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i have a msi Z77A-GD65 mother board i,m looking to go to an i7 cpu but not sure which one, the msi mother board has the 1 button over clock and thats all i,ll probably use for now, the cpu,s i,m looking at are the 2600k 2700k or the 3770k all are close in price but looking for the best bang for the buck any suggestions thx
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You will save some money and buy a decent cooler to overclock it.
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Yup, i5 3570k is a great CPU, i have it, and it has been great, nothing it cant do.

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3570K is all you need.
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i have a msi Z77A-GD65 mother board i,m looking to go to an i7 cpu but not sure which one, the msi mother board has the 1 button over clock and thats all i,ll probably use for now, the cpu,s i,m looking at are the 2600k 2700k or the 3770k all are close in price but looking for the best bang for the buck any suggestions thx

Well if you plan on doing high overclocks get a 2700 or 2600 but, if you plan on no to little overclocking I would get the 3770. And if anyone is wondering why I say this its because IB can really handle high overclocking due to the heat issue.

EDIT: since he has not really told us what the build is for only the three processors he's looking at stop telling him to get the 3570 because that may be to weak for his build. ( that or he just wants POWER. devil.gif )
Edited by mk16 - 11/7/12 at 8:53am
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Well if you plan on doing high overclocks get a 2700 or 2600 but, if you plan on no to little overclocking I would get the 3770. And if anyone is wondering why I say this its because IB can really handle high overclocking due to the heat issue.
EDIT: since he has not really told us what the build is for only the three processors he's looking at stop telling him to get the 3570 because that may be to weak for his build. ( that or he just wants POWER. devil.gif )

Ivy's better IPC > Sandy's higher clocks

There is no point in going with sandy over ivy
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Ivy's better IPC > Sandy's higher clocks
There is no point in going with sandy over ivy

other then the lower heats when overclocking...
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other then the lower heats when overclocking...

Ivy doesn't put out more heat then sandy. Ivy's cores are just smaller and more condensed
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Ivy doesn't put out more heat then sandy. Ivy's cores are just smaller and more condensed

That is true but I dont know I would much rather have an overclocked SB at 70 degrees then an IB around 78 degrees
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thanks for the replies looked at the 3570 and could use the $100 i,d save on the cpu to buy a decent cooler, but still not sure on which cpu, i game alot and thats what this will be used for mostly, currently running an old i3-2130 i had with 16 gigs of corsair vengance and an evga gtx 560 2 gig gpu. so if that helps with suggestions
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