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August 16, 2013 7:14:28 PM

So I am looking to build a new system.
I have the q9550 CPU, is it worth it to upgrade to the i7-4770k? I use my pc for video editing, gaming and would like to stream live gaming as well.

I have done a search for q9550 vs i7-4770k but didn't find much.

Just need to advice is all.

Plan on buying parts in the next few months.

Thanks! Xendoshi

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August 16, 2013 7:24:31 PM

Yes the i7 is wayyy better. But you will need a motherboard with the right socket.
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August 16, 2013 7:24:34 PM

xendoshi said:
So I am looking to build a new system.
I have the q9550 CPU, is it worth it to upgrade to the i7-4770k? I use my pc for video editing, gaming and would like to stream live gaming as well.

I have done a search for q9550 vs i7-4770k but didn't find much.

Just need to advice is all.

Plan on buying parts in the next few months.

Thanks! Xendoshi


Upgrading to a 4770k would me a massive upgrade over the old core 2 quad for games and video editing, here are some benches comparing the 2 cpus.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/50?vs=836
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August 16, 2013 9:53:39 PM

yea was going to rebuild
here is the list of the things I need since I am going to use
my HDD and video card etc. . .

It looks like it will work. . .

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also have this as a aftermarket cpu cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but with the mobo I want will I need it? also I do not overclock, I have always been happy with stock speeds :0)
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August 16, 2013 11:38:26 PM

This is good mobo.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...

Asus PRO is good mobo. (if you need wifi + bluetooth)

But if you are 100% sure you do not OC then drot mobo price down.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-h87plus

You can find cheaper memory.
Look this. http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail/latest/index-landi...

This is good cpu cooler. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

a good 450-650w psu is enough for one video card build. If you do plan get SLI then 750-850w is fine choice.
This is really good and now cheap choice.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
Modular, Gold efficiency, Five years warranty.. Really good reliability. And with this you can sli two GTX 770..

Must buy is SSD (if you do not have one) cheap and good fast enough SSD is sandisk ultra plus. Take 256GB smaller is too small for video editing. Lots of guys use smaller 32-128GB SSD for cashing. Samsung PRO is fastest but cheaper MLC chips are good too.

Video card needs to be GTX 650Ti boost or faster. New GTX 760 is really good. IMO but you can use GTX 650 and do really good fast video editing. Gaming is wher you'd need video card.

4770k is not best choice to video editing. Intel 3930k or new 4930k are the best. For video editing you need fast cpu. Lots of memory, Fast SSD / HDD and lots of HDD space. So for video editing you need build like this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sTST
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sTST/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sTST/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($233.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.26 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.26 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1283.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 02:27 EDT-0400)

Maybe bit overkill cpu cooler for not OC use. This is better one for you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

If you wait two months then new 4930k is coming to store. Maybe best wait.


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August 17, 2013 8:20:14 AM

heres how i would do the upgrade build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sZ1w

-the i7 4770k is roughly twice as fast as the q9550 at stock speeds. as for the recommendation of a getting a 3930k or a 4930k, ignore it. they are not for gaming, rather, they are for intensive workstation applications. they can game alright, but you are spending more for less performance. to actually make use of the extra cores of the 3930k, you would have to be rendering some pretty hardcore stuff like 4k raw files
-dont bother with ramsticks that perform the same but cost a lot more
-your going to need a better cooler than that zalman
-no reason to get a scam tooth. in fact, i wouldnt even bother with asus as they offer the same things as the gigabyte for a much higher price. you do however get better software that you only use once on the asus boards
-you are going to need a SSD. it will help you with the overall boot and load times with pretty much everything
-you are going to need a modern card to make use of the new CPU otherwise there is going to be a severe bottleneck. a 770 will do the job for 1080p gaming
-highly suggest getting a new case like this one. the airflow will certainly be better and the overall build will look neater as cases have introduced grommets and actual cabling room since the q9550 was released
-a massive psu is definitely not needed for single card operation
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August 17, 2013 11:21:41 AM

Thanks guys for the suggestions I really do appreciate them!
GPU:
The video card I just got is a GTX 560 upgraded from the geforce 9800gtx . .
I know it isn't top of the line but I can see a big increase in my games, so though if I saw an increase now it should be better
with a better system.

Case:
Also I have a new antec twelve hundred case. so I am good in that area as well.

Parts:
I will take a look at the gigabyte mobos, I have always used asus, but I do have an open mind for the most part.
The reason for the psu I put up is it is fully modular, the one I have now is a wire mess and being able to put in the cables I need is the selling point to me.

I will take a look at the SSD as well. Don't know too much info on them so will do some research.

Again Thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
August 17, 2013 11:25:53 AM

the 770 is about 2.5x faster than the 560. you might as well make the upgrade

as for the case, you could still use an upgrade

for the SSD, you dont need to do a ton of research. basically everyone out there will be a huge improvement over a hard drive and the speed differences between each SSD will be non-existent in real life
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