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Poll Results: Which Ivy Bridge CPU did you buy?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 50% of voters (692)
    i5 3570k
  • 43% of voters (586)
    i7 3770k
  • 6% of voters (91)
    Other
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post #2991 of 7362
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Originally Posted by Swag View Post

3570k or 3770k + mATX board (Asus Maximus V Gene) = perfect little HTPC! Sexy too.
haha I already have an i7 3770k in my signature rig. And I'm trying to go cheap tongue.gif literally all I'd really use it for is basic browsing like YouTube or Facebook and watching like blurays ha. An i3 would be perfect and was trying to see when the newest would come out tongue.gif ya know

Wait for Haswell then or go for a C2D. C2D is proven to be a great performer. I mean it's great and I still enjoy using them. Cheaper too I guess. I guess you could go cheap but 3570k ($200 on sale usually) + Asus MVG ($200) + Cheap case + Low watt PSU + 8GB RAM ($40) + Cheap GPU ($100) = $650. Cheap I guess. You could ditch the case and make wall art like that one featured in watercooling.
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haha I already have an i7 3770k in my signature rig. And I'm trying to go cheap tongue.gif literally all I'd really use it for is basic browsing like YouTube or Facebook and watching like blurays ha. An i3 would be perfect and was trying to see when the newest would come out tongue.gif ya know

I've seen some 3570k's on sale used in the market place for around $200 probably a better deal than a 150 or so i3 when it comes out
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haha I already have an i7 3770k in my signature rig. And I'm trying to go cheap tongue.gif literally all I'd really use it for is basic browsing like YouTube or Facebook and watching like blurays ha. An i3 would be perfect and was trying to see when the newest would come out tongue.gif ya know

I've seen some 3570k's on sale used in the market place for around $200 probably a better deal than a 150 or so i3 when it comes out

Microcenter has them on sale for $190 almost 90% of the time. I went there back to back once a week for like 8 weeks and it was always $190 + $50 off on any motherboard you want. I picked up a 3570k + Asus MVG for around $320. I got extra discount from the sales person. Pretty good deal I think. My brother went and picked up his 3820 + Asrock Extreme4-m which I think is making him second think his purchase because he has had to RMA both the chip and mobo for defective.
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Haha. I was wishing to get a good chip when I was at the store since I couldn't return it any more. Try tweaking other settings a bit and see if they have any effect because I was tweaking mine for around 16 hours straight. Testing each little voltage lower and higher and seeing if I got a bit more stable. Lowered voltage a bit and I finally got up to 4.8 with this voltage. I actually thought my chip was bad at first because people kept saying that they can get 4.8 @ 1.23 or something. I died a bit inside when I heard that. frown.gif
Are the temps the reason why you clocked down?

I clocked down because I just don't feel comfortable with vcore that high. temps where not to bad maxing out in prime at 92c I know gaming and folding dont get me that high. However just was to worried about degrading and 1.37-1.38v is out of my comfort zone. Sucks cause I could use the boost in PPD. rolleyes.gif
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Haha. I was wishing to get a good chip when I was at the store since I couldn't return it any more. Try tweaking other settings a bit and see if they have any effect because I was tweaking mine for around 16 hours straight. Testing each little voltage lower and higher and seeing if I got a bit more stable. Lowered voltage a bit and I finally got up to 4.8 with this voltage. I actually thought my chip was bad at first because people kept saying that they can get 4.8 @ 1.23 or something. I died a bit inside when I heard that. frown.gif
Are the temps the reason why you clocked down?

I clocked down because I just don't feel comfortable with vcore that high. temps where not to bad maxing out in prime at 92c I know gaming and folding dont get me that high. However just was to worried about degrading and 1.37-1.38v is out of my comfort zone. Sucks cause I could use the boost in PPD. rolleyes.gif

What's your PPD? I have about 17k with mine, but I heard trying out the Linux will be better for PPDs. I'm not sure though if I want to install that.
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I get about 20k with mine at 4.5. Will probably give linux VM a try at some point later one.
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Microcenter has them on sale for $190 almost 90% of the time. I went there back to back once a week for like 8 weeks and it was always $190 + $50 off on any motherboard you want. I picked up a 3570k + Asus MVG for around $320. I got extra discount from the sales person. Pretty good deal I think. My brother went and picked up his 3820 + Asrock Extreme4-m which I think is making him second think his purchase because he has had to RMA both the chip and mobo for defective.
What about a i3 2100? Those pretty good? And like I said its going to be pretty damn basic stuff done on it
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What about a i3 2100? Those pretty good? And like I said its going to be pretty damn basic stuff done on it
I know this is intel in all but an AMD APU would be the best HTCP IMO. I owned a A8 and it was a beast.
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Sorry but I don't like AMD even i they are cheaper.

How is it possible that you get 20k with 4.5 and I get 17k at 4.8?
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Sorry but I don't like AMD even i they are cheaper.
How is it possible that you get 20k with 4.5 and I get 17k at 4.8?

No offense but AMD is a solid company with great products. Just like Intel they have their place. Intel IMO is for ultimate enthusiast, and AMD has a nice nitch in the APU's My A8 APU gamed just fine on the iGP well over Intels capability with their igp.

Not looking for debate just throwing it out there to they guy looking for a HTPC. having a cheap quad core CPU with great onboard graphics is awesome. Im building me another one. thumb.gif
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