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post #11 of 47
Listen to your heart.
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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jcyle View Post

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"

Honestly I say stick with the 2700k. Even if IB turns out better than what the reviews so far make it out to be, the 2700k has got you covered for at least another 2 years. It's an excellent CPU and will overclock like a beast.
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post #13 of 47
I'd go with that 2700K. The performance difference between the two will end up a wash. 5% faster IPC on the 3770K, and 5% higher clock on the 2700K. If you had some sick water loop or chilled setup you might consider the 3770K and not have to worry about the heat stopping you from getting those high clocks. If your just gunning on air, then you're looking at the same performance overclocked. If you need PCI-E 3.0, or USB3 or Lightpeak or any of that new garbage, then you might need the 3770K too.

Maybe you could get both of them, test them for a few weeks, and sell your least favorite.
post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by ivymaxwell View Post

Listen to your heart.

Probably the most valid comment.

Basically buy whatever feels right, since performance is pretty darn close either way.
post #15 of 47
I'm pretty sure NCIX will charge you some sort of a re-stocking fee if you return it. Unless they changed that policy, personally I think its a waste of your time as the 2700k is still a nice cpu. I doubt there's anything the 3770k can do that the 2700k cannot do.
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post #16 of 47
Since Ivy Bridge is definitely newer than Sandy Bridge, I'd go for IVY all the way!
post #17 of 47
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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.


That is not correct and I'm tired of people posting it as fact.
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post #18 of 47
you've got H2O, go for it. plus you're from Toronto.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/29/12 at 4:29am
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post #19 of 47
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That is not correct and I'm tired of people posting it as fact.

Time to start an information thread and sticky it tongue.gif
post #20 of 47
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Theres no restocking fee since the 2700K is still sealed; and the fact that there's an NCIX from me within 10 minutes of driving, it wouldn't be an issue at all to exchange it.

And as PCIE2/PCIE3, theres only a small difference in performancce, just saying that PCIE2 is not bandwidth limited in any way.
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