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Building a new Gaming System. want to change my i7 2600K to either i7 4770K or 3930K

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Hey guys, I'm building a new System I just cant get a handle on what CPU to get, both seem great, however 3930K is more expensive but offers motherboards that support x16 dual, unlike 4770K which only allow x16,x8 for dual.

Intel Core i7 3930K Processor LGA2011 3.2GHz 12M Cache 6 Cores (no fan)
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler
Asus P9X79-PRO,Socket 2011,X79, 8DDR3,4PCI-E 3.0,GbLAN,Raid
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 1866MHz DDR3, CL9, 1.5V, DOMINATOR Memory Kit for x79 Quad Ch
Western Digital Black WD4001FAEX 3.5" CAVIAR BLACK,4TB,7200RPM,64MB,SATA III,5YRS
Samsung 512GB SSD 840BW Pro SATA3 2.5
LGE CH12NS30 Black Blue Ray HD Combo Retail
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Black Case w Windows
Corsair AX-1200 1200W ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certifie
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM(Microsoft OEM Terms&conditions apply)

The above system will cost me $3000(AUD) pre-built and tested,I would like suggestion about whether I should change CPU and save $400 due to other parts(Memory and Motherboard) being cheaper.

Will the x16 and x8 for SLI affect me in the future? I would like to Overclock either CPU to at least 4.2-4.4GHZ, wo which is more reliable in that regard?

Thanks guys, if you got any recommendations on what to change I'm all ears, however since I made this thread in the Intel thread, my main question is about the CPU.
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Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
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Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
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maintaining the gpus? nah. might as well keep the SB and upgrade to 780.

or wait for the HD9000 series cards.
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Sorry man, My system specs have not been updated for quite a while, I actually have 2x Gigabyte 4GB GTX 670 Windforce Edition,hence why I'm keeping them for my new build.

The i72600k is still great, however my motherboard was the original launch model(asus) which had the problem of degrading sata, which is happening to one of my HDD's, gaming is a pain on that drive.

However I have issues with my case NZXT Phantom(it is broken in a few bits) and my Intel SSD is crapping out, slow compared to what it isued to be, I even re-installed Windows 7 5 times since I got the system in my Specs(besides GTX 670).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 5820K@4.3ghz Asus X99 Deluxe GTX 980 TI G1@1500MHZ Crucial 16GB (4x 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-BIT ASUS 27" VG278 Logitech G19 EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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Corsair Graphite 760T Logitech G400S Razer Goliathus xtr Large 
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Intel Core I7 5820K@4.3ghz Asus X99 Deluxe GTX 980 TI G1@1500MHZ Crucial 16GB (4x 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-BIT ASUS 27" VG278 Logitech G19 EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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post #4 of 9
then i suggest just to replace the motherboard with a newer one like . . . a Z77 and see how it goes. that's a lot of money for just gaming.

edit: watercool your system.

my 7950 using first slot X16

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5601273

2nd slot X8

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7021432

might be drivers but very similar.
Edited by rdr09 - 8/27/13 at 4:45am
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post #5 of 9
I'd stick with your 2600K as well. Maybe get a good aftermarket cooler to get a bit more of an overclock like a DH-14 or an AIO Water kit

Like mentioned above go for a good Z77 motherboard.

As for your SSD look into a Samsung 840 Pro 256gb should be good.

If you want a new case and like your Phantom you could look into the Phantom 830/630
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post #6 of 9
I have to agree with the other posters. A 3930k is overkill for gaming. Games aren't able to use those extra 2 cores so you really wont see any additional performance. The difference between x16, x16 and x16, x8 is pretty much imperceptible. My advise would be to hold onto your money until Intel releases something worth upgrading to. Even the latest Haswell chips are barely faster than your 2600k. I know it's obnoxious and we all get the itch to upgrade but there really is not point right now.

Also, if your motherboard is defective you might want to try contacting asus about it. If it's a know issue (which it sounds like it is) they might swap it out for you.
Edited by ShoehornHands - 8/27/13 at 11:45pm
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Thanks guys, I wont upgrade after all, also Shoehorn, I cant do that as I bought this Motherboard from the UK and I live in Australia, I never tried of course. The system is still beefy and runs all games on the highest settings smoothly, except a few games so yeah I'll upgrade next year or the year after.

Thanks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 5820K@4.3ghz Asus X99 Deluxe GTX 980 TI G1@1500MHZ Crucial 16GB (4x 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-BIT ASUS 27" VG278 Logitech G19 EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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Corsair Graphite 760T Logitech G400S Razer Goliathus xtr Large 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 256GB Samsung EVO 840 960GB WD BLACK 4TB Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-BIT ASUS 27" VG278 Logitech G19 EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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post #8 of 9
Wouldn't bother changing a thing till after ddr4 ram comes out and then wait a bit more.

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post #9 of 9
The Intel I7 2600k has been one the best cpus I have ever owned. I have gone from a p67 to a z77 Asus sabertooth and have been able to get more out the cpu.

I wont upgrade this Old beast until like the other poster mentioned with ddr4 Ram. The newer cpus are proven faster but I don't believe by much. I am going to wait until my 2600k either blows up or a significant leap occurs. And like I mentioned I was able to get a lot more performance with my Asus Z77 Sabertooth.

My Sweet spot is @ 4.6ghz but I have had it up to 4.8 stable Vcore was a little to high for my liking and i didn't notice much more performance over 4.6ghz.
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