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If your buying the CPU at like microcenter might as well get the i7. If not i5 is fine for gaming.

(Went from i5 to i7 for 20 bucks lol)
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

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.
that's a higher tax bracket...
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

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.

Good to here with someone with experience. In my case, I'm recording, mixing & editing my tracks as purely a leisurely activity, I am a musician & I enjoy creating music although I don't perform nor do I play for others, I just enjoy getting my musical Ideas out & into songs. I don't use Intense software either, I'm just using cubase software. I also don't do any camera work / video / photo editing what so ever. If I was in your position I would have done the same, but In my situation, I feel like the 3570k is really going to perform perfectly, and when I need the extra performance, I'll over clock it.

Thanks very much for your input thumb.gif
post #24 of 32
Just to clarify, I wasn't intending to suggest that you purchase a 3930K, but rather give an example as to the benefits of more threads in what happens to be similar/identical programs to what you're likely using...

If you live near or a Micro Center, or a have a friend that does, or you trust a particular member on this forum enough (who lives near one), I'd really recommend getting the 3770K from there, as it's just $29 more! If you don't have a motherboard, you get another $40 or so off by buying a MB and CPU at the same time, thereby negating the price difference and still saving you $10!
   
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post #25 of 32
Unless the price difference is small, you will get much more value for your money with the 3570K.
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post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Just to clarify, I wasn't intending to suggest that you purchase a 3930K, but rather give an example as to the benefits of more threads in what happens to be similar/identical programs to what you're likely using...

If you live near or a Micro Center, or a have a friend that does, or you trust a particular member on this forum enough (who lives near one), I'd really recommend getting the 3770K from there, as it's just $29 more! If you don't have a motherboard, you get another $40 or so off by buying a MB and CPU at the same time, thereby negating the price difference and still saving you $10!

I definitely understood that, and I appreciate your input.

I am From Australia, the price difference here is around $100.

Cheers
post #27 of 32
Yeah as said above if you're going for gaming only then its not worth it.
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post #28 of 32
Personally I don't agree. I saw a noticable improvement in smoothness in Crysis 3 coming from a 3570k to a 3770k. More games are starting to utilize hyperthreading and I'm sure developers are going to start utilizing it even more in the near future. So if you are looking to future proof (or if you are playing a lot of Crysis 3) then go for the 3770k. If you are just looking play games now and upgrade later than get the 3570k. I'm not saying the 3570k isn't a good chip, it is a great chip. I just personally seen improvement when I switched to the 3770k. The choice is yours. That is just my 2cents.gif

Also, I'm sure someone already said this, but if you live near a microcenter or you even want to take a day trip to one, the 3770k is only $230 there. AMAZING
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also Haswell is coming soon. dont waste it. save you're money up.
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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.
Surely every other game i played i saw all 8 threads utilized (Apart from the ridiculously old)
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