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    MAXIMUS VI FORMULA- i5-4670K or i7-4770K

    Hi..... just need a little advice. I just bought the Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA1150 and trying to decide on with CPU to get. I have seen benchmarks on both CPU's and there pretty much the same when it comes to gaming. Witch is what the Rig will be used for. The biggest different I seen is when you using software like AutoCAD or video editing, Multitasking were the threads come in play. Should I get the i7-4770K or go with the i5-4670K witch is about $80.00 cheaper. Or will games in the future call for the i7-4770K. Any suggestions would be appropriated.... Thanks

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    Hi mu5tang71, Welcome to the ROG community. I would go with the 4770k. There are games that already support hyperthreading such as Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3. There may be more but I know those two games support it. The 4770k also has a better IMC ( Internal Memory Controller ) which will allow you to use high speed RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hi mu5tang71, Welcome to the ROG community. I would go with the 4770k. There are games that already support hyperthreading such as Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3. There may be more but I know those two games support it. The 4770k also has a better IMC ( Internal Memory Controller ) which will allow you to use high speed RAM.
    Thank you for your response.... It's settled than I will go with the i7-4770K..... Can't wait to get this build started......

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    Can you list your build specs? I might can steer you in the right direction on some things if you would like some input.

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    Yes here is what I am using. The video card is one area thinking of upgrading..... Asus Maximus VI Formula MB, Intel Core I7 4770K CPU, H100 Corsair Cooler, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 Ram, AMD Radeon XFX R7 260X 2GB DDR5 GPU, Corsair HX850W Power Supply, Window 7 Ultimate x64, Thermaltake Overseer RXI Case
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    A very important feature of the i7-4770k vs the i5-4670k. is a larger cache. Allow me to explain; when a CPU has to retrieve externally stored data, it is much slower than retrieving data stored inside the cache. The reason is, the memory cache controller of your CPU goes and stores some the data your RAM is packaging in your CPU cache, and thus your CPU can access it internally which is much faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mu5tang71 View Post
    Yes here is what I am using. The video card is one area thinking of upgrading..... Asus Maximus VI Formula MB, Intel Core I7 4770K CPU, H100 Corsair Cooler, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 Ram, AMD Radeon XFX R7 260X 2GB DDR5 GPU, Corsair HX850W Power Supply, Window 7 Ultimate x64, Thermaltake Overseer RXI Case
    if you are buying w7 get the pro version unless your going to do lan/admin tings.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...mits-windows-7
    its cheaper then the top edition of w7.

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    Okay I did not know that.. So Go with Windows 7 Pro...... sounds good.. And thanks for everyone's input. I just want to make this build right...
    Asus Maximus VI Formula MB, Intel Core I7 4770K CPU, Thermaltake Overseer RX-II Case, H100 Corsair Cooler Push/Pull Config, 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Ram, EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Classified w/ EVGA A w/ Backplate, EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750G Gold Power Supply, Window 7 Ultimate x64,

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    Very good to no.... I am learning everyday. I am glad I posted here. Everyone has been a great help to me. Thank you!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mu5tang71 View Post
    Should I get the i7-4770K or go with the i5-4670K witch is about $80.00 cheaper. Or will games in the future call for the i7-4770K. Any suggestions would be appropriated.... Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by mu5tang71 View Post
    Yes here is what I am using. The video card is one area thinking of upgrading..... Asus Maximus VI Formula MB, Intel Core I7 4770K CPU, H100 Corsair Cooler, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 Ram, AMD Radeon XFX R7 260X 2GB DDR5 GPU, Corsair HX850W Power Supply, Window 7 Ultimate x64, Thermaltake Overseer RXI Case
    If I were you, I'd grab the i5-4670k instead and with that extra $80 that you're saving, get the R9 270X instead. Trust me. The jump from a R7 260X to a R9 270X is well worth it. Besides, most of the R9 270Xs are around $220 to $240.

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