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September 20, 2013 6:56:27 PM

Pretty soon I will purchasing the parts for my computer, but I wanted to know what CPU I should get. I plan on getting 32GB (4x8GB) of 2133MHz Memory, an SSD, and the GTX 760 (here is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ugCs).

What I wanted to know is, will the i7-4770k, or the i7-4820k be better. I do a lot of video editing, and 3D work. So I would like to know which one would be the better choice, and if I got the i7-4820k, what motherboard would I have to get, and would it support 32GB of 2133GHz Memory?

So basically any CPU, Motherboard, and Memory recommendations would be nice. Budget: around - $320 for CPU, $90 - $140 for MoBo, and $140 for memory (I will be buying 16GB (2x8GB) for now, and upgrading later...

Thanks!

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September 20, 2013 6:59:52 PM

The 4820k is betetr for video editing requires an LGA 2011 socket MoBo. You're not going to see an LGA 2011 MoBo for $140 ... i wouldn't even look at anything below $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory on these boards is quad channel.... which means that you are gonna wanna buy them in matched sets of 4.

Here's some CAS 9 sets.... they run about $330
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

As for the other build....shud be 4770k .... better "workstation class" MoBo ...
Asus Z87 pro - $185 w/ Wifi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Id want faster HD like the 7200.14 (30% faster than the Black)
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September 21, 2013 8:03:23 AM

So the i7-4820k is better then the i7-4770k for video editing, but by how much? Basically, would it be worth the extra $90 to get the 4820k over the 4770k because of the motherboard I would have to get?
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September 21, 2013 8:10:14 AM

ZacharyB23 said:
So the i7-4820k is better then the i7-4770k for video editing, but by how much? Basically, would it be worth the extra $90 to get the 4820k over the 4770k because of the motherboard I would have to get?

For video editing, it appears not too much:-
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_4820k_proc...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Personally, I'd save the money and go with the 4770k.
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September 21, 2013 8:31:34 AM

Alright. I'll probably go with the 4770k then. But, should I go with a ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX ($90), or the ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX ($145)? I know the H87 doesn't support CPU overclocking, and certain SSD features, but I won't be overclocking anyways (I would prob just get the i7-4770), and I'm not going to use those SSD features.

The Pro4 is about $50 cheaper than the Extreme4. Is that because its just a really good deal, and I should get it, or because it lacks to many features, and overall has bad quality?

Don't forget I will be getting 32Gb of 2133Mhz (4x8GB) of Memory, a GTX 760, and the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.
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September 21, 2013 8:32:38 AM

ZacharyB23 said:
So the i7-4820k is better then the i7-4770k for video editing, but by how much? Basically, would it be worth the extra $90 to get the 4820k over the 4770k because of the motherboard I would have to get?


1) It's not an A versus B comparison..... CPU benches are compared using otherwise identical platforms or as close as can be..... the advantages of more quad channel memory access over dual channel is therefore left out of the equation most of the time (while some will use 4 x 4GB versus 2 x 8GB .... that;s still not 32 or 64GB). If ya using 16GB, Id go w/ 4770k....32-64 GB, 4820k starts to look good.

2. Performance is very much based on what program you are using ....and even what tasks you are doing. Obviously the 4960 is a different CPU (anandech doesnt yet have the 4820) but this will give you an idea of some of the platform differences. With Adobe Premier for example, the 3930k outperformed (8% faster) the 4770k in THG's tests...again, no 4820k yet

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/995?vs=836

Si what ya really need to do is look for benchmarks using ya specific program (good idea to ask software manufacturer for references) and decide what RAM config you will be basing ya decision on.

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September 21, 2013 8:37:17 AM

ZacharyB23 said:
Alright. I'll probably go with the 4770k then. But, should I go with a ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX ($90), or the ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX ($145)? I know the H87 doesn't support CPU overclocking, and certain SSD features, but I won't be overclocking anyways (I would prob just get the i7-4770), and I'm not going to use those SSD features.

The Pro4 is about $50 cheaper than the Extreme4. Is that because its just a really good deal, and I should get it, or because it lacks to many features, and overall has bad quality?

Don't forget I will be getting 32Gb of 2133Mhz (4x8GB) of Memory, a GTX 760, and the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.


I don't understand ya reasoning two things

1. Using overclocked memory and then not overclocking the CPU.

2. Skimping on the MoBo while using other high end components

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October 4, 2013 7:50:09 AM

Hey Zack, hello to everyone who is also reading. Willing to help or not, u seem very knowledgable. That's good.

