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So I have the opportunity to participate in Intel's retail edge program. I currently have a 2700k capable of doing 4.8ghz @ 1.39v on an ASUS p8z68 deluxe gen 3 mobi. I'm planning on getting either the 3930k for 180 or a he 3770k for 85. I mainly game but occasionally do some video editing for classroom lesson plans. What do you guys suggest?
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3770k
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post #3 of 15
3930k just cause. Haha
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post #4 of 15
3770k. You won't really see the benefit from the 3930k in what you're doing and you'll have to spend 400-500 dollars depending on how many ram sticks you already have. Considering gaming performance of the 3930k is actually LOWER in most games these days because of its lower per core performance and the fact that the 3770k would be a drop in upgrade for 85 bucks makes it a no brainer.
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post #5 of 15
In some games (Crysis 3, BF3, upcoming BF4 most likely) 3930K is stronger because of 6 cores. 3770K overclocking is quite limited because of high temps, most likely you won't see much performance difference at all compared to your 2700K.

You can buy good X79 motherboard with money you get once you sell your 2700K and current motherboard. I think you can get at least 250$ on Ebay from those.
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post #6 of 15
3930k or just wait for haswell, no big difference from 2700k to 3770k.
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post #7 of 15
At those prices 3930k without a second thought...

You are already on a great i7, going to a 3770k and risking getting a crappy oc for barely any difference performance wise is not worth it.

Meanwhile, the 2 extra cores will help tremendously overall
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post #8 of 15
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In some games (Crysis 3, BF3, upcoming BF4 most likely) 3930K is stronger because of 6 cores. 3770K overclocking is quite limited because of high temps, most likely you won't see much performance difference at all compared to your 2700K.

You can buy good X79 motherboard with money you get once you sell your 2700K and current motherboard. I think you can get at least 250$ on Ebay from those.

Sure. the temps are high, but this is OCN. Just get a vice and delid the thing, Yeah, he can cut down the price of everything by selling his current stuff, but why make an upgrade you don't need to make? The 3930k is quite a bit weaker per core and doesn't overclock past 4.7-4.8 usually anyway. As for games using more than 4 cores, that's what hyperthreading is for.
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post #9 of 15
I would say the 3770k. If yoiu went with 3930k you would have to get a new board and maybe more ram if you need it.
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post #10 of 15
3930k at that price
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