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Debate on my new build in the next month or 2

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August 1, 2012 11:13:52 PM

I have been debating which processor to go with when I build my new system in a month or 2. I am between the i5-3570k and i7-3770k or should I wait for haswell to release. my current setup is a core2 quad q8200 with 8gb ddr2 ram.

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August 2, 2012 12:41:31 AM

The waiting part is up to you and when you want the new build , it's always nice to see what the next best thing will be and sometimes it's a bust so that's the chnce you take. The waiting also will let you see what Hswell is and if you buy now and Haswell if a great cpu then you would kick yourself for not waiting. So wait for Haswell and then you'll have three choices , maybe.
The decision between the 3570k and 3770k depends on what your main purpose of the computer is. If the main use is gaming then thee won't be much of a benefit in going with an i7 over an i5 , the 3570k will give you the same performance that you would get fro the 3770k because in gaming the part that makes the biggest difference is the vieo card.
August 2, 2012 1:54:03 AM

I run cs6, visual studio, multi level surveillance camera system, virtual machines, minimal games so I will carry over my gtx 460. I was thinking 3570k would run it all with CORSAIR XMS 16GB. 2x 64mb cache sata3 cavier blacks on raid 1 for boot.