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upgrade to a 3770k or get a 4770k and a new motherboard

#1DarkAssAssIn051Posted 10/27/2013 10:25:57 PM
is the 3770k good enough cause i'm just looking to upgrade from a i5 2300

i can get the 3770k but if i get the 4770k i'll have to spend more money on a motherboard to go with it

so should get the 3770k or save up more and get the 4770k
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#2Crimson_JesusPosted 10/27/2013 10:30:34 PM
the 5-10% in performance really isnt worth spending another 150-200 bucks on a mobo
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#3StormKMDPosted 10/27/2013 10:32:27 PM
Did you have money to spend on a new motherboard? According to this article, it's not that much more of an upgrade.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/590/Intel_Core_i7_i7-3770K_vs_Intel_Core_i7_i7-4770K.html

But that doesn't mean it doesn't OC better or something. Someone else will surely come in and say something else.
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#4Freakwave003Posted 10/27/2013 10:34:30 PM
since you already got the motherboard, save money and just buy the 3770k and a good cpu cooler.
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#5DoramiPosted 10/27/2013 10:40:40 PM
Does your mobo support the 3770K? Some mobos for Sandy processors do not support Ivy processors out of the box--they need a BIOS update.
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#6a687947Posted 10/27/2013 11:31:23 PM
just upgrade to the 3770k
#7Flaktrooper123Posted 10/28/2013 12:07:28 AM(edited)
3770k unless you also want a new motherboard. But before that, what is your old motherboard?
#8cosmic_assasinPosted 10/28/2013 12:12:21 AM
Ive been thinking about getting either of these too, but im not sure if its worth it at the moment.
I'm currently on a 3570k using a Z77E Mitx board.
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#9DiehardFFv2Posted 10/28/2013 1:26:53 AM
cosmic_assasin posted...
Ive been thinking about getting either of these too, but im not sure if its worth it at the moment.
I'm currently on a 3570k using a Z77E Mitx board.


Unless you have a specific reason to do so where you might need the HT, the performance difference is negligible at best in terms of gaming. By the time the difference does become relevant, you would be better off buying a then new processor.
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#10Flaktrooper123Posted 10/28/2013 1:51:23 AM
If you have Z77, then it is not worth upgrading to Z87. 3770k will still do things very well.