Originally Posted by GaMbi2004
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Yey! new members
Bring them all! male or female
but make sure she peaks in here too, and not just let you do all the talking
If price is an object, I would say yea.. go with ivy bridge.. it is a good chip and in many cases, able to clock higher than haswell (or so I heard)
Cheaper CPU, somewhat cheaper mobo's.. so there should be a few dollars to save there..
3570K is the IB version of you 4670K (Unlocked I5 CPUs) Is she gonna be OCing? or she could go for the even cheaper "non K" 3570 CPU witch should be able to OC to about 4.0 (maybe a bit less)
IB can also be delidded if needed.
About the QL315, the radiator orientation still doesen't matter as discussed above, but as @welshy46
pointed out, the CPU cooler / pump might be slightly better in one direction vs turned 90 degree.. it should say that in the manual I think.
As soon as she will buy new computer, she we be able to register here :) She always prefer notebooks, not desktops, but I have convince her with a help of HAF XB EVO, so in some case, it's your share, because you convince me to buy it! :) I have talked with her at the moment and her final decision is not going to OC.
In Polish shops price between i5 3570 (without K) and i5 4670 are 40 PLN, so it's 9,51E or 12,99$, so it's not much I think, but it's her decision.
What are the differences in performance between let's say i5 3570 3.4GHz and i5 3570K (OC to >4.0GHz), is it visible in games?
The same question about i5 4670 3.4GHz and i5 4670K (OC to >4.0GHz)?
Which one 3570 or 4670 is easier to cool with CPU Cooler AIO?
If she will not going with OC, the LQ310 (the lowest version of Zalman AIO), will be enough in stock 3.4GHz for 3570 or 4670?
What is your advice for motherboard for those two CPUs? She will not going to OC, she doesn't need RAID (she will use 1xSSD and 1xHDD 7200), no optical drive, no sound card, only one GPU, 2x4GB 1333 or 1600MHz. I know there are B85 chipset for Haswell without RAID and some bonuses, which she will not use. Maybe even mATX instead ATX, when she will not use more then 1xPCI-E 3.0 x16? Are there any huge differences between motherboard ATX or mATX?
What do you think?
Originally Posted by winterwarrior
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I've got the IB version, the 3570k in my rig running at 4.2, I've been extremely happy with it, but even at stock speeds it breezed through any game i threw at it. And as GaMbi said if not overclocking go with non-k version.
If you are not set on a AIO cooler for the CPU you could save some money by going with something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
I used one of these in my parents rig with a 3570(non K) it's a very good cooler for pretty cheap.
As for mobo I've been using an Asrock z77 extreme4 and have been very happy. I would bet you could get it fairly cheap to as it's an IB board. Asrock also makes the z77 Pro3 board which is very good as well just won't overclock as well as the extreme4. I used the Pro3 in my parents computer as well and it's been rock solid so far.
Why going for chipset Z77 without going CPU OC? She said to me, when I advice her an Air Cooler: "I prefer to pay less for motherboard and CPU without OC, but I WANT AIO CPU Cooler!!!", ech women. Zalman LQ310 is one of the cheapest AIO on the market I think, but I don't know, what will be it's performance on 3570 or 4670 on stock 3.4GHz.
Edited by VAMET - 2/14/14 at 7:15am