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Windows 7: Which would you choose - Intel's i7 3820 or i7 3930k?

08 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition., full EFI boot.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Greetings fellow forum members,

I am seriously considering the purchase of a new pc. The cpu's that I will be choosing from are Intel's i7 3820 and i7 3930k.

I am NOT a "gamer" however buying a pc that cannot play games isn't what I want to do.

The i7 3930k would cost me an additional 280 euros.

The cost difference between these two cpu's would not be the deciding factor.

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I guess I would ask a couple of questions:

1. Do you plan to overclock?
2. Do you think you could really utilize 6 cores?

The 4 core is a higher clock. So if you don't plan to overclock, I would go for it, unless you really think you have an app that would improve with 6 cores.

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08 Mar 2012   #12

Win7 Ultimate x64


To answer your questions, no I do not plan to overclock, and no I do not think I would utilize 6 cores.

After receiving the advice here in the forum I will go with the i7 3820 processor.
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