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Windows 7: Are these components good for a gaming pc

01 Nov 2012   #11
vstrimaitis

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Look at that Samsung SSD here... extremely cool pricing if you ask me

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And buying an i7 vs an i5 looking at the future is not a very good investment if you are paying a premium for something you won't use now or after.
Don't you think in the future you'll need a bit more powerful CPUs than today? At least I think so . Sorry if I'm not getting it right. Maybe I'll consider an i5.


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01 Nov 2012   #12
gambe1984

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Look at that Samsung SSD here... extremely cool pricing if you ask me

Newegg.com - Official Newegg Promo Codes, Coupon Code, Coupons, Discounts, Promotions, Free Shipping Codes

And buying an i7 vs an i5 looking at the future is not a very good investment if you are paying a premium for something you won't use now or after.
Don't you think in the future you'll need a bit more powerful CPUs than today? At least I think so . Sorry if I'm not getting it right. Maybe I'll consider an i5.
The 3570k is probably the best gaming chip out there atm in terms of bang for your buck, and its easily overclockable to some pretty high speeds
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01 Nov 2012   #13
vstrimaitis

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Oh, I might as well ask, what are the i7's advantages? It's always better to know more
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01 Nov 2012   #14
gambe1984

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Oh, I might as well ask, what are the i7's advantages? It's always better to know more
Hyper Threading, that's pretty much it - essentially in applications that use it, it creates visualization with makes it emulate to an 8 core processor (if i understand it correctly), however no games utilize it so the advantages only really like in video and audio rendering, and benchmarking.
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01 Nov 2012   #15
gambe1984

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

Also if your thinking of the Video and Audio rendering side of things, check out my youtube channel, the i5 is more than capable of rending in HD quality, its just marginally slower, but if youve got a Nvidia graphics card, most audio and video editing software now use Cuda GPU rendering anyway.
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01 Nov 2012   #16
vstrimaitis

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post
Oh, I might as well ask, what are the i7's advantages? It's always better to know more
Hyper Threading, that's pretty much it - essentially in applications that use it, it creates visualization with makes it emulate to an 8 core processor (if i understand it correctly), however no games utilize it so the advantages only really like in video and audio rendering, and benchmarking.
Maybe you know what kind of programs use it? I do photoshop from time to time and sometimes - video editing. Does it improve performance of those kind of programs? Or is the i5 enough?

BTW thx for the quick replies
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01 Nov 2012   #17
gambe1984

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

To be fair, i do some photoshopping and i render my gameplay videos in sony vegas 12, just rendered a 63 minute Medal of Honor gameplay video at 720p 30 fps in about 90 minutes whilst playing world of warcraft as well and thats on my system specs as detailed below
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01 Nov 2012   #18
vstrimaitis

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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To be fair, i do some photoshopping and i render my gameplay videos in sony vegas 12, just rendered a 63 minute Medal of Honor gameplay video at 720p 30 fps in about 90 minutes whilst playing world of warcraft as well and thats on my system specs as detailed below
OK. Thanks for the info.
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01 Nov 2012   #19
gambe1984

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

No Worries
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02 Nov 2012   #20
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Look at that Samsung SSD here... extremely cool pricing if you ask me

Newegg.com - Official Newegg Promo Codes, Coupon Code, Coupons, Discounts, Promotions, Free Shipping Codes

And buying an i7 vs an i5 looking at the future is not a very good investment if you are paying a premium for something you won't use now or after.
Don't you think in the future you'll need a bit more powerful CPUs than today? At least I think so . Sorry if I'm not getting it right. Maybe I'll consider an i5.
My point was this... Apples to Apples Comparison (even though you may not need the GPU on any of these CPUs)

Intel i7-3770K @ $ 329.00

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

Vs

i5 3570K @ $ 214.00

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

You will pay about +100 dollars more right now for the i7 and you don't really need it, correct? Ok, so say in about 2 to 3 years you want to upgrade to a more powerful CPU, whatever that may be then and if games continue the way they are now, you may not even need to upgrade, but for arguments sake we will say you do .

I would then do the following... sell my i5 for whatever I can and with the 100 dollars I save opt for the i5 of the future... rinse and repeat.

Remember, unless you have money to burn or unless your photoshop uses are stopping you from making that project, buying the latest and the greates may just be a waste of money... this holds true for a very good percentage of us here!
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