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I am at odds end on this one... Which to pick?

Given the price difference between the two: 309.99$ for the 2700K and 379.98$ for the 3770K (at ncix.com)

I have heard from a review that they only experienced a 3% overall increase in performance with regards to these two chips (2700K vs 3770K).

My question to all of you is as follows:

- Does 70$ justify the overall 3% performance increase from the 2700K to the 3770K?

Please leave your opinions here. To give you a little background, I'd be upgrading to one of these from a Q6600 smile.gif
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what other parts will you be getting? motherboard, heatsink, graphics card, etc.?

i had a 2700k and loved it and played around with 3770ks a fair bit too, so.. the $70 would justify it if you wanted the latest and greatest; 3770k.. but if you're ballin' on a budget and $70 matters, grab the 2700k.

both will overclock to about the same performance.

upgrading to either one from the q6600, you'll be happy smile.gif
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I don't think so. I think if you can overclock the i7-2700K to at least 4.5 GHz (which most can, unless you get a really bad chip), the price difference can be compromised. The i7-3770K on the other hand can't overclock as well as the i7-2700K, and it's pretty much the end production of LGA 1155 (making room for another socket, Haswell 1150, I believe).
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Why not get an i5 2500k or 3570 and a 1155 mobo?
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

Why not get an i5 2500k or 3570 and a 1155 mobo?
There's moneh to be spent! tongue.gif
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For a daily driver the 2600k/2700k will generally OC higher on standard cooling, they still CBB by the time they get to -50 or so.
They fixed the coldbug issue somewhat with 3770k, I have one here with no CBB (cbb can be anywhere from -100 - full pot though, depends on the chip) so they are definitely more fun to freeze than sandy & don't have the same frequency hard wall. Also have a better IMC for playing with the memory if you will be looking to bench it.
    
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Ivy draws less power and can overclock just as high and higher with correct voltage settings . With proper Z77 mobo or other gen3 boards you can also take advantage of PCI 3.0 bandwidth approx 2X that of 2.0 .
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post #8 of 72
My 2700K will do 5 GHz without much trouble. Unless you get a really bad clocking 2700K, it should easily be comparable with a 3770K.

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post #9 of 72
Wow 379$??? id buy it from somewhere else..

2700k is old tech get the latest and greatest.. 3770k

But buy it somewhere else cheaper.


Plus you get the 2x speed on die gpu with games that use virtue mvp it will be a big gaming boost and video encoding.

If you get one of the boards that can do 16x16x or 8x8x8x8 your getting a cheap just as fast as 3930k besides the very few things that use more then 8 threads for alot cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128552

also if you go extreme u get this boost..

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post #10 of 72
If you will go for some serious overclocking, go with the 2600K/2700K. They will overclock higher than 3770K and stay cooler. If you are obsessed with the idea of having the latest CPU on the market go with 3770K, but you won't see any difference compared with 2600K/2700K.
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