Crucial M4 to OCZ Vertex or 3570k to 3770k

I have about $80 left to spend on my rig and I was wondering if I would see a bigger performance upgrading my 256gb M4 ssd to a vertex 4 or upgrading my i5 3570k to an i7 3770k. I do a bunch of gaming and a fair amount of video editing on the side. Thanks!

EVGA 670 FTW Edition
16gb G.SKILL 1600mhz
ASRock Extreme4 Z77 MoBo
Corsair HX 750w PSU
CM Hyper 212+
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  1. NO! keep your 3570k you can overclock it past 3770(basically you only pay extra because it has a built in hd 4000 graphics)

    i would recommend getting a extreme 6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295

    it is only a little more(like 40-50) and you can overclock more/it will run faster and longer than the 4
  2. so you dont recommend that I get the Vertex?
  3. ok thanks!
  4. yep, so get the extreme 6 asap while its still on a deal, and get the samsung ssd
  5. PanicMaster85 said:
    NO! keep your 3570k you can overclock it past 3770(basically you only pay extra because it has a built in hd 4000 graphics)


    The difference between an i5 and an i7 is whether its Hyperthreaded or not, overclocking an i5 wont cause it to suddenly have 4 more threads, nor will it match a core i7 for (multi-threaded) performance.
    Also both chips have HD4000.

    Both the Extreme4 and Extreme6 are the same features wise, only reason to get the Extreme6 is the free RAM which makes up that price difference.
  6. Neither upgrade seems like all that smart of a plan, as the difference between a 256GB M4 and a Vertex 4 is not all that large, you'd be very hard pressed to even notice a difference.

    Be happy with your rig, very solid setup considering today's options.
  7. manofchalk said:
    The difference between an i5 and an i7 is whether its Hyperthreaded or not, overclocking an i5 wont cause it to suddenly have 4 more threads, nor will it match a core i7 for (multi-threaded) performance.
    Also both chips have HD4000.

    Both the Extreme4 and Extreme6 are the same features wise, only reason to get the Extreme6 is the free RAM which makes up that price difference.

    sure but if you overlock it you can easily meet the i7's performance in games, if he edits videos that a differnt story
  8. fury420 said:
    Neither upgrade seems like all that smart of a plan, as the difference between a 256GB M4 and a Vertex 4 is not all that large, you'd be very hard pressed to even notice a difference.

    Be happy with your rig, very solid setup considering today's options.

    i see what your saying, but if he gets the extreme 6 it will increase his oc ability, life span, bragging rights :P, and much more(also the samesung is a great ssd so he should get that and teh extreme 6 is on sale with a bonus ram so if he gets it right now he can drop his ram that he has right now and get that)
  9. PanicMaster85 said:
    if he edits videos that a differnt story


    Well, it is this story. In the OP he says he video edits a fair bit.
  10. AH, now i get it sorry to all i guess im reading to fast

    anyways, if you get an i7 just get the 2600k, its cheaper with the same performance just the only reason its cheaper is that it does not have the onboard graphics
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