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i5 3570k 169.99 vs i7 2700k 199.99 vs i7 3770k 229.99 for gaming

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I can grab the i5 3570k for 169.99 at my local micro center or i can get the i7 2700k for 199.99 i just wanted to know which was the better choice for gaming note : I am going to probably add 2-3 gpus to my system probably on par with 660 ti or 7870

I can grab the i7 3770k for 229.99 I am thinking if the i7 2700k is going to bottleneck with 3 gpu's why not the i7 3770k

Note I need to know which is best for an AIR COOLED rig I have a noctua nh-d14 that I am throwing a custom made delta king pin 310 cfm fan on hoping to drop the temps by a significant margin over the stock which already keeps it hella cool mid to high 30s on idle 50 on load oc'ed from what i hear but my case is the rosewill thor v2 I got 3 total of those delta fans and i tried them out already the rip honestly 280-310 cfm constant thats insaninity its like 5 sq feet of air a second..

just let me know which is best smile.gif
Edited by Faelore - 11/23/12 at 9:24pm
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post #2 of 16
depends on how far you are going to overclock, but in general the i7 and i5 are the same for gaming. in this case the IB will be a bit better than the SB, but you can OC the SB father unless you delid the IB. Unless you are going to do something that can take advantage of the hyperthreading of the i7, id just get the newest tech and go with the 3570k
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Id go with the 3570k, I think the only difference really with the i7 is hyperthreading which games dont make use of, you also have pcie 3.0 with ivy bridge which you dont have with the 2700k. Also its cheaper. If its just gaming I think Id rather go with the 3570k, but im not sure.
post #4 of 16
Core i5 is better for gaming because he has new graphic which is hd 4000. The core i7 more powerful but the graphic is older than core i5 which is hd3000.
post #5 of 16
Get the 2700K. I'm pretty sure I'd be bottle necked on BF3 with two 7970s if I had a 2500/3570k. Not a lot of games use HT but more and more are starting too. I'd get a good CLC unless you're doing a custom loop and push that 2700k to around 4.8. Honestly I'd probably try to grab a 3770k to future proof as much as possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kahasima View Post

Core i5 is better for gaming because he has new graphic which is hd 4000. The core i7 more powerful but the graphic is older than core i5 which is hd3000.
Gaming.. I assume he is not worried about the iGPU's wink.gif

OP: I would go for the 2700k, despite popular belief, Hyper threading does help in certain games, is better in benchmarks and if it is a decent clocker, will be faster then most 3770k's.
Edited by General123 - 11/23/12 at 5:37pm
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post #7 of 16
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I can get the 3770k for 229.99 atm too so my decision is based on

A)i7 3770k for 229.99
B) i7 2700k for 199.99
C) i5 3570k for 169.99
D) i7 3930k for 399.99 (would rather stay away from here the upgrade would be pointless and expensive)
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post #8 of 16
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is the extra $30 dollars worth the i7 3770k ? i mean PCIE 3.0 isnt even that big of a deal since the current top gpus dont even use half the PCIE 2.0 bandwith
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post #9 of 16
To be quite honest, it doesn't matter, you won't see a difference. Just get what is cheaper is my recommendation.
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post #10 of 16
If you plan on Overclocking the CPU to 4.6-5.0+ I would suggest the 2700 since you are using AIR cooling, Ivy Bridge CPUs get very hot and if you do not plan to de-lid and fix the issue or use a custom waterloop then get the cooler Sandy Bridge CPU.
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