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that will be something I'll have to find out in person. I thought it was any sandybridge or something. we'll see tongue.gif


I was in store at Overland Park and they said select Ivy Bridge processors also had the discount. A women was looking for a 3450 and they said if she bought a 3470 she'd get 50 off.
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People buy AMD because it can do everything an i7 can do at seemingly similar speeds, and do so at a fraction of the cost. If you have money to burn, get the i7. I didn't see any mention of your girlfriend wanting to bench her computer, so the only real world differences between the two will be the price. I once bought into the hype that the differences between the two platforms were night and day, and I was thoroughly disappointed to find that, like others have mentioned, I couldn't tell the difference.
I personally would only buy an i7 if I was going to run 2 or more high end GPU's, but at the moment, my 8120 does everything I need it to do at no noticeable differences than my neighbors 2600k. THAT, and I simply don't have the kind of budget you do, nor does my sugar-momma wink.gif

Seemingly similar depends on the project and the person. This PC will not be used for gaming, this PC will be used for heavily multi-threaded applications. If you are working with a extremely large project, that 20-30% performance increase can be hours of your time saved. In the real world that can easily be $100+ of labor saved.
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Seemingly similar depends on the project and the person. This PC will not be used for gaming, this PC will be used for heavily multi-threaded applications. If you are working with a extremely large project, that 20-30% performance increase can be hours of your time saved. In the real world that can easily be $100+ of labor saved.

Very true, but I'd say minutes, not hours. And a 2700k is currently $120 more expensive than an 8150, which would offset the extended labor costs, not to mention that similarly featured mobos cost less ($30-$50) on AM3+. It sounds to me like OP made up his mind before he even started this though.
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Very true, but I'd say minutes, not hours. And a 2700k is currently $120 more expensive than an 8150, which would offset the extended labor costs, not to mention that similarly featured mobos cost less ($30-$50) on AM3+. It sounds to me like OP made up his mind before he even started this though.

Actually, depends on the project. For an entire project, it will be hours. I have had a single render take 15 mins alone on my 2500k @ 4.8GHz. It depends on how large the project is.

You will get a good 990FX board for about the same price you would get a good Z77 board.
$130 vs $135. So only $5 difference

The OP actually didn't make up his mind before starting the thread. He wanted to go AMD and wanted a similar alternative to the i7.
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i dont wanna be a snot 2advanced but he did say he is going to microcenter. a 2700k is $230. on the other hand, he spends $60 more on an ivy 3770k and he gets $50 off a mobo.
$420 nets him a 3770k and a GA z77x-ud5h, plus taxes of course.
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i dont wanna be a snot 2advanced but he did say he is going to microcenter. a 2700k is $230. on the other hand, he spends $60 more on an ivy 3770k and he gets $50 off a mobo.
$420 nets him a 3770k and a GA z77x-ud5h, plus taxes of course.

Microcenter also AMD deals. I think it's ~$40 off a compatible mobo.
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Seemingly similar depends on the project and the person. This PC will not be used for gaming, this PC will be used for heavily multi-threaded applications. If you are working with a extremely large project, that 20-30% performance increase can be hours of your time saved. In the real world that can easily be $100+ of labor saved.

 

 

Bulldozer have exceptional multi-threaded performance, price wise.


Dont forget that the FX 8150 is 170$ - 180$ while the i7 is 300$+.

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Bulldozer have exceptional multi-threaded performance, price wise.



Dont forget that the FX 8150 is 170$ - 180$ while the i7 is 300$+.

Agreed, but the FX8150 performs almost equivalent as an i5. And the OP is at microcenter, so the i5 will only be $160-$190. compared to the FX 8150 which is $180. And the i7 is $290 AND you get $10 extra off($50 total) when you go intel with a compatible mobo vs going amd with a compatible mobo.
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Ended up getting an i7-3770k..


Thanks anyways guys I really appreciate it!
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http://www.microcenter.com/product/376491/Core_i7_2700K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

Like the OP says, the i7-2700k is $230 at microcenter compared to the $180 8150. The price difference is only $50 and thats without any awesome mobo deals, just procs alone.

Edit: Too late! Enjoy the processor, its a beast.
    
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