Building an Intel PC but should I upgrade to the next gen or not?

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I'm building a intel PC with 3rd gen type of CPU Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
but i'm look at buying buying a 4th or 5th gen Intel CPU just to keep up should I do it?
 

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If you're building a PC from scratch then yeah go for the latest Skylake architecture.
But if you already have, say the motherboard and RAM, then no, just get the appropriate 3rd gen (Ivy Bridge) i5.

I mean, if you must have the best, then of course there is no option but to get the best. But if you're looking to save money, then an Ivy Bridge i5 isnt bad at all.

Would make a bigger difference if you could get an Ivy Bridge i7 imo. Bigger difference than a Skylake i5 (But getting a K-series CPU changes this).
 

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This is Infowars.com stuff by Paul Joseph Watson, what do you expect?
Sadly there are poor ignorant people that believe them, so they are able to keep producing fairy tales and elaborate myths.

Not trying to be mean here, but pretty much anything that comes out of Info Wars is crap, and the people that believe them are fools.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116897
Amazon used under 170.00
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CO8TA4I/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130730
Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540
Ram DDR3 1600

Or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117564
10.00 bucks more than the used amazon cpu but cheaper than core i5 lga 1150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128874
75.00 but worth the money especially if you have a media center to build around with and is a good OC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104676
This will do especially if you do intense gaming 3d apps, video recording and especially when windows 8/10 uses abit more resources then 7 does.

So it really falls back on your needs, if you need power/office productivity go with lga 1150 gaming, schooling in home or run small businesses lga 1151.

 
1) you own that CPU already?
2) do you have a Windows installation using that CPU installed?
3) What do you do that requires a better CPU?
a) video editing/transcoding
b) gaming
c) office work
d) all?

The i5-3570 is still a pretty good CPU. I have the i7-3770K and rarely is a game bottlenecked by my CPU by very much.

So it really comes down to cost vs performance. Some of the new motherboards offer other feature like M.2 SSD, USB3.1, Type C etc but frankly I wouldn't pay very much myself if this added much to the cost.

If you think you need the extra processing power then I suggest you go with an i5-6600K or i7-6700K Skylake build and use PCPARTPICKER as a guide.

for example:
i7-6700K
Cryorig H7 CPU cooler
Asus Z170-A motherboard
2x8GB (16GB) DDR4 2666MHz CL15 memory
256GB Samsung EVO SSD
1TB HDD
PSU
case
W10 Home 64-bit
DVD burner
 

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Would definitely go with the second set.

The first one is meh. The mobo (H81) in the first set is just ghastly.
But it is not up to me :)
 

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LOL well everyone has their different tastes but yeah if I were rebuilding again and had a budget under a 1000 dollars or less.

I would do either one I'm looking at the skylake series itself and it doesn't look that powerfull or epic some people claim it is.

Not fan boying anything but looking at the stats and the facts provided by people who test them and own them over time.
 

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Wow you actually brought that topic up here too? You can even stay on topic for one measly second since I brought that up.


Even though you should be concerned about it and the fact that he could be right about something.





1) you own that CPU already?
No just picking parts.

2) do you have a Windows installation using that CPU installed?
Yes but I want the get the windows 7 64-bit.

3) What do you do that requires a better CPU?
a) video editing/transcoding
b) gaming
c) office work
d) all?
I might do a little video editing since I do make videos, a little gaming and maybe some office work so I have to go with D to a certain extent.

P.S. I am not upgrading to Windows 10 with all the crazy stuff out heard about it I'm not doing it.
 

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That same 'crazy stuff' also exists in Win 7/8/8.1
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2978239/windows/microsoft-slips-user-tracking-tools-into-windows-7-8-amidst-windows-10-privacy-storm.html
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/microsoft-accused-of-adding-spy-features-to-windows-7-8/
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/213183-once-more-with-tracking-microsoft-backports-privacy-invading-windows-10-features-to-windows-7-8

You might want to consider SELinux.
 

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Actually I don't own that cpu, however I have a amd fx 6100 hexacore.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/361/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6100_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4570.html

If your doing gaming off and on and office work and what not go with the Core I5 4570's.
The specs as shown on newegg will help with large games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116897

This water cooling, thermal grease and fan will help out when you begin to over clock the cpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038&cm_re=thermal_paste-_-35-186-038-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129072&cm_re=case_fans-_-35-129-072-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
Data, recording, backup hard drive only

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W04C63068
Windows/Linux OS only "if you want"

Also don't be afraid of windows 10, if you have used windows 7, 10 is just like windows 7.
The only problems resides with windows 10 is the programmers and supervisors slipping the updates to you.
There are a few you will want to avoid until they fix it completely.

Just have fun with your build though, plenty of computer hardware/software junk out there to suit your needs directly.
 

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Its not super powerful or anything, its just slightly better than Haswell.
It is only worth it if you arent too limited by your budget, and you are building a new system. Cant justify upgrading from Haswell to Skylake, unless you are jumping up a category (from i3 to i5, etc).

This water cooling, thermal grease and fan will help out when you begin to over clock the cpu.
How would he overclock a 4570S CPU? Its not a K-series.
And why are you suggesting that CPU anyway? I'd rather not get an S model.

 

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My friend I'm not going to OC my CPU i'm not that crazy or stupid to do itwhy would I be thinking about that? besides I have two Arctic Silver 5 already. Also Windows 10 spies on you and even more so on your children aka phones home (welcome NSA/CIA/thoughtcrime/1984)! Microsoft added spying features to Windows 7/8 as well (more general list). Microsoft officially admits that automatic spying cannot be disabled in Windows 10 says itvision.altervista.org.



Here's a better question why would I want to OC my CPU? Plus I'm on a budget so i can't buy all that stuff.
 

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Well I'll be damned thank you for showing me this. I'll see if it's installed on my PC if it is I'll try to uninstall it. looks like trying to put spyware on 7 and 8 again thank you for telling me this.
 

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