I have around $2000, I will not be overclocking. Definitely not. I want a nice PC for design, some video editing and gaming. Video editing for youtube purpose, nothing like movies etc.. However I'll be designing a lot on illustrator, photoshop. But I also want to play latest game very smooth and nice. I want the best build for $2k.

. I want a two monitor setup. (different budget) for that though. I already have the 27-inch LG, I might buy the same again . Or maybe three monitor setup. But that's later.

I am a noob, but been reading a lot. I really count on ur expertise here. By the way I don't even know how to overclocking. I'll just set it up and that's it.

Sincerely josh
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October 9, 2013 1:26:28 PM

Hey man.
I am running the following setup, which I am very satisfied of:
I7-4770K / Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H / Kingston HyperX 2x8GB / INTEL 330 240GB / Gainward GTX 570 Phantom / Enermax Platimax 600W.
My advice to you would be get the 4770, not the 4770K - really not worth it if no OC. I said myself the same thing, but being an ex computer freak, I said i`ll make one more stupid move.
Ram doesn`t matter - buy the cheapest.
Video card - don`t take my advice.
Seeing you have such a big budget on your hands, maybe you`d want to go the ultra-quiet way.
Get a enermax platimax psu, a $100 silent cooler, and throw the HDD out of the PC. Your PC will be DEAD (i mean DEAD) silent. This would be an extra ~$300 to your current build.
With the rest of $500, you could do as I did, buy 2x3TB WD RED drives and throw them into a cheap ($200) celeron server (which you will put in another room). (actually just got the reds laying around on the couch for 2 months, didn`t have time to buy the server).
You would be probably left with ~$100 which you can invest in a silent GPU.

Tip: get a mobo with USB 2.0 ports aswell - mine doesn`t and I had to change my external to soundcard with the Arcam rDAC which... still doesn`t work well on USB 3.0 (or it's broken)

While I know this isn`t an answer to your question, just wanted to let you know of the other options you have in $2k.

edit: while I know Intel SSD's are not the best performing, I like them because they have great viability(hope it's the right term). I`ve heard only good things about the Samsung 840's, but I`d do abit more research. For sure the guys over here will know better than me to talk terms of viability.
edit2: Bah, appears I`ve answered to Brolaff by looking at Zack's config. Owell, excuse me, first post over here xD
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October 23, 2013 11:11:16 PM

Hi Zach, probably a bit late to the party, but I recently upgraded to the i7 4820k and can tell you it's a great CPU to work with, I went through a rediculous amount of research, comparing benchmarks all over the net. My primary use is gaming, but I also do a lot of transcoding and my wife does a lot of photo editing, I can tell you it does a great job. You will well and truly need to put down more money into the mobo though, look at asrock extreme6 for a great price/perks ratio. Make sure you get 4 sticks of identical ram otherwise it won't work in quad channel, if you only get 2 sticks, it'll only work in dual channel, the CPU is designed to work with 1866Mhz ram, so unless you plan to overclock, and you said you didn't, then anything more is just a waste. The 4770k is a great CPU, but it is more focused towards gaming, and benchmarks do show that, while it's not exactly weak in every other field, the 4820k does generally work better with what you'll be using it for, again you'll find countless benchmarks and lots of confusing info with it all, in most cases the two cpu's are very close, so you won't lose much if you do decide to go with the 47. I saw a recommendation to get an SSD, definately a good idea and put your OS onto it, you'll never look back. The samsung 840pro is excellent and performs at the top of most benchmarks, I can attest that it's a great one. The 4820k CPU doesn't come with a cooler, so make sure you get one and that it has brackets to fit the 2011 board. Good luck mate, hopefully this info helps. Oh and one very important point, if you are building it yourself, most boards will not work with the Ivy Bridge-E processors out of the box, it needs a sandy bridge-E processor installed first, then update drivers, then install the new one, easiest just to get your local distributor to do it if you don't have a sandy Bridge-E already, Asus boards have a flash by usb on power function which is very good, but I've seen threads where people have stuffed it up majorly, so if it doesn't have a dual bios, then be careful with it, again, just easier and safer to have someone else do it, or go with the 4770k where you don't have to worry about it. I know some of this info was already said by others, but thought I'd chuck it all out again anyway :) 
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November 16, 2013 9:26:57 AM

