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Hey guys just a bit of advise needed. I am looking at the differences of these 2 cpu's and I thought that the 3930k was the winner hands down until i read that the blck multiplier for the 3820 can be raised to 1.25 and stable speeds of 4.7ghz can be achieved very easily. I have a H100 cooler that should handle the temps and I'm thinking that this will be more then ample for my gaming needs for the next 6+ months until the ivy bridge-e are released late this year. Opinions?
Edited by Vilifried - 3/24/12 at 3:56pm
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post #2 of 38
Either will do just fine, If the k version is only a little more then get that, But otherwise just use the 3820
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If you have a H100 then getting a locked CPU (non-K) would be pointless tongue.gif

Unless you wanted it to run quieter. Get the 3830K and see if you can get 5+ GHz from it biggrin.gif
   
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i would get the I73820 and yse through BCLK straping you can get it stable at 4.7GHz as long as you have a decent board which most are..
Going this way look to spend more on the board than with an sandy/ ivy board.. also the savings between to 3930k and the 3820 you could keep in the bank for IB-E kitty or use it on a graphics card setup smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 3/24/12 at 4:00pm
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post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

If you have a H100 then getting a locked CPU (non-K) would be pointless tongue.gif
Unless you wanted it to run quieter. Get the 3830K and see if you can get 5+ GHz from it biggrin.gif

There is no 3830k, it is a 3930k, and secondly how is the i7-3820 pointless with an H100, when people are still hitting ~5Ghz on it? not to mention it doesnt come with a stock cooler.
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i would get the I73820 and yse through BCLK straping you can get it stable at 4.7GHz as long as you have a decent board which most are..
Going this way look to spend more on the board than with an sabdy/ ivy board.. also the savings between to 3930k and the 3820 you could keep in the bank for IB-E kitty or use it on a graphics card setup smile.gif

yeah ive got the bigbang xpower 2 and im sick of droolin over it if i get the 3820 i can get my gtx680 at the same time without waiting a couple of weeks for the extra cash then at the end of the year drop an ivy b straight into it. I think this is a smarter move and gives me an excuse to upgrade to ivy b.thumb.gif
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There is no 3830k, it is a 3930k, and secondly how is the i7-3820 pointless with an H100, when people are still hitting ~5Ghz on it? not to mention it doesnt come with a stock cooler.

sorry for my noobness i have a habit of typos. thanks for your input and yeah i got the H100 cause it looks cool in my lvl10 gt case. biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 38
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Either will do just fine, If the k version is only a little more then get that, But otherwise just use the 3820

in the overall cost of the setup not a m:major difference but the 3930k is actually double the price. lol and it means waiting an extra couple of weeks to get my basic system up and running. mad.gif
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post #10 of 38
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If you have a H100 then getting a locked CPU (non-K) would be pointless tongue.gif
Unless you wanted it to run quieter. Get the 3830K and see if you can get 5+ GHz from it biggrin.gif

It is going to be very hard to get 5+ ghz from the 3830k being a 6 core chip it runs very hot at those clock speeds. Only people with custom water loops will have a chance of reaching that.

Also the 3820 is only partially locked, setting the multiplier to its max (43) gives you an almost guaranteed 4.3ghz overclock. Higher speeds (5+) are achievable through BCLK adjustment as well.
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