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What would OC better: i5-4670K + R9 280X 3GB or FX-8320 + GTX 770 4GB

Which combination would give better performance in games and be more future-proof with overclocking (let's talk pure gaming performance and put power consumption and temps aside for now):

1. i5-4670K + R9 280X 3GB
2. FX-8320 + GTX 770 4GB

Thank you!
Jethead
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  1. the 4th gen i5 is a beast but, there's a chance you'll need an aftermarket CPU heatsink (at least the Hyper 212 EVO or something along these lines) to be able to overclock it safely.

    you'll most likely need an aftermarket heatsink for the AMD CPUs you've listed as well but, if i had to choose between the 2 CPUs, i'd pick the i5-4670k
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    there isn't a "chance" he'll need a cooler for i5 4670k, if he overclock with stock it'll run over 100degrees while stresstesting, and it'll shutdown and harm the chip, haswell runs very hot, never overclock without a good cooler

    for gaming go with i5 4670k, Intel is proven to be faster for gaming, while AMD is good for running multiple cpu heavy processes and R9 280x is on level with 770 (except 280x toxic which is close to reference gtx780) so go with option 1
  3. bnn said:
    there isn't a "chance" he'll need a cooler for i5 4670k, if he overclock with stock it'll run over 100degrees while stresstesting, and it'll shutdown and harm the chip, haswell runs very hot, never overclock without a good cooler

    for gaming go with i5 4670k, Intel is proven to be faster for gaming, while AMD is good for running multiple cpu heavy processes and R9 280x is on level with 770 (except 280x toxic which is close to reference gtx780) so go with option 1


    this is exactly why i finished off the sentence with "overclock it safely."
  4. mr1hm said:
    bnn said:
    there isn't a "chance" he'll need a cooler for i5 4670k, if he overclock with stock it'll run over 100degrees while stresstesting, and it'll shutdown and harm the chip, haswell runs very hot, never overclock without a good cooler

    for gaming go with i5 4670k, Intel is proven to be faster for gaming, while AMD is good for running multiple cpu heavy processes and R9 280x is on level with 770 (except 280x toxic which is close to reference gtx780) so go with option 1


    this is exactly why i finished off the sentence with "overclock it safely."


    yes i know, but first mentioning "there's a chance you need an AM cooler" is saying you can overclock but do it as own risk :) no one should ever overclock without a good cooler, you can potentially harm more than you know, but nevermind it, just wanted to point it out so OP don't do anything stupid, no offense to you :)
  5. no offense taken, i didn't mean to come off as rude or anythin either ^_^, it's just too damn early in california :P
  6. Thanks a lot for the replies!

    I have NZXT 410 Phantom, it has great airflow and a few case fans preinstalled. At the moment I'm using Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo but I'll definitely switch to 212 Evo or Noctua D14 before overclocking the CPU, and maybe buy more case fans if I find that it runs hot overclocked.

    I won't be overclocking right now, now I'm just trying to choose the hardware that will give me the most OC potential for the future.

    Thanks!
    Jethead
  7. Jethead said:
    Thanks a lot for the replies!

    I have NZXT 410 Phantom, it has great airflow and a few case fans preinstalled. At the moment I'm using Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo but I'll definitely switch to 212 Evo or Noctua D14 before overclocking the CPU, and maybe buy more case fans if I find that it runs hot overclocked.

    I won't be overclocking right now, now I'm just trying to choose the hardware that will give me the most OC potential for the future.

    Thanks!
    Jethead


    you welcome, remember to get a good overclocking mobo, also Noctua D14 is better than evo 212 if you don't mind the extra cost, also case fans won't do much to cpu cooling if you have a strong cpu cooler,
  8. I'm getting Asus Z87-A cause Maximus VI Hero is too pricey for me. :)
  9. Jethead said:
    I'm getting Asus Z87-A cause Maximus VI Hero is too pricey for me. :)


    can recommend z87-g45 if you haven't bought z87-a already, i have it myself and it's really nice :) and then i can help you setup overclocking if you aren't comfortable about it, i'm not familiar with ASUS BIOS, anyway just pm me if you have any questions, this thread is solved :)
  10. Already ordered Z87-a (which is quite a bit cheaper than z87-g45 here in Germany).

    I'll be playing on factory clocks until I feel that my hardware can't hande new games anymore. I should get at least a year of non-OC gaming from i5-4670K and HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo which I also just ordered. :)

    Thanks for the help! Topic ripe to be closed. :)
    Jethead
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