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Intel core i5 or i7?

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January 28, 2013 3:28:55 AM

Heading to an end of what I need to begin my build but got a question having seen a good deal on the intel i7.



This over the intel core i5? and if yes do I need to change my motherboard?


229.00
Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_ProcessorIntel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor


http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/



The Build.



"PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $751.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)"

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January 28, 2013 3:35:03 AM

for $20 more bucks definitely the i7

and no you can use the same board for those 2 cpus
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January 28, 2013 3:36:37 AM

You don't need to change the motherboard, except if you want to overclock the cpu, also the i7 on microcenter is only for pickup store, make sure you can access one.
It's at a good price, it might be worth, if you're into editing.
If it's just for gaming, then just stay with an i5, also worth mention, the i5-3470 is at 150$ in microcenter.
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January 28, 2013 4:05:32 AM

Great Thank you.

Here in Houston pretty lucky to have one around.

Just found out a Tiger Direct is about too....Finally another local electronic store other than Frys.
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January 31, 2013 2:43:44 PM

The Intel® Core™ i7-3770K is the one you want. I am going to guess that the other one is the Intel Core i7-3820 which is socket 2011 and wont work on the board you are looking at.
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January 31, 2013 2:55:03 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ i7-3770K is the one you want. I am going to guess that the other one is the Intel Core i7-3820 which is socket 2011 and wont work on the board you are looking at.



Great thank you.

The motherboard is it a good one or should I upgrade at all?

Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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January 31, 2013 3:01:09 PM

Quiqzal said:
Almost ready to go purchase everything.

Microcenter has two processors on sale but unsure which one is the better one.


i7 3829

http://www.microcenter.com/product/383144/Core_i7_3820_...

reg. 320.00
sale. 230.00



i7 3770k

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K...

reg. 360.00
sale. 230.00


LOL. I know you guys are out there going "Woman will you finally just go get the parts " :pt1cable: 

I would go with the x79 platform only because the ivy bridge E will be out on it and z77 is a dead socket now.So the i7 3820 will be your best bet :)  only a few slower than the 3770k but overclocked they are damn near the same.
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January 31, 2013 5:34:36 PM

Lga 2011 motherboards are a lot more expensive, the i7-3770k ivybridge, overall is better than the i7-3820 sandybridge-e, so for the mobo that's mentioned, a h77 motherboard, the only choice is the i7-3770k, the i7-3820 is incompatible, different socket.
The H77M is a good board, it has all the features needed, if you want to overclock the cpu, get an asrock z77 motherboard.
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February 1, 2013 2:40:34 PM

djangoringo said:
Lga 2011 motherboards are a lot more expensive, the i7-3770k ivybridge, overall is better than the i7-3820 sandybridge-e, so for the mobo that's mentioned, a h77 motherboard, the only choice is the i7-3770k, the i7-3820 is incompatible, different socket.
The H77M is a good board, it has all the features needed, if you want to overclock the cpu, get an asrock z77 motherboard.

This is a good mobo,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


The price of it is about the price of a higher end z77...And the 3820 and 3770k are damn near the same,overclock the 3820 a bit and bam...
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February 2, 2013 8:26:18 AM

Which one on that page.

When I click the link it takes me to a long list of motherboards. :) 
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February 2, 2013 4:17:38 PM

You don't need the i7-3820, the i7-3770k is better, it also overclocks, it will always be better.
See here for an e.g. : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=523
Also the motherboards in microcenter are a lot cheaper, if you get the i7-3770K there, you get a discount of 40$ for the mobo.
Like the asus z77 LK for just 60$ with the i7-3770K, which is a good motherboard.
See here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c0a7cbf9#/c0a7cbf9/...
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February 2, 2013 5:39:21 PM

^agree
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February 25, 2013 8:16:01 PM

I found this motherboard online after a regretful trip to Fry's I always say never again...but they are the close and I keep thinking ok its been almost a yr.

So anyhoo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I did go with the I7 3770k because at 230.00 was a good deal.
I will be going with a HD7870 Radeon Graphics Card 2g.

Thank you all again....I see my build at the end of this tunnel lol.
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March 5, 2013 3:10:03 PM

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March 5, 2013 3:10:34 PM

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