New processor and motherboard?
by zbrown17 - 11/24/12 6:53 PM
I am replacing my old processor and motherboard. My computer is used heavily for photoshop/digital painting, but also a lot of gaming. here are the options I am considering:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
+ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
+ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
The first package is priced at $510 dollars on newegg.com, and the second option is $335 dollars on newegg.com. Which option would be better for gaming and photoshop. is the i7 3770k option really worth the extra 170 dollars? thanks any help or advice would be great.