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Do you thing it worth the money to change my 2500k for a i7 processor?

I use it for gaming but when I'm not, I'm folding on TC for OCN thumb.gif

I have the opportunity to build a computer to my friend and I can sell my 2500k for 150$ + my ram for 20$ (Because I can't get my oc past 4.5GHz and I'm suspecting the 1.65V on the ram modulle) and get a i7 + samsung wonder ram biggrin.gif

The trick is : I have a P8P67 Deluxe board. It suppose to support the 3770k fine but I don't know. I read about the internal paste weakness and I don't sure if I want to risk. I can get a 2600k / 2700k for around the same price but the 3770k give more performance per GHz than the sandy bridge (big factor for me for the F@H). I don't believe I will see an improvement in game for the simple reason I don't know if I can see an improvement redface.gif.

The upgrade will cost me around 200$ in total (little less) with shipping and taxe.

I'm really worry about the temperature issue of the 3770k... if he doesn't had it, it will be a no brain decision (with considering the 200$ investment).

Two question I want some anwsers :

1)
Do you think it will be something I should do or it is just a stupid investment that make no sence since my 2500k is still rock?
2)
Should I go for a 3770k or a 2700k/2600k? (I feel like if I go for a Sandy bridge, I will side grade... don't know why)

(Ah and by selling the 2500k to my friend, I can get him a better GPU for is rig, everyone is happy except my wallet redface.gif)

Thank you OCN member!!!

Lee17
Edited by Lee17 - 10/11/12 at 6:07pm
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It won't help gaming, but will help in crunching numbers. So if your friend is ready to buy your current components, then go for it!
 
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post #3 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

It won't help gaming, but will help in crunching numbers. So if your friend is ready to buy your current components, then go for it!

This.



For actual performance it's a side-grade either way you go.
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Should I be worry about the thermal interface of the 3770k or I can thrust it. It will be watercooled with the system in my sig rig "BlueLord".

I'm have fear of overheat because when I saw people delid (or something near that word) their 3770k to apply better tim (like conductive one) and gain 10 to 20 Celsius by doing that... I feel like I will need to risk my precious processor to archive ultimate safe voltage cpu overclock redface.gif

Anyway, I know that I'm doing a side grade but I will gain like 20k to 40k in F@H but I will have to leave my lovely one month team sad-smiley-002.gif

Thanks for your reply thumb.gif

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Overclock and keep under 85c and you can still get a great overclock.
 
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post #6 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Overclock and keep under 85c and you can still get a great overclock.

You are talking about a 3770k right?
85c look high for a 24/7 temp? And I think I will hit the max voltage before max temp with custom loop.

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From what I've read, an i7-3770K will overclock with decent voltages and temperatures up to 4.5 Ghz, which equates performance-wise more or less to an i7-2600K at 4.7 Ghz. Overclocking higher than 4.5 Ghz can pose a problem though. You might get 4.6 Ghz just fine or not. More than that is an even bigger lottery.

If you are happy with the equivalent to a 200 Mhz clockspeed bonus compared to your i5-2500K in gaming, with the added performance from having 8 threads for folding, among other tasks that take advantage of more than 4 threads, then go for it, but don't expect to overclock it much higher than 4.5 Ghz with decent temperatures and voltages, which is especially important when you leave the CPU crunching data at 100% load for hours.
 
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In Prime95, in regular use and gaming your max overclock will result in between something like 62C to 75C at the max load temps.

Look at my build log in sig at what you can expect.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 10/11/12 at 6:02pm
 
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post #9 of 19
I went from a 2500k to a 2600k. It was worth the folding points, but that was about it. I sold my 2500k on ebay and found a used 2600k here for less so I actually made money on the deal. I can see a small difference when running VMs
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If you fold, then a jump from an i5 to an i7 is night and day. Gaming, eh, not so much
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