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Giving hard thought to converting my AMD back to my wonderful evga support team. Just don't know if it's worth the extra money.
AMD
Fx 8350 $200
Asus Crosshair V motherboard $250
Asus HD 7970 cross fire $400
$1250

Intel
I5 4670k $239
Evga x87 FTW $220
Evga GTX 780 SLI FTW $530

$1519


Total cost to convert if I get prime resale: $269


Advice please.
Edited by kratikos - 3/27/14 at 10:33am
post #2 of 39
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Originally Posted by kratikos View Post

Giving hard thought to converting my AMD back to my wonderful evga support team. Just don't know if it's worth the extra money.
AMD
Fx 8350 $200
Asus Crosshair V motherboard $250
Asus HD 7970 cross fire $400
$1250

Intel
I7 4820k $325
Evga x79 classified $165
Evga GTX 780 classified $570

$1692


Total cost to convert if I get prime resale: $442


Advice please.

 

Why not spend less and get a 4770K?

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Why not spend less and get a 4770K?

Agreed.
Is there a particular reason why you picked a 2011 socket CPU?
Heck, you could get a i5 4670K and still compete and outperform the 8350
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post #4 of 39
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Originally Posted by kratikos View Post

Giving hard thought to converting my AMD back to my wonderful evga support team. Just don't know if it's worth the extra money.
AMD
Fx 8350 $200
Asus Crosshair V motherboard $250
Asus HD 7970 cross fire $400
$1250

Intel
I7 4820k $325
Evga x79 classified $165
Evga GTX 780 classified $570

$1692


Total cost to convert if I get prime resale: $442


Advice please.

 

  1. It would be much more cost effective to go with the Haswell platform over the X79 platform. However, both are EOL very soon (within the next few months) as Z97 and X99 are coming out (Haswell-refresh and Haswell-E respectively), which the Haswell-refresh platform will allow upgradeability to Broadwell down the line.
  2. X79 classified is garbage. Just flat out garbage. There is an incredibly important reason it is so cheap out of all of the X79 boards despite its Classified branding. That board is in no way worth a single cent if you decide to go with X79.
  3. You can probably find the GTX 780 Classified a bit cheaper than $570. That sounds like quite a high price considering lately it goes for around $530-550. You could order your GPU through Newegg and get free 2-day shipping via Shoprunner and not have to pay tax, since I believe that Newegg doesn't have a distribution center in Louisiana. 
post #5 of 39
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4770k is only $5 cheaper and z87 motherboard is more expensive if I want evga.

Why is the evga x79 garbage? Maybe I'm bend on the name brand and not reading the fine print like I normally do.

Because I want to step up to the 6 core LGA 2011 after price drops when the x99 is release.

I'll look at evga site see if it's cheaper.
post #6 of 39
In my opinion, it's not worth the extra money. A 4820K and a 780 are faster than an 8350 or one 7970, but I can't imagine they'd perform much if any better than an 8350 with two 7970's. And you could do better than either option just by switching to a 4670K, overclocking it, and using the two 7970's with it. There's no need for anything above the 4670K when it comes to gaming performance.

If you insist on making the upgrade, just get a good Z87 board and a 4670K to go with your pair of 7970's and call it a day, for a lot less money than you're talking about spending. Won't cost you much at all if you flip the 8350 and Crosshair V while you're at it.
     
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4770k is only $5 cheaper and z87 motherboard is more expensive if I want evga.

Why is the evga x79 garbage? Maybe I'm bend on the name brand and not reading the fine print like I normally do.

Because I want to step up to the 6 core LGA 2011 after price drops when the x99 is release.

I'll look at evga site see if it's cheaper.

 

Why does it have to be an EVGA motherboard? There are some awesome boards made by Gigabyte, ASUS and even ASRock.

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post #8 of 39
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If I go 4670k I have get, evga z87 classified because I was 2 x16 PCI ports.
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=152-HW-E878-KR


4820 is equal to a 4770, but how does the 4670 compare?

I know in benchmarks my OC 4.8 8350 is equalled to a stock 3770k in most applications.
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But why does it have to be an EVGA motherboard?

It's a computer!
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post #10 of 39
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Has evga lost its touch? I've been rocking evga for 10 years 0 issues. My 1st AMD build and I would to go back to them.

My goal is the go 4k next year and I'm going to need GTX 780 SLI to make it happen, plus they're going to come out with 6gb version which is ideal for 4k
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