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What are the advantages of the i7 over the i5 besides Hyper threading? I will be completing my build once Ivy Bridge is released. Not sure which CPU i am gonna get. If i go with the i5 then i can use the extra money to get a Crucial M4. If i go with the i7 then i would have to wait a lil longer to get a Crucial.

Uses - The system will be used for gaming and application use. Not real sure what programs would be considered heavy CPU use.
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If the 3570k vs 3770k is like the 2500k vs the 2600k then the only benefits you are going to see is if you use video encoding software and VM software. I would just wait on the reviews to see whats the differences they are in gaming which i doubt there are going to be any.
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The 3570k doesn't support HT while the 3770k does. Its similar to the the 2500k vs the 2600k where the latter supports HT.( Hyper Threading).You will only see a difference if you Encode video or render stuff. Go with the i5 and get the crucial.
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Would converting video files from avi or mkv formats to burn to dvds considered video encoding?
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Video encoding is the process of converting digital video files from one format to another. So yes.
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Would converting video files from avi or mkv formats to burn to dvds considered video encoding?

yup but if you don't do it regularly/professionally then it won't make that big of a difference. as said above if gaming is mostly what you do you should get the 3570k and the m4 you will see huge difference with the ssd.
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Go i5 and get the ssd. the SSD is the best overall upgrade you can get for your PC. I got one a couple months ago and my PC is sooo much faster, everything is quicker and my PC boots up so fast.

Get the i5 and the SSD, it's the way better choice thumb.gif
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Well to be honest i don't do a whole lot of PC gaming right now but i plan on it when i finish this rig. And no, i don't video encode professionally. Just do back up's here at home.
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There's also Boinc or F@H which HT is a big bonus to have.
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