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I'm willing to spend anywhere between $300-$500 give or take $50.

What I need is the CPU that offers the most bang for the buck, and will hold up the best as time passes.

I'm also looking one that can be overclocked easily. Stock Clock speeds aren't the most important since I am probably going to overclock it anyways, I guess you would say that overclockability is more important than its set clock speeds.

Right now I got a Lanboy case from Antec, I'm not sure but it can fit at least a dozen 120mm fans in it, and possibly more.

I am going to go with watercooling for the CPU.

Also socket type needs to be considered since I may upgrade in the future to a better CPU.

So the choices that I have right off the bat are Haswell, Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge. I'm looking at them on newegg.com.

I haven't seen the prices but I don't think I can afford a hyperthreaded 6-core processor atm.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Also what kind of MoBo should I be looking at?

I am seeking most bang for the buck, but I spend the extra dollar where it counts. I am going to be using this build for probably 5 years, so it needs to be somewhat "futureproof"
Edited by Lezbianseagull - 6/21/13 at 7:58am
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Originally Posted by Lezbianseagull View Post

I am going to be using this build for probably 5 years, so it needs to be somewhat "futureproof"

after hearing that haswell-E will run DDR4 ram instead of DDR3, and having tons of unbelieveable features. i would wait for that if i am building a new PC.

but in case you want a PC to run as of current date, i would go with Ivybridge-E something like a 3930k link HERE newegg got 30 dollars off for that CPU.

you cant go wrong with that beast of a CPU. good luck with your purchase. thumb.gif
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Yea I might wait for that. DDR4 ram sounds like a nice upgrade. besides Im waiting for the 9000 series of ATI cards to come out so yea, any idea on the release on that Haswell-E? Also the price? Quadcore is all I need, hyperthreaded 6-cores are nice except for their price tag.
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Go to microcenter.
Buy combo deal...

4770k $279
Asrock extr4 mobo $114



Trust me, down the road when it comes time to resell your cpu Haswell will have a higher resell value.
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There's a reason why Haswell prices are so low. They arent turning out to be so great. Thats why I just bought an ivy chip and could of got a haswell and mobo for $50 more.

I'm glad I did too currently have my 3770k @ 4.8 with 1.4vcore still tweaking though havent tried 4.9. From what others are saying this C batch of 3770k's are oc'ing nicely and I have to agree, glad I bit the bullet and went to newegg to try and get a cpu from a good batch.
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Maximum Pc Review

What Should You Buy? First, Haswell doesn’t invalidate Ivy Bridge systems. Machines built on Ivy Bridge are still quite fast and offer plenty of performance, but there’s simply no reason to build on an older-generation CPU with a dead socket (good luck getting another LGA1155 out of Intel) with an inferior chipset. Sorry, but that’s the truth, and we know some of you just built Ivy Bridge boxes, too, despite our warning you to wait a month or so. Pc Haswell Review
Quote  The apparent lack of TSX, fat L4, and  multiplier overclocking might give you a frowny face, but maybe the only people who should really have a frowny face are those who just bought into a full-boat LGA1155 system with a top-of-the-line Core i7-3770K chip. 
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Yea Im leaning towards haswell. My brother, who knows more about pc's and cpu's than me downplayed DDR4 ram, but one kind of an upgrade is that over DDR3 Ram anyways?
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