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Should i buy sandy bridge or ivy bridge for gaming?

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a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 9:48:14 PM

What it says above, i'm not going to overclock i dont think, new to this so you know :)  playing it as safe as i can

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a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 9:53:27 PM

for gaming get a i5 3450 or a 3550 if the 3550 is within 5 dollars more than the 3450. if you are not overclocking, ivy bridge makes the most sense
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 9:54:05 PM

if you are on a tighter budget, wait for intel to release their ivy bridge i3s
June 17, 2012 9:55:25 PM

For gaming, either chip is fine.

Having said that, I would go IB. There is not one single reason not too and you get the added chipset features like PCI-3.0.
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 9:58:21 PM

Ok thanks so i was going for a i5 2500k but depending on how much price their is i'll go for what you said, im just writing a list at the moment with loads of ideas!
June 17, 2012 10:03:05 PM

The i5-3570K is ~$20 more. Worth it to me.
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:11:29 PM

cranked said:
The i5-3570K is ~$20 more. Worth it to me.


Thing is im trying to be cheapish, so it looks good yet is £20 more expensive, ill add it to the list then if i have anything left over ill put it into that.
June 17, 2012 10:15:56 PM

Your best bet is to start a thread following the sticky at the top of the new build forum with budget and other info and we would be able to help you stay in budget with all your components.

To me the $20 is worth it, but I don't know your whole budget.
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:19:09 PM

no overclocking=i5 3450 or future i3 3220
overclocking=i5 3570k
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:26:09 PM

cranked said:
Your best bet is to start a thread following the sticky at the top of the new build forum with budget and other info and we would be able to help you stay in budget with all your components.

To me the $20 is worth it, but I don't know your whole budget.


Have read it before, thing is, i wouldn't want to overclock i dont think, but for an extra £20 it would be nice to have the option...

Also awhile i kinda know what i am doing its nice to have it cleared or be put straight by guys that have done this before, so is what im doing is writing out a list with CASE: 3 different ones, GPU: 3 different ones, and so on then make a thread to see what everyone thinks out of them.

EDIT: my budget for the system is £700, but im using my 60" TV and 5.1 Surround sound.
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:39:04 PM

You don't lose much by picking an i5-2500k instead of an i5-3570k, especially if you're going to overclock. If you want to just shave a little bit off the price, that's a very acceptable compromise.
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:42:35 PM

Sakkura said:
You don't lose much by picking an i5-2500k instead of an i5-3570k, especially if you're going to overclock. If you want to just shave a little bit off the price, that's a very acceptable compromise.


What about AMD? I've added your idea on the list have the i5-3550 and i5-2500k at the moment still think i like the i5-3550 more though and it is only like £5 more..
June 17, 2012 10:43:46 PM

Yeah at 700 pounds, you are going to want to go SB. Every little bit helps towards a better GPU for gaming.
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:45:15 PM

spat55 said:
What about AMD? I've added your idea on the list have the i5-3550 and i5-2500k at the moment

AMD have nothing that comes anywhere close to those processors. Their main selling point compared to Intel right now is that their integrated graphics tend to be much better than Intel's - but as a gamer, that doesn't matter to you.
June 17, 2012 10:47:12 PM

spat55 said:
What about AMD? I've added your idea on the list have the i5-3550 and i5-2500k at the moment still think i like the i5-3550 more though and it is only like £5 more..


You can't really compare those two chips. One OC's and the other doesn't. You would be comparing the 3550 to the 2500
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:48:23 PM

Sakkura said:
AMD have nothing that comes anywhere close to those processors. Their main selling point compared to Intel right now is that their integrated graphics tend to be much better than Intel's - but as a gamer, that doesn't matter to you.


Thanks so I'll just say clear of AMD, stop myself getting more confused, so looks like im using a i5-3550 with a ATI Radeon 7850
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:51:05 PM

cranked said:
You can't really compare those two chips. One OC's and the other doesn't. You would be comparing the 3550 to the 2500


Yes it was what i was doing, im defo not going to overclock, to much effort and i would probably go wrong and set my house on fire :lol:  i'm that mental
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:53:16 PM

please dont go berserk with the voltages. 0.1v can be ALOT in ivy bridge or sandy bridge so dont try raising voltages by ones
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:53:36 PM

spat55 said:
Yes it was what i was doing, im defo not going to overclock, to much effort and i would probably go wrong and set my house on fire :lol:  i'm that mental

In that case the 3550 is a good pick. The 3450 is a little cheaper and a little weaker, so that also gives you about the same bang for your buck - just pick what matches your budget really.
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:55:32 PM

You can go to 4.2 on IB without touching voltages.
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:58:32 PM

some of the lower quality ones need .005v to achieve that
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 10:59:05 PM

Lower quality what?
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:00:20 PM

chips
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:01:26 PM

What is so low quality about an i5-2500k and an i5-3570k?
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:05:01 PM

i was talking about how the i5 3570k sometimes needs a little voltage push to get 4.2ghz
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:06:42 PM

azeem40 said:
What is so low quality about an i5-2500k and an i5-3570k?


Think he means ones that have only just managed to get through quality control? so arn't as good as some of the other i5-3570k?
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:09:28 PM

yep
a b 4 Gaming
June 17, 2012 11:11:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yep


The newbee has got something right!!
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