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December 3, 2012 1:59:56 PM

Okay so i just bought this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and i wanna switch over to intel (after being a big amd fan but i forsee amd getting crushed with ivy bridge E) so im so stuck,I do mostly gaming but video editing here and there.Should i get the 3930k (damn $550) or will a 3820 be good enough for gaming and video editing (im upgrading from a little fx 6100) so what do you guys think? And i know even though the 3820 is locked it can still go about 5ghz so i wanna just get it to 4.5 4.7ghz

-EchoOne :sol: 

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December 3, 2012 2:52:22 PM

The Intel® Core™ i7-3820 is a nice processor and can do everything that you are looking for. However it is closer in performance to the Intel Core i7-3770K then to the Intel Core i7-3730K. So will the Intel Core i7-3820 work? Yes. Will the Intel Core i7-3930K perform better? Yes.
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December 3, 2012 3:09:04 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ i7-3820 is a nice processor and can do everything that you are looking for. However it is closer in performance to the Intel Core i7-3770K then to the Intel Core i7-3730K. So will the Intel Core i7-3820 work? Yes. Will the Intel Core i7-3930K perform better? Yes.

Yeah i figured as much i mean 6c/12t but i mean for gaming and video editing i think the 8320 will be perfect.It will be a decent upgrade from my fx 6100 at 4.7ghz dont yah think? i mean hell my fx 6100 4.7ghz only gets a 5.4 on cinebench i beleive
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December 4, 2012 12:34:08 AM

for mostly gaming the 3820 should be fine as it does overclock nicely.
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December 4, 2012 1:12:26 AM

The 8320/8350 has fixed all of bulldozers flaw with ipc and single threaded lag. The 83xx is still not up to the i7 but its a good close measure to the i5. Amd has promised that the am3+ isnt the last socket and there will be at least one more so if steamroller catches up with ivy bridge and ivy bridge e that would be excellent to say a few bucks and go with amd. But 100% amd is no where near closing down and if they were intel would raise the money out of your pants.
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December 4, 2012 1:44:38 AM

hbeduryan818 said:
The 8320/8350 has fixed all of bulldozers flaw with ipc and single threaded lag. The 83xx is still not up to the i7 but its a good close measure to the i5. Amd has promised that the am3+ isnt the last socket and there will be at least one more so if steamroller catches up with ivy bridge and ivy bridge e that would be excellent to say a few bucks and go with amd. But 100% amd is no where near closing down and if they were intel would raise the money out of your pants.

Yeah i know the 8350 is a nice chip but all in all the ivy bridge E,i will already have a $300 dollar mobo and triple crossfire capabilities! haha and i might in the future get the 3970k when it comes out :) 
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December 4, 2012 1:59:43 AM

EchoOne said:
Yeah i know the 8350 is a nice chip but all in all the ivy bridge E,i will already have a $300 dollar mobo and triple crossfire capabilities! haha and i might in the future get the 3970k when it comes out :) 


Your gut says amd and i think you should go with it. I believe steam roller will also feature a 12 core so idk its all personal preference plus the sandy bridge e uses more power
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December 4, 2012 2:19:23 AM

No point in getting an X79 platform. The mobo cost will burn a hole through your pocket, Get a decent Z77 mobo and a 3770K and it will perform on par
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December 13, 2012 3:29:55 PM

jaideep1337 said:
No point in getting an X79 platform. The mobo cost will burn a hole through your pocket, Get a decent Z77 mobo and a 3770K and it will perform on par

Ah but z77 is a dead socket now.The next round up of cpus will be on socket 2011...Ivy bridge-E
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December 31, 2012 4:39:36 AM

Telling him to get an AMD cpu is not what he wants as an answer.

EchoOne already has a new mobo that he purchased, so z77 1155 is out of the question. I will commend you, 130$ for a high quality x79 mobo is a steal.

Now then, In my opinion, an i7-3820 is a smarter choice Here's why I think so...

If you're lucky enough to live near a Microcenter store, you can either pick up a 3820 for 200$(price during this post)(when I got it, it was 230$, you gotta hate when the price drops a few days after you buy your hardware....) or you can get the 3930k for 400$. You can also possibly price match if you have stores near you that do price matching from Microcenter.com. That said, even at their cheapest prices, the 3930k is always going to be much more expensive than a 3820.

