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i7 4770k + GTX 770 4GB vs i5 4670k + GTX 780 3GB

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February 10, 2014 11:45:36 AM

I'm building a gaming rig that I hope will stay ahead of the curve for the next 4 to 5 years. Which combo would you recommend? i7 4770k + GTX 770 4GB or i5 4670k + GTX 780 3GB?

With the $100 difference I can upgrade the 770 to a 780. Will the better graphics card go further than the better CPU?

How much of a difference does 256-bit compared to 384-bit make?

Alternatively, if I am going with an i5 4670k would I be better off with an 8 core AMD FX CPU for around the same price like a 9370?

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February 10, 2014 11:59:35 AM

If ur going to game go for a Core I5 4670k and GTX 780 since thats a better card and the cpu can easily be oced, so dont worry about that.
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February 10, 2014 12:01:43 PM

i5-4670k + GTX780!!
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February 10, 2014 9:05:00 PM

CTurbo said:
i5-4670k + GTX780!!


My vote goes here too. Overclock both and you'll have a beastly little system on your hands!
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February 10, 2014 9:14:48 PM

me too i5 4670k + GTX 780
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February 10, 2014 9:33:30 PM

I think it really depends on what you will do to your PC
You have to prioritize your usage on your PC
if Gaming is the main purpose go for i5 4670k + GTX 780 as hyper-threading in i7 doesn't benefit gaming performance
if you will do video editing or photoshop more over gaming then i7 4770k + GTX 770 4GB maybe a better option.
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February 12, 2014 1:39:38 PM

For gaming the 4670K + Gtx780 will be a much faster system. You should plan to overclock the 4670K though or it's a waste of money.

The 4670K is faster than anything AMD currently makes, period.
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February 12, 2014 2:26:43 PM

4670k and 780. FX 8320 only if you plan to record your gaming and do any kind of video editing of your gaming. The dark horse here, if not wanting to overclock, is an E3 1230 v3. Costs a bit more than a 4670k, but cost can be offset by less expensive motherboard than a 4670k would need.
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