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July 15, 2013 3:40:22 PM

So it's time for me to upgrade my good ol' E7300 CPU and I'd like to get something fancy. I have no need to upgrade my GPU right now as I couldn't afford it anyways :p .

- 650€

What I need:
- (one of) the most efficient combination(s) of mobo/cpu/ram I can get. I will be using this system for gaming and occassionally I'd like to run Photoshop or C4D. I'm not interested in OC'ing anything at all.

What I had in mind:
- Mobo: ASUS Maximus VI Hero
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
- RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB PC3-19200 (2400 Mhz, 2x8GB)

- My own choice is based on products available in my region (Belgium).
- While I'm not a tech professional and I don't exactly know what the fundamentals of a great PC are, I do know what most of the specs mean.

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July 15, 2013 4:17:29 PM

the combination is very good, but all of them are meant for OC... you said you don't want to do OC.
July 16, 2013 3:32:42 AM

razvan_mz said:
the combination is very good, but all of them are meant for OC... you said you don't want to do OC.

I have chosen the mobo because I've heard that the ROG boards also have numerous other advantages towards other mobos in gaming.

I guess I could go down to a 4770, but I do want the best performance for my price range.

Finally, I don't know anything about OC'ing RAM. I picked these because they seemed to have the best price/specs ratio in my favourite store.
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July 16, 2013 3:46:14 AM

do not drop the K with that MB. cause if you do, you should get a cheaper MB, keep the initial list... and maybe you'll OC it later. :D  don't forget about the cooling.
July 22, 2013 7:21:16 AM

There is a performance difference in the 4770 and the 4770K. The 4770K has better single core performance and in all the CPU benchmarks the 4770K performs better.
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July 22, 2013 7:33:03 AM

The K version does have a tiny clockspeed lead, but not worth buying for a 1% (or less) performance gain). It's really for overclocking.