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post #1 of 47
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Alrighty guys, I just bought the 2700K yesterday from NCIX becasue they had the 3770K at $385. But now they've lowered it back to $340. I haven't opened my 2700K yet so I can still get a full refund and pay $40 more for a 3770K.

I honestly can't decide which one. I bought the Z77 Sabertooth motherboard along with the 2700K if you're wondering.





EDIT: Decided on a 3770K
Edited by Jcyle - 4/29/12 at 5:06pm
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post #2 of 47
its up to you. anyways never go on PRErelease prices.


Anyways i would probably feel weird if my processor doesn't unlock my pcie 3.0 on my tip top board.
Edited by ivymaxwell - 4/29/12 at 1:53am
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post #3 of 47
The 2700k will probably clock higher, they're cherry picked beasts. So that's what I would go with simply because of overclockability.
post #4 of 47
While the 2700k may overclock higher in sheer GHz, the 3770k will still beat it because of the improved IPC.

Go with the 3770k, I did.
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post #5 of 47
I might do it if I was you, I've heard that the new Ivy Bridge line has increased the graphics by a bit and increased the overall performance by an insane margine. I would get the 3770k for 40$ more but thats just me, also great motherboard!
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post #6 of 47
It wouldn't make a whole lot of difference but I'm all for newer tech.
post #7 of 47
Wait to see what happens to prices when they're released, after they sell all the old stock you should see the Ivy's fall to Sandy's current prices, then I'd get a 3770K! thumb.gif
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Well PCIE3 is still fairly pointless since at most we'll have is 2 GPU, and no way PCIE2 can bottleneck yet.

I can see that a Hyper212 evo kept the 3770K under 80c with 1.3v, So i think my RX360 can do a bit better, hence very tempting to go 3770K. One of the reason why I went with the 2700K is because of the lower temps.

Actually here in Canada, the prices are generally higher than what they are in the US. 2700K were all above $320 until this week.
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Originally Posted by Jcyle View Post

Well PCIE3 is still fairly pointless since at most we'll have is 2 GPU, and no way PCIE2 can bottleneck yet.
I can see that a Hyper212 evo kept the 3770K under 80c with 1.3v, So i think my RX360 can do a bit better, hence very tempting to go 3770K. One of the reason why I went with the 2700K is because of the lower temps.
Actually here in Canada, the prices are generally higher than what they are in the US. 2700K were all above $320 until this week.

Surely you've been hearing about how the 3770k is kept at reasonable temperatures until it reaches the 1.35-ish volt mark and then goes wildly hot to the point that no conventional cooling can bring it back to reasonable temps. Keeping that in mind that puts a cap on overclockibility such that it closes the gap between SB and IB. So IB may have better IPC performance, but cherry picked SB cpus like the 2700k will eventually end up performing the same when you OC them.
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Surely you've been hearing about how the 3770k is kept at reasonable temperatures until it reaches the 1.35-ish volt mark and then goes wildly hot to the point that no conventional cooling can bring it back to reasonable temps. Keeping that in mind that puts a cap on overclockibility such that it closes the gap between SB and IB. So IB may have better IPC performance, but cherry picked SB cpus like the 2700k will eventually end up performing the same when you OC them.

This is why I'm at a lost whether to spend $40 more on a 3770K. One can OC higher while the other have better IPC, costs a bit more, and it's the "newest and greatest"
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