Yes I know, the differences between the two are negligible in most situations...but a friend just upgraded to devils canyon and so has asked if I am interested in the 3770k - I haven't been given a price yet but im sure it'll be a nice price and if Im going to do this, it'll have to be a good price. Currently running my 3570K at 4.5Ghz as it isn't stable at 4.6 - his 3770k has been rock solid at 4.6 and semi stable at 4.7...bugger all difference on that front. I do mainly use my rig for gaming, but I also like to record games with OBS or Fraps - and then I do a bit of encoding also so the added threads may help a little there. What do you guys reckon? I don't want to do a full upgrade just yet as I don't see the point until ddr4 and X99 is out with 6 physical cores minimum - but those extra threads and possible added overclockability might just tide me over until my next overhaul. PS : at least my benchmarks will be higher and therefore will have a larger e-peen?