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post #11 of 17
Personally, I'd go Z87 + 4770K especially if you have no plans to run more than 2 cards at the maximum.
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

I will have a single 7950. No room for two cards. I'm a bit put off by haswell's heat output.

IVY-E runs hot as well
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post #13 of 17
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Personally, I'd go Z87 + 4770K especially if you have no plans to run more than 2 cards at the maximum.
IMO, 4670k more than enough for gaming.
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I will have a single 7950. No room for two cards. I'm a bit put off by haswell's heat output.
Better get 3820 then.
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IVY-E runs hot as well
He is considering 3820, on sale now $200, not Ivy-E/4820k. Read OP.
Edited by kizwan - 9/3/13 at 9:58pm
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post #14 of 17
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_and_i7_4770K_Comparison/8.html

Extra threads may serve you better going into the future. You also live near a Micro Center. 4770K will cost ya $280 there. Worth paying the $80 difference IMO
post #15 of 17
I'd say z87...For $200 though x79 is certainly tempting.
 
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post #16 of 17
up until a week ago I was pretty sure I wanted to go with the x79 platform and a 4930k, but after hearing about the lack of improvements for USB 3.0 support I'm a bit put off.

As far as production is concerned for a workstation, generating the product is only half of the formula. The other half is what are you going to do with it? If its video encoding then you are going to be transferring lots of data off a memory card. Yes you will compile very fast with your awesome 4930k, but your time saving will be lost while you wait for original files to copy over. Same thing if you are moving data to external drives or NAS via usb.

I know the 4930k is an awesome cpu, but its a shame its stuck on a partially designed platform. It's like a HEMI in a FIAT...

I'm waiting for a few more 4930k reviews. Most are reviewing the 4960X which we all know is not worth the money. Otherwise the z87 w/ 4770k looks really tempting, even for encoding due to the support for modern tech.
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I went z77.
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