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hello All yet again, so seeing the reviews about the newest amd 8350 i have decided to considering my next upgrade sure a little bit down the road but still. so im currently happy with my 8150 but i know if i ever want to upgrade properly ill have to go to intel, need to think about which way to go, thinking about 3770k and 3930k and with those which mobo. i know haswell might be out by the time i actually upgrade but i would like to get as much input as possible long before making the decision.
current pc use gaming(msi 680 lightning) and music production.
will gladly take any useful advice. thanks again to everyone.
post #2 of 14
You will feel limited if you upgrade to piledriver. Sure, there are better power consumption and heat output, however how well will you notice this is every day tasks? Hardly anything. You're better of switching to intel, get a decent z77 board and sticking on a 3770k. Haswell will come out soon, so bare this in mind. If i were you, i would hold out until haswell, then upgrade then and you should notice a great difference between BD and Haswell. thumb.gif
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Hi Azaroth
Since you use your PC mainly for gaming & music production, I think I can recommend you Core i5 3570K.
Core i7 3770K is better in multithreaded application but does not perform better in gaming.
For music production, what application you use? Is it heavily multithreaded?
I never find doing some audio editing or encoding taking a lot of resource, so I think Core i5 3570K does not have trouble to handle that.
    
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Definetly get a 3770k. Trust me, I was in the same boat. I sold my 8150 for the 3770k and couldn't have been happier. As far as your motherboard choice goes any Z77 (Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock) will pretty much perform the same there might be a slight difference. Plus the fact that the 3770k is great for multithreading makes your choice even easier. The 3770k performs the same at gaming at the same level as the 3570k. I don't know why Bima would say otherwise...

So, since you'll be using the PC for gaming and applications, in my mind, your choice should be clear. 3770k all the way.




http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/46985-amd-fx-8350-piledriver-cpu/?page=5
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well thanks everyone, the music stuff is pro tools, some ableton, and fl studios with many many plugins and the like, would a 3930k still be an option? i mean 12 threads sounds killer.
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well thanks everyone, the music stuff is pro tools, some ableton, and fl studios with many many plugins and the like, would a 3930k still be an option? i mean 12 threads sounds killer.

If you can afford it, than sure. However when you say "a bit down the road" how "far" down the road is that? A week, a month, or are you like my neighbor and do you actually mean several months?

The reason I ask is because you MAYYYY want to think about haswell and windows 8. The windows 8 software (after some hacks and tweaks) is supposedly more efficient and the haswell chips may be better overclockers than current the current generation. I don't know what kind of protools setup you have, but if it is anything like my friend's setup, than the more efficient software and hardware would help you more than simply trying to overpower protools.
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post #7 of 14
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i beta tested windows 8 and ive herd its gotten a lot better but im plenty happy with 7. i would like to up grade soon so maybe before the end of the year. my 8150 seems to be doing down hill ready, maybe its just me but when gaming theres lag and skipping which shouldn't be happening or i could just be stupid and its all in my head.
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what might me some of the main things that might give the 3770k the upper hand against the 3930k? i dont plan on waiting till haswell comes out to upgrade, amd has served me will for a time but i need a real processor now. also which mobo is the most appealing, price not being a factor considering this is just giving me ideas.
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what might me some of the main things that might give the 3770k the upper hand against the 3930k? i dont plan on waiting till haswell comes out to upgrade, amd has served me will for a time but i need a real processor now. also which mobo is the most appealing, price not being a factor considering this is just giving me ideas.
Well, apart from the price difference there isn't much. But then you are paying alot more $$$ for the 3930k.
You'll want to be getting a z77 board for the greatest performance difference. Have a look at Asus' maximus V extreme or formula - solid boards. Gigabyte do nice z77 boards as well. There is a wide variety of good z77 boards out there, just gotta pick what's best for your needs.
post #10 of 14
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so im leaning toward the odea of the 3770k cause its a but newer then the 3930k and from what ive seen, if im correct could be wrong it happens, the 3770k can use faster memory, so which board? i like asus, im using a single msi 680 lightning with no plans of SLI, an asus xonar stx sound card and thats all i have in the mobo. since narrowing down what i am using what might be a good board for all that which also overclocks well? thanks again to everyone and im itching to get a new cpu and mobo.
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