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3930K v 3770K

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Hi All,
First time doing a full, ground-up PC build, and was wondering about which of these two processors to get. I am well aware of the concept of diminishing returns in the technology world, and am wondering what others think...Since the 3930, combined with the cost of the higher-end mobo required to run it, is almost twice as much as the 3770, are the 6 cores really going to make the processor, which has a lower out-of-the-gate clock speed than the quad core 3770, twice as fast on applications like Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects? What about on games like BF3?
Any input is much appreciated!
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For typical users and gamers, the 3930k is overkill and a waste of money. It's more of an enthusiast or production chip. If you're using highly threaded apps or plan to use four GPUs, go with a 2011 platform, otherwise stick to 1155.
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Just maybe this it will help : I'm a proud owner of an rig with Q9650, so first thing, when i got new rig with I7 3930k, was to compare directly an project in premiere. relation was 1:3 (the same as relation in cores/threads). Sometimes , just for one step up, you have to invest much more than looks like thumb.gif
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I7 3930k ASUS P9x79 VGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW w/ EVGA ACX Co... HyperX Predator (T2) - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3 ... 
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Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S SEIDON 240mm Windows 8 ASUS MX279 
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I7 3930k ASUS P9X79  GV-N670OC-2GD  PXD38G2133C11K 
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I7 3930k ASUS P9X79 MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
PXD38G2133C11K Corsair Force 3 Noktua NH D14 Windows 8 
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Studio
(17 items)
 
Game I
(10 items)
 
Game II
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930k ASUS P9x79 VGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW w/ EVGA ACX Co... HyperX Predator (T2) - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5" 240GB Seagate ST2000VX002 WD20EZRX Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S SEIDON 240mm Windows 8 ASUS MX279 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
ASUS MX279 Thermaltake 750W LC Power Infiltrator M-Audio Delta 1010Lt 
Audio
M-Audio FireWire Solo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930k ASUS P9X79  GV-N670OC-2GD  PXD38G2133C11K 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 Noktua NH D14 Windows 8 ASUS VE278Q 
PowerCase
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W  Cooler Master HAF 922 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 3930k ASUS P9X79 MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
PXD38G2133C11K Corsair Force 3 Noktua NH D14 Windows 8 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
ASUS VE278Q SeaSonic M12II Cooler Master HAF 922 NaturalPoint TrackIR 5 Pro & TrackClip Pro Bundle 
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