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3D Modelind Workstation - Intel 4770k vs Wait for 4930k

Hello guys, as a aspiring 3D artist, i plan on buying my very first workstation in 2 to 3 months and i can not decide on either will do best with the programs i am going to use.
I plan on using Zbrush and some 3D package i haven't decided yet (no one seems to know witch one is better) even though i am "good" with blender 3D, but, since i heard the industry standard is 3Ds Max or Maya...

*BUT, since i can wait until the end of this year, i asked this question to decide, this: Based on the answers i can decide to go now with a 4770k or wait for the 4930k.
Money IS a problem... but i can go with either os this cpus, because if i need ill reduce other components costs or on the peripherals or monitor... so that would not mind at all to me.
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  1. The extra power of the 6 core 4930k will come very handy while rendering. Depending on the complexity of your modeling, both CPUs will perform quite the same. The more complex the scenes, the more the 4930k will pull apart but the performance wont scale as much as the price. The main plus of the 2011 platform (the socket for the 4930) is that you can have up to 64 GB of RAM in 8 slots. While the 1550 has 4 slots which leaves you with 4 x 8 = 32 GB of maximum capacity.

    If it is mainly 3D modeling and you are a student or still not doing 3D for living, then I don't see the need to pay the price premium for the 4930. If we start taking rendering into account the 4930 and you do render a lot, then the 4930 is better.

    What I would do is go with a 4 core 4770k. When Haswell-E comes maybe in an year and half or so (5930k maybe?) it will pack 8 or even maybe 10 cores. Buying a Haswell-E with 8 cores sounds a lot better than buying Ivy Bridge-E platform with 6 cores for the same price.

    I don't know when you plan on a next upgrade, but saving 600/700 from CPU and motherboard now and spending them after 2 years for a 8 core chip sounds like a decent plan at least to me. Also the fact that you are not a professional doing it for living, means that until you are fully capable of using the software, those computer resources won't be always spend at optimum levels.

    EDIT: If you wish to go the 4770k path and then upgrade when Haswell-E comes then you need to change motherboard and RAM (Supposedly Haswell-E will use DDR4). Things like case, PSU, HDDS and SDDs, Video Card you can still use. Good luck.
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    I assume you've read: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-4960x-ivy-bridge-e-benchmark,3557-10.html

    As Chris sums it in the first paragraph on the last page (page 10): "Does Intel’s Core i7-4960X, specifically, get me all revved up about upgrading? Well, no. Not really. But then again, those thousand-dollar CPUs rarely do. What about a hypothetical Core i7-4930K replacing the -3930K under $600? That’d be a tough sell for all of the same reasons. Mainly, it doesn’t push performance high enough to warrant a big price tag. Any interest in a Core i7-4820K? I’d be more inclined to bet on a -4770K/Z87 platform, if only for the newer chipset’s extra functionality."
    I think that "as an aspiring 3D artist" a 4770k will probably do it for you. Consider an aftermarket cooler to give you an OC boost in performance (don't expect miracles, Haswell isn't a super overclocker) and you'll be happy with your choice of value over faster renders. Honestly, it's hard to gauge how demanding your activities will be coupled with how much you will value a few seconds or minutes of render time vs. what the money savings will mean to you.

    The key to the whole thing, though, is the fact that you aren't building in 2 months or so. My advice, wait two months or whenever you are ready to build and then re-evaluate your options. Maybe there will be a more definitive answer at that time.

    Another option, what about a 3930k? Used, maybe? I dunno, the new ones are pricey, for an older part. But the mobo would support Ivy-E so at least there is a slight upgrade path (but too pricey to be worth it in my opinion). The flip-side is that, if we follow Intel's pattern, socket 1150 will also have a poor upgrade path, so it is what it is. Re-evaluate when you are ready to buy.
  3. Kcimor said:
    Hello guys, as a aspiring 3D artist, i plan on buying my very first workstation in 2 to 3 months and i can not decide on either will do best with the programs i am going to use.
    I plan on using Zbrush and some 3D package i haven't decided yet (no one seems to know witch one is better) even though i am "good" with blender 3D, but, since i heard the industry standard is 3Ds Max or Maya...

    *BUT, since i can wait until the end of this year, i asked this question to decide, this: Based on the answers i can decide to go now with a 4770k or wait for the 4930k.
    Money IS a problem... but i can go with either os this cpus, because if i need ill reduce other components costs or on the peripherals or monitor... so that would not mind at all to me.



    Wait till Septembre and get an Ivy-EP 6 or 8 or 12 cores CPU ... dont buy anything now.
  4. Good choices either way, go with your gut, if you buy now and things are looking good down the road, could always sell what you build now or have it as a backup, or home rig, and may even pick up an employer that help help pay for a newer rig then (particularly if they are a techie and want their folks to use the best and latest), just never know, we can offer suggestions but you have the final (and hard) decision
  5. Thank you all for your quick response and i see that no one seems to see that much of a difference between the 2 processors so i wont or should not regret getting any of those.
    So, if i go with the 4770k i will buy a "more expensive" gpu, and a "more cheap" gpu if i go with the 4930k.

    *Again, thanks a lot!!! i just wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any major performance loss, because this build is gonna be very especial - because it is my first custom made pc - ad i definitely cant get it wrong... no one nows when im going to upgrade again... but at least it has to last me 3 years i hope
  6. Drop us an update
  7. Oh, as i said, im buying the pc in September ou October (waiting for new AMD cards).
    Ans so, i cant really post a "decision" but i can say that i will be fine with either of the 2 - thats what i see for what you guys said.
    So without concern, i will decide which one of of the 2 ill buy based on the gpu price maybe.

    Again, thanks A LOT!! :D
  8. If you run across a deal on a 3770k + MB, you would be just fine with that too...the 4770k wasn't really a world beater of an improvement over the outgoing 3770k...so either one would be fine.
  9. Or you could just grab a 3930k.
  10. Let us know what you decide, when you decide, there's no big rush unless YOU decide there is
  11. Hey I wanna know what you decided to do, i'm in the same position.

  12. Humm yeah... i am gonna decide probably only in September - waiting for new AMD card for my build.
    Going with a 3930k would be nice too... but i like to get the new gen :P just because i am running a pentium dual core and psychologically, for me, getting the new gen is more comfortable if i can say it that way...

    *And btw, do i have to "close" the topic or something? i don't want to be bothering anyone, and im new to this site so i do not know how things work
  13. In the bottom of each reply box should be a box labeled Pick as Solution, click on your favorite or Best Answer....Thanx

    T
  14. Again, thanks a lot, i had to choose a "best answer" just to close the topic but you were all awsome ;D
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