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I am looking for a new build, rather CPU, to better fulfill my needs. I do quite a bit of 3D modelling work (Solidworks, Inventor, mostly AutoDesk related software), a tiny bit of video editing, and some gaming, civ 5, battlefield, arma.

I decided about a year ago to chose an i5 3570k platform over x79 purely because of cost and I figured I wouldn't notice much of the performance difference. However, even with my custom watercooling setup I could only ever really get 4.6gHz out of my i5. I just haven't been very happy with the how well my i5 handles the workloads.

So as I see it there are really two options at this point. Get a 4770k and mobo deal at microcenter now, or get an x79 board and a cheapy 3820 to hold me over till i grab a 4930k in Q3.

I live near a microcenter so I have access to their deals. The 4770k would cost less money, but I am afraid I would be making the same mistake I did a year ago and regret it. If I went with the x79 platform, I could invest in a good mobo now and snag a 3820. My concerns with this option is that Ivy will not work and or be compatible with current x79 mobo.

So basically which would make the most sense for me and my needs? Should I go with x79, what motherboard should I get, considering I am watercooling and looking to achieve the best possible overclock? All other motherboard features to me are just gimmiky as all I am really concerned with is the overclock.
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It's a difficult one, but i'd probably go for a 4770k. It has the hyperthreading to help with the workload but can also game well.

If you were to go with the 3820, I think you would be disappointed with the performance outside of gaming. However, if you budget could ultimately land you a 4930k, then I feel that's going to be a better option.
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well, if you do all that 3D stuff, i would suggest you get something with more than 8 threads, like at least a 4770K. if you can have access to microcenters (which appears to be the cheapest for cpus all around) i would suggest you get a X79 setup. waiting a few months for the 4930K seems okay, but the 3820 is a bit beefier 3570K, (like only difference is it has 8 threads and has a different chipset) so until you get the 4930K you might not see too much improvement.

as for the motherboard, i dont know much about your rig's other components (color wise) but, the rampage iv extreme is the best X79 board out there. gigabyte kinda failed this chipset because their first gen X79s were infamous for burning VRMs and never sold too much after that incident. MSI's big bang is a bit ugly for most, and for that price oyu can buy better boards. asrocks xtreme11 is pretty high end, but ive read it has too many problems.

basically anything from asus is very awesome, if you have the cash get a rampage iv extreme, and if its a bit expensive opt for the P9x79 pro or deluxe. anythign below those is entry level on an enthusiast chipset.
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I am looking for a new build, rather CPU, to better fulfill my needs. I do quite a bit of 3D modelling work (Solidworks, Inventor, mostly AutoDesk related software), a tiny bit of video editing, and some gaming, civ 5, battlefield, arma.

I decided about a year ago to chose an i5 3570k platform over x79 purely because of cost and I figured I wouldn't notice much of the performance difference. However, even with my custom watercooling setup I could only ever really get 4.6gHz out of my i5. I just haven't been very happy with the how well my i5 handles the workloads.

So as I see it there are really two options at this point. Get a 4770k and mobo deal at microcenter now, or get an x79 board and a cheapy 3820 to hold me over till i grab a 4930k in Q3.

I live near a microcenter so I have access to their deals. The 4770k would cost less money, but I am afraid I would be making the same mistake I did a year ago and regret it. If I went with the x79 platform, I could invest in a good mobo now and snag a 3820. My concerns with this option is that Ivy will not work and or be compatible with current x79 mobo.

So basically which would make the most sense for me and my needs? Should I go with x79, what motherboard should I get, considering I am watercooling and looking to achieve the best possible overclock? All other motherboard features to me are just gimmiky as all I am really concerned with is the overclock.

for your work, a x79 is the best option.
even if a 4770k is good the 6 cores on a 3930k or a 4930k and threads pretty much is what works best for work you do.
and a 3820 oc well also.
even if a 4930k wont match (unlikely) you can grabb a resaled 3930k anyhow then.

X79 is the better option IMO
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