Originally Posted by Bomster
Just read the thread and must say I'm a little disappointed that I have a 3570K on it's way.
I only plan on medium gaming, but was looking to OC to maybe 4.2Ghz.
Would you guys say at stock clock/gentle OC the Ivy is a better choice?
I would say with an OC that low, you should be fine, I don't think the heat really becomes an issue until you get up to around the 4.5GHz range (at least from what I've read), so no you shouldn't be disappointed, I'm sure the IB will be a great chip for you. I was just making the point that if you are looking to OC near or above 4.5GHz, the heat production will probably be more noticible and from what I understand, harder to deal with than SB. I.E. my i5 2500k is at 4.78GHz, 1.43v with a Hyper 212+ cooler and my temps stay around 55C. With that, the air coming out of my case is not much over my ambient temp. Where as, from what I've read, a IB at the same OC would put off quite a bit of heat and may be difficult to cool with an air cooler (i.e. may require being under water sooner than a SB chip).
But, as I stated, I have plenty of experience with the SB chips (I own both an i5 2500k and an i7 2700k and I recently owned and sold an i7 2600k), but I have NO experiance with IB, only what I've read. From my own personal experience, the SB chips run pretty cool and are very easy to keep cool even under a large OC (my 2500k is running about 45% over the stock speed and still relatively cool).
Originally Posted by snipekill2445
Because I don't want the HUGE amount of heat that comes with that performance.
To go along with what I was saying above, the SB chips are very easy to cool. Heck, when I first got my i5 2500k, I had it OCed to 4.1GHz on the stock cooler (which is absolute garbage BTW) and it was only running at 75C. Sure this is hot, but on the stock cooler with an OC that is 25% faster than stock, I thought this was pretty dang good! Once I put the Hyper 212+ on it, those temps dropped to the mid 40s under load.
Frankly, until the heat issue is resolved with the IB (which it won't be b/c Intel will just realease a new/better chip rather than work on the IB any longer) I won't buy one, but I'm all about OCing the crap out of eveything, so the heat is a MAJOR issue for me. Also, lets keep in mind, Intel released this chip as a power saver over SB, not as a better overclocker. Running stock, the IB will show a slight improvement in performance, and a major improvement in power consumption, but for me, I don't care about the power it is consuming. I fold 24/7 on 7 rigs, I'm used to paying the power bill, no big issue for me, but if it can't OC, or requires major cooling in order to do so, its not for me.
But, as always, this is all just my