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January 19, 2014 9:26:02 PM

I am trying to pick between the I5 or I7 processors (the model doesn't matter to me at the moment unless you think it matters right now). I am on a 1500ish dollar budget and i'm trying to figure out if it's worth getting the i7 or not. I render gameplay, render shorts, stream, play games, and i would like to play games with good fps while being able to render in the background. I know it's asking for a lot and i probably won't be able to do that with either but would the i5 be able to do it. Or would the i7 be better for the job?

here's my build right now. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

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January 19, 2014 9:28:46 PM

The i7 is definately worth getting.
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January 19, 2014 9:32:31 PM

For those tasks, absolutely i7.
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January 19, 2014 9:35:42 PM

If you are in gaming, rendering and streaming all together then better go for i7 otherwise stick with i5 and save some bucks for better GPU.
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January 19, 2014 11:27:13 PM

For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)
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January 19, 2014 11:41:18 PM

vmN said:
For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)


This is certainly a good build but is it fair to have such good build in mid tower case? Also This build potential of OC is great. In MHO cpu cooler should be better.
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January 19, 2014 11:52:07 PM

EasyLover said:
vmN said:
For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)


This is certainly a good build but is it fair to have such good build in mid tower case? Also This build potential of OC is great. In MHO cpu cooler should be better.

About the whole case-thing, it all depend on the owner. If he like something smooth, gentle-looking then no, this case will not be something for him.
If you want something beefy, this case will do fine.

The CPU cooler should be more than enough, one of the best CPU coolers(for that budget). He should be able to reach 4.3GHz without having any trouble what so ever.

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January 20, 2014 12:38:54 AM

vmN said:
EasyLover said:
vmN said:
For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)


This is certainly a good build but is it fair to have such good build in mid tower case? Also This build potential of OC is great. In MHO cpu cooler should be better.

About the whole case-thing, it all depend on the owner. If he like something smooth, gentle-looking then no, this case will not be something for him.
If you want something beefy, this case will do fine.

The CPU cooler should be more than enough, one of the best CPU coolers(for that budget). He should be able to reach 4.3GHz without having any trouble what so ever.



Fair enough.
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January 20, 2014 7:18:11 AM

vmN said:
EasyLover said:
vmN said:
For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)


This is certainly a good build but is it fair to have such good build in mid tower case? Also This build potential of OC is great. In MHO cpu cooler should be better.

About the whole case-thing, it all depend on the owner. If he like something smooth, gentle-looking then no, this case will not be something for him.
If you want something beefy, this case will do fine.

The CPU cooler should be more than enough, one of the best CPU coolers(for that budget). He should be able to reach 4.3GHz without having any trouble what so ever.



That looks like an awesome build and i'm fine with the beefy build because my main priority is how it runs rather than how it looks. But i just had the quick question of why you chose 8gb of ram given the tasks that I'm trying to perform? Or will 8 gb really be enough to render while playing games?
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January 20, 2014 7:34:37 AM

downthehollow said:
vmN said:
EasyLover said:
vmN said:
For you budget this is by far the best build.
Core i7-4770k and 780ti in a $1500 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 02:29 EST-0500)


This is certainly a good build but is it fair to have such good build in mid tower case? Also This build potential of OC is great. In MHO cpu cooler should be better.

About the whole case-thing, it all depend on the owner. If he like something smooth, gentle-looking then no, this case will not be something for him.
If you want something beefy, this case will do fine.

The CPU cooler should be more than enough, one of the best CPU coolers(for that budget). He should be able to reach 4.3GHz without having any trouble what so ever.



That looks like an awesome build and i'm fine with the beefy build because my main priority is how it runs rather than how it looks. But i just had the quick question of why you chose 8gb of ram given the tasks that I'm trying to perform? Or will 8 gb really be enough to render while playing games?


8GB is more than enough.
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