I finished a new build about 5 days ago or so (at 3:00AM Christmas day) and I picked up an i7-3820 for it. Having first hand experience with this cpu, I will tell you that it is a beast, I never have an issues and never lag for cpu reasons (hoping to get a gtx 680 or wait for a gtx 780, but for now I'm stuck for now with a gtx 550ti). Although the 3930k will outperform the 3820, the price-performance ratio for the 3930k isn't exactly as amazing compared to the 3820, making the 3930k not worth it, in my opinion. If you think the 3930k is that much better than the 3820, think again...

For gaming, the 3820 will be good for a few more years at least I predict, and video editing will be just about the same performance.
Here are some benchmarks for you:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...

I believe that the 3820 is a much smarter buy, and I hope that now you do too.
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December 31, 2012 10:49:08 AM

You can go ahead with x79 if you want , but I suggest you get a ASUS motherboard.
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December 31, 2012 5:23:32 PM

muppetlol said:
You can go ahead with x79 if you want , but I suggest you get a ASUS motherboard.


He already bought the motherboard.
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January 7, 2013 2:58:22 PM

Best answer selected by EchoOne.
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January 7, 2013 3:00:58 PM

xx5zigenxx said:
Telling him to get an AMD cpu is not what he wants as an answer.

EchoOne already has a new mobo that he purchased, so z77 1155 is out of the question. I will commend you, 130$ for a high quality x79 mobo is a steal.

Now then, In my opinion, an i7-3820 is a smarter choice Here's why I think so...

If you're lucky enough to live near a Microcenter store, you can either pick up a 3820 for 200$(price during this post)(when I got it, it was 230$, you gotta hate when the price drops a few days after you buy your hardware....) or you can get the 3930k for 400$. You can also possibly price match if you have stores near you that do price matching from Microcenter.com. That said, even at their cheapest prices, the 3930k is always going to be much more expensive than a 3820.

I finished a new build about 5 days ago or so (at 3:00AM Christmas day) and I picked up an i7-3820 for it. Having first hand experience with this cpu, I will tell you that it is a beast, I never have an issues and never lag for cpu reasons (hoping to get a gtx 680 or wait for a gtx 780, but for now I'm stuck for now with a gtx 550ti). Although the 3930k will outperform the 3820, the price-performance ratio for the 3930k isn't exactly as amazing compared to the 3820, making the 3930k not worth it, in my opinion. If you think the 3930k is that much better than the 3820, think again...

For gaming, the 3820 will be good for a few more years at least I predict, and video editing will be just about the same performance.
Here are some benchmarks for you:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3930k-3820-...

I believe that the 3820 is a much smarter buy, and I hope that now you do too.

oh yeah definantly,It seems like once overclocked the 3820 competes with the 3930k and thats even overclocked :)  so it is definantly a better deal,thank you for all your research and your time on this :)  thank you,I am going to order my 3820 once i get home.(I go to a career center for electronics and computer networking) so im at school haha

-Echoone
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January 15, 2013 3:01:14 AM

EchoOne said:
oh yeah definantly,It seems like once overclocked the 3820 competes with the 3930k and thats even overclocked :)  so it is definantly a better deal,thank you for all your research and your time on this :)  thank you,I am going to order my 3820 once i get home.(I go to a career center for electronics and computer networking) so im at school haha

-Echoone

Nice! you wont regret the 3820. once i get outta high school I'm wanting to get into electronics engineering and work on motherboards or gpu boards or something like that. sadly i got two and a half more years to go for high school as I'm only a sophomore -_- good luck to you and be sure to brag about that sick cpu!
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January 15, 2013 2:42:14 PM

xx5zigenxx said:
Nice! you wont regret the 3820. once i get outta high school I'm wanting to get into electronics engineering and work on motherboards or gpu boards or something like that. sadly i got two and a half more years to go for high school as I'm only a sophomore -_- good luck to you and be sure to brag about that sick cpu!

Haha i sure hope so! and oohhh that would be nice :)  Engineering like that uses ALOT OF High level math,if you like math and alot of book work then thats good :)  and yeah i have a year and a half since im a junior :p  but anyways Haha i will!
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