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looking at i7 and i5 ivy bridge processors

i will be using my (eventually) built computer for 3d/2d design, gaming, music editing and movies

i will be doing triple 23" monitors

ive never done over clock and knowing me id bugger something up

so i was wondering what processor you guys would recommend

i like the look of the 3770k but it costs a bomb but i can afford it

in another thread i started the dudes and lasses said to wait for haswell


i cant see haswell being that much better

any advise infor or anything would be appreciated
post #2 of 23
If you want to buy current gen then the 3770K would be a good fit for you considering you do 3D/2D work and music editing. Waiting for Haswell could be an option but it won't be that much better, maybe around 10%. If you're seriously into your editing work then go with the i7, if it's just a hobby and you don't really need all the CPU horsepower then save a bit of money and get the 3570K which is still a great processor.
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Get the 3770k hyperthreading will help a ton with video editing. Haswell I heard will be mainly a igpu upgrade and.maybe 5-10% faster. The 3770k will be awesome for.a.few.years for.sure
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Isn't there some cheap Xeons available, which are basicly i7's without unlocked multipliers? They're priced at i5 levels, so it's a steal if you're not going to oc thumb.gif
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Isn't there some cheap Xeons available, which are basicly i7's without unlocked multipliers? They're priced at i5 levels, so it's a steal if you're not going to oc thumb.gif

Here's the cheapest one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
There are..but what boards will support them is the question?
 
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Here's the cheapest one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
There are..but what boards will support them is the question?
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Originally Posted by Hattifnatten View Post

Isn't there some cheap Xeons available, which are basicly i7's without unlocked multipliers? They're priced at i5 levels, so it's a steal if you're not going to oc thumb.gif
Doesn't it say in the OP that he'll be gaming too? Xeons aren't really much good at that rolleyes.gif
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They're not that bad at gaming, right? I'm guessing a couple of % lower framerates, but nothing dramatic.
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Xeons are essentially non-K i7 chips without the iGPU (exception: Xeon e3-12x5 v2 chips have them). There shouldn't be any type of performance penalty, as they use the same micro-architecture as the i7 line.
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post #9 of 23
3770k would be great.
3930k would be more a powerful choice if you wanted to spend more.
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3770k would be great.
3930k would be more a powerful choice if you wanted to spend more.


yer the 3930k looks awesome but for twice the price forget it i could never afford that atleast not on my current income
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