3570k vs 3770k
whic combo should i get 3570k and h100 vs 3770k and h60 im not not gonna change the cpu for loong time thats why im leaning to the3770k because in the future games will use hyperthreading and because the i7 is stronger i wont bee needing to oc it alot imean ithink i7 t 4ghz like i5 3570k 4.5 ghz and i dont want to oc alot so what do you guys think
+1^ for the i5 3570k for gaming purposes only. You could also opt out of the DH-14 for this:
The H100 is not bad at all, I just don't like the price tag. The radiator also takes up a fair amount of space (though you could argue the Phanteks Cooler and the DH-14 are monstrous in size).
In my opinion I value high end air coolers over closed loop water coolers.
Take a look at this:
For $20 more, you only gain roughly 2 degrees by going H100. Save that $20 and invest elsewhere.
Anyways, let us know your computer case to make sure you can even fit the DH-14 or that Phanteks cooler mentioned above or the H100 if you are determined to get it.
Edit: Ah yes, good point timarp000, forgot about the loudness of the H100.
Quick example for your question about 4GHz being enough: BF3 already takes 4.1 to stay under 100% CPU on BF3 multiplayer. HT does help a little in a few titles but it may indeed pick up over time.
If you really feel strongly about the 3770K, get that plus one of the air coolers mentioned or even a $35 212 Evo. At 4.1 my fan never spins up from the minimum under load. I got it to 4.4 stable but backed down for good measure. Will creep it up as the years roll by.
the only real difference between the 3570k and the 3770k is hyperthreading. there is no real physical difference.
hyperthreading does nothing for games, currently. i should also point out that it has been around for probably about a decade.
hyperthreading does speed up many productivity programs though. like autocad, winrar, 3dsmax, and many software video encoding programs.
as for software video encoding, you will probably want to use a feature that is on both those cpus called quicksync anyway. it is much much faster than a software video encoding which makes hyperthreading moot for most users.
timarp000 said:For gaming a overclocked 4 core is enough. buy the Intel 3570K but instead of the Corsair H100. Go for a Noctua NH-D14. Its a better cooler as it provides the same cooling performance and is much much quieter...
I have a 3770k and an NH-D14. The cooler is amazing, but make sure it'll fit first. Some motherboards have their cpu slot a little too close to the first pci slot. Thus, if you get a big fat NH-D14, you may accidentally cover up that slot. Just something to keep in mind. Take a boo at http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en to see if it'll fit or not.