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i7 4770 and GTX 780 worth it?

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June 1, 2013 1:20:06 PM

Hey guys,
I have decided all the parts for my first gaming pc build and it's going to cost me about $1000. I won't go over all the specs but I have chosen a i5 4570 with a GTX 770 (MSI Lightning edition) I have two questions on parts since I am spending th $1000 seeing if its worth a little more ($300) to upgrade the cpu and gpu.

1) should I spend an extra $100 and get the i7 4770? How much of a bump will I notice in gaming performance if any?

2) should I spend $200 extra and get the GTX 780? How much of a bump will I notice in gaming performance if any?

Let me know what's the price/performance ratio with these extra components and please offer suggestions on which to get or stick with my parts I have. Thanks you so much!

(Also if I do upgrade components please recommend a power supply, at the moment I am using a 620w SeaSonic S12II. My case has 1x230mm 1x140mm and 2x120mm if that makes a difference..? Thanks again guys!)

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June 1, 2013 1:25:55 PM

Hi, You might wantto get the K version for overclocking. The 4770 is mostly wasted in gaming unless you are going to do 3 way SLI/CFX the i5 holds its own. For GPU the 780 its sweet, with an OC it is on par with TITAN, although the GTX770 is a very strong choice (its a 680 with more voltage to work with).
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June 1, 2013 1:25:55 PM

I am said:
Hey guys,
I have decided all the parts for my first gaming pc build and it's going to cost me about $1000. I won't go over all the specs but I have chosen a i5 4570 with a GTX 770 (MSI Lightning edition) I have two questions on parts since I am spending th $1000 seeing if its worth a little more ($300) to upgrade the cpu and gpu.

1) should I spend an extra $100 and get the i7 4770? How much of a bump will I notice in gaming performance if any?

2) should I spend $200 extra and get the GTX 780? How much of a bump will I notice in gaming performance if any?

Let me know what's the price/performance ratio with these extra components and please offer suggestions on which to get or stick with my parts I have. Thanks you so much!

(Also if I do upgrade components please recommend a power supply, at the moment I am using a 620w SeaSonic S12II. My case has 1x230mm 1x140mm and 2x120mm if that makes a difference..? Thanks again guys!)


1. As of right now, the i7 offers no gaming-performance benefit over the i5. Games just don't use more than 4 processor threads. That may change in the future, but for right now the $100 is better spent elsewhere -- unless you're interested in running heavily-threaded workloads like video encoding or rendering software or whatever (not games).

2. The 780 does perform better than the 770, but there are diminished returns on your value for money at that point. In other words, the 780's not $200 better. I don't think it's a worthwhile upgrade in your case.

And 3. You're using a first-class PSU already. Should be fine.
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June 1, 2013 1:34:57 PM

Great thanks for the advice guys I think I'll stick with what I got!
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