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I'd avoid Corsair CX PSUs, there are better options for the price. Also, avoid the older EVGA NEX units, they are group regulated, so the voltage regulation is horrible under crossloads.

Other than that I'd say you, like me, have some saving up to do :D
i 2nd that, my old 4870x2 blew the sh!t out of a 800w corsair quad rail.

now using silverstone 1kw with a replaced fan after 3 week of using it.. lol
 
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Seasonic 600 watt bronze (M12 II) is a good option, usually about $50. That's what I have (Silencer Mk3=M12 II)
 
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Congrats and if all goes well you will find that to be a very fast setup.
I couldn't sleep last night about it. I went from a Athlon II X4 620 to a FX-6300 and now to a 4770k. HUGE upgrades.
 
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I couldn't sleep last night about it. I went from a Athlon II X4 620 to a FX-6300 and now to a 4770k. HUGE upgrades.
Well you got a sweet price on the i7. You should be good for the next 4-5 years with that thing.
 
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Well you got a sweet price on the i7. You should be good for the next 4-5 years with that thing.
Just an upgrade from my GTX660 and I'll be in the cool club.
 
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290 is on sale at newegg
 
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gtx 660 isn't a bad card
 
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This ASUS R9-280X OC was on sale earlier today for $219.00

Just looked and it's sold out. (no wonder)
 
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Not looking for a GPU unless someone would like to donate something that's more powerful than my GTX660.
 
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Sorry, just read post #130 and you had said something about a GPU upgrade,...........

I have one of the ASUS R9-280X GPUs and it's pretty sweet.

The i7-4770K is gonna be awesome.
 

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I would of saved cash and gone with a 4670K
 
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but then you always have that "i wonder how much better the 4770k would have been" in the back of your mind lol.
 
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Well I can go with either the 4770k or the 4790k. Reason I'd go with the 4770k is because it OC's better than the 4790k. Or so I've seen.
 
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Well I can go with either the 4770k or the 4790k. Reason I'd go with the 4770k is because it OC's better than the 4790k. Or so I've seen.
Thats not really true, the 4790k is better. 4790k overclocks like ivy bridge. The average 4770k doesn't get much over 4.4ghz.
 
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Thats not really true, the 4790k is better. 4790k overclocks like ivy bridge. The average 4770k doesn't get much over 4.4ghz.
I might just go with the 4790k. I just hope my 530w PSU can handle the hotness.
 
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I might just go with the 4790k. I just hope my 530w PSU can handle the hotness.
Yes get the 4790k.
You have nothing to lose, the 4790k is atleast as good as the 4770k.
Don't be too focused on clock speed either, the modern Intel architectures are so fast clock speed only makes a difference in benchmarks. Theres not much noticeable real world difference between 4.0 and 4.5ghz.


As far as power supply, you should be fine if the power supply is high quality. You could probably run a 660 and 4790k on 450 watts.
 
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Yes get the 4790k.
You have nothing to lose, the 4790k is atleast as good as the 4770k.
Don't be too focused on clock speed either, the modern Intel architectures are so fast clock speed only makes a difference in benchmarks. Theres not much noticeable real world difference between 4.0 and 4.5ghz.


As far as power supply, you should be fine if the power supply is high quality. You could probably run a 660 and 4790k on 450 watts.
It's a Raidmax.
 
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Thats not really true, the 4790k is better. 4790k overclocks like ivy bridge. The average 4770k doesn't get much over 4.4ghz.
Eh I hate to disagree with you but I really do not see the 4790k as being a better overclocker than the 4770k. The only difference is it runs a bit cooler than the 4770k, but both have been able to achieve roughly same clocks on average from what ive been reading (up to 4.8) because it is still Haswell.

But I would get the 4790k over the 4770k because lower temps are better in the long run and its better for people running on air.

Also I would not worry about your PSU with that setup, you should not have any issues with power.
 
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Eh I hate to disagree with you but I really do not see the 4790k as being a better overclocker than the 4770k. The only difference is it runs a bit cooler than the 4770k, but both have been able to achieve roughly same clocks on average from what ive been reading (up to 4.8) because it is still Haswell.

