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i7 4770K or 3770k?

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I have a z77 motherboard and I was planning to get a i7 3770k but is it worth it to go the haswell route with a 4770k? I would have to buy a new motherboard to upgrade.
post #2 of 8
Honestly I would say no.

The performance gains between the two from what I have read are minimal. It is good for futureproofing, but in all honesty I think the 3770K, with some nice overclocking will last you quite a long time.

What are your current system specs adn what are you planning on doing with your rig?
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As Wabbit said, I don't really think it's worth it. The gains from getting the 4770K would be minimal. If, however, you can get a full refund for the Z77 board, I would say go for it, otherwise, no. Clock for clock, the 4770k at 4Ghz would be roughly the same as a 3770k at 4.2.
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Honestly I would say no.

The performance gains between the two from what I have read are minimal. It is good for futureproofing, but in all honesty I think the 3770K, with some nice overclocking will last you quite a long time.

What are your current system specs adn what are you planning on doing with your rig?

I have a gigabyte Z77-D3H, i5 3570, and a EVGA 660Ti, I play mostly battlefield 3 (soon 4) and other high end games on this rig
post #5 of 8
No, not worth the cost of a new motherboard.

3770K vs 4770K

Get the 3770K and upgrade your GPU down the road thumb.gif
Edited by trojan92 - 10/19/13 at 1:56pm
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Get the 3770K I rate thumb.gif

Use the cash you would have spent and get yourself a nice new graphics card wink.gif
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post #7 of 8
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Get the 3770K I rate thumb.gif

Use the cash you would have spent and get yourself a nice new graphics card wink.gif

Thanks for the info smile.gif
post #8 of 8
If you've already got a Z77 motherboard then stick with the Intel Core i7-3770K. You can OC it more than the 4770K. The only benefits you receive with the 4770K is lower power usage.
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