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Having doubts of which CPU to buy for my new IB system

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I slowly gathering the funds to buy my new system.
However I'm not sure if I should go for the Core i7 3770K or the Core i5-3570K.
There's a 100 euro price difference.

I will be using this system mostly to work in Photoshop, Illustrator and perhaps some 3D Studio Max and at night blow some steam playing online games in windows 7. Games like Max Payne 3, Black Ops and the likes.

These are the components I will be using:
*Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
*Core i7 3770K or the Core i5-3570K
*Corsair Vengeance - 16GB 1600MHz
*Sapphire Radeon HD6870,1GB
*OCZ Agility 3 - 120GB
*Ultron UBA-130 - Bluetooth adapter.

Any advise would be appreciated.
 
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Choose whatever you want. It's that easy. :mrgreen:

But the BT looks strange to me... is it working for you or do you know that it works?
 
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I would go with the i5 unless you really need more cores/hyperthreading. ;) Once you overclock that thing performance will increase ten fold. That's why I think the best value is an overclocked i5.
 
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Thanks for your reply Dakotar.

That's also what I'm thinking.

I read i7 or i5 doesn't make a big difference when it comes to gaming.
Besides the every now and then playing around in 3D Studio Max, I probably don't need a i7.

Photoshop and Illustrator will only benefit from a nice chunk of assigned ram :)
 
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True that. i5 anyday, everyday. Good luck to you.
 
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