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Which IVY Bridge chip to buy?

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Hi

I decided I can afford to go the ivy bridge route, since a friend of mine is offering to buy my i5 2500k for 170 dollars.

I want an i7 ivy bridge, so am i looking to buy the 3770k or 3770s?

ALso, how easy would it be to overclock it? I found the i5 to be easy, and I am using a hyper 212+. I get really good temperatures but i've read reviews of people who were getting 80+C under load with ivy bridge. isn't that really hot? also they said that sandy bridge is easier to push than ivy

I am gonna buy a corsair h100 because I think it'd look cool mounted in a haf x lol. what sort of temps would I be looking at? also how much can I oc it without messing up?

edit: also can you please explain to me the performance jump if i buy an i7 ivy bridge?
Edited by Tori - 5/3/12 at 12:01pm
    
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I found the 3770k to be a no brainer for overclocking. Temps were 77c with a H100. biggrin.gif P95 Large FTT s.thumb.gif

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2354674
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also, ever since I OC'd my i5, I haven't really seen those load temperatures ever... I've never gotten above like 50-60C when I play skyrim or BF3... the only things that get hot are my graphics cards (they go to like 80-85C but apparently that is normal ***..)
    
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also, ever since I OC'd my i5, I haven't really seen those load temperatures ever... I've never gotten above like 50-60C when I play skyrim or BF3... the only things that get hot are my graphics cards (they go to like 80-85C but apparently that is normal ***..)

I hit 55c in SWTOR run a true stress test on your i5 and you will hit 70s & 80s
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I used prime95 for 2 hours when I went to class (lol looking back that was a BAD idea) and it had hit like 65 lol
    
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I used prime95 for 2 hours when I went to class (lol looking back that was a BAD idea) and it had hit like 65 lol

65c is nothing you are safe hitting 80c in P95. Hence we have a .9 GHz 2700k and stressing it hits 89-92c not a big deal
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can you explain to me how u overclocked ur i7 ivy bridge?

i read that guide but its confusing lol and i am not very tech savvy.
    
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I upped my multi to 48 and put my Vcore at 1.3v. I then worked my way down to 1.24v under that it was unstable.
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