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It's probably not worth the hassle, but if you came to the US you can get a 4790k for 279.99 at microcenter. I just bought one last weekend and a board online for $90. Skylake didn't seem worth into me.

is the 4790k any faster than 4770k with the same clock? CUz I was seeing this website about 2600k vs 4770k and at first I was like hmm the difference was quite significant, until I realized that the top benchmarks are with low settings to heavily stress the cpu. The second benchmarks are with max settings where the pressure is being given to the gpu instead. not even 1% difference. http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1123&page=14

Do you think that intel will do something like 4770k to 4790k small refresh?
My uncle is actually just about to go to US right now but in bufallo I don't know if there is micro center. But yeah I'm not planning to upgrade to the 4th gen though, its not worth the money lol, not that interested.
post #12 of 14
Yea I wasn't sure how far away you lived lol its worth the drive tripp and grab one lol but yea, I'd wait long story short for the next chip. You have all the gear to not have to worry about anything. You will not see too much of a difference lol
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4770k and 4790k are the same clock for clock. 4790k has some physical improvements and is clocked higher. I can tell you that the 4790k gives better minimum frames over my 4820k (Ivy bridge) at the same clock. If you think it's just a poor board holding back the chip, maybe look for a really good z77 to hold you over till Intel releases something really worth upgrading to.
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I personally would wait a year before upgrading, and just OC the i7 sandy a bit more. Also if you're going to upgrade I wouldn't switch to an i5 skylake I just don't see it's worth it, I understand that the Canadian dollar to USD is jacked rn, but who knows what it'll be like in a year.

Did not realize how old this post was, but in any case I hope you're happy with your decision.
Edited by FcGunner - 10/19/15 at 9:57pm
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