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the motherbord your looking at is cheaper on newegg but it has only 3 stars out of 5 i have always had good luck with msi motherbords and asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594
post #32 of 206
i just saw your from Australia so idk if newegg ships 2 there but you can check
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Nah Newegg wont ship to Australia so ill just have to pay the rip off price
post #34 of 206
The i5 4670k will more than suffice for gaming, however, if you can afford the i7 4770k I see no reason not to get it.
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post #35 of 206
If you're not going to upgrade again for a few years you should probably get the i7.

Yes there's a $100 price difference but haswell doesn't need an expensive mobo so the overall cost wont be through the roof. Something like a Gigabyte Z87X-D3H + 4770K would sound good to me.
 
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post #36 of 206
The i7 is NOT faster in gaming... it also runs around 10C hotter which means lower overclocks unless you turn off the hyper-threading... That said if you have the money grab the i7 since you do some encoding it will show a significant increase in performance when encoding. Also something that should be mentioned is that for the encoding this is only if you need top notch quality encodes. The integrated GPU will encode a whole heck of a lot faster than the CPU but right away has some quality difference and can't do the double pass options.

As for motherboards...

The cheapest Z87 will take your CPU to the absolute highest clock it can handle on AIR/Water... I have a 5GHz capable 4670K that is delidded... it wouldn't matter if I was running it in my Gigabyte Z87 OC Force or an ASRock PRO 3... Believe me I have checked...

So I would recommend you go with the cheapest motherboard available that meets your needs and an i7 if you have the money... if you could instead invest that money from the i7 into a graphics card it would make a bigger difference.

If your encoding doesn't need to be absolutely perfect then you can encode with the CPUs GPU or your dedicated GPU.
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post #37 of 206
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Ah no real need to invest into a new gpu as I already have an r9 290 smile.gif I will save up a few more hundred and get the i7 with a decent mainboard, the last asrock board I had was very flimsy so Im looking for a more duarable build of a mainboard like the gigabytes
post #38 of 206
Haswell i7s are generally better OCers than haswell i5s as long as the temps don't get too high. So even if they do run a bit hotter the difference evens out as you're more likely to get a good i7 than a good i5.
 
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I have a nice noctua cooler to keep it icy cold:)
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I remember someone posted a similar thread like this before. He has an 8350 as well and we compared our scores.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1404816/can-anyone-with-an-intel-3570k-3770k-or-similar-run-this-benchmark#post_20288476
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