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post #1 of 10
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Hi everybody!

Just a quickie, i have recently ordered a new z77 asus sabertooth board (upgrading from p8p67 deluxe). I am currently using a i5-2500k and was just wondering which processor would be the best to upgrade to to fully utilize the extra abilities this board contains (pci 3.0 etc).
My rig will be built for gaming and everyday use. so gaming performance/overclocking abilities and just generally best bang for buck is what i am looking for.
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked before.
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post #2 of 10
firstly, PCI-E 3.0 will give you no performance increase over 2.0.
keep you 2500K! its a good chip but if you must upgrade then a 3570K would be the next best..
i would have advised not buying the board and waiting until Intel's Haswell chips come out
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post #3 of 10
i agree, keep our current chip and overclock it if you have not already to get the extra performance.
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post #4 of 10
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Thanks guys!
Looks like i will be saving some money then thumb.gif
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i would have advised not buying the board and waiting until Intel's Haswell chips come out
Yeah i know but i just bought a new case and felt the need to do some upgrades.
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overclock it if you have not already to get the extra performance
Of course it will be overclocked smile.gif

Thanks again, the money i will have save will go towards a new graphics card instead, going for the 2GB EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature II biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 10
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Thanks again, the money i will have save will go towards a new graphics card instead, going for the 2GB EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature II biggrin.gif

Maybe save a bit more and get the 7950 and OC it a bit
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post #6 of 10
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Is'nt that card cheaper? Did you mean 7970?
As for oc'ing i've read good reviews on the capabilities of the 670. I may get a different version but i am liking the looks of this one to go in my new case.
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Sony 850w cinema surround 5.1 
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i5-2500K Asus P8P67 Deluxe 6770 128 gb ssd 
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1tb seagate barracuda H60 7 PRO 22" hp 2211x 
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Cooler master stacker 830 
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128 GB OCZ SSD 1TB Seagate Barracuda  LG DVD R/W Corsair H80I 
OSMonitorPowerCase
7 pro x64 Samsung 32" 1080p lcd t.v Antec 750w NZXT Phantom 410 SE gunmetal grey 
Audio
Sony 850w cinema surround 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
i5-2500K Asus P8P67 Deluxe 6770 128 gb ssd 
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Cooler master stacker 830 
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post #7 of 10
the 670s is better than th 7970 on games like battlefield,skyrim,gta 4, batman,starcraft and many more than the 7970 but the same thing can be said vice versa, the 7970 also has 3gb instead of 2gb from the 670 which helps at higher resolution than 1080p. the 670 OC's like a beast tho mines is clocked at 1291/3700 from the stock 925/3000

here are some benchmarks
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=598

oh and keep the 2500k.
Edited by daman246 - 2/3/13 at 5:39am
post #8 of 10
I'd go with 7950 instead, it's a much better value.
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post #9 of 10
the 7950 is defitnately a great value.
post #10 of 10
the war started last may. it ended last oct.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1256502/670-vs-7950-overclocking-war/60
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