4930k vs 4820k vs 4770k for future-proofing

joejoeboom

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I have a simple question. What cpu is better for future-proofing and longterm reliability. 4770k 4820k 4930k. I am on a tight budget but can stretch to the 4930k. I would like the computer to run new games at high settings for at least 2 years. The Gfx card will be upgraded all the time. I just need a future proof CPU. Thank you guys!
 

Ahmadjon

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All CPU's would allow you to play all games on ultra in 2-3 years, because all are overkill now!
I'd recommend you to get better GPU! your GPU will be outdated faster than CPU!
BTW all sockets will be outdated by this year if i'm not mistaken and performance gain in games you won't notice between 4770k and 4930k
 

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if you only want i7 cpus, go for the i7 4770k. Otherwise, i think it is a waste of money, especially when you are on a tight budget.
For a "cheapo" i7, you might want to look into xeon e3 1230 v3.
 

logainofhades

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If you don't want to overclock 1230 v3 is a great value, giving a bit more money to invest in better GPU, since you don't need as expensive of a motherboard either. If your budget is kinda tight, I would suggest going this route.
 

MFBLO96

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The 4820k platform is better then the 4770k platform if it comes down to that level of price.
Z87 supports 8x 8x sli, or 4x 4x 4x 4x
X79 supports 16x 16x 16x 16x

If you plan on stacking in more and more cards x79 will give you an advantage, or if you are going to be running network cards etc I would go with x79
 

logainofhades

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Just to show a price comparison and different options.

4770k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $454.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 11:57 EDT-0400)

1230v3 if you want SLI/CF capability
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $354.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 11:57 EDT-0400)

1230 v3 with single graphics card and raid capability
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($91.48 @ Newegg)
Total: $336.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 11:58 EDT-0400)

1230 v3 with single GPU, no raid

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $314.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 11:58 EDT-0400)

 

Ahmadjon

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Only one X79 board has X16X16X16X16 support which is ASRock X79 Extreme11, X79 chipset has 40 PCI-E lanes (X16X16X8) but remember that X79 chipset doesn't support USB 3.0 natively!!! Its pretty old!

Edit: X8X8 configuration is more than enough for two way SLI but if OP wants four way SLI with X8X8X8X8 he can also look for Maximus VI Extreme
 

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