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post #11 of 32
Depends on how much more the 3770K costs over the 3570K. If it's less than $80, I would personally just bite the bullet and get the 3770K to have the extra threads if you need it, and with audo/video encoding and more and more games taking advantage of them (not to mention Folding@Home) I always prefer the 3770K.

Very few games only use 1 thread these days, and while only a few will take advantage of over 4 threads, depending on how you game, you can easily take advantage of more than 4 threads. For example, most of the games I play take advantage of 2-4 threads. But I usually also have a browser open for general surfing or looking up things as well as TeamSpeak/Raid Call for voice chat. Then there is just the general housekeeping that goes on with your operating system. So while I may not be maxing out 100% of each thread while gaming, I have set my games and certain utilities to run on certain cores/threads so that they don't interfere with each other.
post #12 of 32
The right question would be not whether you would see a performance improvement by getting the 3770k over the 3570k, but whether you would regret getting the 3570k over the 3770k. wink.gif

I know I would. Would you?
post #13 of 32

Well, I wouldn't if I knew I would never really need the Hyper Threading. I mean, especially if it can save me a good amount of money.

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I asked myself the same question. I wanted to build a pure gaming pc so I chose i5 and invested the money i saved in a soundblaster Z. no regrets at all !
If i wanted a badass cpu i would have picked a LGA2011.
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Thread Starter 
Hmmm thanks guys, I have the money for either cpu, I decided on the 3770k as I saw in a few benchmarks there are games that benefit from this cpu over the 3570k ( according to anandtech ) and some of the music software I use will utilise the hyper threading, I'm just not sure if I'll notice a performance Increase but to me it;s worth the extra investment.

Cheers guys
post #16 of 32
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Just had a quick look.at games played with the 3570k, that cpu is absolutely fine for my uses. Hyper threading has been around for ages... by the time games are fully utilising all four cores & using virtual cores properly, I'll most likely have a new cpu if I'm required.
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Just had a quick look.at games played with the 3570k, that cpu is absolutely fine for my uses. Hyper threading has been around for ages... by the time games are fully utilising all four cores & using virtual cores properly, I'll most likely have a new cpu if I'm required.
I feel so proud of you for coming to such a decision... tongue.gif
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I feel so proud of you for coming to such a decision... tongue.gif

Haha, I'm very conscious of the money I'm spending. I reckon my entire build that I'm putting together now will be around 1400 - 1500
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Just had a quick look.at games played with the 3570k, that cpu is absolutely fine for my uses.
That sir, is called wisdom.
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post #20 of 32
FWIW, I do audio recording, mixing, and editing at a semi-professional level (I do mastering and such for a lot of local musicians), and I went with the 3930K for my machine as I use it for gaming, audio work, video work, etc. I have seen a huge difference between the 2700K @ 5.1Ghz compared to the 3930K @ 4.6Ghz, with a lot of audio editing programs running about 35-50% faster, particularly when working with multiple streams in which case I can get quitea bbit moredone in the same amount of time. Also, if you use Photoshop, you will see a benefit as well.
   
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