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User Info: DarkAssAssIn051

DarkAssAssIn051
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Crimson_Jesus

Crimson_Jesus
3 years ago#2
the 5-10% in performance really isnt worth spending another 150-200 bucks on a mobo
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User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#3
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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User Info: Freakwave003

Freakwave003
3 years ago#4
since you already got the motherboard, save money and just buy the 3770k and a good cpu cooler.
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User Info: Dorami

Dorami
3 years ago#5
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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User Info: a687947

a687947
3 years ago#6
just upgrade to the 3770k

User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#7
3770k unless you also want a new motherboard. But before that, what is your old motherboard?

User Info: cosmic_assasin

cosmic_assasin
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
3 years ago#9
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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User Info: Flaktrooper123

Flaktrooper123
3 years ago#10
If you have Z77, then it is not worth upgrading to Z87. 3770k will still do things very well.
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