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i7-4970K or something else?

I'm thinking about getting an i7-4970K sometime in the near future, as I currently have an i5-3570K.

 

With a budget of around $350 for the CPU, is that the best choice for my money? I work with really large files sometimes, and do a good amount of gaming. I may also be getting into some light video editing/encoding soon, but it would be pretty irregular honestly.

 

Here is the Amazon link for reference if anyone wants it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPRWAX8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=18HTRXIOJ7T1N&coliid=I3NDN2CBOHJUIM

 

I also need a board for whatever CPU I do end up getting. Any recommendations are appreciated. My build is themed blue.

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For gaming it's a pass. You won't benefit much from an uprgade in my opinion. Video editing will benefit from HyperThreading, but if you're not too hardcore when it comes to editing, I'd recommend against upgrading.

You'd be disappointed to say the least. Specific games may benefit from HyperThreading, but otherwise you probably wouldn't notice much.

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I would say no. There is no need to put that much expense. The leap is not big enough to warrant it. I would hold off, and put that money into your savings for the next upgrade.

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I'm currently thinking of upgrading my FX-6100, but am confused about the different versions of the 4790.

 

Could someone explain the difference between the i7-4790/4790k/4790s, and what is the best preformance for the money, and the pros and cons of each.

 

(Pricing ->) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671&IsNodeId=1&Description=i7-4790&name=Processors%20-%20Desktops&Order=BESTMATCH&isdeptsrh=1

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I would say that for even light video editing and gaming that the intel 4690k paired with a MSI Z97 U3 plus motherboard would be great for the money and to match your build blue build.

I'm currently thinking of upgrading my FX-6100, but am confused about the different versions of the 4790.

Could someone explain the difference between the i7-4790/4790k/4790s?

So the difference between the versions are that,

4790 is not overclockable. Only has turbo boost.

4790k is overclockble. also has turbo boost

4790s is a lower clocked version with a lower starting tdp/power usage and is also not overclockable, but can turbo boost the same as the 4790/4790k

the best really depends what you are planing to do so if you can afford the k version than thats probable your best bet.

hoped that this helped!

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I'm currently thinking of upgrading my FX-6100, but am confused about the different versions of the 4790.

 

Could someone explain the difference between the i7-4790/4790k/4790s?

 

So the difference between the versions are that,

4790 is not overclockable. Only has turbo boost. 

4790k is overclockble. also has turbo boost 

4790s is a lower clocked version with a lower starting tdp/power usage and is also not overclockable, but can turbo boost the same as the 4790/4790k

 

the best really depends what you are planing to do so if you can afford the k version than thats probable your best bet. 

 

hoped that this helped!

 

 

 

I'd mainly use the rig for everything: Gaming, Video Editing/Rendering, 3D Rendering/Baking.

I have a GTX 770 SC ACX from EVGA, so integrated graphics aren't a problem.

 

Alright, so it would be worth it to spend an extra ~$30 to get the K version?

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I'd mainly use the rig for everything: Gaming, Video Editing/Rendering, 3D Rendering/Baking.

I have a GTX 770 SC ACX from EVGA, so integrated graphics aren't a problem.

Alright, so it would be worth it to spend an extra ~$30 to get the K version?

That depends.... if you want to overclock the chip then you need the "k" version. If you don't, then no. Its always nice to have the option though.
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I would say that for even light video editing and gaming that the intel 4690k paired with a MSI Z97 U3 plus motherboard would be great for the money and to match your build blue build.

hoped that this helped!

I kind of want to go with an i7 though, because I want to have hyperthreading for the bit of video editing and potential streaming that I will be doing.

 

There is also a possibility that I am going to be streaming a lot in the somewhat near future.

 

So if I had to go i7, what combo would you recommend me?

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I kind of want to go with an i7 though, because I want to have hyperthreading for the bit of video editing and potential streaming that I will be doing.

There is also a possibility that I am going to be streaming a lot in the somewhat near future.

So if I had to go i7, what combo would you recommend me?

4790k, NH-D14 or H105, ASUS Z97-A or Sabertooth if you want a 5yr warranty on the board as opposed to 3yr.

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I'd mainly use the rig for everything: Gaming, Video Editing/Rendering, 3D Rendering/Baking.

I have a GTX 770 SC ACX from EVGA, so integrated graphics aren't a problem.

Alright, so it would be worth it to spend an extra ~$30 to get the K version?

Yes, I also think that it would be a good investment in the long run.

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If you must upgrade, I think the i5 4690k will be more than plenty for what you want, plus its ~ $100 cheaper.. but your 3570k is more than enough CPU

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I'm currently thinking of upgrading my FX-6100, but am confused about the different versions of the 4790.

Could someone explain the difference between the i7-4790/4790k/4790s, and what is the best preformance for the money, and the pros and cons of each.

(Pricing ->) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671&IsNodeId=1&Description=i7-4790&name=Processors%20-%20Desktops&Order=BESTMATCH&isdeptsrh=1

The K version has a unlocked multiplier the non K can only be overclocked via changing the bus speed and the S version is a more power efficient version of the three
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