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post #11 of 14
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Unfortunately for me, the price of the 3570k jumped up $30 these last few days so the price difference for decreased from $80 to now $50. I can definitely still use that $50 into other component upgrade. So for me right now, since I'm pretty much stuck between choosing only 2 motherboards (intel dp67bg and msi z87) I'm actually really comparing the differences between the two boards as my deciding factor. Neither boards are high end and the z87 obviously has more newer features, but the primary reason why the dp67bg is still holding my interest is because it supports both sli and crossfire while the z87 only supports crossfire. I currently own a AMD card, but I'm confident i can swap it in for a equivalent nvidia from friends.

I currently have the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 as my heatsink for my q8400. Could this cooler still work for either the 3570 and 4670k?
post #12 of 14
Considering you are coming from a Q8400 either option will present a night and day difference. The big advantage that the 4670 has over the 3570 should be power efficiency (if that matters to you that much). The 4670 is a little bit more powerful, but you probably won't notice too much of a difference between the 3570 and the 4670 in performance. If broadwell is compatible with 1150 socket and mobo's then that might be something you take into consideration, but seeing as how long you've had your old processor I'm willing to bet you'll be fine with the 3570.
post #13 of 14
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Seems like the intel dp67bg motherboard needs a bios updated in order for ivy cpus to work. If I were to go for the 3570k, would the system even be able to boot for me to have a chance to update the bios? I hope that make sense.
post #14 of 14
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I've decided to go with the 3570k. There are some features that I like from the haswell and newer motherboards, but in terms of actual gaming performance I don't think I will notice a difference and that was the bottom line. I'll use the money that I saved towards a good cooler for the cpu. I think I will stick with this setup for a while until something near-revolutionary comes around. Thanks to you all! thumb.gif

BTW, ram prices are ridiculously high now! eek.gif
Edited by mumbojumbo - 1/6/14 at 10:07am
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