I've been looking to upgrade my PC I bought a few years ago. This PC was store-bought and not put together myself. Obviously I've replaced many parts of it, but I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard and processor.
My Current Build
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz 57 °C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
LENOVO To be filled by O.E.M. (CPU 1) 26 °C
I've done some research and have seen that there is not much of a difference between the two other than the fact that the 4770k allows for higher multi-threading capabilities than the 4670k, things like video rendering etc. Is it worth the extra $50 though?
I'm in need of a motherboard along with the processor because my socket is outdated. I was looking at bundles that Microcenter offers and two have caught my eye:
Which would be more beneficial to me for gaming? I'm looking for higher performance than I currently have. Is there also any other suggestions somebody has for a processor and/or motherboard? I am very new with this stuff but I'm really interested in one of those two processors. I know absolutely nothing about motherboards though. Some more bundles that Microcenter offers can be found here.