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Hi everyone, I'm planning to build a PC (my first one) which I'll mainly be using for studies, gaming i.e. Battlefield 4, etc.

I've decided to get an unlocked i5 processor, but I'm not sure which one (I want to overclock the processor to a safe level for everyday use)

I'm planning to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler regardless of which CPU I get, because I've heard it's good, and I'm on a budget, so I can't spend too much on it.

I have two options:

1. Get a system with the 3570k along with a gigabyte Z77X D3H motherboard for approx $1660 NZD altogether

2. Get a system with the 4670k along with a gigabyte Z87 D3HP (non X version) motherboard for approx the same amount

I'm kinda leaning towards the 3570k option, but I don't really know which one would be the best idea.

I plan to only game in the weekends, so I wanted to know if it's really worth getting an unlocked CPU for overclocking, or if I should just get the non K version. If I should get the non K version, then should I get an H87 motherboard? And if I do get the non K version, then will the CPU cause the Sapphire HD 7950 GPU to bottleneck?

Any input is appreciated, thanks! biggrin.gif

EDIT: If I get a 3570 (non k) along with a Gigabyte Z77 D3H and no extra CPU cooler, then I can save about $150 NZD, is it worth it spending the extra on overclocking, like will I get way better day to day performance even if I plan to only game in the weekends?

Thanks once again
Edited by syn17 - 10/8/13 at 8:39pm
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If i was building my first pc i would go with the latest,in this case it would be the 4670k....Also i would get the k version over a non k any day and no the non k version should bottleneck your 7950,but keep in mind some games are cpu intensive while others are gpu intensive so it all depends on the games you play....
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post #3 of 6
A hyper 212+ Evo took my old 3570K to 4.5 ghz with no problem. A 7950 at 1160/1510 and 3570k at 1160/1510 got over 10k in 3dmark11

I have never used the 4670k but there is a 5-10% improvement if you can overclock to the same level with it. the D3H is a great board but I don't know what features a D3HP gives up compared to the H
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Okay, well that sounds good, but I think I might go for the 3570 non K version, because I'll mainly be gaming about 3 times a week and for like 4 hours max per session, so I don't think it'll be worth spending an extra almost 200 on an overclockable cpu, an overclocking mobo and extra on the psu to make sure it keeps up. Plus, if I get the non OC version, I might be able to spend a little extra and get a good 120 GB SSD for games and windows, etc.

Thanks for your opinions guys. biggrin.gif

One last thing, if I do get the i5 3570 (non k version) then will it bottleneck the Sapphire HD 7950 when playing games like Battlefield 3 and 4 on 1080p on a 24" monitor?
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WD Blue Edition 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA Default CPU cooler Windows 8.1 64bit OEM 
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WD Blue Edition 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA Default CPU cooler Windows 8.1 64bit OEM 
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LG 23EN43V-B 23" Full HD LED Monitor Cooler Master V550S 550W Gold rated PSU Bitfenix Merc Alpha 
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post #5 of 6
Bf3 and bf4 like cpu speed so oc makes a big difference
post #6 of 6
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Yeah, after doing quite a bit of research, I've decided to go with the i5 3570k and a slightly cheap but still good mobo (Gigabyte Z77 D3H). I won't buy the cooling fan just yet as I don't think I need to overclock it at this stage, but somewhere along the line, maybe when I've saved up a bit more money, I'll buy the cooling fan and oc the processor. I think I'll spend the money saved on a good 120 GB SSD for my OS and programs. Thanks for all the input everyone biggrin.gif
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WD Blue Edition 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA Default CPU cooler Windows 8.1 64bit OEM 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue Edition 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Lite-On IHAS324 ALLWRITE 24x SATA Default CPU cooler Windows 8.1 64bit OEM 
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