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worth upgrading from an i5 3570k to an i7 3770k ?

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i use my rig mainly for games, movies , music , browsing and mining biggrin.gif

is it logical to do such an upgrade ? i'm planning to keep that platform (cpu, mobo , processor) for a long 3 years and just upgrade the GPU middle of the road
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nope. fill out your rig specs please. with the kind of usage you're doing it's not worth it. do you have an SSD? what graphics card are you using. we need your pc specs
post #3 of 27
Just keep your CPU. It's plenty fast enough for what you are doing, and the CPU you are looking at offers very little extra oomph.
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I see mining but not folding and with the new mining mini monsters that will make gpu mining obsolete (which had already made cpu mining obsolete.........) being released soon like jalapeno and stuff makes mining in general not wourth it per watt on rigs anymore.

I would say not wourth it at all for gaming, movies, music, and browsing.
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unless you are editing/rendering video, you will not notice a difference. for gaming the 3570k is actually slightly better so spend your money on something else
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post

nope. fill out your rig specs please. with the kind of usage you're doing it's not worth it. do you have an SSD? what graphics card are you using. we need your pc specs

i've my rig specs all filled in but i don't know how to make them show up like how you all doing it i was just about to ask how to make my rig specs appear down under , and yes i have an ssd a vertex 4 128gb , so you think it's not worth it and better keep the money
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Just keep your CPU. It's plenty fast enough for what you are doing, and the CPU you are looking at offers very little extra oomph.

aha i see thanks for your input smile.gif
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I see mining but not folding and with the new mining mini monsters that will make gpu mining obsolete (which had already made cpu mining obsolete.........) being released soon like jalapeno and stuff makes mining in general not wourth it per watt on rigs anymore.
I would say not wourth it at all for gaming, movies, music, and browsing.

well maybe i will go ltc biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

unless you are editing/rendering video, you will not notice a difference. for gaming the 3570k is actually slightly better so spend your money on something else

3570k is better for gaming ? how so ? are you sure ?biggrin.gif
Edited by invincible20xx - 12/27/12 at 8:47pm
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Depends on what you are doing. Gaming and whatnot, nope. If you are doing editing, video conversion, rendering, folding, yes.
 
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edit your signature on your profile page and add your rig thumb.gif
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How much would it cost you to upgrade? That's really what it comes down to.

If you can get near the full value of your 3570k back and think you'll have a use for hyperthreading, it could be a smart move. If you're eating a big loss on the 3570k though, it's probably not worth it.
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How much would it cost you to upgrade? That's really what it comes down to.
If you can get near the full value of your 3570k back and think you'll have a use for hyperthreading, it could be a smart move. If you're eating a big loss on the 3570k though, it's probably not worth it.

well i'm looking for a used 3770k in my area to cancel out the loss biggrin.gif
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