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I currently have an I5 3570k 3.4 Ghz(stock), and wondering if it would be "worth" upgrading to a I7 3770k 3.4 Ghz(stock). I want to upgrade for the sake of live-streaming. I love to live stream on the build I currently have, but I lag. I was told to look into the i7 3770k. I was really just curious if upgrading to an i7 would be worth it or even noticeable.
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The general rule of thumb is that you want an i5 for gaming and an i7 for power hungry processes. I call bull**** and if you can afford it go for the i7 on all accounts.

I7-3770k is sweet all round and easily o/c'able and you get hyperthreading.
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I currently have an I5 3570k 3.4 Ghz(stock), and wondering if it would be "worth" upgrading to a I7 3770k 3.4 Ghz(stock). I want to upgrade for the sake of live-streaming. I love to live stream on the build I currently have, but I lag. I was told to look into the i7 3770k. I was really just curious if upgrading to an i7 would be worth it or even noticeable.

Is your internet good enough?

It would benefit you a bit upgrading. Why don't you overclock?
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I would go with an i5 and save some $. Here is a thread that should answer your question mate - http://www.overclock.net/t/1320717/i7-vs-i5-live-streaming

Edit - Keep what you have.
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I currently have an I5 3570k 3.4 Ghz(stock), and wondering if it would be "worth" upgrading to a I7 3770k 3.4 Ghz(stock). I want to upgrade for the sake of live-streaming. I love to live stream on the build I currently have, but I lag. I was told to look into the i7 3770k. I was really just curious if upgrading to an i7 would be worth it or even noticeable.
if you are on stock just go for the regular 3770.
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If I where you I would just overclock that 3570k. Plenty of extra power just sitting there just waiting. Also a properly OC'd 3570k will be faster then a stock 3770k.
    
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I would go with an i5 and save some $. Here is a thread that should answer your question mate - http://www.overclock.net/t/1320717/i7-vs-i5-live-streaming
he already has an i5
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These CPU's are fairly similar spec-wise, so I doubt you're going to see a huge difference in performance.

Have you considered overclocking? Are you certain your lag is caused by your CPU?
Edited by NeonRed3mption - 1/13/13 at 6:39pm
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I am not sure if live streaming benefits from more cores, I think it might. If you have the money and really want to, go for it.


BTW, would that happen to be a hennessey HPE1000 camaro in your picture? ;p
 
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Since both the 3570k and the 3770k have HyperThreading, I doubt you're going to see a huge difference in performance.

Have you considered overclocking? Are you certain your lag is caused by your CPU?
no they dont lol...
 
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