Posted 31 March 2013 - 15:41
Hey guys, I am sure this has been asked, and I did do a quick search on it.. but most of those posts pertained to gaming, wheras gaming is not my top priority.
I am currently building a computer... so far I have a full tower case and psu, and I am stuck on the cpu.
my original plan was to spend ~ 300 on an i7 cpu and 2-300 on an asus motherboard. That is until I began reading about the i5 3570k. Many people in forums are raving about how this processor beats most i7's when overclocked... but what about an overclocked i7 -- surely it cant compete with that?
I am getting ahead of myself, let me explain what I would like to do with this computer:
- HD Video/Sound editing (heavy after effects work)
- Eye Candy Novelty Gaming (Crysis 3, other Eyefinity BS)
- Actual Gaming (Starcraft 2)
So this rig is primarily for Media Editing, and After effects work with minimal lag, and as futureproof as possible... I would like to eventually be able to work with 4k video as it becomes more mainstream.
The things I would like to know are:
- what advantages does both the i5 and i7 bring to the table in terms of my requirements?
-does the video processor on either cpu matter a damn when I will most likely be running 2-3 mid range Radeons crosfired together?
Thanks --- we can get to the mobo discussion after I hear some cpu advice