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can someone give me a straight answer wait or get an i5 3570k
Has anyone told you to wait? Just get the i5-3570k now, with NH-D14.
post #32 of 144
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ah i will go with the i5 3570k because when haswell comes out there will be new motherboard and they will cost heaps and they dont come out till june next year
Get the i5 3470 instead of the 3570K, you can't overclock on that motherboard so there's no point spending more on an unlocked processor. Unless you plan on changing motherboard.
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post #33 of 144
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from my conversation with him,
"As for SB/IV/HSW, you definitely don't want SB. IV is better performance and the same price at this point. HSW doesn't come out until June. It's only about 10% bump in cpu power. The big win with HSW is in integrated graphics. I'm guessing you have a dedicated GPU card? So you probably wouldn't really need HSW as opposed to IV."

Um compared to a SB it would be closer to a 22% bump (or more) in CPU power and a huge bump in IGPU power. I would wait for haswell


Skitz. wait for haswell its only 4 months.
 
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so how much of improvement over iv and sandy brigde and 4 months what day will they relese the haswell cpus
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No one can give you an answer, it's all up to you. If you're desperate for an upgrade get a 3570K but if you're willing to wait a few months then get Haswell smile.gif

Hit the nail on the head there. The fact of the matter is there will always be something that is incrementally better just around the corner, or for a little more money. You really just have to decide what you want to do with your machine, how long you need it to work for you before an upgrade/replacement, and what your budget is. Take a look at what games/applications you are using today, and what you think you're likely to need/want to run in the future. It sounds to me like you just want a nice quad-core CPU to play with.

If you don't have a specific idea of what capabilities you are looking to build for then I would simply suggest keeping your budget under control. I agree that the D-14 is a great investment, since they will ship you an adapter kit for free (within the first 5 years of ownership) every time Intel decides to drop a new socket on us. Another thing to consider is that adding a second GPU or upgrading the one you have may give you more bang for your buck than the newest, fastest CPU. Consider a well cared for second hand 2500K and maybe trading up the GPU.

If you really just want to play with overclocking, then AMD may even be worth a look as the CPU you fry on that suicide 5.5ghz run will be affordable to replaceable. Their parts also seem to tolerate absurdly high voltages much better in my experience as well. Put simply, you need to decide what it is you are trying to accomplish first, and then build with that in mind. Always try to keep in mind that whatever you throw together now will be completely outdated in 4 or 5 years.

If the Ivy Bridge part accomplishes what you need to get done for the intended time frame, then there is no good reason to wait for Haswell. Two years or so after it comes out people will be talking about waiting for what comes next again. The upgrade cycle never ends. You just have to decide what you want your machine to offer, and be happy when you've nailed your specs at the lowest cost possible. It's nice to have some cash left for things like rent, food, and dating. My 2 cents.
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well i mostly game and i do a tiny bit of video editing
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well i mostly game and i do a tiny bit of video editing

Ok, sounds like fairly modest requirements. What games? What type of monitor? Resolution, how many, 3d in your future? Any chance you will be editing a lot more within the life of the machine (maybe due to college graduation or you're trying to get a job in content creation)? Are you sure your current CPU is bottle-necking your games already or are you just going off some benchmarks on a review site?
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well i play gta 4 mafia 2 bf3 dirt3 skyrim and want to play the lastest games no video editing i tiny bit 1600x900 and no 3d
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Try some punctuation and capital letters.
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well sry im too lazy to do tht for u thumb.gif
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