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February 7, 2013 12:12:49 PM

Ok, so people tell me I should just get an i5 instead of an i7, as the cost difference etc etc, and that there isn't a big difference. The thing is, the i7 3770k will cost me: $229.99, the i5 is $189.99 "Both on sale at Micro center... Normally i7 3770k is $319.99, and the i5 3570k is $214.99" Should I not just spend the extra $40 and get an i7 3770k, or is it still not worth it ?

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February 7, 2013 12:17:54 PM

Well, it depends what you plan on doing with it?
Video editing or gaming?
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February 7, 2013 12:18:54 PM

BuddiLuva said:
Well, it depends what you plan on doing with it?
Video editing or gaming?



Gaming,

I could get the Z77 Extreme4 + an i5 3570k for $290.90 and overclock, or I could get an i7 3770k for $247.99 "with tax" and get a new motherboard later.
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February 7, 2013 12:24:42 PM

I'd be inclined to say go with the i5 then. As the i7 (correct me if i'm wrong) has no actual benefit when it comes to gaming. HT doesn't help games at all.
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February 7, 2013 12:30:13 PM

BuddiLuva said:
I'd be inclined to say go with the i5 then. As the i7 (correct me if i'm wrong) has no actual benefit when it comes to gaming. HT doesn't help games at all.



Thats what I have learned to, But my question on that is what about future wise, Will the i7 turn out to be the better for the 2013 gaming market ? From what I read Xbox and PS new systems will be capable of hyper-threading, so that means games may take more advantage of it, so would it be wise to be prepared for that possibility, I am looking for a processor to last me the next 3-4 years
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February 7, 2013 12:39:50 PM

I doubt that will come into effect any time soon, HT is just as useful now in gaming as it was when it first came out... If you get my point there.

What is more than likely to struggle in the next 3-4 years is your graphics card. So I'd say go with the i5 and get a better GPU as that will be doing most of the processing in games.
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February 7, 2013 12:41:34 PM

BuddiLuva said:
I doubt that will come into effect any time soon, HT is just as useful now in gaming as it was when it first came out... If you get my point there.

What is more than likely to struggle in the next 3-4 years is your graphics card. So I'd say go with the i5 and get a better GPU as that will be doing most of the processing in games.



Currently running a 660 TI 3gb, video card is good for a bit XD, I think what I will do, is get the cooler master 212, the i5 3570k and the z77 extreme 4 mobo
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February 7, 2013 12:44:15 PM

bigtalon said:
Currently running a 660 TI 3gb, video card is good for a bit XD, I think what I will do, is get the cooler master 212, the i5 3570k and the z77 extreme 4 mobo


Good choice, you'll be able to overclock it well with that cooler too.

Giving your GPU a run for its money.
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