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i7-4790k worth ditching the 2500k for?

#21Logical_OnePosted 6/12/2014 8:11:02 AM
JonWood007 posted...
I don't think anything is worth ditching the 2500k for at this point. Wait for some of those awesome skylake 6-8 cores coming next year.


I'm all for waiting but how much do you seriously think Broadwell chips will be sold for?

Telling someone to wait for what has been dubbed by Intel as an enthusiast line of chips is a little misguided. Judging from their current 6-core prices I would have to assume that very few people on PCH are genuinely interested in paying the premium price that Broadwell will command; I could be wrong but I don't think I am.
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#22squeeb1985Posted 6/12/2014 11:02:43 AM
Would the 4790K be worth it (coming from a 3570k) if I can get it for $175 (and then I could sell my current rig)? I kinda want to build a mini ITX build anyway since I'm tired of having to move a large 40 pound desktop.
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#23Logical_OnePosted 6/12/2014 11:07:39 AM
squeeb1985 posted...
Would the 4790K be worth it (coming from a 3570k) if I can get it for $175 (and then I could sell my current rig)? I kinda want to build a mini ITX build anyway since I'm tired of having to move a large 40 pound desktop.


Meh--reviews have been saying that the 4790K's max OC is about 4.7 Ghz at 1.3 vCore which is only slightly higher than my previous 3570K build (I got 4.6 @ 1.22). Don't throw away your 3570K expecting a huge bump but if you're planning on building a new PC anyway then--yes--you should get a 4790K. I recently chose a 4770K over the 4790K simply because in Canada the 4790K is $400 but I was able to secure a 4770K for $300.
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#24PhilOnDezPosted 6/12/2014 11:38:10 AM
squeeb1985 posted...
Would the 4790K be worth it (coming from a 3570k) if I can get it for $175 (and then I could sell my current rig)? I kinda want to build a mini ITX build anyway since I'm tired of having to move a large 40 pound desktop.


I think you'd be silly not to personally, providing you pretty much have a guaranteed sale on your 3570k/mobo (and whatever else you're not wanting to keep)
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#25PraetorXynPosted 6/12/2014 12:24:30 PM
Logical_One posted...
squeeb1985 posted...
Would the 4790K be worth it (coming from a 3570k) if I can get it for $175 (and then I could sell my current rig)? I kinda want to build a mini ITX build anyway since I'm tired of having to move a large 40 pound desktop.


Meh--reviews have been saying that the 4790K's max OC is about 4.7 Ghz at 1.3 vCore which is only slightly higher than my previous 3570K build (I got 4.6 @ 1.22). Don't throw away your 3570K expecting a huge bump but if you're planning on building a new PC anyway then--yes--you should get a 4790K. I recently chose a 4770K over the 4790K simply because in Canada the 4790K is $400 but I was able to secure a 4770K for $300.
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GHz aren't everything. In this case the Extreme CPU is doing a lot more, as evidenced by the fact it's hitting a stable 4.7 OC with fluxless solder like the Sandy Bridge CPU's have.

Ivy/Haswell mainstream CPU's use a cheap TIM rather than fluxless solder.
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#26_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 6/12/2014 12:33:12 PM
Depends on what you intend to do with it and what kind of performance you are looking for.

Currently for gaming, it is not a necessary upgrade, but still a nice one.
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