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That doesn't answer my question. Why aren't you open to different brands? Why does it have to be EVGA? What's wrong with motherboards made by Gigabyte or ASUS or ASRock?

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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.
You eventually reach a point in CPU performance where it doesn't make any difference in gaming. You could run a 4960X with two 7970's, and it might give you two frames more than a overclocked 4670K would. A 4670K with just a modest OC can more than max out any reasonable video setup you throw at it. For that matter, so will an FX-8350 at 4.8 GHz, unless you're playing some game that's heavily dependent on single-core performance.

The Intel "E" platform chips aren't needed for a gaming rig, no matter what Intel marketing tries to claim. They're best used for professional applications. There's a reason most of the gaming enthusiasts on OCN don't use anything more than a 4670K or 4770K. Anything beyond that isn't necessary, and is money best used on better video hardware.
     
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Even an overclocked 2500K is still quite a formidable CPU.

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post #14 of 39
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I like evga support, and GPU products. Period.

After reading countless reviews 4670k is the better cpu and is worth the upgrade. 4820 would be a bad investment, so thanks for saving me a few bucks.

Last question. What's a good z87 to purchase, and why is evga making bad boards?
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Originally Posted by kratikos View Post

I like evga support, and GPU products. Period.

After reading countless reviews 4670k is the better cpu and is worth the upgrade. 4820 would be a bad investment, so thanks for saving me a few bucks.

Last question. What's a good z87 to purchase, and why is evga making bad boards?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G36G87O/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_Ar0mtb16FXWBN this is a nice evga board. The z79 classy is the one ppl are saying isnt good. The z87 are all as good as the others. Just a bit expensive for my taste.


If you want evga the one I posted paired with 4670k should be nice. Here is the z87 classy if u want to spend that much.
Edited by Wirerat - 3/26/14 at 2:32pm
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post #16 of 39
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I like evga support, and GPU products. Period.

After reading countless reviews 4670k is the better cpu and is worth the upgrade. 4820 would be a bad investment, so thanks for saving me a few bucks.

Last question. What's a good z87 to purchase, and why is evga making bad boards?

 

I never said that EVGA's boards are bad. I'm saying that you are limiting yourself by not being open to boards by other brands, such as Gigabyte or ASUS or ASRock. Be open to them. Maximize your potential of getting the best board possible.

 

Besides, EVGA motherboards are the least common here on OCN. If you go with a good board from one of these other popular brands, then the chances of several other people being able to help you who have the same CPU and motherboard are going to be very very high.

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I never said that EVGA's boards are bad. I'm saying that you are limiting yourself by not being open to boards by other brands, such as Gigabyte or ASUS or ASRock. Be open to them. Maximize your potential of getting the best board possible.

 

Well to be fair, the X79 Classified IS bad. Like garbage-bin bad. However, they've started to really step it up with their recent motherboard releases, but those are aimed towards ultra-high end uses.

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Well to be fair, the X79 Classified IS bad. Like garbage-bin bad. However, they've started to really step it up with their recent motherboard releases, but those are aimed towards ultra-high end uses.

 

I'm not saying anything about any of their boards. I'm just clarifying that I'm not saying EVGA's boards should be avoided, but that the options are extremely limited when being open to just 1 brand. I mean really, what if there's a board made by one of the popular brands that's better for him than anything that EVGA makes?

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$400 for a mother board o lord
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$400? For which board?

 

 

Edit: Oh, I see it now. A board like that would only be worth it if you want to use extreme sub-zero cooling for extreme overclocking - like competitive overclocking.

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