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May 18, 2014 5:58:03 PM

Hi this is my first time on the forums. Basically I am doing a new build, a budget one at that with upgrade paths. I'm stuck between using a lga 1155 motherboard to get a i3 3240, then later getting a 3770k with overclocking in mind, OR getting a lga 1150 motherboard to get a i3 4130, and then later get an 4770k. The thing is, I've heard the 3770k can overclock to 4.6-4.8Ghz while the 4770k can barely get overclocked to 4.5Ghz stable. If the 3770k is overclocked to 4.8Ghz it will easily out perform the 4770k. What should I get for better performance? I don't think it will help but I will be doing the following: heavy gaming, lots of video rendering and editing, along with browsing the web and maybe some Photoshop.

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May 18, 2014 6:06:56 PM

I would recommend you not buy a new processor that uses a dead socket (LGA 1155).

The performance difference between the 3770K and 4770K isn't huge, but Haswell does have the advantage of more recent ISA extensions which may be more and more useful as applications are coded to take advantage of them.
Even after each have been overclocked, the 3770K and 4770K will perform similarly (Ivy Bridge will not be ahead), you will have more options with LGA 1150 (Devil's Canyon (Haswell refresh), for one).

This means that, when it comes time to upgrade, you will have more options on the table and for the future. Additionally, Z87 motherboards often are more featured than their Z77 counterparts, a nice bonus.

I would go the 1150 route.

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May 18, 2014 6:10:10 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:
I would recommend you not buy a new processor that uses a dead socket (LGA 1155).

The performance difference between the 3770K and 4770K isn't huge, but Haswell does have the advantage of more recent ISA extensions which may be more and more useful as applications are coded to take advantage of them.
Even after each have been overclocked, the 3770K and 4770K will perform similarly (Ivy Bridge will not be ahead), you will have more options with LGA 1150 (Devil's Canyon (Haswell refresh), for one).

This means that, when it comes time to upgrade, you will have more options on the table and for the future. Additionally, Z87 motherboards often are more featured than their Z77 counterparts, a nice bonus.

I would go the 1150 route.



Thanks for the insight. I was originally going to go the 1150 route anyway but needed to make sure it was the right choice.
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May 18, 2014 6:13:06 PM

Glad I could help!
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