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September 15, 2013 10:29:55 AM

So im in a really huge pickle on weather i should get a 4770k or 3770k.
I can get a 3770k for around 250 while 4770k will be around 280.
Motherboards are around the same price, Ivy being the Msi Mpower and Haswell being the GD65 gaming.

Now most of you would say, dude, for 30 bucks, just get the haswell. Well, heres the thing. I plan on overclocking.
We all know how bad haswell is at overclocking because of the heat it produces. I dont want to be stuck with a bad OC chip, and only be able to get it to 4.2, when i could have gotten Ivy up to 4.7. Yes i know haswell is 10 % (on average) faster per core, so 4.5 haswell = 4.7/8 Ivy.
I just dont want a bad chip, and that huge heat output.
Even h100is (which is what i have) arent really that effective at cooling haswell.

I also dont plan on upgrading until Skylake comes out so by then both sockets will be dead anyway.

Should i take the risk for 30 bucks more, and get the slightly faster haswell, with better intergrated graphics (which will hold me off for sometime until i get my Asus 770) considering the huge heat output/temps and the slight benefits of Z87 platform?

Heres the rest of my build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1E47x
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1E47x/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1E47x/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($397.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1650.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-15 13:34 EDT-0400)

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September 15, 2013 10:44:36 AM

You are properly analyzing your options.

If this is for a gaming pc, then a 4670K even at stock is a very competent cpu.
Any OC you get is a bonus. $30 is a nit to your budget, I like the 4770K choice.

I suspect that the 4770K chips are better binned than the 4670K so you are not likely to get a dog.
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September 15, 2013 10:49:18 AM

geofelt said:
You are properly analyzing your options.

If this is for a gaming pc, then a 4670K even at stock is a very competent cpu.
Any OC you get is a bonus. $30 is a nit to your budget, I like the 4770K choice.

I suspect that the 4770K chips are better binned than the 4670K so you are not likely to get a dog.


Its mostly for video editing thats why i want an i7. If i go with the 4770k, do you have any suggestions for motherboards? The only one i had in mind right now was the Gd65 gaming, i havent done much research on z87 boards. Preferably sub 200$
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September 15, 2013 11:06:17 AM

While Haswell may only be 7-10% faster on pre-Haswell code, algorithms optimized with AVX2 instructions can be 30-100% faster which could shake things up a fair bit once more applications, games, libraries, etc. are recompiled with that.
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September 16, 2013 8:25:49 AM

For editing, the 4770K is an excellent choice.
Any Z87 based motherboard will oc decently. I see no need to spend a bunch on a high priced motherboard.
Since you will have no need for multiple graphics cards, I would look at the M-ATX format which tends to be cheaper.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 18, 2013 3:43:16 PM

geofelt said:
For editing, the 4770K is an excellent choice.
Any Z87 based motherboard will oc decently. I see no need to spend a bunch on a high priced motherboard.
Since you will have no need for multiple graphics cards, I would look at the M-ATX format which tends to be cheaper.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks guys, but i went with the 3770k. My friend was getting rid of his pc so he sold it to me for around 200. Ill be getting the Mpower mobo tomorrow and see how it is.. Ahh i cant wait. Thanks for all your help anyway :) 
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