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I5 3570k + 670 sli performance

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September 25, 2012 5:37:26 PM

I plan on doing some serious gaming as well as streaming, hence the two 670's. Here is the overall build for reference:

Proc: i5-3570k OR i7-3770k
gfx: (2) gtx 670 in sli
ram: 8gb of 1866
SDD: 180gb
HDD: 750gb 7200 rpm
Mobo: asus v7 deluxe z77 chipset
PSU: 850w corsair

My question is, will i really see the money i spend on the i-7 over the i-5 for what i will be using it for? I'm planning on streaming everything @ 1080p. Games will be - WoW, BF3, Dota2, CS:GO, BL2. And a few others.

I plan on OC'ing the i-5 if i choose that one to around 4.4-4.6. If i get the i-7 it would be less to about 4.2-4.4(ish). I know in overall performance the i-7 does take the cake, but from what i understand in gaming the difference is extremely minimal to non existent even at stock clock rates.

So the sum up question once again; Will i get my moneys worth out of the i-7 3770k over the i-5 3570k for what im doing, or will the i-5 be able to handle it no questions asked without breaking a sweat?

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September 25, 2012 6:18:02 PM
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i7 gains you nothing for gaming. i7 helps things like photo/video editing, and some design software, but unless you're heavily into that, no point.
September 25, 2012 7:07:00 PM

would it help with the streaming program (xsplit) in that case? and if it does, would it be in a hugely noticeable fashion?
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September 25, 2012 7:42:11 PM

As far as I can see, from specs. no. The only difference between i5 & i7 is hyperthreading, and that's too "niche" for most software to make the effort to use it.
99% sure, unless someone has any info to contrary. If system used it, that would normally be mentioned, in "system requirements".
October 5, 2012 12:43:13 AM

Best answer selected by benftf.
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