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2600k or 3570k

Alright guys,I am going to be re bulding my amd gaming comp and making in an Intel gaming comp...I already have my motherboard picked out

ASUS Z77 Sabertooth

But my delema is that i do video editing and 3d modeling here and there not all the time but a video once or twice a week...Now for 60 bucks more should i get the 2600k or should i save 60 bucks and get a 3570k? i heard even the 3570k is great in video editing...Mind you im switching from a FX 6100...Will a 3570k be faster than that in video rendering?

EchoOne :sol:
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  1. the 2600k would be fastest, but both chips will be faster than the FX6100
  2. nna2 said:
    the 2600k would be fastest, but both chips will be faster than the FX6100


    Well i figured 2600k would be faster but in say gaming would it make a difference and really? nicee thats my main concern that if it was faster than tthe 6100
  3. Yes both chips are faster than the FX 6100 and for video editing/rendering you would be better off with an i7 processor.
    Here is an option for you that would be a great alternative . I know you are rpobably attracted to the Asus Sabertooth because of the looks and that covering but in reality it's just a gimik and that MB covering doesn't add to the performance. You can get similar features in this board and put the extra money saved towards the 3770K.

    ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848

    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    $339.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    With the 2600K costing $289 you have to put $50 of that $70 you saved from the MB towards the 3770K and have a powerfull cpu/MB combination for video rendering/editing.
  4. EchoOne said:
    Well i figured 2600k would be faster but in say gaming would it make a difference and really? nicee thats my main concern that if it was faster than tthe 6100

    In gaming there is not going to be hardly any difference. The i5 2500K is usually seen as the best CPU for gaming today. Extra features like HT is not going to help at all in gaming. All the 2600K has better is HT and more cache. Both which won't make a difference in gaming. Save your money and get the 3570K or 2500K. Unless you really need HT or some other features of the i7, you are better of saving money and getting the i5.
  5. Video editing , 3D modeling and rendering will take advantage of the hyperthreading. You would have to be playing games like Civilization and Arma and WOW to take advantage of the better cpu. First person shooters not so much.
  6. inzone said:
    Video editing , 3D modeling and rendering will take advantage of the hyperthreading. You would have to be playing games like Civilization and Arma and WOW to take advantage of the better cpu. First person shooters not so much.

    And RTS games like the Total War series. BTW nice build :)
  7. imo get yourself the 2600k.
    temps are lower than the 3570k and it has hyperthreading.
    the fx 6100 is more of an entry level cpu for people that bought into the FX hype
  8. inzone said:
    Yes both chips are faster than the FX 6100 and for video editing/rendering you would be better off with an i7 processor.
    Here is an option for you that would be a great alternative . I know you are rpobably attracted to the Asus Sabertooth because of the looks and that covering but in reality it's just a gimik and that MB covering doesn't add to the performance. You can get similar features in this board and put the extra money saved towards the 3770K.

    ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131848

    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    $339.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    With the 2600K costing $289 you have to put $50 of that $70 you saved from the MB towards the 3770K and have a powerfull cpu/MB combination for video rendering/editing.


    Well see the thing with the motherboards is is that im kinda getting it for free (Im building a comp for a guy and he will take my mobo and buy me a new mobo of my choice) and so i was thinking the sabertooth also because it will match my system but i also saw this motherboard and its also very good..Hell even linus tech tips uses it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

    and hmm alright so 3770k or 2600k. i dont wanna spend a whole lot on a cpu if i only do rendering like here and there...
  9. EchoOne said:
    Well see the thing with the motherboards is is that im kinda getting it for free (Im building a comp for a guy and he will take my mobo and buy me a new mobo of my choice) and so i was thinking the sabertooth also because it will match my system but i also saw this motherboard and its also very good..Hell even linus tech tips uses it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

    and hmm alright so 3770k or 2600k. i dont wanna spend a whole lot on a cpu if i only do rendering like here and there...

    Then get the 2600K. (2600 if you plan on light OC). 2600k will be overkill for gaming and great for video editing. I don't think you need the 3770K.
  10. rjackowens said:
    Then get the 2600K. (2600 if you plan on light OC). 2600k will be overkill for gaming and great for video editing. I don't think you need the 3770K.



    Alright cool,What do you think of that motherboard? and light oc... liike 4.5 ghz? i have an Antec 920 kuhler
  11. rjackowens said:
    Then get the 2600K. (2600 if you plan on light OC). 2600k will be overkill for gaming and great for video editing. I don't think you need the 3770K.


    Also,Ive learned that if you settle for less that what you want you will be dissapointed...hence i wanted the 8150 but i settled for the 6100 and now im pissed because it bottlenecks my 7950...so now i do video editing if i settle for a 3570k and i want a 2600k...Ill be kinda sad that i didnt save the extra 60 bucks and get the 2600k :P
  12. Best answer
    EchoOne said:
    Alright cool,What do you think of that motherboard? and light oc... liike 4.5 ghz? i have an Antec 920 kuhler

    You can overclock the 2600 to 4.2 ghz max. If you want anything over 4.2 you will have to get the 2600K. I like the motherboard. It seems to have very similar specs to mine. And it says it comes with a 1 yr warranty which is a really good deal!
  13. EchoOne said:
    Also,Ive learned that if you settle for less that what you want you will be dissapointed...hence i wanted the 8150 but i settled for the 6100 and now im pissed because it bottlenecks my 7950...so now i do video editing if i settle for a 3570k and i want a 2600k...Ill be kinda sad that i didnt save the extra 60 bucks and get the 2600k :P

    Ya same here. I originally got myself the 2500K but I really wanted to have HT. So Micro Center let me exchange my 2500K for the 2600 :)
  14. rjackowens said:
    You can overclock the 2600 to 4.2 ghz max. If you want anything over 4.2 you will have to get the 2600K. I like the motherboard. It seems to have very similar specs to mine. And it says it comes with a 1 yr warranty which is a really good deal!


    Yeah im aming for 4.5-4.7 ghz :) thanks for the input! 2600k it is! (Plus future games will take advantage of more threads/cores) :)
  15. Best answer selected by EchoOne.
  16. EchoOne said:
    Yeah im aming for 4.5-4.7 ghz :) thanks for the input! 2600k it is! (Plus future games will take advantage of more threads/cores) :)

    Great! Glad to have helped
  17. the i5 will probably give you better fps.
  18. esrever said:
    the i5 will probably give you better fps.


    In all the benches ive seen the 2500k and 2600k are equal accept in games where it can utilize more than 4 cores/threads... 2600k pulls ahead plus 2600k gives me more room for 2-3 way sli for 7950's
  19. the ivybridge i5 is faster than the 2600k. also If you OC, the I5 OCs for better results.
  20. Sandy clocks higher youre backwards
  21. ivy is still faster even if you are 100mhz lower...
  22. ivy at 4.2=sandy at 4.5 I know this
    Sandy can do 4.5 at 60c max...... Ivy simply cant do that
  23. Im pretty sure the i5s are much cooler than the i7s. They are even in sandy.
  24. Im going with the 2600k...
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