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Have a buddy interested in buying my 2600K for $150.. Man, this chip is not a very good overclocker. 4.4Ghz H/T with 1.35 volts. And getting past 4.4Ghz H/T stable was an absolute nightmare with some pretty high vcore needed. I can pick up a 3770K form my local Microcenter for $229 ($247 out the door) and definitely will be de-lidding it when I get the time and required thermal paste. Which by the way not sure what is recommended and open to suggestions.. biggrin.gif

Won't have the cash for a new build for a while, so will be staying 1155.. Possibly going to a cheap Rasa WC kit in the near future if my de-lidded temps are still a little high. Do it or don't do it.. That is the question..
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In most cases I would say absolutely not, but for only another 100$ and to get rid of that terrible clocker I would take the leap. Besides, you get something new to tinker with. I say go for it. Especially since you have a possible loop in your future.
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Sorry to hear about the overclocking capabilities of your chip. As far as upgrading goes, I would ask the following questions:
1. Do you plan on maxing the chip and running it like that 24/7?
2. Do you need the extra performance per clock at stock or maxed out on a day to day basis?

For me personally, I doubt I would notice the difference. The performance of the chips is really not that different, and the only reason why I would think about upgrading is if overclocking up to the limit is really important to you.
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Well, like almost everything, "it depends." Generally speaking, the 3770k is around 5-10% faster than the 2600k in benchmarks and it would come down to you deciding if it's worth it.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5771/the-intel-ivy-bridge-core-i7-3770k-review/6

I can't speak to much for overclocking as I haven't really pushed my i5 ivy bridge too far, but I've heard that they hit a pretty solid thermal wall if you are hoping to hit more than 4.5 Ghz.

If it was me, I'd bite the bullet and spend the $100 and have some fun, but that's just me. That's a great deal for the i7 though!
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I wish I had the cash to go 2011.. But, just not going to happen. I do use CS6 a lot and transcode movies with Xilisoft. Already using CUDA on my GTX 580 so I could use the extra (possible) Mhz and improved IPC..

And was thinking about the only other upgrade I may do in the future would be getting a new GPU and dumping my GTX 580's so I could use PCIE 3.0.. thumb.gif
Edited by ep45-ds3l - 11/29/12 at 12:57pm
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Are you a heavy bencher, or do you just play games? It seems like a fun idea, but a whole lot of hassle for really not much gain. Your SLI 580s with your chip at 4.4 is going to do everything you need it to on your 1080p monitor gaming wise. If you are doing any average video encoding, i bet you also dont notice a difference between maybe 4.4 2600K and 4.8ish on your 3770K. You have also failed to factor in risk with your delidding operation, as while it seems to be well documented, there are also others who have destroyed their chip. You said you wont have cash for a new build for awhile, but I guess I am not sure what you would be building. I would likely wait until Haswell and new GPUs arrive next year before I would do anything to your rig.

Edit:

you posted right before me smile.gif

You would benefit from a little extra power, but if you are strapped for cash, I doubt its worth it. Id save the 100+whatever else youd put into the switch and put it towards Haswell or something better.
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You can probably sell 2600K more if they dont know the OC potential.
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In most cases I would say absolutely not, but for only another 100$ and to get rid of that terrible clocker I would take the leap. Besides, you get something new to tinker with. I say go for it. Especially since you have a possible loop in your future.

Pretty much this.

If you can get a $150 for it and get another chance at a really good OC'er, I'd say go for it. You'll also pick up a couple other perks when you slide the 3770K into that motherboard that the 2600K can't do.
post #9 of 17
What about the 2700K, from what I have read, Sandy Bridge is a better over clocker than Ivy Bridge..
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So when you de-lid how does the tension mechanism on the motherboard keep the processor tight in the socket? (sorry slightly off topic)

Reason I ask is because I'm going 2500K to 3770K soon.
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