Greetings. I am intrested to build a new rig, but I am confused between the two options I mentioned on the topic's title, i7 3770k with Z77 mobo VS i7 3820 with X79.
I know there were a lot of posts with the same "battle", 3770k vs 3820, but I am still confused on which to pick. The purposes of this rig are: Programming, some video encoding, and hardcore gaming. Furthermore, I am studying Computer Engineering and I may need some more heavy duty in the near future. Now let me mention the 2 set ups:
As you can see, I am going to use 8gb of ram in both set ups, so apart from quad channel and dual channel difference, there's not another difference on the RAM.
About the price, it's about the same, it's only about 60euro difference between the 2 rigs.
I am not going to upgrade to the 6-core CPU on s2011 if I pick this one, for at least the next 1-2 years.