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Would the i7 4770k be enough for the cpu demanding games for the next 3 years?

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October 31, 2013 9:06:33 AM

Would the i7 4770k 4 cores+HT be enough for cpu demanding games for the next 3 to 4 years? or would i be better off with a 8 core fx-8350?
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October 31, 2013 9:08:58 AM

Yes it would be and it is better than the 8350
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October 31, 2013 9:10:10 AM

Either CPU would be fine. Are you looking at building a full gaming rig or just doing an upgrade? If full blown rig, I would get go FX 8320 and use the roughly $150 saved towards a better GPU, unless your budget can swing that extra cost.
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October 31, 2013 9:11:18 AM

diazalon said:
Yes it would be and it is better than the 8350


Hyperthreading would allow me to max out games that uses 6 -8 cores right?
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October 31, 2013 9:12:46 AM

lord hircine said:
diazalon said:
Yes it would be and it is better than the 8350


Hyperthreading would allow me to max out games that uses 6 -8 cores right?


Well most games dont but its not all because of the hyper threading it is because 4 fast cores is better than 8 slow ones
Hyper threading will help still
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October 31, 2013 9:13:24 AM

logainofhades said:
Either CPU would be fine. Are you looking at building a full gaming rig or just doing an upgrade? If full blown rig, I would get go FX 8320 and use the roughly $150 saved towards a better GPU, unless your budget can swing that extra cost.


Full rig my budget is 1600 dollars max. GPU is going to be a r9 290x but mind change my mind if gtx 780ti has more than 3gb of vram.
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October 31, 2013 9:23:00 AM

PC part picker hates me again today, otherwise, I would offer some suggestions. :lol: 
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October 31, 2013 9:25:22 AM

lord hircine said:
logainofhades said:
Either CPU would be fine. Are you looking at building a full gaming rig or just doing an upgrade? If full blown rig, I would get go FX 8320 and use the roughly $150 saved towards a better GPU, unless your budget can swing that extra cost.


Full rig my budget is 1600 dollars max. GPU is going to be a r9 290x but mind change my mind if gtx 780ti has more than 3gb of vram.


Unless your going to be doing extreme high resolution gaming 3GB is enough vram. 4GB would be necessary for maybe triple monitor or 4k gaming. 3GB is just right for 2560x1600, 2GB is generally enough for 1080p.

I would wait for the non-reference model 290x to come out with better cooling, as they sit right now they get so hot that they eventually have to throttle back to keep temperatures safe. The 780 dropped their price and run a bit cooler so you might want to check them out.
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