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I'm just one lucky S.O.B., but If you were given the choice of either a 3770k or a 3930k for FREE which would you choose?

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June 26, 2013 6:14:33 PM

I currently have a small computer shop in MI and a guy walked in today and wanted to sell 2 i7 SLI systems and a dual Xeon 53xx's Dell Precision 690 with a FX4800 and a 15k sas raid in it. I bought them because i needed some highend parts and got them for a steal.

The point here is one of the i7's was a 3930K on the Intel x79si motherboard with a nice quad channel kit of kingston hyper x 1866. I currently have an i7 3770K at home for my main machine of video encoding, gaming, VM's,ect... i have a gigabyte z77x-ud3h mobo with 8 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 in it. It works fine but to the meat which is really a better chip? I dont care about a i5 3570k i have 2 of them i know they are great chips. I am wondering about these chip and mobo combos being better.

I am a power user i do a lot with my machine just the flat tax which is better and not the Intel white sheets because this one saves power response please. Lets use this question "If you were given the choice of either a 3770k or a 3930k for FREE which would you choose?"

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June 26, 2013 6:17:57 PM

3930k hands down. they are about the same speed in the end and for video usage, its a total beast. the drawback is that you would have to get a good x79 board like the gigabyte x79 up4 to use it
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June 26, 2013 6:27:10 PM

TheBigTroll said:
3930k hands down. they are about the same speed in the end and for video usage, its a total beast. the drawback is that you would have to get a good x79 board like the gigabyte x79 up4 to use it


+1. But X79 platform will last longer than LGA1155, too.
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June 26, 2013 6:28:58 PM

Yes, X79 has a better upgrade path.
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June 26, 2013 6:38:44 PM

I don't think the upgrade path matters. I doubt he'd be willing to spend 550 dollars or so for a better -E processor when Haswell-E finally arrives. The performance gain isn't there for that much money spent. However, I agree with getting the 3930k for free over the 3770k. So, really, my point is moot.
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June 26, 2013 6:46:25 PM

TheBigTroll said:
3930k hands down. they are about the same speed in the end and for video usage, its a total beast. the drawback is that you would have to get a good x79 board like the gigabyte x79 up4 to use it


I thought Intel was a good brand? It looks so cool with the skull on the Southbridge lol. I have the Gigabyte X79 on an 3820 I use as a sql server for customers. So it's down to the two mobos I have....

Gigabyte X79-UD3 or Intel (brand) X79SI for the mono? The memory is a no brainer just gonna cost me about $130.00 :p 
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June 26, 2013 6:50:25 PM

intel boards arent that great. get yourself a x79-up4 not the ud3. big difference
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June 26, 2013 6:58:39 PM

actually lol, I was looking at the cost of an E-2630 Xeon but I agree this is just for fun because i got some cool parts to play with.... If i were going to upgrade the system I would get a dual CPU Mobo and run dual Xeon's 26xx series. I know nothing can touch that platform as of now....
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