Time to buy a new overclocked bundle, help please.

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  1. Valen

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    Hi folks

    I have always built my own PC's, but I have been out of the loop for 3 years or so. As such, CPU and mobo tech has passed me by!

    At the moment I have the i7 920 (DO) OC's to 4Ghz. 6gb of Corsair DDR3 and a Gigabyte EX-58 UD5 mobo.

    I just bought a EVGA GTX780 SC ACX and it runs great! All my games are pretty much maxed and in 3D.

    However, I fancy upgrading the rest of the system as I want USB3, SATA 3 and more memory. (Some games coming this year may need at least 6gb to run @ max)!!


    Can anyone tell me if which of these OC's systems are best value for money?

    Intel Z87 Chipset

    3XS Z87 OC15 - Intel Core i7 4770K - Overclocked to 4.4GHz - 16GB of Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DDR3 memory - Gigabyte GA-Z87x-D3H @ £597

    or

    Intel X79 Chipset

    3XS X79 OC5 - Intel Core i7 4820 - Overclocked to 4.5GHz - 16GB - 16GB of Vengeance Pro Silver 2133MHz - Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 @ £653

    Both come with the Corsair Hydro H80.

    Help appreciated.

    Val
     
  2. EndlessWaves

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    Neither offer value for money but If you're asking which is faster than it's the i7-4770K. The i7-4820 is not a good choice generally as it's a last generation quad core with the expensive of the high end platform designed for servers and six core desktop chips. Except for a few niche applications that take advantage of the platform (e.g. quad channel memory) it's slower than the newer 4770.
     
  3. Valen

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    For gaming the only chips worth considering as the haswell i5s and i7s.

    You can get an standard, stock i5 setup for £300-350.

    Paying the extra ~£150 for a pre-overclocked i5-4670K will get you around 20% more performance.

    Going up another £100 for an i7-4770K will get you an additional 5-7% performance on top of that.
     
  5. Valen

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    Thanks again EndlessWaves, you saved me making the wrong choice!
     
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    Good advice from EndlessWaves so far. I'd go for the following:

    CPU - i5 4670K (4 Cores/4 Threads)
    CPU - i5 4770K (8 Cores/8 Threads)

    RAM - 2x4GB 1600MHZ/1866MHZ with decent timings from a good brand (if you really want to go 16, go for it).

    Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI Hero
    Motherboard - Asus Sabertooth
    Motherboard - Gigabyte G1 Sniper
    Motherboard - EVGA FTW
    Motherboard - MSI GD65 Gaming

    Take your pick (thrown a few mid-high end motherboards for you to take a look at from various companies). These are all ATX Z87 motherboards with CPU's you can over clock, unless you're going mATX? Hope that helps a little.
     
  7. Valen

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    Thanks Tidy.

    It's another 3 year setup I need, so going for 16gb and a decent mid-range mobo.

    My case is the HAF X and I love it! So no mATX for me!
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't go nuts on the memory. I'll typically get standard ram from a decent brand and not be too concerned about the ram speed. There's enough evidence to show once above 1333MHz there is no noticeable difference with typical CPUs, the only place where I've see it does make a difference is the AMD APUs because of the CPUGPU architecture design.
     

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