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December 19, 2012 5:16:41 PM

I have a choice of two PC's, both at around £870. One has an i5 3570k, 8gb ram, 1 tb HDD and a gtx 680. The other has an i7 3770k, 16gb ram, 2tb hdd and a gtx 670. Which is better. USES: GAMING.

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December 19, 2012 5:19:57 PM

Since the GTX680 is a better card, the i5 system is probably your best bet for a gaming system. Especially since you can overclock the 3570k.
December 19, 2012 5:38:27 PM

Hyperthreading is not really used for gaming atm so the 680 build will more likely have an advantage. if one wanted a better cpu, then theres normally a jump from i5 to sandy/ivybridge-e 6 core rather than 4 core + HT. but the gains are very minimal.
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December 19, 2012 11:28:31 PM

The upgrade from a 670 to 680 has a bigger impact on your gaming than an upgrade from a 3570k to a 3770k.
December 20, 2012 2:46:00 AM

Dude, get the i5 PC. It has a better GPU which is super important for gaming. Anyway, like dudewitbow said, hyper-threading capabilities don't help gaming at all. If it is a computer primarily for gaming, I would almost always suggest the one with the more powerful video card.