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Need Help Picking out a i7 3770k or i7 3820k build

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Ok my coworker wants to upgrade his i7 950 and evga 3way sli motherboard, ive tried to talk him out of it several times but he has his heart set up upgrading.

Budget for the upgrade is $500 and the website being used it canadacomputers.com , i know its not the best but thats where he shops..

so my first choice was the i7 3820
the http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=045421

and

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_707&item_id=043762


second choice was a i7 3770k
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=045423

and

couldnt decide on mobo...



i want to see what you guys put together, its either a i7 3820k or i7 3770k
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What does he use his computer for, is X79 chipset really necessary?
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the x79 chipset isnt really needed, he just wants to buy the best thing he can afford for future proofing, and the i7 3820k is cheaper then the i7 3770k

he does mostly gaming on a single 1080p monitor with a single 7970

he said he might spend $700 is needed
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post

the x79 chipset isnt really needed, he just wants to buy the best thing he can afford for future proofing, and the i7 3820k is cheaper then the i7 3770k
he does mostly gaming on a single 1080p monitor with a single 7970
he said he might spend $700 is needed

There is no such thing as future proofing, regardless of what other people might say or think. The most you can do to future proof your rig is purchase a decently nice GPU and PSU. Besides that technology moves too fast. With that said, neither of those CPU's are a good choice. Go with a 3570k and a nice ASRock Z77 Extreme6 board. Grab an H100i, put it in Push/Pull with the Corsair SP120 Fans. Overclock it to 4.7/4.8GHz. That's called future proofing with sensibility. Will be able to max out most games at 1080p with his 7970 for the next couple of years. Grab 16GB of some 1866MHz ram and you shouldn't have to touch the rig for a couple of years.

This should easily "future proof the rig". In the sense that it will last him 4-5 years. Sure you will have to buy a new motherboard/CPU in 4-5 years, but that's about normal.

3570k - $229.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 - $169.00
H100i - $119.99
Corsair Air Series SP120 Fans (2 Pack) - $34.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 1866MHz - $89.99

Total: $643.96 (little under $700)
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