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August 2, 2013 1:18:16 AM

Can't make up my mind whether to go all out and get i7 4770K with a GTX 770 or save around £320 and get i5 4760K with a GTX 760. The first might just be overkill for me. The trouble is I have to upgrade both mine and my partners PCs so I have to buy 2 of everything, hence the £320 approx difference.

At the moment the 4770K is £59 more expensive than 4670K
and GTX 770 is £100 more expensive than GTX 760

If I get 770 then I may as well just spend the extra on the i7...will this make much difference I gaming?

If I get the 760 and i5 I can use the money on a PS4. With next gen games coming out, is it better to get the 760 and upgrade in a year?

My bf wants to play Survarium on max when it's released but I've no idea of the requirements. He also plays FPS games. I want to play FF a realm reborn and other MMOs with the best graphics I can get. I also play a lot of PC only games like Sims 3 (4 next year) and Sim City. It must run Sims 4 on max but again, no idea of spec requirements yet.

Please can you help me choose what's best for us...I am getting a little OCD with it all and find it hard to give up an i7 as it's the best when I probably just don't need it (but for £59 is it worth it?). And is it pointless spending too much when DDR4 apparently comes out next year and it may be worth spending less now and fully upgrading next year?

I have one more question - my choice is limited to the ASUS versions and I live in the UK and that's pretty much my choice from Amazon UK - is there much of a noise difference between the ASUS 770 & 760? I have an ASUS 570.

Thanks & excuse my ignorance with it all!

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August 2, 2013 1:33:04 AM

Mortisa said:
Can't make up my mind whether to go all out and get i7 4770K with a GTX 770 or save around £320 and get i5 4760K with a GTX 760. The first might just be overkill for me. The trouble is I have to upgrade both mine and my partners PCs so I have to buy 2 of everything, hence the £320 approx difference.

At the moment the 4770K is £59 more expensive than 4670K
and GTX 770 is £100 more expensive than GTX 760

If I get 770 then I may as well just spend the extra on the i7...will this make much difference I gaming?

If I get the 760 and i5 I can use the money on a PS4. With next gen games coming out, is it better to get the 760 and upgrade in a year?

My bf wants to play Survarium on max when it's released but I've no idea of the requirements. He also plays FPS games. I want to play FF a realm reborn and other MMOs with the best graphics I can get. I also play a lot of PC only games like Sims 3 (4 next year) and Sim City. It must run Sims 4 on max but again, no idea of spec requirements yet.

Please can you help me choose what's best for us...I am getting a little OCD with it all and find it hard to give up an i7 as it's the best when I probably just don't need it (but for £59 is it worth it?). And is it pointless spending too much when DDR4 apparently comes out next year and it may be worth spending less now and fully upgrading next year?

I have one more question - my choice is limited to the ASUS versions and I live in the UK and that's pretty much my choice from Amazon UK - is there much of a noise difference between the ASUS 770 & 760? I have an ASUS 570.

Thanks & excuse my ignorance with it all!


To be honest the 760 isn't actually that much better than a 570.

Personally i'd forget Haswell and get an i5 3570k and a 770 (I have a MSI 770 and from the UK, it's really quite!). You won't really see any difference with an i7 vs i5 as most i7's are just hyperthreaded with similar clock speeds to an i5 (Hyperthreading isn't viable when gaming)

But I definatley suggest you get something along the lines of a 3570k & MSI 770

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-1085MHz-Di...
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August 2, 2013 2:12:19 AM

Thanks for your help, but I forgot to mention that I'm upgrading from Lynnfield so thought it was best to go for the newer 1150 socket.
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August 2, 2013 2:15:03 AM

winkay said:
Mortisa said:
Can't make up my mind whether to go all out and get i7 4770K with a GTX 770 or save around £320 and get i5 4760K with a GTX 760. The first might just be overkill for me. The trouble is I have to upgrade both mine and my partners PCs so I have to buy 2 of everything, hence the £320 approx difference.

