Need help choosing a CPU

I'm building a new computer soon with a budget of £1000. I will be using the computer mainly for gaming such as BF3 and Dota but also obviously for surfing and skyping. I need this computer to last me at least 4-5 years so I need to keep that in mind.

I'm planning on getting: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-404-IN

I've been reading around on forums and people say there's no point in getting a i7 for gaming since hyperthreading is useless for it. I need this computer to last me 4-5 years so I really don't know if an i5 will last me that long.

Any advice? Thanks.
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  1. with a budget of about $1200-$1300 (punds to usd???) you can easily make a nice 7970 + 3570k rig (the generic non sli flagship gamer pc this gen)

    i would recomend waiting for haswell since 1155 is a dead socket however
  2. go i5 and dont worry...it wont bottleneck you in future...and buy a better gpu for saved money...get gtx 680 and you can forget problems for a long long time
  3. timil said:
    with a budget of about $1200-$1300 (punds to usd???) you can easily make a nice 7970 + 3570k rig (the generic non sli flagship gamer pc this gen)

    i would recomend waiting for haswell since 1155 is a dead socket however


    haswell wont add much performance..its like 10 % or so,since intel concentrated in integrated gpu performance boost..wait if you want to save some money on 3570k..
  4. amateur1337 said:
    haswell wont add much performance..its like 10 % or so,since intel concentrated in integrated gpu performance boost..wait if you want to save some money on 3570k..


    How big will the price difference be?
  5. the 3570k is the gamers choice of cpu

    since you linked overclockers.co.uk check out their bundles it may be cheaper than buying the parts separately

    and they will pre-overclock it for you

    they also have a really good pc configurator as well to build your own pc to see what you can get for £1000

    can chop and change parts in real time
  6. dont think that a price difference will be worth waiting since 3570k gonna stay in a top line...
  7. yep

    intel dont tend to drop the price of their cpus when they bring out a new line
  8. I'm planning on the i5 3570k along with a GTX 670 or a HD 7970. This set up should allow me to play games such as Battlefield for the next 4 years right? I don't mind playing on minimum settings as long as I can play it :)
  9. Then yes it should work great;))) gtx 670 goes very similar to 7950...so 7970 better but its all about the money..since you can overclock 7950 to 7970 easy..find 7950 7970 or gtx 670 for a best proce and buy it...i prefer asus or gigabyte cards;))
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