Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Looking to come over to the darkside
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking to come over to the darkside

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I have been happy (enough) with my fx-8350 and gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 set up for a while now. But as many of you know all too well, the upgrade bug is biting. In short i'm looking to pick up an intel i5/7 and mobo at Microcenter to take advantage of their combo deals.

I have done some research and have come up with some inconclusive evidence about what is going to my best price vs. performance deal. I have ZERO experience with any Intel CPUs and mobos. I intend to overclock and have a budget of around $350 to complete this.

So *drum roll* what is the best deal going to be and what things should I consider in my making my decision?

I'd like to get either:

-I5 3570K
-I7 3770K
-I5 4670K
-I7 4770K

Like I said I have no experience with Intel whatsoever so any help is much appreciated!
post #2 of 8
I would get the 3770k with a budget mobo from Asus like P8Z77-V LK combo for $344.98.

I have always been with Asus and Intel all my life and they have worked really well for me. I myself am planning to upgrade and am considering 4770K or 4930K with ASUS mobo preferably Maximus.
post #3 of 8
Double post
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/23/13 at 4:04pm
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
post #4 of 8
I7 3770k from micro center and msi z77 mpower from newegg/superbiiz
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/23/13 at 3:56pm
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
post #5 of 8
$350 puts you in 3570k or 4670k range. Not really worth it, save up some more money so you can at least get a 3770k or 4770k.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

$350 puts you in 3570k or 4670k range. Not really worth it, save up some more money so you can at least get a 3770k or 4770k.

Yeah but from all I've seen the 3770k is good for running VM's and video editing, I am probably going to go with an i5 4670k.

Any good suggestions on mobos?
post #7 of 8
3770k will outperform 4670 and it was 250usd at microcenter and it will overclock higher
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

3770k will outperform 4670 and it was 250usd at microcenter and it will overclock higher

The i5's today are plenty capable...howeve rif doing anything other than gaming you will notice the H/T also get the 4770k larger cache also feels faster than a 3770k well do have mine at 4.9 so lol biggrin.gif
GamingRig
(16 items)
 
H-Server
(12 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel i7-4770 8gb 2400 Gskill Samsung 840 Pro 120Gb Samsung 840 120gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2TB Seagate External Win 8 64-Bit Qnix 2560x1440 120hz Corsair Mech k90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860 Plat. Lian Li MATX Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Ironclad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2550k (Stock) MSI Z77 G55 ATI 5xxx 1Gb Corsair 8gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 500Gb Seagate 2Tb Seagate 2Tb Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows Home Server 2011 LG 1920x1080 600w Corsair Green Asus 
  hide details  
Reply
GamingRig
(16 items)
 
H-Server
(12 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel i7-4770 8gb 2400 Gskill Samsung 840 Pro 120Gb Samsung 840 120gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2TB Seagate External Win 8 64-Bit Qnix 2560x1440 120hz Corsair Mech k90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860 Plat. Lian Li MATX Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Ironclad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2550k (Stock) MSI Z77 G55 ATI 5xxx 1Gb Corsair 8gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 500Gb Seagate 2Tb Seagate 2Tb Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows Home Server 2011 LG 1920x1080 600w Corsair Green Asus 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Looking to come over to the darkside