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Yes it would take longer to code, transcode, etc. Honestly, the big revolution w/ video came with Sandy and Quick Sync, IGP on Haswell only makes that better. W/ higher frequencies for IGP that kind of work just gets better. W/ video and audio you use so many different tools, iTunes, handbrake etc that you are buying insurance when it comes to paying for hyper threading on say 4770k. You may think you only use Vegas, but a say will come when you'll want to rip a bunch of raw clips w/ handbrake so you can put them on a DVD or something, and that's when you'll see the benefit. You can't plan around just one app all the time.

Nice thanks for that, slapped me into i7 mode. I know the 4770k is faster clock per clock, but will a decently OC'd 3770k be decent as well or are there video/graphics rendering/processing functions on Haswell that make the difference to large?
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Nice thanks for that, slapped me into i7 mode. I know the 4770k is faster clock per clock, but will a decently OC'd 3770k be decent as well or are there video/graphics rendering/processing functions on Haswell that make the difference to large?

The way I see it, if you are doing some video editing or using CAD for a living and have a time limit, then go for an i7. Otherwise, I think i5 would do the job just fine. Unless you don't really mind paying the extra $100 of course, then go for the i7.
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BTW guys, I finally went to the micro center in santa ana. It's the nearest one and it's 40 miles lol. I've heard some people even drive farther than that. But anyway, I was tempted to get the sabertooth MOBO but I did some research while I was at the store and it seems like sabertooth is overpriced compared to the UD4H. So I went ahead and bought the 4670k and the UD4h Combo for $344 before tax. Quick question though, would I need to use programs such as norton ghost in order for me to backup my raid hard drives? I have windows 7 on my raid 0 HDD right now and I don't really want to reinstall everything. Also, I don't even know how I would reinstall everything because the windows keys are used up. If I do reinstall everything, can I use the same windows 7 keys on my new build? Is there like an option to deactivate your keys?
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BTW guys, I finally went to the micro center in santa ana. It's the nearest one and it's 40 miles lol. I've heard some people even drive farther than that. But anyway, I was tempted to get the sabertooth MOBO but I did some research while I was at the store and it seems like sabertooth is overpriced compared to the UD4H. So I went ahead and bought the 4570k and the UD4h Combo for $344 before tax. Quick question though, would I need to use programs such as norton ghost in order for me to backup my raid hard drives? I have windows 7 on my raid 0 HDD right now and I don't really want to reinstall everything. Also, I don't even know how I would reinstall everything because the windows keys are used up. If I do reinstall everything, can I use the same windows 7 keys on my new build? Is there like an option to deactivate your keys?

Its in Tustin not Santa Ana, thanks for not even waiving hi. I live in Tustin. tongue.gif
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Its in Tustin not Santa Ana, thanks for not even waiving hi. I live in Tustin. tongue.gif

Oh yeah that is true lol. Well whenever I take the 5 south coming from hollywood it keeps on saying santa ana so it's engraved on my head lol. But lucky you man, you live near a micro center. I would probably be broke if I live near that store. There used to be one in santa clarita but it closed down.
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Oh yeah that is true lol. Well whenever I take the 5 south coming from hollywood it keeps on saying santa ana so it's engraved on my head lol. But lucky you man, you live near a micro center. I would probably be broke if I live near that store. There used to be one in santa clarita but it closed down.

I spent quite a bit of time there on this build. Needless to say it wasn't always for a good reason. Had to return 2 Asrock boards, one H110 AIO and even changed memory. Then they got the H220, the last day before my 30 days was up, so took back my H110 and got the H220. I was surprised they didn't know me by first name by then. Even had to go in after my MSI board went on sale even cheaper than my bundle price.
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I spent quite a bit of time there on this build. Needless to say it wasn't always for a good reason. Had to return 2 Asrock boards, one H110 AIO and even changed memory. Then they got the H220, the last day before my 30 days was up, so took back my H110 and got the H220. I was surprised they didn't know me by first name by then. Even had to go in after my MSI board went on sale even cheaper than my bundle price.

Were any of them defective? or just returning because they were on sale and the return window was still up? lol.
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Were any of them defective? or just returning because they were on sale and the return window was still up? lol.

Both Asrock boards were defective. The first had bent pins. The 2nd wouldn't run Crossfire. The H110 had the pump die on my 1st unit. I even had 2 bad Gigabyte 7950's. The 1st was giving me BSOD, it was an open box return already, the 2nd wouldn't overclock at all. Hell even the LED on the back of my case are no longer working, but I didn't bother taking it back.
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Both Asrock boards were defective. The first had bent pins. The 2nd wouldn't run Crossfire. The H110 had the pump die on my 1st unit. I even had 2 bad Gigabyte 7950's. The 1st was giving me BSOD, it was an open box return already, the 2nd wouldn't overclock at all. Hell even the LED on the back of my case are no longer working, but I didn't bother taking it back.

Man you're scaring me.... Hopefully all of that happen out of coincidence because I don't feel like driving back to orange county for a return if something happens. Cross my fingers.
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Wow, is your system running in a paint shaker?  That's a lot of defective parts.

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