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    I7 3770K or I5 3570K?

    As the title suggests im wondering if i should get the i5 or the i7

    100 dollar price difference...

    And to describe me:
    I basically just play video games, Watch movies, use word once in a blue moon, I mean im not overly exciting on the computer lol.

    Im not a computer genius either, I DO know how to build my own, This current build is for myself and i have all other components good to go...

    I just wonder if its worth getting the i7 over the i5...

    I will overclock obviously for added performance

    What are the advantages to the i7?

    For gaming is it worth getting the i7?

    I have All the parts i need right now just need my CPU, ordered them 5 days ago and got them friday just havnt had time to figure out what CPU I wanted, Gunna go down to my local computer store and pick either one up depending on the feedback i get.

    Thanks guys!
    Furi



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    If you're primarily gaming then I5 3570K.
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    Its not worth the price difference, i second what Azuri said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuri View Post
    If you're primarily gaming then I5 3570K.
    I agree. For 100 $ less the i5 is a much better performance to price ratio.

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    That's a nice setup, with the money you're saving on the i5, get a bigger ssd.
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    If you're just gaming get the I5-3750k. Also looking at the rest of your build you can save a bit of money by getting 8gig of ram instead of 16gig. Also, not sure about that GPU. For the same price you could get a 7970 GHz edition. With the higher membus the 7970 would be able to actually use 3gig VRAM.

    Edit, ok nvm i see now you already have all the other parts. I would return the 670 and pick up a 7970GHz edition
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    I would.....but im a nvidia guy lol Fanboy problems and I already have all the parts sitting next to me, been putting in parts tonight just waiting to get the CPU tomorrow morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furiex View Post
    I would.....but im a nvidia guy lol Fanboy
    So am I. It's just anecdotal evidence from me but for gaming Nvidia has always performed better in my case with less issues. Most of the games I play seem to be optimized for Nvidia but again personal choice I wouldn't rage to get my point across.
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    Np, my brother is an AMD fanboy when it comes to CPU's and i tried and tried, but he ended up getting an AMD CPU. Nothing wrong with that. People like what they like.
    Pretty sweet build overall Furiex.
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    Extra cores do little for gaming.

    Grabbed this set of benchmarks, may not be totally accurate as I only skimmed it:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...er,3204-4.html

    The question is, is that tiny sliver of theoretical performance difference is worth $100 to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiex View Post
    And to describe me:
    I basically just play video games, Watch movies, use word once in a blue moon, I mean im not overly exciting on the computer lol.

    ....

    I will overclock obviously for added performance
    There's a really strange mentality around overclocking on the internet.
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    Thanks buddy, And thanks Azuri for your guys help. Hopefully get this up and running tomorrow morning!!

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