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[SOLVED] i7 4770k ($178) OR i5 4670k ($88) ?

khalidryder777

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Specs: Mobo : Gigabyte Z97-d3h
CPU : i3 4170 3.7 GHz
GPU : GTX 1050 ti
RAM : 8 G
PSU :460 W (Coolermaster)

Summary : I have been thinking of the two options ,the price difference is considerable .Soon I'll get a Gtx 1060 6G or RX 580 8G and +8G RAM . The price difference is significant enough to be thoughtful for 4 more threads i.e ~40% more performance in multitasking environment .Planning to O.C too with a decent cooler .

Will Be Using For : Rendering ,Video editing , Gaming(1080p) ,Streaming etc..

Thank You for your time :);)
 

InvalidError

Titan
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Since you are planning to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $200+ on an obsolete platform, I'd recommend saving for a little while longer and getting a Ryzen 3600 + updated B450 motherboard + 16GB DDR4-3000 or better for ~$200 extra instead. That gets you ~100% more performance over the i5 instead of ~40%. Twice the total upgrade cost but 2.5X the performance which makes it 25% better overall on bang-per-buck.
 

InvalidError

Titan
Moderator
Since you are planning to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $200+ on an obsolete platform, I'd recommend saving for a little while longer and getting a Ryzen 3600 + updated B450 motherboard + 16GB DDR4-3000 or better for ~$200 extra instead. That gets you ~100% more performance over the i5 instead of ~40%. Twice the total upgrade cost but 2.5X the performance which makes it 25% better overall on bang-per-buck.
 

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