i7-4770K Vs. i7-3930K

Just as the title says, i plan on building a new computer, it will be an EXTREME gaming rig that also has the POWA to handle 1080p movie compiling, and Flash animation. I will have twin 780's in this bad boy when i start and im gonna kick it up to 3 when i get the chance. I dont have space limits, however i do have a minor budget restriction, i understand Haswell is cheaper, but i don't trust its abilities yet and while i do not doubt the praise they recieve, i kinda want to say in the LGA 2011 area so i can slap in a i7-4760X someday. But i doubt that i will begin construction of this baby before it comes out, but i want to at least come up with a base line here at the minimum.
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  1. Those processors have a $250 delta in price.

    When are you building?
  2. Depends, when i receive enough funds to begin construction. I plan to start by no later than November, and i want to see if i can start in time for Halloween. Worst case scenario I'll wait till new years if things get a bit tight.
  3. If you can afford it, i7 3930K. Far superior CPU. Also, I believe Ivy Bridge E will be coming out Around the time you build your rig. You may want to get that instead.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7193/intel-ivy-bridgee-pricing-leaked
  4. LiquidCesium said:
    Depends, when i receive enough funds to begin construction. I plan to start by no later than November, and i want to see if i can start in time for Halloween. Worst case scenario I'll wait till new years if things get a bit tight.


    1) Wait until you have enough money to buy everything at once.

    2) There is no point in even discussing what to put in a computer you may not build for 3-5 months.
  5. I doubt you will notice much difference in gaming between any of the CPUs mentioned.

    The 3930k does some specialized things very well but the 4770k by far takes most of the benchmarks

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/836?vs=552
  6. If you want what's better, go with the i7 3930K. The 4770K does well until you get to Crysis 3 Then the CPU sharts its pants. Lol, It's a good CPU and all, but this guy seems to be looking for a monster, and a 6c/12t machine will do that!
  7. @HapKido I will plan to save my cash till i can afford everything, and whats wrong with a little planning?

    @griptwister yeah, have been planning to slap in a IvyBridge-E into that bad boysome day (i7-4960X)

    @JackNaylorPE i understand that the 4770K does own on single core preformance, however in total i have noticed that the 3930K works excellent as its hexacore army.

    And also i plan on playing crysis 3 (funny that you mention it griptwister) and its true i want my computer to have BALLS. thats why i intend on eventually having 64Gb of ram to handle my video compiling needs along with my Flash habits. I also know a bit of Java and im planning on learning more.

    And when the Ivy E's come out, i plan on having an extreme job sitting my my baby. I also will have a red/black color scheme and i nick name my computers :D (my laptop is called BEEFCAKE due to its sheer size, power, and energy requirements)

    All in all im still leaning towards the LGA 2011 side, I will be helping my friend make his Haswell based computer which will host the 4770K

    Sure the 2011's may be a bit pricey but i think its gonna be the best path for me. Btw, any good ideas on a mobo?
  8. griptwister said:


    I can personally vouch for that motherboard. It forms the basis of my main rig.
  9. griptwister said:


    Lol i was thinking of that one actually, it would fit well with my red/black theme and i have a ROG laptop... that and i LOVE Asus. I was seriously thinking that Mobo
  10. LiquidCesium said:
    @HapKido I will plan to save my cash till i can afford everything, and whats wrong with a little planning?


    Thinking about what you need/want is fine and reading reviews, news, press releases etc. is very good. Actually planning on what specific parts to purchase so far in advance is not a good idea because computer technology progresses quickly. By then, AMD R9 GPUs and Intel IB-E CPUs will be out.

    When building a new PC, you should start planning on specific parts maybe 1 week before purchasing, and don't finalize your build until you have your CC sitting on your desk. I like to put parts I want in my newegg cart maybe a day or two in advance, and double-check prices for similar parts (and make sure something better hasn't come out since then) before hitting the submit button.
  11. im sure H-E will rip IB-E when it to comes out eventually. then theres that.
  12. I agree with hapkido . The only parts I would pick that far ahead of purchase time is the case and power supply. I use PCPartpicker.com to create my builds, as it keeps track of prices for multiple websites. Just make sure to plan for shipping as you can sometimes save money by combining shipping from one vendor even though you may be spending extra components. PCPartpicker is also nice because it lets you save multiple builds and compare costs. I just built a desktop in February and am already itching to build another. Probably going to go with a HTPC.
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