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I got it from NCIX as I live in Canada, I don't know if they will charge me any extra fee's will they?

if you didn't open it they wont charge you 15% restock fee.
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Well the problem is I don't want to RMA as it's going to be a huge pain in the ass and delay my build for who knows how long, depends how long it takes for them to re-stock their 3770k supplies.. but I will do it if it really is necessary..

Do you think I could live with a 2700k build and will it be fine until Haswell? Currently I am only using a GTX 580 1.5GVram anyways.. but I plan on upgrading my GPU in the summer/fall, depending on if I can't maintain 60FPS in CS:GO. I am pretty sure I should be able to but who knows.
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post #13 of 35
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I don't think a 2700k is a bad choice, they usually have very high OC yields and you won't have to worry about the heat issues most of the 3770k users are encountering. 3.0 IS NOT is not even being utilized yet, you will have to wait a couple years for that, it is just another marketing gimmick. The worst thing that will happen is you do get a 3770k and you can't OC it because you are hitting 100C temps!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1188376/hardwarecanucks-hd-7970-pci-e-3-0-vs-pci-e-2-0-comparison
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Read this, this 2700k will out perform the 3770k 95% of the time because you can't achieve the clocks on the 3770k because of heat issues.
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post #14 of 35
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Read this, this 2700k will out perform the 3770k 95% of the time because you can't achieve the clocks on the 3770k because of heat issues.

Right but this doesn't show the performance hit that might arise in a X8X8 2.0PCIE situation..

Do you think a 2.0X16 will limit a GTX 690 or upcoming 7 series card?
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post #15 of 35
I'm going to say no. People were right in that it will be a while before we see cards that take advantage of PCIE3.0. Plus you said yourself that you won't be getting any of those cards or SLIing them. And even so, there isn't going to be a massive drop in performance if you DID have 2xGTX680/HD7970's anyway.

"Native" USB 3.0 support is a null pointer too. My board has USB 3.0 and it works perfectly (I've tested with a USB memory stick)

If you can return the CPU and swap it for a sandy, do it. But don't spend more money if you don't need to. The 2700 you have will be fine wink.gif
Edited by Rubers - 5/5/12 at 1:23pm
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Right but this doesn't show the performance hit that might arise in a X8X8 2.0PCIE situation..
Do you think a 2.0X16 will limit a GTX 690 or upcoming 7 series card?

It will applies to both, THERE IS NO BOTTLE NECK between PCI 2.0 and 3.0 x8 or x16, if there is it might be like .1 fps.
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post #17 of 35
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Oh ok then! Well you guys have certainly helped placate my fears. I guess the features are more of a marketing gimick and buzzwords to entice buying more than anything. For the price I couldn't go wrong with the 2700k I got and it will certainly play the games I want it to play so I should be fine then!

Thanks a lot for your thoughts and opinions guys I really appreciate it!

I plan on upgrading to Haswell if it is as good as I'm hoping it will be anyways! So the i7 should suit me perfectly until then!
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It will applies to both, THERE IS NO BOTTLE NECK between PCI 2.0 and 3.0 x8 or x16, if there is it might be like .1 fps.

This certainly has helped alleviate the only real fear I had about ivy VS Sandy, thank you.
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If anyone has any thing to add about pro's con's please do so! I am still on the fence somewhat biggrin.gif
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I'm going to say no. People were right in that it will be a while before we see cards that take advantage of PCIE3.0. Plus you said yourself that you won't be getting any of those cards or SLIing them. And even so, there isn't going to be a massive drop in performance if you DID have 2xGTX680/HD7970's anyway.
"Native" USB 3.0 support is a null pointer too. My board has USB 3.0 and it works perfectly (I've tested with a USB memory stick)
If you can return the CPU and swap it for a sandy, do it. But don't spend more money if you don't need to. The 2700 you have will be fine wink.gif

It isn't to say I won't consider getting a 680 or 90 in the future but almost certainly I will only get 1 at the most.. so will a 2.0X16 slot be enough to make sure I am getting the most out of the card? It all depends on if I will be able to play the games i want to play at a consistent and solid 60FPS

The games I am going to be playing are, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, SC2, Diablo 3, CS:GO are the ones I really only care about. I am into the whole competitive scene and I like to play the games that are popular in the competitive gaming scene! Diablo 3 and skyrim are just going to be plain badass so I want to play those as well. I am a huge fan of both the series of games and have played them both since their original titles biggrin.gif
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