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The difference between the 4790 and the 4790K is like $10-$20 depending where you buy, I would hardly call that a huge premium. Getting the K variant ensures that it will retain a better resale value down the road.

The 4790K also boosts 400MHz higher, which considering the OP is not gonna be overclocking that is worth the extra alone.

True. A 4790k will be faster. But not a whole heck of a lot. The question s if you want max performance, or max bang/buck.
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post #12 of 26
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True. A 4790k will be faster. But not a whole heck of a lot. The question s if you want max performance, or max bang/buck.

What is better in terms of bang for buck on the Z97 platform that is an i7? The Xeons are all more expensive or the same price and have lower clocks. 4.4GHz 4790K vs 4GHz 4790 for an extra $10-$20 is better bang/buck IMO.

The Xeon equivalent(E3-1240 v3) of a 4790 is the same price at microcenter and boosts to 3.8GHz compared to 4.0GHz on the 4790 and 4.4GHz on the 4790K(which is $20 more at microcenter)

You get 400/600MHz more boost clock and a K SKU which will have a better resale value later on for $20 extra..
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What is better in terms of bang for buck on the Z97 platform that is an i7? The Xeons are all more expensive or the same price and have lower clocks. 4.4GHz 4790K vs 4GHz 4790 for an extra $10-$20 is better bang/buck IMO.

The Xeon equivalent(E3-1240 v3) of a 4790 is the same price at microcenter and boosts to 3.8GHz compared to 4.0GHz on the 4790 and 4.4GHz on the 4790K(which is $20 more at microcenter)

You get 400/600MHz more boost clock and a K SKU which will have a better resale value later on for $20 extra..

The best bang/buck would be a Xeon x5650. $70 for a new one on eBay, used i7 970 sells for about $70, and an overclocked x5650 can come pretty close to a new i7's performance at least in games. And he's got a really good motherboard for overclocking.

I'll bug him about that some more, see if I can get any traction.
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If you're not overclocking the X5650 would actually be a downgrade, but if you're going to overclock just stick with the 970 because they are basically the same thing. The Xeon will probably OC better but there's no guarantee.
Edited by iinversion - 10/20/14 at 8:01pm
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The best bang/buck would be a Xeon x5650. $70 for a new one on eBay, used i7 970 sells for about $70, and an overclocked x5650 can come pretty close to a new i7's performance at least in games. And he's got a really good motherboard for overclocking.

I'll bug him about that some more, see if I can get any traction.

if he is not into overclocking in the sense of not sure how to do it that sabertooth has pre programed one click overclock settings.
I have the same motherboard and cpu as he does and mine still does everything I need and then some, I do run 2 ssd's though and just installed a new GTX 970 2 weeks ago.
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if he is not into overclocking in the sense of not sure how to do it that sabertooth has pre programed one click overclock settings.
I have the same motherboard and cpu as he does and mine still does everything I need and then some, I do run 2 ssd's though and just installed a new GTX 970 2 weeks ago.

The pre-overclock settings also tend to use way more voltage than necessary. Need to take that into consideration.
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I would just get an ssd first and see how that can alter his operations
    
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post #18 of 26
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The pre-overclock settings also tend to use way more voltage than necessary. Need to take that into consideration.

thanks for that info as I did not know. but I also don't use the pre programed ones in my bios, I set my own.
but your info is good for next time I come across someone with this issue.
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I would just get an ssd first and see how that can alter his operations

I second this, however, researching rhino seems to indicate single thread is all that really matters when modeling.
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I would just get an ssd first and see how that can alter his operations

yes when I upgraded to ssd it was like I built a new system, I also put the new ssd's in AHCI mode.
I still have 2 hdd's for games and backup. I use a WD VelociRaptor for games.
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