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4670k or 4770/1 (non k) for same price, what is better

post #1 of 8
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frys electronics has the 4770 and 4771 cpus on sale for 244$. i recently bought the 4670k at the same price.

should i keep my 15 4670k or pick up the 4770 and return the i5
post #2 of 8
Keep it. Really no reason to get a 4770 unless you werent planning on OC'ing the 4670k
post #3 of 8
Yea if you not plan to OC.. Also more threads is awesome in newer games thumb.gif
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im not really sure if i am planning on OCing. ive never done it before. i mean, if i took it slow, im sure i would delve into it but nothing extreme.

also, ill be playing on a 1440p monitor, and ill be picking up a 290x gpu if that matters
post #5 of 8
Get the 4770. OC the FSB/BCLK. For optimum gaming, Get a 1600p, 1800p, 2100p, or 2400p monitor
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post #6 of 8
I literally just bought the 4771 when I saw them for that price, 3.5ghz base clock is nice but otherwise its the same as the 4770.
post #7 of 8
If you have any programs that support HT, I don't see why not. You don't overclock so the K is going to waste anyways. Mine as well get an extra "4 cores" out of it for the same price. If you just game, I wouldn't worry about it.
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post #8 of 8
OCing amd is dirt simple. see the amd overclock guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/902756/amd-overclock-guide-for-newbs

The point about the 4770 is sound in that IF you don't want to overclock very much it's still fairly simple to do. the 4770 will not overclock nearly as far as the K chip, but if you're cooling is not hardcore you won;t be able to go far with it anyway.

You may find you want to though, and you won't be able to do as much with the 4770
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