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Core i7 3770k or Core i7 2600k?

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Title pretty much says it all. Looking to upgrade from my sig rig (Core i7 950) sometime in the next couple months and was wondering which one would be better and the better deal.
Edited by Raji8 - 10/6/12 at 3:49pm
post #2 of 9
3770K is faster by a hair, assuming both are OC'd. But that's just an average-case - you could get a 3770K that only does 4.5-4.6, and a 2600k that does 5-5.1, and in that case the 2600k would be a little faster on average. To me a 3770K would be worth at most a $20 premium over 2600k.

Other pro of 3770K - lower power consumption. Not by a ton, but maybe 30W less at its max OC vs. 2600k max OC.
 
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2600k, don't think the performance outweighs the benefits ivy brings. the Micro center near me offers the 3770k for 290$ and the 2700k for 220$. Now if you find a 2600k around 200$ go for it or the 3770k for 230$
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post #4 of 9
Well 2600k vs 3770k 3770k will likely be faster unless your lucky with the 2600k
But 2700k is a higher binned 2600k (Higher overclock potential) so if you want sandy bridge then consider 2700k
post #5 of 9
If you aren't looking for max overclocks, get the 3770K. With the better IPC it'll end up about the same as the 2600K at moderate overclocks. If you really want a max overclock, than the 2600/2700K are going to go higher.
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If you get lucky and get a 2600k that does 5ghz like mine you will be set. Can you tell us what type of cooling you will be using? What kind of clocks are you hoping to get out of your cpu? Most likely I would recommend a 3770k.
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Core i7-3770K at 4.5 GHz performs quite similar to Core i7-2600K at 4.7-4.8GHz.
Most Core i7-3770K can OC to 4.5-4.6 GHz.
Most Core i7-2600K can OC to 4.6-4.8 GHz.
In the end, both performs very close each other when running at maximum OC.
Core i7-3770K use less power but cost more.
Core i7-2600K use more power but cost less.
I might suggest you to go with Core i7-3770K (lower power, better integrated GPU) but it's all your choice.
    
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I couldn't be more happier with my 2600K OC'ed at 4.5 Ghz
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian View Post

Core i7-3770K at 4.5 GHz performs quite similar to Core i7-2600K at 4.7-4.8GHz.
Most Core i7-3770K can OC to 4.5-4.6 GHz.
Most Core i7-2600K can OC to 4.6-4.8 GHz.
In the end, both performs very close each other when running at maximum OC.
Core i7-3770K use less power but cost more.
Core i7-2600K use more power but cost less.
I might suggest you to go with Core i7-3770K (lower power, better integrated GPU) but it's all your choice.
That is true Bima thumb.gif
I also prefer 3770K.
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