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How does this mobo and CPU combo look to you guys?

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User Info: Alucard188

Alucard188
3 years ago#1
http://m.ncix.com/products/sku/85023

NCIX Bundle Deal MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX Motherboard & Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Processor


$400

NCIX Bundle ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 ATX Motherboard + Intel Core i7 4770K Unlocked Quad Core Processor


$515

So, for $115 more, I get what looks to be a better board and a much better CPU. Which should I bite on?
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User Info: Lady Une

Lady Une
3 years ago#2
I'd say the mobos are comparable outside of a couple internal SATA ports and each manufactures "value add" features.

$115 sound about right for the jump in CPUs. (baring sales/coupons)

If you have the cash and/or need the extra horsepower, take the i7 combo if there is nowhere else the money would be better applied.

In synthetic benches the 4770k is about 33% more powerful. Though synthetic benches are a poor foundation to build a house on and should be taken with a grain of salt. (probably less so for CPUs than GPUs, but still)
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User Info: Reaper_Minion

Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#3
I have the first combo. Working well for me.
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User Info: Conker

Conker
3 years ago#4
Is the i7-4770 at $250 (not K version which is $280) worth it for $50 over the i5-4670k at Microcenter? The i5 is $200 and they don't have the K version available.
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User Info: Alucard188

Alucard188
3 years ago#5
Reaper_Minion posted...
I have the first combo. Working well for me.


That's the one that I'm leaning towards. So long as I can use a GeForce GTX 760 with it, I'll be fine. I want my machine to stay current, but I don't really need the beefiest machine out there.
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