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Which offered option to choose: 2600k vs. 3570K

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February 6, 2013 5:39:03 PM

Hi! I have 2 options with offered prices. Please help me choose better one for price/performance build.

1. option: price 893$ (660€)

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz
MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (lga 1155)
Ram:G.Skill DDR3 - 2*8 = 16,0 Gb (1600 mhz) 
GPU:2047MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Point of View)
SSD: Patriot Torqx 256GB SSD
PSU: XFX Proseries 750w
Casing: Lancool PC-K9 B Mid Tower Case
WiFi: Asus PCE-N10


2.option: price 1083$ (800€)
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
MB: Asus Sabertooth P67
Ram: Kingston PC3-12800 "HyperX" KIT 2x4GB
GPU:ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum
SSD: Samsung SpinPoint 830 128GB
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 900W
Casing: Cooler Master Centurion 690 II "Basic"

Could I upgrade 1. option with additional 200$ and get better build than 2. option?

Which build to choose?

Thanks for advice!

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 5:43:54 PM

If it's mainly for gaming, get the i5-3570k, it has faster cores with the ivybridge architecture improvement, and for gaming the ht of the i7 doesn't get the advantage, since most games don't use ht.
Also i'd get a z77 motherboard for it.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 5:50:25 PM

both of those builds use older generations of hardware .If they are new then I would avoid both
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 5:52:11 PM

djangoringo said:
If it's mainly for gaming, get the i5-3570k, it has faster cores with the ivybridge architecture improvement, and for gaming the ht of the i7 doesn't get the advantage, since most games don't use ht.
Also i'd get a z77 motherboard for it.


You do realise that this is the opposite of the advice you gave yesterday to always use the most powerful graphics card in any gamer build?
February 6, 2013 5:55:38 PM

Outlander_04 said:
both of those builds use older generations of hardware .If they are new then I would avoid both


They are not new - friends, I don't think that I can get better buid for the money. Am I wrong?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 6:00:46 PM

He has an i5-3570k, so hence my suggestion for the z77 board, he had a z68 one, i think he wants to overclock the cpu(it's not a locked one), most of the z68 motherboards needs a prior bios update, the z77 motherboards aren't much more expensive than the z68, hence the suggestion for a z77 motherboard, which has more features, it's newer and supports the i5-3570k out of the box.
A good z77 motherboard will be the asrock z77 extreme 4.
@op also if it's just for gaming, drop the 16GB ram, get a dual channel kit of 8GB(2x4GB) at 1.35v-1.5v
You might want to spend a bit more on the gpu, like for a 660 gtx or 660 ti, if possible.
Also if you can find a cheaper ssd with 120/128GB it will be suffice, it will allow you to buy a better card(660ti or even 670gtx)
The psu is a good choice.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 6:17:58 PM

The second build is better imo. Better gpu will last you longer and make more of a difference in gaming.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 7:20:06 PM

for gaming i would take the i5-3570k, remove the SSD and put the money towards a gtx 680 or 670
a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 7:58:07 PM

No reason to pay that much for a build and get last year's hardware. What country are you buying from? That would help to suggest parts.

I also definitely side with the above in dropping the SSD and buying a better video card. What country are you buying from? That will help to suggest parts.
February 6, 2013 9:29:14 PM

g-unit1111 said:
No reason to pay that much for a build and get last year's hardware. What country are you buying from? That would help to suggest parts.

I also definitely side with the above in dropping the SSD and buying a better video card. What country are you buying from? That will help to suggest parts.


I come from Slovenia (European Union).
Is GTX 660 so much better than 580 in the 1.bulid?

So what you suggest is: buy 1. option for 893$
1. replace Patriot Torqx 256GB SSD ->with what
2. replace 2047MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Point of View) ->with GTX 660-670
3. replace G.Skill DDR3 - 2*8 = 16,0 Gb (1600 mhz) -> with dual channel kit of 8GB(2x4GB) at 1.35v-1.5v
4. maybe replace ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (lga 1155) ->with Z77 MOBO

If I replace all this component I don't know if it is the 1.st option worth 893$...
February 6, 2013 9:48:14 PM

i say for gaming option 2 is better cpu's are about the same in games 580 is faster than 560ti.. you don't need 16GB of ram for gaming, and if you happen to start recording your games for youtube etc, the extra threads would come in handy for encoding.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 10:05:26 PM

zverinica said:
I come from Slovenia (European Union).
Is GTX 660 so much better than 580 in the 1.bulid?

So what you suggest is: buy 1. option for 893$
1. replace Patriot Torqx 256GB SSD ->with what
2. replace 2047MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Point of View) ->with GTX 660-670
3. replace G.Skill DDR3 - 2*8 = 16,0 Gb (1600 mhz) -> with dual channel kit of 8GB(2x4GB) at 1.35v-1.5v
4. maybe replace ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (lga 1155) ->with Z77 MOBO

If I replace all this component I don't know if it is the 1.st option worth 893$...



Those two are already prebuild ?
If it is, just replace the card for the 670 gtx in the first build, you can put the 560 ti as a physX card or sell it afterwards.
If it's not, then do it from scratch, with z77 motherboard, a lower ssd(120/128GB) and the rest of the stuff.
February 6, 2013 10:07:19 PM

can you mix and match?
don't get the 580, sucks power too much. get a 660ti instead
a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2013 10:19:45 PM

zverinica said:
I come from Slovenia (European Union).
Is GTX 660 so much better than 580 in the 1.bulid?

So what you suggest is: buy 1. option for 893$
1. replace Patriot Torqx 256GB SSD ->with what
2. replace 2047MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Point of View) ->with GTX 660-670
3. replace G.Skill DDR3 - 2*8 = 16,0 Gb (1600 mhz) -> with dual channel kit of 8GB(2x4GB) at 1.35v-1.5v
4. maybe replace ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (lga 1155) ->with Z77 MOBO

If I replace all this component I don't know if it is the 1.st option worth 893$...


Yes - it uses less power and has a faster graphics processor.

For the SSD get this: http://www.agt.si/racunalniska-oprema/trdidiski/ocz-ver...

Or this: http://www.agt.si/racunalniska-oprema/trdidiski/samsung...

Then for GPU here is what I would suggest: http://www.agt.si/racunalniska-oprema/graficnekartice/e...

And then for RAM get this: http://www.agt.si/racunalniska-oprema/spomin/gskill-rip...

And yes get a Z77 motherboard: http://www.agt.si/racunalniska-oprema/maticneplosce/asu...
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