Advice on buying Tags: CPUs Last response: January 1, 2013 5:48 PM in CPUs Share lionelmessi January 1, 2013 2:18:25 PM is it worth buying the Intel i7 3770k and the gigabyte z77x up5 th(thunderbolt) for £470? or what do you recommend. Thanks, ill use the pc for video editing sand streaming loads of high definition videos and also editing pictures. More about : advice buying payturr a b à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:26:56 PM If you're editing everyday? Yes. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-performance-com... ^ refer to the second chart regarding video encode. rolli59 a c 793 à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:35:08 PM Yep for your use. Related resources Need Advice for first build on buying and compatibility - Forum Advice on buying a PC Case - Are used cases ok? - Forum Buying Laptop advice - Forum Need Advice on buying a MacBook Pro - Forum Need advice on buying monitor - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lionelmessi January 1, 2013 2:35:27 PM I'll also game a bit ? Is that ok ? rolli59 a c 793 à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:40:09 PM Yes fine for gaming with a good GPU. If it would have been for gaming mostly then I5 would have done the trick but your uses justify the I7. lionelmessi January 1, 2013 2:42:20 PM But I know all i7 is better than i5... So why not just buy the 3770k why do people go and buy the 3570k...annoys me rolli59 a c 793 à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:44:42 PM Because saving $100 get 99%+ of the gaming performance instead of having 8 thread capable CPU that you never take past 4. payturr a b à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:47:53 PM The Core i7 isn't better than the i5 it just offers more threads than the i5, which is really useless for modern gaming. lionelmessi January 1, 2013 2:54:34 PM Huh so wtf ?... Why is it called the i7 then lol ? I'm confused ..? rolli59 a c 793 à CPUs January 1, 2013 2:58:23 PM lionelmessi said:Huh so wtf ?... Why is it called the i7 then lol ? I'm confused ..? Because of hyper threading it can do 8 threads versus 4 on I5 although both are quad core! lionelmessi January 1, 2013 4:07:02 PM And everything else is the same ? rolli59 a c 793 à CPUs January 1, 2013 4:24:02 PM 3770 vs 3570 is 0.1 GHz difference as well in core speed. lionelmessi January 1, 2013 5:48:27 PM oh ok, i understand, the threads i normally uses 4 and wont use the other 4 anyway. And If i save that much i can send else where. Also 0.1 GHz difference , and everything else is obviously similar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Buying Advice - upgrading my work computer Forum Buying advice , Graphics card. Forum Advice in buying a new GPU Forum Advice on Buying a Better Router Please Forum Wifi router buying advice Forum Advice for Buying NEW prebuilt PC Forum Now buying . Last minute advice . Forum Buying tonight looking for advice Forum BuYING A NEW pc for 1800$ need advice . Forum Need advice for buying power supply Forum Buying a custom PC through Micro Center, Looking for Advice Forum Any good advice on buying a gaming laptop for college? Forum Need advice on buying a good Turn Based Strategy Forum Need advice on buying gaming computer. Forum Build advice before buying (2800 €) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !