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I have an upgrade itch. I'm thinking of getting an Asus Rampage IV Formula with a 3770K. What kind of performance increase would I see upgrading from my sig rig? Is it even worth upgrading?

I mostly will use this for gaming in nvidia surround.
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Maybe wait for next generation cores to come out.. No such hurry i think.
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Originally Posted by konga056 View Post

I have an upgrade itch. I'm thinking of getting an Asus Rampage IV Formula with a 3770K. What kind of performance increase would I see upgrading from my sig rig? Is it even worth upgrading?

I mostly will use this for gaming in nvidia surround.
You cant use a 3770K on a Rampage IV Formula the 3770K is LGA 1155 the Rampage IV Formula is LGA 2011
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post #4 of 15
If you live near a MC then I would say yes at $229 for a 3770k is a nice price.
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I would wait for next gen. You could always go with a new case and some watercooling components if you want to upgrade something.
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Same CPU w/ same OC as you. I'm holding out until the next gen and see.

I mean, sure the 3770K would be faster and all but not earth shattering.
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post #7 of 15
This is one of those rare instances where I say wait for the summer and go Haswell. Maybe grab an H100i, put it in Push/Pull and see if you can push your current clocks on your current CPU. Then you will be all set for your next upgrade cooling wise.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

This is one of those rare instances where I say wait for the summer and go Haswell. Maybe grab an H100i, put it in Push/Pull and see if you can push your current clocks on your current CPU. Then you will be all set for your next upgrade cooling wise.

With all the new AIO's coming out, I would wait to buy a new cooler as well.
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post #9 of 15
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With all the new AIO's coming out, I would wait to buy a new cooler as well.

They're all basically the same and within a few degrees of each other. rolleyes.gif

It wasn't until I strapped some Delta's to my H100 that the temperature differences became so apparent.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 1/19/13 at 1:21pm
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They're all basically the same and within a few degrees of each other. rolleyes.gif

It wasn't until I strapped some Delta's to my H100 that the temperature differences became so apparent.

Swiftech's version is going to blow everything else out of the water. (Pun Intended smile.gif)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1345816/various-swiftech-h220-240mm-aio-water-cooler-expandable
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