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    Old 05-30-2013, 01:03 PM
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    Not really optimized. Haswell will be a small bump in performance over Ivy Bridge (current Intel line) but will be more efficient and have a better IGPU. If it were much further away, I'd say just buy now but when it's literally 4 days away, might as well wait. A small bump in performance is still a bump in performance.
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    Old 05-31-2013, 06:20 PM
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    For some other source of build advice, I would check out tomshardware.com. Like you, I am a first time builder and found some very helpful people in the forums there and got some great advice and even suggested builds with prices,parts and places to buy so I would defo recommend checking it out.
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    Old 06-02-2013, 01:07 PM
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    @MacLeod

    Thanks for your input dude, well, so now the Haswell is now out, and even though it does give that small bump of 10%, I can't say I'm sure I won't just be sticking with Ivy. The fact that Ivy is invariably easier/safer to overclock at this point wins it for me I think!

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll definitely have to check Tomshardware if it gets a recommendation from a fellow newb, especially as you hail from the UK! I have heard of it but I assumed it was more of a US site similar to NewEgg. PC part availability seems to be more or less the same intercontinentally as far as I can tell though so I guess it's all good info!
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    Haswell isn't less safe to overclock, it's just that now much you can OC is more dependant on the lottery.
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    Yeah, HardOCP said that Asus had tested hundreds of these chips and said that only 30% of these could do over 4.6 not to mention youll need some heavy duty cooling to do just that. Tom on Overclock3D couldnt get over 4.5 with a H100i without temps getting out of control!

    Ivy Bridge owners are routinely getting into the upper 4's relatively easy so if you can get a 3570K for around $200 right now and plan on overclocking a lot, there is a case to be made that it might be the better buy. A 3570K at 4.8 GHz would probably be the same or better than a 4670K at 4.5. If the Ivy i5 is about the same price, Id get the Haswell though. End of the day, its still the faster chip and if the money is the same, Ill go with it.
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    I'd still go Haswell just for the chipset.
    Kinda sucks the o.c. capabilities went down.
    Seems like they sacrificed O.C. ability(heat) for a better stock clock, essentially evening it out. Better option, by far, but still a little disapointing.
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    Word is, de-lidding the thing and putting some better TIM in there really makes it better but I think it kinda sucks you have to dissect your CPU to get good overclock temps. I love to tinker with my rig and all that but dont think Id ever have the nads to crack open a brand new CPU.
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