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post #1 of 11
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Hi guys, i'm planning to upgrade my CPU + MB, my budget is 350-375€.
I have 2 choices, 3770k (274€) + Asrock Z77 Pro3 (76€)
OR
Xeon E3-1230V3 (242€) + Gigabyte B85-HD3 (97€)
The Xeon is just a 4770 w/ disabled IGP and support for ECC mem. So no overclocking.
What would you choose?
post #2 of 11
Out of those choices 3770k. So you can overclock later on if you want. Id try and get a 4670k or 4770k though to be on the new socket.
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The 4770k here is 304€ and cheapest Z87 MB 123€. But I will wait a week or so, and see if the prices will drop a little. I could go with a Xeon E3-1230V2 + B75 setup too for only 250€. Could that be a good option too?
post #4 of 11
I am sure haswell support strap overclocking like 2011, if so you could get a 4770 non-k and save some cash.
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The 4770k here is 304€ and cheapest Z87 MB 123€. But I will wait a week or so, and see if the prices will drop a little. I could go with a Xeon E3-1230V2 + B75 setup too for only 250€. Could that be a good option too?

Are we really gonna see prices drop that soon? and by how much
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Well today I saw that the 4770k started at a price of 342€ -> then dropped to 304€ after 1 hours. (Mindfactory.de)
The motherboards' prices stayed the same though.
post #7 of 11
Is there a reason you must use Intel(like you need the single thread performance for games like Starcraft2?), Otherwise I'd get FX-8320/8350 because it is cheaper and you don't have to buy a new motherboard.

If not I'd just get the 3770K/Z77 right now, 4770K/motherboard prices are little high right now but will drop in July-August(C2 stepping motherboards comes out then, right now we are getting C1 stepping motherboards that have USB3.0 bug and are limited in quantity).
Edited by sherlock - 6/2/13 at 10:06am
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Yes, I need higher IPC. I play Skyrim, War Thunder and World of tanks mainly.
World of tanks is somewhat playable, i'm getting often dips below 25FPS, is that due to the weak BD IPC, or poor optimization? The game is not that GPU intensive though.
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What graphics card are you currently using?
WOT is far from cpu/gpu intensive is why im asking...
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post #10 of 11
Out of those I would definitely take the 3770K. Just remember that Pro3 isn't suitable for high overclocks, about 4,3 - 4,5GHz is generally safe.
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