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What about the 3xxx series? Are these older models?
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post #12 of 72
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Originally Posted by starmanwarz View Post

What about the 3xxx series? Are these older models?

Yes they're the older 3rd generation CPU's (Socket 1155).
The 3570K is probably one of the most popular gaming CPU's around.
The 4670K (Socket 1150) is 4th gen. and a direct follow-up from that one and a slight upgrade.
Edited by JambonJovi - 10/6/13 at 8:57am
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I'm gonna say 2500K
..because it can be OC'd higher on air/water.
 
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I would agree a i5 4670K is the best newest all around best for gaming.
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Yes they're the older 3rd generation CPU's (Socket 1155).
The 3570K is probably to most popular gaming CPU's around.
The 4670K (Socket 1150) is 4th gen. and a direct follow-up from that one and a slight upgrade.

Alright, thanks.

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I'm gonna say 2500K
..because it can be OC'd higher on air/water.

Not really liking this choice, it is older and I am looking for a future proof CPU.
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Alright, thanks.
Not really liking this choice, it is older and I am looking for a future proof CPU.

My 2500k will last me in gaming for the next 4-5 years no problem, especially at 4.5Ghz, running very cool fast. Never put the 2500k into a category of not up to being "future-proof", as if your budget was smaller this CPU would be golden for the job, and in my opinion still is. The difference between the 2500k and a 4670k isn't going to be HUGELY noticeable in gaming.
    
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If you're looking for future proof, go with the i7. While the i5 will still provide a great experience, as games begin to take advantage of more threads the i7 will pull ahead of its HT-less little brother. You can already see this happening (in an admittedly minor way) in titles like Battlefield 4 (beta of course) and Hitman Absolution. I speculate that the differences will increase as more developers begin to take advantage of the increased numbers of threads.
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Alright, thanks.
Not really liking this choice, it is older and I am looking for a future proof CPU.

It's still a good choice 2700k / 3770k / 4700k are all pretty close to eachother. The later ones have less power consumption, the earlier ones overclock better.
Same for 2500k / 3570k / 4670k.
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there is really no point in spending more money for a i7 if he is not going to do any video rendering etc. and a inc of 4-5 fps in a game, which he should already be capped with a decent gpu. Spend your money elsewhere for better heatsink or gpu/psu
    
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there is really no point in spending more money for a i7 if he is not going to do any video rendering etc. and a inc of 4-5 fps in a game, which he should already be capped with a decent gpu. Spend your money elsewhere for better heatsink or gpu/psu

Someone hasn't been paying much attention to the latest BF4 benchmarks have they? wink.gif
    
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