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Dumb question: 3.5 vs 3.4 big difference?

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November 17, 2012 4:18:03 AM

Hello, I'm buying a computer from Cyberpowerpc heres is what I'm getting

gtx 670 2gb (most likely 680 2gb. haven't decided)
standard 600 80 plus power supply
cooling: asetek 510 lc push pull
mobo: gigabyte ga z77x d3h
ram: 8gb ram corsair veng 1866 mhz

What I'm debating on is the cpu, intel i7 3770k or i7 3770
the k has 3.5 ghz and the non-k has 3.4ghz
Will there be any bottlenecks that are really bad, that I will notice or will the bottle neck be so small that I won't be able to notice at all, and will this set up run with the things i want to run (look games and work below)

Also I won't be overclocking at alll.

I'm also running a 1920x1080 monitor and will be getting a 1920 x1200 monitor soon

I won't be overclocking this computer, I will be using this computer for both gaming and work

Work: PS, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Cinema 4D, Vue, Sketchup maybe some other programs I can't think of now

Gaming: WoW, SC2, Darksiders 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Trine 2, L4D2, Dota 2, Hitman Absolution and possible future games.

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November 17, 2012 4:23:29 AM

The large price difference between Intel i7 3770k or i7 3770 is not because of that extra 100 MHz.
It is for that K, which means it can be overclocked heavily (About upto 4.2 GHz, quite easily) (Due to its Unlocked Multipliers).

Since, you won't be overclocking, You don't need a 3770K. Just stick with the non-K version.

However, it might be possible that you won't be thinking of overclocking at present, but your mind may change in the future. In that case, if you can buy the k version, it'll be the best option.
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November 17, 2012 4:50:17 AM

Please build your own.
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November 17, 2012 6:33:45 AM

He is in a way, he can choose the parts and the company build the computer for him.
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November 17, 2012 11:40:32 AM

With the i7 3770k you can OC it making it have a better performance when OC but if you get the i7 3770 you cannot over clock. The 100mhz difference isn't much but when you OC the CPU yourself you can see a a larger performance gain. The cooling should be able to handle a fairly good OC so it just depends on what you want.
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November 17, 2012 12:23:04 PM

Yep, I'd definitely get the 3770K..

Oops, I already did :D ..
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November 23, 2012 11:51:42 PM

Best answer selected by propsmc90.
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