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Should I get the 3570k or 2700k

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So as of today in the micro center black friday sales, there is the 2700k for $199, the 3570k is $169, so I am wondering would it be worth it to get the 2700k? My main uses would be gaming and streaming the games, and the occasional video/photo editing. Also if you can recommend a motherboard that isn't too expensive but performs well.
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post #2 of 17
If just gaming with video editing on the side I'd go for the 3570k. For MB my board is quite nice, or cheaper yet I've heard good things about the asrock extreme4.
    
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post #3 of 17
169$?! Holy moly! biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 17
Personally, I'd get the 2700k over the 3570k...
 
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Personally, I'd get the 2700k over the 3570k...

I think it really depends what you are planning to do. For a mild overclock, I think the Ivy wins. Plus you can delid it if you have the balls.
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post #6 of 17
If you do light photo editing, I would save some money and get whats cheapest. You probably wont see much of a difference unless the programs for editing takes advantage of the HT.
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post #7 of 17
3770k is 229$ best deal out of the bunch.. if your doing more then just gaming.
    
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post #8 of 17
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Hmm ok I might go for the 3770k and the asrock extreme 4 coming to a total of around $300, also Hokies83 are you a student at tech?
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrHankyBoy View Post

Hmm ok I might go for the 3770k and the asrock extreme 4 coming to a total of around $300, also Hokies83 are you a student at tech?

FootBall Fan..

Live in Roanoke right down the Road from Tech.

Springfield VA? is that not where that Earth Quake was last year?

ASrock Extreme 4 is 103$ at newegg.. if it is more at MC get it from the Egg thumb.gif
    
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post #10 of 17
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Oh ok im a student go hokies! and its 74.99 at MC for black friday! tongue.gifthumb.gif
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