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    New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Not sure what to go with. Both are so close in performance and price, and I will have this system for 5+ years and slim chance that I will upgrade it at all during it's life. Maybe it comes down to MB? A z87 vs z77? Seems I can save money going with the older z77 MB's.

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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    I upgraded from a first gen i7 870 and P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard, to an i7 4770 and a Z87 Deluxe, the performance is way better and boots faster than my old board did.

    I would go with a Z87 board, and the i5 4570. Another advantage of a Z87 board, is that the majority of them will have 6 Intel SATA 6GB(3) ports on them, and the high end LGA 1150 boards will pretty much have the Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio codec on them, if you choose not to put a soundcard in the machine.
    Last edited by Nightowl224; 08-16-2013 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    CPU performance difference is pretty much negligible, so I would agree with your assessment that it basically comes down to added features and motherboards. Like Nightowl, I'd say Z87 has the edge in that regard with more 6Gb/s SATA ports, the ALC1150 codec and a lot of the boards appear to be using the intel integrated network PHY instead of a Realtek one. I guess you need to tally it all up and see how much the difference is and what those new motherboard features might be worth to you.


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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    And do make that the ALC1150 HD Codec that is being used, supports DTS Surround sound for example. I have the DTS Surround sound set up with my Logitech Z506 speakers, and as a result don't need a soundcard anymore.

    The ASUS Z87 Deluxe for example has an Intel Gigabit Lan port, as well as a Realtek Gigabit Lan port, and I'm using the Intel port.

    What it all comes down to is money, if you can afford a Z87 motherboard and LGA 1150 cpu, go that route. If not, Go for the Z77 board.

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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Definitely go for the updated mobo.
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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    See what you think here, hopefully it links OK.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17530949

    Sound is not that important to me, I'll just be using some crappy headphones. Rest of parts will carry over from current system.
    Last edited by grimmster; 08-16-2013 at 08:26 PM.



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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Looks good even has Realtek ALC892 sound, for which you can get the latest drivers from Realtek's website.

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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Quote Originally Posted by grimmster View Post
    See what you think here, hopefully it links OK.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17530949

    Sound is not that important to me, I'll just be using some crappy headphones. Rest of parts will carry over from current system.
    Looks like a solid build to me


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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Splurge for 1866 memory... can't remember offhand how fast the Intel memory controller goes. Could be wrong, but I know my test machine here does utilize 1866 speeds with the 3770K.
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    Re: New build, 3570 or 4570 i5?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshMST View Post
    Splurge for 1866 memory... can't remember offhand how fast the Intel memory controller goes. Could be wrong, but I know my test machine here does utilize 1866 speeds with the 3770K.
    As long as you're not putting in super slow (1066) DDR3, the difference between 1600 and 2133 is pretty much meaningless in anything other than synthetic benchmarks


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