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i7 4770k vs 4930k vs 4820k vs 4960X

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September 26, 2013 8:29:46 AM

While picking a CPU, I was originally all of the 4770k. But from what I've heard, the others might be better for what I'm doing (photoshop, davinci resolve, after effects,premiere pro). Is the difference worth it? I'm on a tight budget and upgrading my MOBO as well as the CPU is hard. Are these processors really worth it?
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September 26, 2013 8:47:06 AM

The 4960X and 4930K should be somewhat quicker than the 4770K in those applications, but they are not for someone on a tight budget! You're looking at $800-900 for a 4930K and a compatible mobo.
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September 26, 2013 8:57:16 AM

508Parkour said:
While picking a CPU, I was originally all of the 4770k. But from what I've heard, the others might be better for what I'm doing (photoshop, davinci resolve, after effects,premiere pro). Is the difference worth it? I'm on a tight budget and upgrading my MOBO as well as the CPU is hard. Are these processors really worth it?


It depends, are you making money from this set up?

If so, all of the applications above are very demanding: and I would HIGHLY recommend the 4930k, the extreme edition in my opinion isn't worth it.
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September 28, 2013 9:47:03 AM

socialassassin said:
The 4960X and 4930K should be somewhat quicker than the 4770K in those applications, but they are not for someone on a tight budget! You're looking at $800-900 for a 4930K and a compatible mobo.


True about the price range BUT you forgot to mention that 4770K + Mobo would be around (a minimum) of $500-$600. So generally speaking, being that Micro Center sells the 4770K for $280, 4930K is about $275 more.

Overall in your build youd be spending n additional $275 on your CPU (4930K) versus 4770K. And thats if you purchase through micro center. Newegg and Amazon are both around $330 for the 4770K, the price dif between 4930 and 4770 is now about $240. Thats the real price difference between the two.

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September 28, 2013 10:42:05 AM

If you're pro, go for the i7 4930k it will allow you to finish your work faster and thus allow you to make more money. If not, the 4770k will be fine.
September 28, 2013 11:42:30 AM

If microcenter is near they have I7-4820k and MOBO bundles starting at $399.99 with a decent board.
Also I7-4770K bundles for under $350.
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