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i7 4820k or i5 4670k

I am building a PC for the first time, and after asking about AMD vs. Intel, I also got feedback to use the i5 4670k instead of i7 4820k. I want some more opinions, is the 0.3 GHz worth the extra $80?
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  1. If your rig is for gaming i5-4670k. 4820k is for intensive tasks such as editing/rendering. You will not gain anything for gaming. Plus, 2011 socket parts are expensive and not needed for gaming.
  2. HeyyScott said:
    If your rig is for gaming i5-4670k. 4820k is for intensive tasks such as editing/rendering. You will not gain anything for gaming. Plus, 2011 socket parts are expensive and not needed for gaming.


    Thanks for the advice, would it be worth it to buy a different i7 such as the 3820?
  3. Once again, i5-3570k/4670k is all you need for gaming. You still haven't told me the purpose of your pc so I can't really determine what is needed.
  4. HeyyScott said:
    Once again, i5-3570k/4670k is all you need for gaming. You still haven't told me the purpose of your pc so I can't really determine what is needed.


    Gaming is my purpose. So should I get a cheaper i7 like the 3820, or the i5?
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    Definitely, i5. i7 and 2011 socket is pointless for you and is a waste of money.
  6. the performance gains from an i5 to i7 aren't notable, in some cases performance wuld drop. Unless you're rendering stuff you don't need an i7.
  7. HeyyScott said:
    Definitely, i5. i7 and 2011 socket is pointless for you and is a waste of money.


    Thank you a ton for the help.
  8. If your streaming & gaming on the same rig I'd still spend the extra 50 bucks and go with a 4770k. My specs are :

    Intel Core i7-4820K
    Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
    Gigabyte R9 280X
    16gig G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD

    I play BF4 on High, and stream to twitch live with 2 monitors. I do not have a game capture card yet but FPS as follows
    80-120fps streaming HD720 @ 45fps. Load on CPU is 65%. Everyone will tell you that 4770k is the gaming i7. I honestly would of went with that cpu but i wanted 2011 for upgrade purpose of video editing/rending

    Hope my experience helps you
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