Hi im buying a new rig cos im stick with the x38 chipset.... I am buying a p8z77-v deluxe from asus a coolermaster tx3 evo cooler some 1600Mhz 2x4GB kingston ram and the HAF X 942 as well as a coolermaste pro series gold 600W PS.... My question is, i dont have the budget to go for the ivybridge i7 K series. Im between the 3570K the 2700K and the 3770 non K. Im basically gaming on 1920 x 1080 with a SAPPHIRE 5850 going to upgrade it on christmas with a 7870 i rarelly encode videos or run benchmarks. I just play games surf the web and watch movies. Which CPU should i get pls help im buying tommorow
Right now very few games are using more than 4 threads. For this reason the hyper-threading on the Intel® Core™ i7s has minimal value on a gaming system. So save the money and put it for a better GPU or a small SSD (<64GB) and use the Intel® SRT (Smart Response Technology) to speed up your system performance.
3570 should be perfectly fine for gaming. Get the K if you plan on overclocking. Microcenter does have great prices, but unfortunately they are local pickup only so the OP would need to live near one or know someone who does. We need more Microcenters in the U.S.! Remember the K just means you can overclock.
thx you guys i got the 3570K and with the extra 70 euros i got the ocz agility 3 60GB hope it makes me feel the ssd caching difference. I might need some help for the OCing ofc never done it and dont know how safe it is and if my rig will last. I just want to get it on 4.0-4.2 Ghz on turbo. I got the arctic cooling freezer 13 pro cooler and the hafX 942 case will it be an ok OC and how easy it is to do
yea just use the ssd as a boot drive...you will really notice a difference with that....also if you are looking to OC your cpu then a good cooler that is cheap is the CM Hyper 212+....its like $20 and will keep your cpu frosty for a good OC
so yeah i went for the 3570K. But i think i made a mistake, i was only planning to get it up to 4.2 anw. i game on 1920x1080 and i also got a good cooler the arctic cooling freezer 13 pro and the z77 v deluxe from ASUS... is it safe to keep it at 4.2?
yeah it is i get 36-42 on idle and on prime 95 i even reach 74 degrees celcius... i have a HAF X and the cooler is descent this is really dissapointing and btw the z77vdeluxe is well capable to handle overclocking
hmmm I cant really vouch for how good the cooler is never used it myself but I have never seen it on the best performing coolers list so that could be saying something....maybe the fan speed is not cranking up?
if everything is installed correctly and is functioning correctly you either have a really hot chip or a underperfroming cpu cooler....I would probably think it would be the cooler....if you are looking to upgrade a great cooler for cheap is the Coolermaster hyper 212 EVO