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February 1, 2013 8:49:15 PM

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...

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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February 1, 2013 8:55:45 PM

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
February 1, 2013 9:00:22 PM

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
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February 1, 2013 9:03:18 PM

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..
February 1, 2013 9:04:43 PM

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?
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February 1, 2013 9:07:10 PM

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
February 1, 2013 9:10:11 PM

dont think that a price difference will be worth waiting since 3570k gonna stay in a top line...
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February 1, 2013 9:22:38 PM

yep

intel dont tend to drop the price of their cpus when they bring out a new line
February 2, 2013 9:07:28 AM

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 :) 
February 2, 2013 9:12:52 AM

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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