But I would get the 4790k over the 4770k because lower temps are better in the long run and its better for people running on air.

Also I would not worry about your PSU with that setup, you should not have any issues with power.
Good luck getting 4.8 on average with either.
Reasonable expectation is 4.4 to 4.5.
 
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Well maybe I'll get a lucky chip. I know that my FX-6300 sure hated me.
 
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Eh I hate to disagree with you but I really do not see the 4790k as being a better overclocker than the 4770k. The only difference is it runs a bit cooler than the 4770k, but both have been able to achieve roughly same clocks on average from what ive been reading (up to 4.8) because it is still Haswell.

But I would get the 4790k over the 4770k because lower temps are better in the long run and its better for people running on air.

Also I would not worry about your PSU with that setup, you should not have any issues with power.
From what I gathered from OCN it seems like the 4790ks average around 200-300MHz higher than the 4770ks, even when many of the 4770ks were delidded and the 4790ks were not.

About that, I'd still delid a 4790k, the stock intel stuff is still crap...
 
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hope you like whichever one you chose. and i hope that to you its a noticable and worth while improvment.
bench marks frame rates resolutions.. all that stuff isnt really that importaint once you sit down and use your pc. and aslong as your happy you spent the right ammount of money for the right performance increase then your golden.
the i7-4770k did seem like a good price though. so hope you get a goof price on the 4790k if you decide on one of those.
if i had the money to spend. i would get the 4790k
not to savvy on them. but as they are the same chip the tj max should be the same so the lower temps should be a determining factor. (over clocking or not) atleast they would be for me.
even if you just set all the core boost multiples to single core usage turbo speeds the lower heat will help. just hope you get one that like to run on low voltages and even if you dont i dont think you will be dissapointed. although you may have noticed a bigger step coming from a x1xx chip rather than a x3xx i still think it should be quite a bit faster.

also i hope you actually have a need for it "or atleast something you WANT to do that it should allow you to" because thats one thing that can always make you happy. "it does what you wanted"
 
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Good luck getting 4.8 on average with either.
Reasonable expectation is 4.4 to 4.5.
4.7ghz is what I see a majority max out it, I see another good chunk at 4.8 but that's about it.

From what I gathered from OCN it seems like the 4790ks average around 200-300MHz higher than the 4770ks, even when many of the 4770ks were delidded and the 4790ks were not.

About that, I'd still delid a 4790k, the stock intel stuff is still crap...
On air yes because of lower temps, but besides a few minor upgrades which allow some better voltages its the exact same chip so the overclocking has not really changed. They are just better for temps without delidding because of the better TIM. Most places I see still top out on average the 4.6-4.8 range same with the 4770k (albeit this is achievable on air now).
 
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hope you like whichever one you chose. and i hope that to you its a noticable and worth while improvment.
bench marks frame rates resolutions.. all that stuff isnt really that importaint once you sit down and use your pc. and aslong as your happy you spent the right ammount of money for the right performance increase then your golden.
the i7-4770k did seem like a good price though. so hope you get a goof price on the 4790k if you decide on one of those.
if i had the money to spend. i would get the 4790k
not to savvy on them. but as they are the same chip the tj max should be the same so the lower temps should be a determining factor. (over clocking or not) atleast they would be for me.
even if you just set all the core boost multiples to single core usage turbo speeds the lower heat will help. just hope you get one that like to run on low voltages and even if you dont i dont think you will be dissapointed. although you may have noticed a bigger step coming from a x1xx chip rather than a x3xx i still think it should be quite a bit faster.

also i hope you actually have a need for it "or atleast something you WANT to do that it should allow you to" because thats one thing that can always make you happy. "it does what you wanted"
I'm paying $175 for either one..
 
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I'm paying $175 for either one..
Same price?

Then get the 4790K and forget about delidding it. It's a little faster of the two, and both are gonna be screamers compared to the 6300.
$175.00 is a good price.

Hell, buy them both and sell one of them for more,............