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So I currently have a 2700k,have it at 4.6ghz @ 1.36v,wasn't comfortable pushing 4.8 at 1.4 under a custom water loop. I just got a 3570k and am debating if it is worth swapping to it and seeing if I could get a comparable clock rate out of it and gift the 2700 to a friend/family member or just avoid the hassle and keep the 2700k and gift the 3570k.

I currently only mostly game playing Dota and planet side 2. Originally got the 2700k to OC like mad to help with xsplit stream encoding. As it turns out a cheap box dedicated for streaming with an avermedia card was the only real solution to streaming seamlessly with no frame rate drop. So I don't really take advantage of the hyperthreading outside of random downloads than need to be run through winpar/rar.

I have a 680 but as far as I last heard pci 3.0 doesn't really come into play performance wise unless you are playing at higher resolutions with sli/xfire setups. Also the current Asus mobo I have apparently has some usb problems and after a year or so I've started seeing the symptoms of them cropping up(random on and off powering of usb devices).

So what it boils down to is will I get more, less, or the same performance with the 3570k and if so is it worth the hassle of swapping out and adjusting the water loop.

I'd hate to get the 3570k set up to find I couldn't hit 4.2-4.6ghz on a water loop.
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post #2 of 16
i doubt its worth the hassle. 1st you lose hyper-threading even if you dont knowingly use. second, you dont know how well the chip will clock.
looks like you need a new board anyway though. decisions are tough arent they ? tongue.gif
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post #3 of 16
Never mind wrong thread
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post #4 of 16
Don't think you would see an improvement in performance, especially if it doesn't clock well.
post #5 of 16
Nope. Dont do it. You will see zero gain. smile.gif
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post #6 of 16
Not worth it IMO.
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post #7 of 16
Not worth it also in the sense unless you're going to redo the TIM in the IHS you'll you're going to see the same if not higher temperatures.
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post #8 of 16
You should have went to a 3770k to be a step up from the 2700k you are using. You actually went downhill on that move. Sell or or do something with it as it is a downgrade. Thanks
post #9 of 16
3930k and x79 would the meaningful upgrade to a 2700k system. But you don't need it as you said.

Stay put is my recommendation. If you must upgrade something, you could upgrade your ram for a faster set. I probably would to scratch that upgrade itch.
    
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post #10 of 16
Unless it was a 3770k, forget it...sell the chip and buy a better z77 mobo, ssd's, cable sleeving?
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