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I have some questions concerning the I-7 3770k and Sata-3/ USB-3

Poll Results: Upgrade from I-7 930 > I-7 3770k? Is it worth it to buy a new cpu/mobo for Sata 3-USB 3

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 100% of voters (1)
    Yes
  • 0% of voters (0)
    No
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Wait for the next thing past Ivy bridge
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Yes it's worth it only for Sata 3-USB3
  • 0% of voters (0)
    No it's not worth it for just Sata 3
1 Total Vote  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I would first like to list my specs so that everybody may have an idea of what I’m working with. My current specs are as follows

X58 EVGA Classified 3 way SLI board.
I-7 930 @ 4.2ghz with a Corsair H50 cooling it.
HAF 932 Case.
12 gigs of triple Channel Corsair Dom Memory @ 1600mhz
GTX 680 Asus TOP GPU.
Corsair Modular 1000 watt PSU.
512gig Corsair Sata 3 SSD.
WD 1tb x2 HDD.

Now that that is out of the way, on to my questions. I have some money now and started to review Sata 3 speeds. My current SSD support Sata3, from everybody’s experience is the jump from Sata 2 to Sata 3 worth purchasing a new mobo. I know my SSD can be much faster but in real life situations is it noticeable?

My second questions is for the CPU. My 930 does fine but I figured since I’m updating to a new mobo (maybe), I’m going to need a new CPU since most are 1155 sockets. Will going from a 930 @4.2ghz be worth it to a 3770k? I’m sure I can overclock well past my current specs. Will the H60 or H70 be enough to cool the 3770k?

Lastly I would like to thank you for your time in reading this mess, please share your opinions with me so that I may consider them prior to wasting my money. I mostly work with photo editing software such as Light room, Photoshop and play games. This is my primary use for my PC. Thanks again hope to hear some responses soon, I’m thinking of ordering within 24 hours so I hope I get some advice soon.

P.S My main reason to upgrade just in case it was not clear was to take full advantage of my SSD and PCI-E 3.0 Card, most of the new boards have USB 3.0/Sata 3.0 PCI-E 3.0. I am just not sure if the results would be worth the 600 or so I would be spending.
Edited by synikal - 9/11/12 at 11:52am
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post #3 of 10
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I do a lot of transferring 10+gig files and photo editing large files. I also use it to play games like the witcher 2 and such.
post #4 of 10
If your already considering upgrading your mobo, you can get a really good deal on a Mobo+CPU at microcenter.

Editing may benefit more from a 3770k.
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post #5 of 10
I went from a i7 920 to my sig rig just last week and can say that there is literally no difference in the general usage but flies in games now (although a lot of that was down to the GPU upgrade. Was previously on a 470).
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post #6 of 10
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In all honesty I just want to know if the jump from sata 2 to sata 3 is worth having to buy a new mobo/cpu for the ssd.
post #7 of 10
I personally went from an X58 to a P67 mobo just because I was tired of dealing with the SATA III Marvell controller. Performance during gaming sessions was pretty much the same between my i7 920 to my i7 2600k, but SSD performance was amazing. I later replaced my P67 for a Z77 mobo, to take advantage of TRIM support when RAIDing SSDs, but never changed my CPU because mine OCs very good, and didn't want to take chances with Ivy. If you want better SATA III and support for PCI Express 3.0 controllers you have to upgrade your X58 mobo and CPU to a & series mobo and a 3rd gen CPU.
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by synikal View Post

In all honesty I just want to know if the jump from sata 2 to sata 3 is worth having to buy a new mobo/cpu for the ssd.

You might not notice the difference, unless transferring lots of files or doing benchmarks.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
I normally do large xfer's of 10gig or so which is mostly RAW files. I DO want the best for my SSD experience but is it worth the money just for sata 3? Is Ivy bridge bad I see many complaint's on the cpu overheating.
post #10 of 10
If you want the best for your SSD experience, then you need SATA III and a 7-series motherboard, would you notice the difference? Maybe not, I personally don't do any large files transfers, and if I do, it between my hard drive to my network drive, and that takes forever LOL. I swapped from an x58 to a P67 and finally to a Z77 just because I got a good deal from selling those mobos. But now that I really think about it, I probably should have stayed with my Sabertooth and i7 920 and just buy better GPUs. All I know about Ivy bridge is what everyone else is talking about, it does run hotter than sandy when OCing, but clock for clock is indeed faster. I personally wouldn't replace my 2600k, which reaches 5Ghz @ 1.4v, and take chances with an ivy CPU.
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