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Seeing as how IB i5 is just barely an upgrade over SB i5, do you think it wise for me to get an SB-E 3820? Or maybe even an IB 3770K It's capable of more than enough overclocking for someone like me, who isn't a big time overclocker. It would basically add $182 to the grand total of my build.
i5-3570K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB = $405
i7-3770K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB = $506
i7-3820 + ASRock X79 Extreme4 + Samsung 16GB = $587
What do you think? Is the performance increase worth it? Is the OC'ability worth it? Socket 2011 lifetime worth it?

No, its not worth it. It will hardly impact your gaming performance, now or later.
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Seeing as how IB i5 is just barely an upgrade over SB i5, do you think it wise for me to get an SB-E 3820? Or maybe even an IB 3770K It's capable of more than enough overclocking for someone like me, who isn't a big time overclocker. It would basically add $182 to the grand total of my build.

i5-3570K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB = $405
i7-3770K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB = $506
i7-3820 + ASRock X79 Extreme4 + Samsung 16GB = $587

What do you think? Is the performance increase worth it? Is the OC'ability worth it? Socket 2011 lifetime worth it?

go with the 25ooK over 3570k after reading the reviews of the 3570K which clocks max till 4.6Ghz or 4.7Ghz i would say the 25ooK is better which clocks 5Ghz on air and 5.2+ when it goes wet wink.gif i would personal recommend you
i5-2500K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + Samsung 8GB
and if you dont mind a mATX motherboard and spending a little extra on the mobo then replace the motherboard is the
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 $178.87 10% off w/ promo code ASUS419425, limited offer i have seen that motherboard overclock a 2500k like a dream i would higly recommend it thumb.gif
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Sticking with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Only way I'll go with a 2500K is if they get a nice price cut, otherwise there is no reason not to buy a 3570K. At the most I'll OC to 4.5-4.6 GHz, which is fine on the IB with an H100 or Rasa RS240 kit.

Probably going to go with an H100, I can get one from BestBuy for $75. Is there a market for used self contained watercooling kits? Would like to get into watercooling in the future when I have more disposable funds.

...Or do I still want to get the XSPC Rasa RS240!?!? Gah, I can't make up my mind.
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The NZXT switch 810 is an amazing case and worlds better then the 922. I've owned both. Seriously get the 810.

Also there is no reason to get a 2500k unless you get a great deal. The 3570k is superior in almost every way. The only way a 2500k would be better is if you get a golden chip. What people aren't telling you is you only have about a 10% chance of getting a chip that will do 5ghz. Ivy is simply a better bet at this point plus the chipset features are way better. 4.6ghz Ivy will be better then a 4.9 ghz Sandy and it's not likely you get a Sandy that will go that high.
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The Rasa has much better cooling and you can always edit your loops to add them or replace them.
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No, its not worth it. It will hardly impact your gaming performance, now or later.

Considering you are losing SLI potential. SB-E is 16x 16x, Ivy is x8, x8, It is up to you if you want to take FULL advantage of PCI 3.0.
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Considering you are losing SLI potential. SB-E is 16x 16x, Ivy is x8, x8, It is up to you if you want to take FULL advantage of PCI 3.0.

Why am I losing SLI potential? On PCIe 2.1 boards in a x8/x8 SLI configuration GTX680's were only bottle necked a total of 6%. When you jump from 2.1 to 3.0 the transfer rate jumps from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. That should be more than enough headroom for dual 680's to run uninhibited in x8/x8. No?
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Why am I losing SLI potential? On PCIe 2.1 boards in a x8/x8 SLI configuration GTX680's were only bottle necked a total of 6%. When you jump from 2.1 to 3.0 the transfer rate jumps from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. That should be more than enough headroom for dual 680's to run uninhibited in x8/x8. No?

Should be fine for cards out today, however, if you plan to keep this board 2 or more years you will run into saturation problems. Depending on the cards you buy and assuming each gen will jump about 20-30% per year (high end).
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Should be fine for cards out today, however, if you plan to keep this board 2 or more years you will run into saturation problems. Depending on the cards you buy and assuming each gen will jump about 20-30% per year (high end).

Oh, alright. I plan on getting a GTX 680 now (whenever they're available), but I may buy a second for an SLI setup a year or so from now. I rarely keep a computer longer than 18 months.
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Should be fine for cards out today, however, if you plan to keep this board 2 or more years you will run into saturation problems. Depending on the cards you buy and assuming each gen will jump about 20-30% per year (high end).

Oh, alright. I plan on getting a GTX 680 now (whenever they're available), but I may buy a second for an SLI setup a year or so from now. I rarely keep a computer longer than 18 months.

Z77 it is
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