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Just purchase a 3570k you will not regret it and later next year upgrade to Haswell. What monitor will you be using or rather what resolution are you gaming at? and do you already have a graphics card purchased?
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Price per performance from the list would be the 2500k.

Absolute best would probably be the 3570k, but you will pay a little more for it for not much gain.

The extra four threads from HT is not used in gaming...by the time gaming will use eight threads a 3770k will probably be too obsolete. The only software I've personally found that uses eight threads is video encoding applications. DVDfab will toss all eight up to 100% while encoding to mp4.

Well, I also do things like run seven virtual machines some times and dedicate a thread and 2GB of memory to each VM...but i don't have to (sharing a thread is sort of one of the points of VMs anyway). Even then I won't be at 100% on each. Just tiny bit of activity on each thread.

Even though it isn't used...it isn't like the HT hurts anything. On the 1156 socket you would often be limited on your OC some if you had HT on, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the 1155 CPUs. So if you ever think you might use it...go for it. Just don't expect it to help in gaming.
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[quote name="fuadm424" url="/t/1307750/best-cpu-for-gaming#post_18194162", and you can use your budget on a better performing GPU. Remember this, spending 100 more on a GPU over a CPU will drastically benefit gaming performance (within a reasonable range of CPUs).[/quote]

I plan on getting the 680 and a $100 wont get me a 690. so if they make a 680Ti then it will be used on a gpu but if not id rather spend it on a cpu.
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You could look at the 7970s...I put it on par with the 680 for the most part and it runs about $100 less.

Well, the 7970 might actually be superior depending on who you talk to...the GPUs trade blows anyway
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You could look at the 7970s...I on par with the 680 for the most part and run about $100 less.

Plus if you plan on overclocking it, it scales better at that than the 680
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Just purchase a 3570k you will not regret it and later next year upgrade to Haswell. What monitor will you be using or rather what resolution are you gaming at? and do you already have a graphics card purchased?

I have a 1920x1080 and yes i have a 560Ti
post #17 of 75
think about the motherboard socket as well. Any sort of future proofing on the socket numbers? Or are all mobos obsolete when it comes to upgrading to the next gen of CPUs?
Get the i5 2500k, better you spend the extra that you save on a better GPU, that's all that's going to matter. The only game that's gonna come close to maxing out that is a 64player map of Battlefield 3. But still, not bottlenecking yet
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Depends on what game you play that 560TI will be maxed out at 1080p, were you considering upgrading the card anytime soon or just sticking with the 560 until 7xx or 8xxx comes out? Oh and what games were you going to play?
post #19 of 75
get a i5 2500k and buy a second 560Ti if you can afford it (and if your mobo supports it)

I could max out everything except for games with HIGH MSAA (BF3 with 4xMSAA) and Crysis on DX11 ULTRA and HD texture. But for the most part 50-60 fps (probably vram issues)

Or sell your 560ti (or keep it as a physx card) and buy a 660ti or 670 smile.gif
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Depends on what game you play that 560TI will be maxed out at 1080p, were you considering upgrading the card anytime soon or just sticking with the 560 until 7xx or 8xxx comes out? Oh and what games were you going to play?

The 560ti is a bad card to own...it is just good enough to thwart off the need to upgrade but not quite good enough to max out everything. it can really make for some hard decisions.

It probably is the starting point of diminishing returns in GPU performance. If you planned to stay at a 1920x1080 resolution for the foreseeable future a SLI setup of 560ti's might serve you best.
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