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

08 Mar 2012   #11
GeneO

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.

If you have time please view this:

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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
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

GeneO,

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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