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Bought a 3770k but thinking about returning it, heres my dillema. Help!

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Ok so I pulled the trigger the morning of the 29th and ordered a 3770k from Newegg, but I am thinking I may have wasted money. My current setup seems to be working just fine so if it aint broke don't fix it right? I am working with an i5 2500k w/ hyper 212+ cooler, on an Asus z68 pro/gen 3 flashed with new bios for ivy, and a GTX 680 card.

I don't plan on going SLI anytime in the near future, and all I do is game(Battlefield 3) on this machine so no real use for hyper threading. Should I just return the cpu and get refunded since my 2500k is still a performer? Also if I get refunded should I get a 3570k to take advantage of PCIE 3.0? Or is 3.0 only useful if I am using more gpu's and monitors.

I was thinking of just getting refunded and grabbing a corsair h100 to squeeze a little better oc out of this 2500k, and have some money in my pocket.

What would you guys do? Keep the i5 2500k and snag a corsair h100, refund and buy a 3570k and sell my i5 2500k, or just keep the 3770k?

Thanks a bunch in advance!
Edited by JustLo - 5/1/12 at 6:32am
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You've bought it, may as well just throw it in and enjoy it. Make some money back selling the 2500k.

Saves you upgrading the CPU again later (at least for longer anyway).
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If all you do is game, the 2500k is golden.
I would return the 3770k.

What clocks are you currently running, and with what cooler? The H100 would be a nice upgrade to 90% of coolers.

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true I bought it, but I can get my money back within a few days so it's not much of an issue getting refunded. I am just worried about all the heat problems with ivy the more I read up on it.
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Buy 3770K,sell 2500 and buy rasa 750 kit with RX 240 rad. A bit more money but worth it in the long run.bike.gif
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I would get a refund and stick with your i5-2500k its capable of everything you can throw at it gaming wise so unless benchmarking is your game i don't see the need over your current. Get a refund and save up for next gen.

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Originally Posted by JustLo View Post

true I bought it, but I can get my money back within a few days so it's not much of an issue getting refunded. I am just worried about all the heat problems with ivy the more I read up on it.

A few hundred MHZ (or more depending on your current setup) faster on your 2500k thanks to the cooling of the H100 will be much better than a lower clocked 3770k with 8 logical cores for your purposes.
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I would get a refund and stick with your i5-2500k its capable of everything you can throw at it gaming wise so unless benchmarking is your game i don't see the need over your current. Get a refund and save up for next gen.
What cooler are you currently on?

Hyper 212 plus cooler, and just using a modest 4.4 oc. Haven't really tried to push it. I am a noob to oc'ing. How high can I clock a 2500k with an h100?
post #9 of 66
We all do the impulse buying from time to time. If you don't need it return it and get a refund. Buy you a h100 or get a nice water cooling loop combo as mentioned. What kinda clocks are you using on the 2500k now? If it is stock, then that 680 is awfully mad at you right now. Thanks
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I vote for return and refund. Spend the money somewhere else, can't see your sig rig so its hard to recommend something but yeah, an H100 would be nice. THat is my goal to eventually replace my 212+ with a H100
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