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Old 05-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #51
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I haven't gotten the chance to play BF3 with my 2500K at stock speeds, but at 4.5GHz it breezed through even the most demanding scenarios with the GPU bottlenecking it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #52
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i5 3570K Forever.!
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #53
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Since you have the money, get the 3770K.
BF3 MultiPlayer is using 6 to 8 threads. Game play will be much smoother with the Core i7 than Core i5. In some maps a default core i5(non OC) makes the game unplayable even with a high end Video card.

The combination of Core i7(OC) and GTX670 is perfect for BF3 MP.
I played until last week with a Q9450 (oc'd to 3.2) all day in 64 player maps with no problems. I now have a 3570K stock, it does seem smoother but once again plays 64 player maps all day with no problems.

If you are having problems I suspect they are elsewhere then with a 3570K setup.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #54
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Get the i5 and spend the money you saved on a ssd
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #55
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:29 AM   #56
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Mine is actually coming today. So I hope I get a newer batch # this time. I bet I will notice 0 performance difference as well.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #57
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hmm i am thinking i should have gottent the i7

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/max-payne-3/1224847p1.html

I love this series, luckily I did get 16 GB ram, but wonder how much of a difference between the i5 3570k vs i7
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #58
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2500K. Also, why did you get a 1kw PSU?
I hate this question. Why does it matter if they have a 1kw PSU? I have one and I'm not close to loading it up to max. I got it because I didn't want to ever worry about the PSU being too weak. If I want to SLI or something I can and not need to count watts and amps.

For the topic on hand... 3570k is my recommendation (updated BIOS first). It's a little better clock for clock vs a SB processor so even if it doesn't clock past 4.3Ghz it's still really fast.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #59
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I hate this question. Why does it matter if they have a 1kw PSU? I have one and I'm not close to loading it up to max. I got it because I didn't want to ever worry about the PSU being too weak. If I want to SLI or something I can and not need to count watts and amps.

For the topic on hand... 3570k is my recommendation (updated BIOS first). It's a little better clock for clock vs a SB processor so even if it doesn't clock past 4.3Ghz it's still really fast.
yup, pretty much my reasoning right there

and i got it with my coolermaster case... so far it's lasted me over 4-5 years which is more than i can say for any PSU in the past... no complaints whatsoever.


Anyways, i decided on a 3570k

Cant wait for my parts to get here!
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #60
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Anyways, i decided on a 3570k
Cant wait for my parts to get here!
Hi,
I'm in the same predicament as you were a few months ago, so I was wondering what are your thoughts once you got the i5 3570k. I'm planing on building a pretty basic gaming rig with the GTX 680.

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #61
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Epic, go for the 3570K and save $100 on the 680 and get a $400 Gigabyte Windforce 3X or MSI GTX670 Power Edition or similar. That's $200 saved for a future GPU upgrade that will net you 50% or more performance increase down the line. Neither the 3770 nor the 680 will do much for you. Later on you'll appreciate the $200 saved towards a GTX800 series or similar.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #62
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Epic, go for the 3570K and save $100 on the 680 and get a $400 Gigabyte Windforce 3X or MSI GTX670 Power Edition or similar. That's $200 saved for a future GPU upgrade that will net you 50% or more performance increase down the line. Neither the 3770 nor the 680 will do much for you. Later on you'll appreciate the $200 saved towards a GTX800 series or similar.
Sorry I already own an EVGA GTX 680 which I did pay only $410 New off ebay. Everyone keeps telling me that 3570K Is my best choice but here is the thing. It is $100 less but how much would it be for proper after market cooling, for when I do OC? Another $50? So after I buy the after market cooling device my savings will only be $50 if That.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #63
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Sorry I already own an EVGA GTX 680 which I did pay only $410 New off ebay. Everyone keeps telling me that 3570K Is my best choice but here is the thing. It is $100 less but how much would it be for proper after market cooling, for when I do OC? Another $50? So after I buy the after market cooling device my savings will only be $50 if That.
I'm confused... Would you not have to buy that cooler with the 3770k???
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I'm confused... Would you not have to buy that cooler with the 3770k???
The CPU comes with standard fan, but I often hear that once you start overclocking that you have to buy an after market fan, simply because the stock one does not keep it cool enough, after OC. That's another $50 if I'm not wrong.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #65
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The CPU comes with standard fan, but I often hear that once you start overclocking that you have to buy an after market fan, simply because the stock one does not keep it cool enough, after OC. That's another $50 if I'm not wrong.
But you would have to spend that $50 on either the 3770k or the 3570k so your $100 savings is still there.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #66
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3570k $229
Hyper 212 Evo $35
Total: $264

3770k $339
Hyper 212 Evo $35
Total: $374

Difference: $110

Since you have to buy the cooler either way, it cancels itself out.

3570k $229
3770k $339

Difference: $110

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #67
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But you would have to spend that $50 on either the 3770k or the 3570k so your $100 savings is still there.
I don't understand? the 3770 is $310 Shipped at NewEgg and the 3570K is $230 at NewEgg Shipped. The initial "Value" difference between the 2 the CPU's is only $80. So if I did go with the 3570K and I save $80 but then I OC so I have to buy an after market fan/cooler which is going to cost me another $40, so how am I saving $100? Being optimistic the most I will save is $50
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3570k $229
Hyper 212 Evo $35
Total: $264

3770k $339
Hyper 212 Evo $35
Total: $374

Difference: $110

Since you have to buy the cooler either way, it cancelles itself out.

3570k $229
3770k $339

Difference: $110

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No sir I'm going with the none-overclock version of the 3770 @ $310
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No sir I'm going with the none-overclock version of the 3770 @ $310
Thats even more of a reason to go with a 3570k

An overclocked 3570k is going to outperform a 3770 quite easily, and you still save a few bucks
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #71
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Ya can lead a horse to water but ya can't make him drink.
I take it that you have seeing my other post through my page, but just need to say that there is no need to go there again just like 6 other people did. Instead of making remarks like that why don't people kindly inform me of what advantages there is between the i5 Ivy and i7 Ivy. I would like if someone could direct me in the right direction.
Thank you in advanced.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:07 AM   #72
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Single 670, go with i5. TWO 670's., go with i7. The extra threads will give you more BF3 performance.
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Single 670, go with i5. TWO 670's., go with i7. The extra threads will give you more BF3 performance.
Thank you! I will be going sli GTX 680 possibly by Christmas. I bought the GTX 680 New for $410 on ebay.
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