Solved CPU in new system Tags: Homebuilt Gaming CPUs CAD Systems Product Last response: March 2, 2013 12:53 PM in Systems Share Jgatewood 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. Thanks! More about : cpu system Best solution djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs 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... stickmansam a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs March 2, 2013 4:07:48 AM ^ 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 Related resources New CPU , MoBo, RAM, etc. for existing system - Forum Cpu ,mobo,ram,psu-a new system suggestion - Forum Will a new CPU improve my system - Forum Will I have to Reinstall Operating System with new CPU ? - Forum Need Mobo, CPU , RAM and GFX for new system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs March 2, 2013 4:10:33 AM It won't matter much since for summer(June)there will be the haswell cpus. stickmansam a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming a b à CPUs March 2, 2013 4:12:39 AM Depends how much haswell changes things, see shall see Jgatewood March 2, 2013 12:53:48 PM Best answer selected by Jgatewood. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSystem booting weird after new CPU heat sink ForumIs building a new desktop system with AMD CPU risky? ForumSystem won't boot after new CPU Cooler ForumI need some advice people! my new system cpu . ForumI am getting a new system , what CPU Cooler to get? ForumNew cpu and systems shuts off at 67c ForumNew system , no POST, no beebs, mobo or cpu ? ForumSystem shuts down under 100% CPU load. ForumNew system not booting ( CPU error LED) ForumHelp!! CPU Decisions for new system build. ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !