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Since when are people recommending Hyper threaded CPU's to gamers?
From my understanding, HT CPU's such as the 3770k don't boost FPS ingame because game simply do not (yet) utilize HT.
This means you're buying a CPU that does the exact same performance as it's "little brother" (3570k) but with a higher price tag.

Yes, but he clearly has the upgrade bug and already has a 4.8 ghz 2500k. What would be the point of going to a 3570k then? You get a slight IPC improvement and it may not even overclock past 4.5 depending on luck. Also, future games that are right around the corner are going to be optimized for 8 cores. It's just logic. They need 8 threads to make adequate use of the APU in the new consoles. For this reason, the 3770k will be a better option than the 3570k in short time. I'm not ordering him to get a 3770k. I'm simply saying that if he MUST upgrade, it's the only logical choice.
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Asus G750jw
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Core i7 3770k  ASrock Extreme4 P67 Sapphire Dual X OC 7950 Sapphire Dual X OC 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 Kingston V300 240gb (OS) Seagate 1tb (data) Corsair H60  
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung S27C750P 75Hz A-MVA Dell S2340m (x3) Corsair TX850 
CaseAudioAudioAudio
Azza Hurrican 2k ODAC Hifiman HE-500 O2 amp 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 4700HQ GTX 765m 8GB DDR3L 1600 Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
HGST 1TB Cooler Master Notepal U3 Windows 8.1 17-inch FHD 
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Okay guys. I read all your replies and i think im going to just settle with the current 2500k i have now at 4.8ghz and just save money for IB-E. Maybe there will be new motherboard releases and ill be more motivated to upgrade my CPU to a much more powerful one.

I do plan on playing GTA IV in the future so im assuming GTA IV may be CPU heavy.

I think my main priority will be IB-E or SB-E and then if i have any spare cash ill throw it into a custom loop. But a loop is no longer my priority now.

I also may stray away from motherboard cooling if it really is unnecessary (and mostly for looks). I can live without them. redface.gif

Thanks for the time and replies. biggrin.gif
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