wants to piss away the money that's his buisness not ours. 350 still isn't enough to get another GTX 670 but it's pretty close. Find another 50 dollars and you can get another one.
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July 28, 2012 7:03:56 PM

Or he could switch out for two 7950s and a CPU cooler.
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July 28, 2012 7:07:48 PM

You do realize you'll have to get an lga 2011 compatible mobo to go along with the 3930k, right?

That's an extra $250-300.

For gaming, just get the 3570k. Also, make sure that PSU you're getting is the Corsair HX750, not the cx, lol.

I recommend you put part of that $350 in some kinda aftermarket cooling for your CPU. Any of these air coolers would be a great idea...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or you can just put the cash into a custom watercooling loop. something like this would work great. just make sure it'll fit in your case. The rad is pretty large.

XSPC Rasa 750 RX240
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC...
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July 28, 2012 7:15:08 PM

DeusAres said:
For gaming, just get the 3570k. Also, make sure that PSU you're getting is the Corsair HX750, not the cx, lol.

The TX750-V2 is also quite good (and more affordable). I don't believe there is a CX750, though, so it's probably one of those two. Getting a watercooling loop is also another good idea - though it would be nice to know what case he's got in mind.
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July 28, 2012 7:18:05 PM

mousseng said:
The TX750-V2 is also quite good (and more affordable). I don't believe there is a CX750, though, so it's probably one of those two. Getting a watercooling loop is also another good idea - though it would be nice to know what case he's got in mind.


This is true. Reason why I say the HX750 is for it's fully modular capability.
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July 28, 2012 7:48:42 PM

If you want to get the second GTX 670 for SLI then add some money to the $350 and you can do that , if you don't want to get the second card then you could get a 256gb SSD instead of the 128gb and you could go for 1866 mhz ram instead of the 1600 mhz. You could also upgrade the case to a better one , you didn't list the case you were getting so there's no way for us to know whqat case you are getting.
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July 28, 2012 8:01:10 PM

1866mhz RAM is pointless. No real world benefit in the applications he'll be running. The larger SSD would be a good idea.

If he plans on overclocking, he'll need to secure an aftermarket cooler before anything.
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July 29, 2012 2:17:58 AM

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