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Did I make a mistake buying an i7 3770k?

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With all the talk of how applying 3rd party TIM to the cpu by opening it or w/e... did I make the right decision pulling the plug on an i7 3770k?

If its true that you can reduce temps like that, do you think intel will offer recalls or something? because to me it sounds stupid they'd do such a thing lol... almost as if they don't want people to push their cpus so much or maybe they want to make 3rd party deals with after market cooler makers

edit: 3770k will be replacing a i3 2100
    
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intel isnt going to recall anything. the chip runs fine at stock speeds temp wise, and i have seen no evidence that voiding your warranty by removing the IHS and replacing the paste lowers temps. the one thread i saw they placed the cooler directly on the die and it didnt run any cooler. with good cooling they dont really run unacceptably hot. my buddy has a 3770k with a corsair h80 and it runs like 70c at 4.3 in IBT which is as hot as it will ever get and according to superpi times his chip is faster then my 2500k was at 4.5 and mine ran just as hot (68-70c)
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Like TurboMach1 says, Intel is perfectly happy that you cant overclock the IB much. There will be no improvement in the CPU internal heat transfer material in Intel chips until there is some incentive for Intel to do so. So you didnt make a mistake, it is a good CPU, since it runs clock for clock faster than the Sandy Bridge, the fact that SB has a better heat transfer system allowing better overclocking will mean the chips are about equal -- so if you were choosing between a 2600k and a 3770k, the 3770k is the way to go. And just wait, if there is a way to improve the cooling of the 3770k, it will be worked out by others and you will have a little project before you. smile.gif
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h100,tested my 3770k @ 4.4ghz @1.15v, max temps are 70C, ambient is around 26-27C, idles around 34C
 
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The main benefit is lower power consumption. It runs at <1v stock, this is why I am going with the i5 3570k, I will still try my luck with my h60, but don't have a need to overclock too much really. It is a better clock per clock design, so it will be better then you think.
 
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Fill out your system specs. What type of cooler do you have ? If it's a solid cooler, you should be able to pull 4.3/4.4 with nice temps. Depending on your chip and to a lesser degree, your motherboard, you should be able to pull a nice overclock with stock voltage. Even at stock, it will be a nice jump in performance over your i3 (which is still an awesome chip) especially if you do anything even remotely heavily threaded. I think you made the right call. These Ivy bridge cpu's are monsters, make no mistake, they just require good cooling.

Enjoy your new silicon my friend ! thumb.gif
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specs:

i7 3770k (hoping I can join that 1ghz club, so I am aiming for 4.5ghz + )
z77 sabertooth
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h100 cooler in push pull with 4x cougar vortex

ambient temp is 22-25C.
    
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You got a great chip, don't worry. If you still don't like it, people will always trade there Sandy Bridge for it thumb.gif
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If you feel unhappy bout it i can always trade my 2600k that does 5.1 for it tongue.gif
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