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Just some help on my CPU

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  • Intel i7
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December 30, 2012 1:44:16 AM

Hey guys, so I'm building my first PC, pretty excited.

Anyway I have a 2k budget and I was thinking of getting the i7 3770k for 330$
However I can get the i7 3820 for 300$

I was wondering if it was worth going for the i7 3820, as from what I can understand that will give me the newer type of CPU/Motherboard connection, as LGA1155 is *dead*

I mean, I thinking of getting the 3820 as it has an extra 2mb of Cache, .1 more GHz, but I plan to overclock so that isn't too important. So I guess I am pretty much decided on the 3820, it seems better and 30$ cheaper, but I just want your opinions as I'm a noob and want to make sure I'm doing this right

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December 30, 2012 2:12:28 AM

With your budget the lga2011 platform is top dog.
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December 30, 2012 2:53:28 AM

What's the purpose of your build? For gaming the 3570K @ ~$220 is more than enough. Save a little cash on the CPU and get a better Motherboard and Graphics cards. The 3770K is only necessary if you are planning to do video editing. I'd suggest skipping the Sandy Bridge-E series altogether because you will not see much improvement in performance over Ivy Bridge and it will cost less for the CPU and Mobo leaving a little more room for high-end graphics and a larger SSD.
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December 30, 2012 3:42:48 AM

Mostly gaming, but I am probably going to start youtube as a hobby once I get this pc.
Plus I also study engineering, so I think I may need a bit of a better CPU if I need to do any 3d models. And for me I get the i7 3820, cheaper than the i7 3770k so it seems the smarter choice to go for the i7 3820. It gives me a better options for future upgrades and should be good for max setting games for the next year or two

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December 30, 2012 3:50:44 AM

socket 2011 is prob dead, unless they make ivy bridge extreme on that socket, and the 3820 is not an unlocked cpu which means more difficult overclocks

Edit: Ivy bridge-E will b on 2011, and found out that the 3820 is partially unlocked lol