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A 4670k vs 4770k build thread: which will be best for overclocking for me?

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I have read around other posts like this, but no answer fits my intentions.
I am building a new rig in the next few months.
One of that main things I will be doing on it is pushing the "Dolphin" GG/wii emulator, hard. Dolphin, being an emulator, is very CPU dependent. It also wont make use of things like HT.
My goal is getting the best speed for Dolphin possible regardless of any other feature of ether the 4670k or the 4770k has to offer.
That means I'm not necessarily looking for the highest OC possible, tho I want to OC what ever CPU I get I don't want to push it to it's limit, high not highest.

►Hardware to be used:
◘CPU 4670k or 4770k
◘GTX 770 4gb (single for now, SLI maybe later on)
◘Motherboard: Not chosen yet, could use suggestions if it makes a difference for OCing, One with some level of built in headphone amp would be good.
◘16gb ram (not chosen)
◘After market cooling, yes but undecided.

►Questions: I realize no two CPUs are a like, so results will vary. I also realize that the "Dolphin" forms might have more exact answers, which is why im asking questions in both places.
◘ Which will OC best/highest, for my purpose, the 4670k or the 4770k?
◘ How much difference can I conservatively expect to see?
◘ I keep getting conflicting reports, people say the 4670k will be cooler to OC because it doesn't have HT, but then viewing other reports the 4770k seems near identical heat wise?
*Is there really a heat difference to be concerned about?

Thank you for your future help, sorry if this topic comes up a lot.
Edited by Edwii - 8/16/13 at 1:49pm
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It depends on what you will be doing. If your just gonna be gaming then I suggest getting the 4670K more on because of the price. Very few games use HT and you will not see any difference between the 4670k and 4770k. If you are going to be doing photoshop or any sort of rendering then the HT will make a difference. I'm not sure about the heat but I've heard the same as well that i7's tend to heat up more than i5's and that the i5's can usually hit higher overclocks than the i7's most of the time.

Hope this helps. Cheers.
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