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Thank for the heads-up on the Radeon HD 7950! Will definitely be getting one of those babies!

But I'm still undecided about the processor. I'm leaning towards the 2700K because of the absent heat issues that occur in Sandy Bridge during overclocks. I mean, I can still utilize USB 3.0 with Sandy Bridge. Also, PCI-E 3.0 isn't supported until I reach away from the mainstream 1155 socket and move toward something better in the Ivy Bridge arena, correct? Even then, PCI-E 3.0 is about a 5% performance increase; not enough to future-proof myself ahead by 6-8 years when I would need/want a new build.

Heat during overclocks is my main concern now. When the i5/i7 Ivy bridge CPUs are overclocked, depending on the voltage, they can get significantly hotter (10C - 20C) than Sandy Bridge CPUs.
Since I will be using watercooling unit (The Corsair H60) with a non-stock fan, I want to know how these heat issues can potentially be translated when taking speeds up to 4.5GHz - 4.8GHz. Can anyone give me an informed or educated opinion/guess on that?

Also, thanks for everyone's help so far thumb.gif Much appreciated!
Edited by GaFooB - 11/14/12 at 1:36am
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Good choice going to the 7950, I have a 670 and im debating swinging to crossfire 7970s, just because of the performance/price. If you "arent rich" i'd say grab the 2500k and call it a day. If the main reason you want a new CPU is gaming the 2500k will suffice. You shoulnd't see much/if any performance increase going to the 2700k unless you plan on doing rendering/video editing
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Im sticking with sandy bridge though, thanks tongue.gif

Your "RICH" and still going for Sandy? headscratch.gif
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Good choice going to the 7950, I have a 670 and im debating swinging to crossfire 7970s, just because of the performance/price. If you "arent rich" i'd say grab the 2500k and call it a day. If the main reason you want a new CPU is gaming the 2500k will suffice. You shoulnd't see much/if any performance increase going to the 2700k unless you plan on doing rendering/video editing

Yes, I do plan on doing that kind of stuff in fact. I have been wanting to get back into video editing/creating for a while, but I have lost the feel for it since my computer does not render fast right now. I currently run a GTS 250 with AMD Phemon II x3 710 at 2.6ghz. Almost anything today will be impressive compared to my current build.
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Your "RICH" and still going for Sandy? thumb.gif

He is not, read the thread. Its actually a good thread.

For CPU, got i5 or go Ivy. that is your choice. Going i7 Sandy is throwing $$ away for nothing, unless you are video editing in your sleep and did not know it.

Dang. You ninja.

So. i7 is a good choice if you add "video editing/creating" to the uses.
 
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Thank for the heads-up on the Radeon HD 7950! Will definitely be getting one of those babies!
But I'm still undecided about the processor. I'm leaning towards the 2700K because of the absent heat issues that occur in Sandy Bridge during overclocks. I mean, I can still utilize USB 3.0 with Sandy Bridge. Also, PCI-E 3.0 isn't supported until I reach away from the mainstream 1155 socket and move toward something better in the Ivy Bridge arena, correct? Even then, PCI-E 3.0 is about a 5% performance increase; not enough to future-proof myself ahead by 6-8 years when I would need/want a new build.
Heat during overclocks is my main concern now. When the i5/i7 Ivy bridge CPUs are overclocked, depending on the voltage, they can get significantly hotter (10C - 20C) than Sandy Bridge CPUs.
Since I will be using watercooling unit (The Corsair H60) with a non-stock fan, I want to know how these heat issues can potentially be translated when taking speeds up to 4.5GHz - 4.8GHz. Can anyone give me an informed or educated opinion/guess on that?
Also, thanks for everyone's help so far thumb.gif Much appreciated!

If you're overclocking with an H60, theres no way you can touch 4.8ghz on ivy. The H60 can't handle it. Overclock the 3770k to 4.5 and call it a day, its going to be anyway faster than a SB at 4.7ghz. thumb.gif
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post #27 of 29
Not sure why there is so much hate on Sandy... but I agree, if you can get an Ivy for so cheap at MC you might as well. Sandy is certainly more than capable though and the differences are not really that massive.
 
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post #28 of 29
If all you're going to do, now...and in the future is game then the 2500k is best bang for your buck and I agree with comments that you can spend a bit more on the GPU as games as still more GPU bound. If you think down line you might want to do intesive CPU stuff which will require hyperthreading than I'd future proof your rig and grab a 2700k. Your call mate. just my 2cents.gif
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Went out and got a brand new 3770k for $250 at micro center about a month ago smile.gif
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