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March 2, 2013 3:38:38 AM

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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March 2, 2013 3:44:04 AM

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-proc...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Haswell-Ivy-Brid...
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March 2, 2013 4:07:48 AM

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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
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March 2, 2013 4:10:33 AM

It won't matter much since for summer(June)there will be the haswell cpus.
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March 2, 2013 4:12:39 AM

Depends how much haswell changes things, see shall see :) 
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March 2, 2013 12:53:48 PM

Best answer selected by Jgatewood.
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