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I had first chosen the AMD FX-8350 for gaming but was told to go for Intel rather than AMD... So I chose the i7 3770K, then again I was told that an i7 for gaming is a waste of $100. I will be using the rig mainly for gaming but since I have a Wacom tablet (which I very much use!), I will be doing some digital art and photo editing. Also, if I would like to render gameplay videos and stream them too, which one do I go for?

Here's the i7 build --

Intel Core i7 3770K
ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Gigabyte HD 7850
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
Corsair H100i
Corsair Carbide Series 300R
Corsair CMPSU-TX650 650W PSU

An alternative build is the that of the i5 3570K --

Intel Core i5 3570K
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Gigabyte HD 7950 GHz Edition
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
Corsair H100i
Corsair Carbide Series 300R or NZXT Phantom 410
Corsair CMPSU-TX650 650W PSU

Finally, which one should I go for?
Thanks!
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  1. #2 :)
    but use ddr3 1600 as it is more suitable for intel
  2. dude go for #2 and of-course get a G.Skill RipjawX 1600mhz 8gb kit.
  3. #2

    I prefer 1866MHz myself since they're about equal in price to 1600MHz

    Aren't you getting any SSD?
  4. Best answer
    Also agree, for gaming the 3770k will be nearly useless over the 3570k (unless you use it for thinks like 3D modeling, CAD, heavy duty compiles, mass processing of video . . . things that hyper-threading really is useful). Unless your primary purpose is doing the digital art you mentioned in a professional capacity and the primary function of the machine then the #2 rig will be a far better gaming system.
  5. EzioAs said:
    #2

    I prefer 1866MHz myself since they're about equal in price to 1600MHz

    Aren't you getting any SSD?


    Why? 1866 offers zero benefit over 1600.
  6. Mastashake15 said:
    Why? 1866 offers zero benefit over 1600.


    Just because their prices are similar. Sometimes even lower
  7. Seems like for the same price go with 1866.

    If math is correct i show 266MHz benefit.

    I'm a noob always willing to learn ...
  8. EzioAs said:
    #2

    I prefer 1866MHz myself since they're about equal in price to 1600MHz

    Aren't you getting any SSD?


    Nope, I have to buy a whole set of peripherals too since all the machines I've had have been Laptops.. It'd fall out of budget. But I will get one in 1-2 years after buying the system!
  9. Best answer selected by thegeekfather.
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