Originally Posted by thehiddencheese
Thanks Mac, I made the adjustments, my price went down by 100
Tr, if I did decide to go with the i7, what kind of performance difference am I going to notice on a real world scale? I always thought they were overkill, but I do a lot of astrophotography which leaves me rendering video files that take a couple days to do, that was on my old 965 BE though.
It's only an hour drive there, but that will be about half a tank of gas each way. Here in ohio we have the highest gas prices in the country now, at 4.95$ a gallon
If the performance is better suited, and not overkill, I'll pay the extra on newegg.
Heh, California is pretty similar in gas prices.
Anyways, the 4670k is an i5 not an i7. On a real world scale, there should be at least a 15% performance increase with single threaded applications. When we talk about software that can actually utilize all 8 core/thread on the FX8350, you only get a 5%-0% increase right now. However, not that many applications current can do this at the moment. In addition, i7s do have a big advantage over the FX8350, allow for further performance increase from future upgrades.
You could also get the previous generation i7 from Microcenter (the 3770k) which is almost the same performance as the current chip for only 250. The newest gen i7 at Microcenter unfortunately is 280, which is why the i5 makes more sense (200$). Also, if you know anyone that works at a retail store and quality for [URL="http://www.overclock.net/t/1389378/intel-retail-edge-the-summer-deal-i7-3770k-starting-60-shipping-i7-3930k-starting-155-shipping-starting-may-15th"]retail edge
[/URL], do take advantage of that deal.
Also, there is a [URL="http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/1gcffo/ssd_plextor_m5pro_128gb_ssd_free_skyrim_sc2hos_or/"]deal
[/URL] on the Plextor M5P.