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Windows 7: i5-4670K or i7-4770K?

View Poll Results: Which one is better for my situation?
i5-4670K 1 5.56%
i7-4770K 17 94.44%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

22 Aug 2013   #1
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
i5-4670K or i7-4770K?

I'm working on making a good gaming PC, and I stumbled upon this.

I can't decide on which CPU to get: the i5-4670K or the i7-4770K. The i5 is much cheaper and does what I want to do now, but I want my computer to be very future-proof like this 2006 supercomputer I'm using right now.

Is it worth the extra eighty dollars to get the i7, hopefully saving me money in the future, or will it not be much of a difference if I get the i5?

Note: I'll be doing things like recording games, rendering videos, etc. Bear in mind I do have two GTX 650s in this build, as well as using the ASUS Z87 Deluxe motherboard if that matters at all.


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22 Aug 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I voted for the 4770K due to what you want to do with the system. More and more games and other software is or will be taking advantage of hyper threading, which the i5 doesn't have, I have one though.
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22 Aug 2013   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you were just gaming, I'd say get the i5. Since you mentioned recording/rendering videos, I'd recommend the i7 for the Hyperthreading.
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22 Aug 2013   #4
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks guys! I appreciate your opinions, but I'd love to hear more.
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22 Aug 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You will, threads like this usually generate a lot of interest. Welcome to Seven Forums too.
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22 Aug 2013   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Have you already got the motherboard? Or is it just what you plan on getting?
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22 Aug 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

I agree with the above, the I7 will be needed for rendering.
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22 Aug 2013   #8
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

So far, I have none of the parts.
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22 Aug 2013   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I would go with the 4770k

I originally wanted it and right now if you look around you can get good deals on a combo board and chip

would run you about 500.00 for a new board and chip

I opted for 3rd generation where it is still plenty
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22 Aug 2013   #10
TheShadbusher

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You will, threads like this usually generate a lot of interest. Welcome to Seven Forums too.
Thanks!
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