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The i7 3770k is out and now i might ask. Which is better in two of the following ways. 1st overclocking, 2cnd gaming and raw processing power. I assume the 3930k if price plays any role. I need to decide for my future build. This has been what i was waiting for. I don't mind the extra cost of the 3930k but only if it oc and is faster for gaming.
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Buying a 3930k for gaming is silly... more power though, definitely the 3930, lol.
 
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Buying a 3930k for gaming is silly... more power though, definitely the 3930, lol.

my girlfriend would agree with you if she knew the difference between the 2 but i want the best. So you answered on question. That is that the i7 3930k is faster for gaming but what about overclocking. I plane on the H100 for cooling if that makes a difference
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post #4 of 22
The 3930k is way overkill for gaming. as said above.

Overclocking..... well the 3930k is 6 cores so the max that i have seen on 24/7 is around 4.5+ish due to heat and voltage.

While 3770k is just limited by heat but will net you around the same....

If you have good chips btw.
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my girlfriend would agree with you if she knew the difference between the 2 but i want the best. So you answered on question. That is that the i7 3930k is faster for gaming but what about overclocking. I plane on the H100 for cooling if that makes a difference

For the record I never said the 3930 was better for gaming.

As for overclocking, all depends on the chip you get. Both overclock well though, I wouldn't be concerned about that.
 
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The only reason you should buy the 3930K is if you are going to be doing something that would use the other 2 cores. I havent read much about the 3770K overclocking, but I hear they run hot. If I were you, I would probably get the 3770K + Z77 mobo, and possible go with a 2600K if the 3770Ks upside isnt worth the difference in price.
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i sry i should have read into your post a little more. I do have some needs for the extra cores. They just don't exceed my want for the most gaming power. I won't be able to build for quite some time so overkill is welcome. What chip has better features. I pretty sure both lga 1155 and 2011 both have usb 3.0 and pcie 3.0 not that 2.0 is outdated or anything. What everyone is saying they are both good overclockers. IB just runs hot. Does that mean even hotter than a 6 core like the 3930k
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post #8 of 22
A 3770K OC to 4.5-4.6 will have better performance and a low power consumption than a STOCK 3930K, so there is no point to get a 3930K if you don't use applications that benefit from those extra cores. I know that there is a huge temptation to get the 3930K, like the saying "Bigger is better" but it's all in your head because in your daily usage you will not see any differences between the two.

And this "future proof" again, all in your head because there isn't such thing, hardware wise because I bet that if you get the 3930K now which is 600 $ + 300 $ you will be mad if next year Intel Haswell will have the same performance from 4 cores - 8 threads like Sandy bridge had over Westmere's 6 cores.

But this is only my opinion.
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I am at a lose now. I searched through the internet and it would appear that the i5 3550k is the real gaming beast. Wow history is repeating its self here. In the end I I just want that the best overclocker that is ballz to the wall for gaming.
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post #10 of 22
Just grab a 2500k and save some cash... spend the money you save on a better GPU. Most games/GPUs don't need a powerful CPU anymore.
 
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