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Currently running an i7-3770k. Not too worried about longevity as I'll replace it often but at decent temps/vcore i'm doing a 4.7Ghz OC, I could probably push it a little higher down the line but don't feel the need right now.

Through work I can get a great deal on the 4770k and the 4930k. I honestly havn't paid much attention to CPU's this year after I built my last computer.

- I'll be building my brother a computer and am debating giving him my 3770k, or a 4770k - whichever I give him I'll be using the other (or maybe a 4930k for myself).

TOTALLY unsure what choice to make this will be for gaming 1440p, mostly total war, civ5, mmo's, few RPGs and shooters.


Using a ASUSZ77-VPRO currently.


Thanks for the help!

*Only reason this is really up for discussion is I feel I got a pretty decent chip on my 3770k*
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What does your brother tend to play? If he is a more active gamer than you, then give him the new chip. Otherwise, give him your current CPU.
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Ya we really play the same games, do you think an avg 4770k will OC to the levels I got with my 3770k? Will a 4930k out preform those (overclocked?) or OC'd do they not preform as well
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I can't actually answer that, because I don't have a i7 (and thrus, cannot test how well it will overclock). I assume so, but maybe I'm wrong.
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Ya we really play the same games, do you think an avg 4770k will OC to the levels I got with my 3770k? Will a 4930k out preform those (overclocked?) or OC'd do they not preform as well
With the 4770k, you seem to have to de-lid the chip to get a decent overclock, otherwise it just throws a hissy fit and melts. Having said that, the IPC of Haswell is about 10% better than Ivy, so a 4.5 GHz 4770k will roughly equal your 3770k. In regards to the games you play, none of them use more than 4 cores, especially total war games, so the 4930k will be a bit of a waste. I'd either stick to the 3770k, or go with Haswell if you feel like playing around with a new chip.
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Thanks guys! I'm just gonna pick up the 4770k and a new mobo OC the snot out of it - if it beats my 3770k well you know which one he gets..... if it beats mine well, you still know which one he gets lol.
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If you can get a great deal on a 4930k, by all means go for it.
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