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Old December 8, 2012, 10:08 AM
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~awesome and very helpful info~
Two words. THANK. YOU. I'm at work atm but will look into that later. So, in your opinion, do you think I should go with the regular i5 3570? To be honest with you, I think I should be fine. Aaaand I think it will be way less expensive but I'll still be able to get a good build.
Again, thank you so much <3

I'll post my list once I pick all parts and would love to get your feedback!
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Old December 8, 2012, 11:15 AM
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So, in your opinion, do you think I should go with the regular i5 3570?
That depends on your budget (since you seem to be breaking the one your originally posted). If you still plan to be in the sub-$800 range (e.g. your GPU will be less than $200), then I have no problem recommending a platform that can't overclock the CPU.

Thanks to AMD's struggling CPU performance and Intel's locking down of overclocking for low-end CPUs, I can't see a stock i5 3570 or even 3450 for that matter being a bottleneck in gaming over the next year, at least not to the extent of being unplayable unless you overclock. Now I'm sure someone will release a horrible console port that'll eat an Ivy Bridge-E for breakfast, but hopefully the gameplay will be as bad as the programming and we won't have to care
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Old December 28, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Okay, so we're on boxing day deals time. I put a build together and I was wondering if you guys were willing to give me a feedback on it.

Intel Core i5-3570, XFX Radeon HD 7750, Cooler Master HAF 912 - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada

Thank you!
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:10 AM
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I would use the stock cooler over the one you have selected. Also ncix has a asus hd 7770 on sale for $110 and then a $10 mir, and an i5 3470 for 179.99. Otherwise the choices look good.
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