Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

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Re: Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

Postposted on Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:08 am

If you plan to overclock at all i would go with the 4770k. Its a awesome chip.

I had the same dilemma over 2 years ago 2500k or 2600k......I went with the 2600k and i hope to get 2-3 good more years out of my beloved 2600k. I am glad i spent the extra $ on the better chip. Since it is a long term investment.

My 2 i3 2120 based HTPC's will be around for years also. The i3 2120 series chips have plenty of HP to live on for years.
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Re: Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

Postposted on Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:48 am

Since there's not even the limited OC on these chips, to me there is no incentive to save a few bucks. I don't use the virtualization features that non-K CPUs have enabled.
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Re: Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

Postposted on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:21 am

Um...just to be clear, I think Jack is just posting a deal. That being said, the 4770K is available for $20 more on the same site.
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Re: Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

Postposted on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:29 am

Yeah, he's posting "deals." Not a poll. Having said that, Microcenter is a fair bit cheaper. If you have one near get there.

Intel Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Boxed Processor
$159.99

Intel Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz Boxed Processor
$169.99

Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1150 Boxed...
$279.99

Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1150 Boxed...
$199.99

Those are the prices at my store (MA).
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Re: Intel Core i7-4770 $299 or Intel Core i5-4570 $194

Postposted on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:30 am

Microcenter is certainly the way to go. Especially if you need a new motherboard as you can get the CPU and motherboard as a combo and save more money.

I wonder how long before we see Haswell CPUs start to drop down to similar prices to the Ivy Bridge? I would think by the end of the year it's bound to happen.
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