At the moment the 4770K is £59 more expensive than 4670K
and GTX 770 is £100 more expensive than GTX 760

If I get 770 then I may as well just spend the extra on the i7...will this make much difference I gaming?

If I get the 760 and i5 I can use the money on a PS4. With next gen games coming out, is it better to get the 760 and upgrade in a year?

My bf wants to play Survarium on max when it's released but I've no idea of the requirements. He also plays FPS games. I want to play FF a realm reborn and other MMOs with the best graphics I can get. I also play a lot of PC only games like Sims 3 (4 next year) and Sim City. It must run Sims 4 on max but again, no idea of spec requirements yet.

Please can you help me choose what's best for us...I am getting a little OCD with it all and find it hard to give up an i7 as it's the best when I probably just don't need it (but for £59 is it worth it?). And is it pointless spending too much when DDR4 apparently comes out next year and it may be worth spending less now and fully upgrading next year?

I have one more question - my choice is limited to the ASUS versions and I live in the UK and that's pretty much my choice from Amazon UK - is there much of a noise difference between the ASUS 770 & 760? I have an ASUS 570.

Thanks & excuse my ignorance with it all!


To be honest the 760 isn't actually that much better than a 570.

Personally i'd forget Haswell and get an i5 3570k and a 770 (I have a MSI 770 and from the UK, it's really quite!). You won't really see any difference with an i7 vs i5 as most i7's are just hyperthreaded with similar clock speeds to an i5 (Hyperthreading isn't viable when gaming)

But I definatley suggest you get something along the lines of a 3570k & MSI 770

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-1085MHz-Di...


lol wut. The 760 outperforms the 660ti, which outperforms the 580 by a nice margin. For reference, a 7850 has slightly better performance than the 570 at 1080p.
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August 2, 2013 2:16:34 AM

Get the 4670k then :)  and a 770
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August 2, 2013 2:20:11 AM

Thanatos Telos said:
winkay said:
Mortisa said:
Can't make up my mind whether to go all out and get i7 4770K with a GTX 770 or save around £320 and get i5 4760K with a GTX 760. The first might just be overkill for me. The trouble is I have to upgrade both mine and my partners PCs so I have to buy 2 of everything, hence the £320 approx difference.

At the moment the 4770K is £59 more expensive than 4670K
and GTX 770 is £100 more expensive than GTX 760

If I get 770 then I may as well just spend the extra on the i7...will this make much difference I gaming?

If I get the 760 and i5 I can use the money on a PS4. With next gen games coming out, is it better to get the 760 and upgrade in a year?

My bf wants to play Survarium on max when it's released but I've no idea of the requirements. He also plays FPS games. I want to play FF a realm reborn and other MMOs with the best graphics I can get. I also play a lot of PC only games like Sims 3 (4 next year) and Sim City. It must run Sims 4 on max but again, no idea of spec requirements yet.

Please can you help me choose what's best for us...I am getting a little OCD with it all and find it hard to give up an i7 as it's the best when I probably just don't need it (but for £59 is it worth it?). And is it pointless spending too much when DDR4 apparently comes out next year and it may be worth spending less now and fully upgrading next year?

I have one more question - my choice is limited to the ASUS versions and I live in the UK and that's pretty much my choice from Amazon UK - is there much of a noise difference between the ASUS 770 & 760? I have an ASUS 570.

Thanks & excuse my ignorance with it all!


To be honest the 760 isn't actually that much better than a 570.

Personally i'd forget Haswell and get an i5 3570k and a 770 (I have a MSI 770 and from the UK, it's really quite!). You won't really see any difference with an i7 vs i5 as most i7's are just hyperthreaded with similar clock speeds to an i5 (Hyperthreading isn't viable when gaming)

But I definatley suggest you get something along the lines of a 3570k & MSI 770

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-1085MHz-Di...


lol wut. The 760 outperforms the 660ti, which outperforms the 580 by a nice margin. For reference, a 7850 has slightly better performance than the 570 at 1080p.


I wouldn't say a nice margin. for the money atleast
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