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I am looking to build a super computer but am having some trouble deciding which CPU I should get.

Games going to be used:
Flight Simulator X with PMDG 737NGX addon and Ultimate Traffic 2.
Mirror's Edge 1 and or 2
Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3
Max Payne 3
The Sim's 3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and 3
Battlefield 3
Sonic Generations
and More.....


Out of these CPU's what should I get: 3570K, 4670K, 3770K, 4770K, 3930K for my specific gaming and or sorta future proofing?

Edit: Out of request here is the parts I currently have in my Amazon cart.
Case: Cooler Master Storm Styrker
CPU: ????
CPU Fan: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK 1155, Gigabyte 1150, and ASUS P9X79 2011
Ram: 16GB LP Corsair Vengance
SSD: Corsair Neutron 256GB
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB
Video Card: EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked with ACX Cooler.
Blue-ray Drive: LG 12x with 3D playback and M-Disc
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze
Edited by Vicpdx19 - 6/23/13 at 1:08am
post #2 of 23
The heart of your question is really what SOCKET to go with... 1150 vs 2011

If you ever see yourself needing:

Hexcore
4 channels of memory
multi high end gpu setup

Go 2011.
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If you really want to build a supercomputer then you need to go 2011.. The 3930k
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If your just going to be gaming go with ivy or haswell. And put some of the left over money towards a gpu. But yes if you really want a "supercomputer" 2011 will be the better upgrade path.
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Originally Posted by dbrisc View Post

If your just going to be gaming go with ivy or haswell. And put some of the left over money towards a gpu.

That is very true games will not use the additional threads or memory bandwidth. if you also do work with video or CAD or something like this then the 6c/12t will benefit you. if not it will be a waste of money...
post #6 of 23
Get the best you can afford, simple as that.
post #7 of 23
I see no one even coming close to answering this guys question lol.

Your typical i5 3570k or i5 4670k are gaming CPUs. The only real difference is that i5 4670k would keep you future proof due to broadwell using the same socket at 14nm.

3770ks and 4770ks is an extra topping to the ice cream, but you pay premium for it and not every other games benefits from the additional threads.

3930k which makes your 2011 platform would also keep you future proof for Ivy Bridge-E, coming out this September. But you pay even an additional premium for two logical cores and four extra threads. This platform is basically if you wanna use more than two gpus simultaneously.

Now it depends on yourself that how much you wanna spend and for what setup you wanna run.
post #8 of 23
It depends what GPU you can afford after buying each CPU. If the outlay on a 3930k means you then can only buy a 7790 or something similar then it would be a horrendous gaming machine.

Post a budget too or your planned GPU and the question can be answered better
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now that is a great answer! lol and the GPU I am getting will be a GTX 770.
post #10 of 23
If i's just gaming that you're going to be doing, then generally a 4770K will perform better, and for less money, so you'll have extra to spend on your GPU. Otherwise a 3930K gives you great bragging rights ;P
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