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Haswell or Ivy-E for new gaming rig

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My roommate and I will be building new gaming rigs within the next few months, possibly holding off for Ivy Bridge extreme. we've been trying to decide whether to go with an i5 or i7 Haswell build or an entry level or mid range Intel Ivy Bridge Extreme.

right now it seems most video games do not benefit from more than three cores or hyper threading. Is there any information or any indication that there will be more games that support or are utilizing more than four cores? If not I guess it eliminates the 6 core Extreme Edition processors and leaves me with the i5 the i7 and the four core Extreme Edition processor.

if that is the case does the four core Extreme Edition processor warrant the 50 to 100 dollar bump in price over the regular Haswell? I don't mind spending a little bit more money if future games are going to utilize the extra processing but if it's a complete waste of money I'd rather spend it on other components.

Can you sell me on Extreme Edition processor for gaming?
Edited by tbris84 - 6/8/13 at 10:06am
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Not really needed nor worth it if all you're doing is gaming. Maybe in a benchmarking type rig that has a bunch of graphics cards, or if you're also wanting to donate crunching power, or similar.
Edited by Wrend - 6/8/13 at 3:25pm
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If money is not an issue , why not go ivy-e? If it is I would not bother with haswell and go with an ivy build from the marketplace thumb.gif
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Dont get an extreme CPU at all they are a waste of money get the K models instead

LGA2011/X79 are only really for people that are PC entusiastas or people that need the power for work or just crazy stuff like 4 video cards that would be a little better on LGA2011/X79
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