adriank83 said:
Hi Zach, probably a bit late to the party, but I recently upgraded to the i7 4820k and can tell you it's a great CPU to work with, I went through a rediculous amount of research, comparing benchmarks all over the net. My primary use is gaming, but I also do a lot of transcoding and my wife does a lot of photo editing, I can tell you it does a great job. You will well and truly need to put down more money into the mobo though, look at asrock extreme6 for a great price/perks ratio. Make sure you get 4 sticks of identical ram otherwise it won't work in quad channel, if you only get 2 sticks, it'll only work in dual channel, the CPU is designed to work with 1866Mhz ram, so unless you plan to overclock, and you said you didn't, then anything more is just a waste. The 4770k is a great CPU, but it is more focused towards gaming, and benchmarks do show that, while it's not exactly weak in every other field, the 4820k does generally work better with what you'll be using it for, again you'll find countless benchmarks and lots of confusing info with it all, in most cases the two cpu's are very close, so you won't lose much if you do decide to go with the 47. I saw a recommendation to get an SSD, definately a good idea and put your OS onto it, you'll never look back. The samsung 840pro is excellent and performs at the top of most benchmarks, I can attest that it's a great one. The 4820k CPU doesn't come with a cooler, so make sure you get one and that it has brackets to fit the 2011 board. Good luck mate, hopefully this info helps. Oh and one very important point, if you are building it yourself, most boards will not work with the Ivy Bridge-E processors out of the box, it needs a sandy bridge-E processor installed first, then update drivers, then install the new one, easiest just to get your local distributor to do it if you don't have a sandy Bridge-E already, Asus boards have a flash by usb on power function which is very good, but I've seen threads where people have stuffed it up majorly, so if it doesn't have a dual bios, then be careful with it, again, just easier and safer to have someone else do it, or go with the 4770k where you don't have to worry about it. I know some of this info was already said by others, but thought I'd chuck it all out again anyway :) 


I just stumbled across your post and I am very glad I did. I have been torn with what build I wanted to do until your post. Thanks very much! I might have issues trying to figure out the ivy bridge but I plan on getting a asus board so that should help. thanks again
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November 18, 2013 11:08:50 AM

I am probably way late to the party here, but wanted to point out that in those benchmarks that are linked above... the 4770K beats out the 4820k on stock speeds. I think I read somewhere that the Ivy bridge (4820k) overclocks more efficiently... but the performance of the Haswell (4770k) is about 5-10% better.

Pretty good considering you can buy the 4770K for about $150 cheaper. I found it for $199 today (price just dropped $100). GREAT DEAL!
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November 21, 2013 4:06:04 PM

Insanelycool said:
I am probably way late to the party here, but wanted to point out that in those benchmarks that are linked above... the 4770K beats out the 4820k on stock speeds. I think I read somewhere that the Ivy bridge (4820k) overclocks more efficiently... but the performance of the Haswell (4770k) is about 5-10% better.

Pretty good considering you can buy the 4770K for about $150 cheaper. I found it for $199 today (price just dropped $100). GREAT DEAL!


I call BS on the $199 price. Prove it.
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January 10, 2014 10:24:56 PM

ZacharyB23 said:
Pretty soon I will purchasing the parts for my computer, but I wanted to know what CPU I should get. I plan on getting 32GB (4x8GB) of 2133MHz Memory, an SSD, and the GTX 760 (here is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ugCs).

What I wanted to know is, will the i7-4770k, or the i7-4820k be better. I do a lot of video editing, and 3D work. So I would like to know which one would be the better choice, and if I got the i7-4820k, what motherboard would I have to get, and would it support 32GB of 2133GHz Memory?

So basically any CPU, Motherboard, and Memory recommendations would be nice. Budget: around - $320 for CPU, $90 - $140 for MoBo, and $140 for memory (I will be buying 16GB (2x8GB) for now, and upgrading later...

Thanks!


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January 10, 2014 10:28:48 PM

I7 4770K HAS SOME LATEST INSTRUCTION SETS THAT ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY I7 4820K.THIS IS MEASURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM. THESE SETS WILL BE USED IN FUTURE PROGRAMS.SO I7 4770K IS BEST.
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February 27, 2014 1:02:27 PM

I'll take the 3% reduction in performance now just to know I can upgrade the 4820K to a 6 core later without having to rebuild my computer again. The 4770K is a dead end street.
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