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Good afternoon All,

Having recieved my RIVE board the other day I am now looking at what do do with the CPU. My goal is to put a gaming system together that will last for atleast a year or two. I will be watercooling as I already have all the parts from my last system. I have moved up to the new Crucial Ballistix 1.5V kist (1866 9-9-9-27) which OC nicely so I have some room there. Right now I am torn between the 3930K and the 3820.

Is the 3930K really worth the $300 premium over the 3820 for an extra 4 threads? ( NCIX pricing $309 for the 3820 vs $599 for the 3930K )

It will be paired with a Xfire set of 7950s running at 1000/1575

Thanks for you help,

Chris
 

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Depends on what you are doing with the computer. Video editing and graphics design can use the extra cores, gaming and most other tasks will be fine with the 3820.
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Depends on what you are doing with the computer. Video editing and graphics design can use the extra cores, gaming and most other tasks will be fine with the 3820.
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This guy knows what's up.

I'd get the 3820 if you're feeling like gaming and gaming alone on it. Or maybe some light-medium duty video editing.

Awww heck, the 3820 is basically an i7-2600 so you'll do JUST FINE video editing with it. Only in the case of heavy duty stereoscopic 3D rendering in Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier or something would you need a 3930k.

My vote is for the 3820 for simple price purposes.
 
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