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SIMPLE: 3930k or 4930k for future proof exclusive gaming???

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October 20, 2013 6:52:19 AM

what better exclusively for gaming only as future proof, the i7 3930k or i7 4930k??? along with asus rampage 4 extreme, gtx 780 dc2 oc and 16gigs ram on 1866mhz

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October 20, 2013 6:57:20 AM

Bobby Malai said:
what better exclusively for gaming only as future proof, the i7 3930k or i7 4930k??? along with asus rampage 4 extreme, gtx 780 dc2 oc and 16gigs ram on 1866mhz


If I had to pick, the 4930k because its basically the same price and is a bit faster.

However, if you're just gaming, you don't need an X79 motherboard/CPU, I'd suggest you get a 4670k instead, as the X79 chipset is for extreme video editing and prosumer applications.

Do you also plan on overclocking?


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October 20, 2013 7:02:31 AM

The more cores the better in my opinion, if you have the cash x79+4930k is an excellent option!
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October 20, 2013 7:21:07 AM

They are equally "future proof" as they both use the same socket. The 4930k will perform slightly better at stock, but the 3930k has a higher thermal ceiling for overclocking if that is important to you. Basically it has the potential to be better.

If you insist on going with the x79, then make sure that you take advantage of it's quad channel memory feature.

This setup is only going to offer maybe ~3-5% better gaming performance over a substantially cheaper 3770k+LGA1155 system which is in turn only 1-3% better than an even cheaper K-model i5 system.

Basically, it's all not worth it if gaming is your only concern.

Going with a Haswell i5 or i7 would be more future proof then either of those options.
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October 20, 2013 7:26:32 AM

There is no such thing as "future proof"
Buy what you need today,( or at least within 6 months) today.
If things change, sell what you have for the next best thing.

A GTX780 is about as good as it gets for single monitor gaming.

A good quad like a 4670K will drive it very well. I have doubts that game developers will require more than 4 cores to run their games; they would not sell many.

Ram is cheap, I have no issue with 16gb. Windows will keep more in ram available for instant reuse. But... no game by itself will use more than 2-3gb.

Do not spend much more for a high priced motherboard. It will add nothing to your performance.

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October 26, 2013 3:05:11 AM

Not quite a necesity for me.. and YES, only for gaming.. after work fun.. IF the game needs better performance than yeah, I will overclock with h100i but thats why I wanna get the 4930k 6core, to not be bothered by lag on high - ultra settings, to run on stock speed smoothly even on Crysis 3 and Battlefield 3 and.. 4, Metro 2033, Hitman and so on... If u say that than I'll go with the i7 4770k and a GTX 780, 16gigs ram, and I wanna get the 144Hz monitor Asus too. :D 
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October 26, 2013 3:18:37 AM

geofelt said:
There is no such thing as "future proof"
Buy what you need today,( or at least within 6 months) today.
If things change, sell what you have for the next best thing.

A GTX780 is about as good as it gets for single monitor gaming.

A good quad like a 4670K will drive it very well. I have doubts that game developers will require more than 4 cores to run their games; they would not sell many.

Ram is cheap, I have no issue with 16gb. Windows will keep more in ram available for instant reuse. But... no game by itself will use more than 2-3gb.

Do not spend much more for a high priced motherboard. It will add nothing to your performance.


than... I'll go with i7 4770k and GTX 780 along with 16gigs of ram but.. I dont know thats the BEST choice for mobo.. I wanna buy a good one for future overclocking (if needed) and to run smoothly with the 4770k and gtx780..
Asus Maximus 6 Hero
or..
Asus Sabertooth z87
or..
Asus Z87 Deluxe
whats the best choice??? :??: 
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October 26, 2013 3:58:14 AM

Why not get the R9 290X? Cheaper than the GTX 780, performs better, you can make toast while gaming.

As for games they won't need a CPU with 12 threads at all. The i7-4770k with eight threads is enough to assure you top of the line performance in games throughout the lifespan of the next gen consoles (because all those games will be made to run on consoles' 8 cores /8 threads)

Save yourself a lot of money, without compromising performance.
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October 26, 2013 10:58:58 AM

Unless you are into record seeking overclocking, there is no need for an expensive motherboard.
A 20% overclock should be easy with any of them.
Pick your favorite brand, they are all good.
I think the sabretooth models are a bit overpriced.

For gaming, there is little value in a 4770K vs. a 4670K. The extra hyperthreads are unlikely to get used.
I do think, that the 4770K chips are likely to be better binned and have a better oc potential.
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