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i5 4670K vs i7 4770K

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September 18, 2013 6:40:33 AM

Here are the 2 build options I have:

This one has a lower tier CPU, but a better GPU.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $818.92


This has a higher tier CPU, and a lower tier GPU.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $869.92


Which is better? The main use is gaming, but I may be doing CAD stuff later on.

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September 18, 2013 6:45:19 AM

I am not quite sure that cad software benefits right now from i7's hyperthreading, but for 50$ more, why not?
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September 18, 2013 6:52:01 AM

Just go max 4770k just because, i use it hardcore and never regret always smiling seeing that 100% usage mark.

if you want to go cad then you might want a better more specialised videocard, i recommend googeling for benchmarks etc etc for CAD, building a workmachine and a gamemachine are in allot of specialisations a world apart.

I guess you care more about gaming then work...like everyone else, but if you want a pure CAD machine feel free to ask.
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September 18, 2013 6:56:54 AM

Few issues, the ram you have is only available in combo deals, the CPU and board pricing is only available at Microcenter in-store, and your CPU cooler isn't going to afford much overclocking. Also, I am unsure why you feel there is a need for a higher capacity PSU for the 4770K build, 650W is more than enough for either build.
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September 18, 2013 7:02:30 AM

slomo4sho said:
Few issues, the ram you have is only available in combo deals, the CPU and board pricing is only available at Microcenter in-store, and your CPU cooler isn't going to afford much overclocking. Also, I am unsure why you feel there is a need for a higher capacity PSU for the 4770K build, 650W is more than enough for either build.


Expandability and reusage, i would go with the XFX PSU because its only 10 dollars...get a burger less this month id say, this PC will last sometime.
September 18, 2013 7:07:50 AM

I`d go for a the i5 and stronger GPU.
On my build I cut as many corners as possible to get the Gigabyte GTX 770 4Gb in there.

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September 18, 2013 7:11:03 AM
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Go with the 4770k as the 760 2gb vs the 4gb is totally useless for single monitor usage (you won't actually hit 2gb so it's enough)

You save the 40$ here and you won't see any difference at all in gaming, you'll have a better cpu for CAD and you'll be really satisfied with it...
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