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What could be considered the best CPU out there for gaming and CAD programs? Just thinking over my options for a build I plan to do over the summer.

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    The i7-3770(k) will be good for both, but for the summer, you might just look for the haswell i7(i7-4770), since it's expected to be released the new intel haswell cpus somewhere around June.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-haswell-cpu-processor,20042.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Haswell-Ivy-Bridge-E-CPU,20590.html
  2. ^
    The Xeon E3's are cheaper than the i7 3770 and can offer all the same performance

    1230v2, 100mhz slower, mroe cache, no IGPU, $55 cheaper
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2

    1240v2, same speed, more cache, no IGPU, $30 cheaper
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31240v2

    1245v2, same speed, more cache, with IGPU, $15 cheaper
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31245v2

    i7 3770, most expensive, less cache, only 100mhz faster than 1230v2 and cheaper option also has IGPU
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770
  3. It won't matter much since for summer(June)there will be the haswell cpus.
  4. Depends how much haswell changes things, see shall see :)
  5. Best answer selected by Jgatewood.
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