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What CPU? Intel i7 3770 or i5 3750K ?

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November 10, 2012 1:54:04 PM

I am currently building a PC for myself, and I am stuck on what CPU to buy.
Either the Intel i7 3770 or i5 3750K.
I will be using my pc for gaming, video editing on adobe after effects, photoshop and some cinema 4d work.
I know that i7's aren't that much more for gaming but they are much better for 3D Work and such.

Please help!

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November 10, 2012 1:54:53 PM

what of the two will the pc be used for more?
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November 10, 2012 1:59:51 PM

if your doing alot of photoshop and stuff like that then you will benefit from the hyperthreading of the i7, but if you dont do those things very much just get the i5
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November 10, 2012 9:07:26 PM

I would be more gaming, but I occasionally use photoshop, after effects and cinema 4d.
So the i7 would be better for me?
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November 10, 2012 9:17:36 PM

Also, how much of a different is it, if I got the i7?
Would it be worth the extra money?
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November 10, 2012 9:25:35 PM

The performance difference in programs that can use Hyper Threading the i7 can provide anywhere from a 10% - 40% performance improvement. It depends on how well support for HT has been implemented.
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November 10, 2012 10:12:52 PM

in gaming the i5 will do fine, but the i7 will give you maybe a few more fps and help you out in video editing.

if you dont mind waiting longer for rendering and stuff then get the i5 and save some cash
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November 10, 2012 10:28:19 PM

if it was me id grab the i5 and put money into a better graphics card or cooler
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November 10, 2012 10:30:50 PM

Yeah thats what I was thinking.

But then i'm insure about what graphics card.
Are the OC Editions of graphics cards worth it?
Should I go for the Sapphire ATI HD7950 OC Edition or the ASUS ATI HD7950?
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November 10, 2012 10:35:20 PM

Isaachary said:
Yeah thats what I was thinking.

But then i'm insure about what graphics card.
Are the OC Editions of graphics cards worth it?
Should I go for the Sapphire ATI HD7950 OC Edition or the ASUS ATI HD7950?


Id stick with the i5. And out of those two graphic cards if you plan on overclocking your card id get the Sapphire model, but if you dont id go with the ASUS model.
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November 10, 2012 10:59:33 PM

Secretspy43 said:
Id stick with the i5. And out of those two graphic cards if you plan on overclocking your card id get the Sapphire model, but if you dont id go with the ASUS model.


Okay, I think I know what I am going to get now, thanks for your help! :) 
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November 11, 2012 2:58:55 AM

i5 3570K, most-definitely. As others have stated, the i7 3770K is only ideal if you are going to be making the most out of hyper-threading technologies (lots of rendering). Other than that, the i7 really won't yield much of a performance increase in comparison to the i5 3570K. Save the extra cash, and use it towards an SSD, a graphics card, more memory, a game, etc.

Cheers.
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November 11, 2012 8:50:36 PM

Thanks for that, I think I am going to go with the i5 and get some extra stuff! :) 
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November 11, 2012 8:51:01 PM

Best answer selected by Isaachary.
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