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post #11 of 18
I'd wait for Haswell at this point.
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post #12 of 18
Get the 3770k. Haswell won't impress you as much as you'd expect & you'll be kicking yourself for waiting on it once it arrives.
post #13 of 18
With a 930 I'm in no rush to upgrade. I'll wait and see what Haswell brings, even if it were only better TIM for Haswell then that'd be worth waiting for to me.
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post #14 of 18
It's pretty sad when we get to the point where the only thing we have to look forward to in a new CPU is the thermal paste.


CPU debates used to be about "the advantages of 2 vs. 4 cores"

now it's all about "solder vs. thermal paste?"
Edited by aweir - 3/7/13 at 7:24pm
post #15 of 18
You have a microcenter near to Akron.... 3737k for 229???? how much will cost a haswell???
I junped on one with G 77xudh3 to replace my dead 8120/970g46.
Edited by v8punch - 3/7/13 at 7:52pm
post #16 of 18
I like Gigabyte boards and Asus boards. Asus.. just becaues the repair facility is within throwing distance from my house. Gigabyte becaues I've never had a lemon from them yet. (knock on wood)

Just playing around on Newegg I put together a little base build for you to consider. I've found that Mushkin RAM plays very will with Gigabyte boards. Up to you in the end tho.

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Yeah The Microcenter is close to Cleveland, 40 minute drive but its worth it.. I've driven up there a few times to buy my i7s

As for overclocking. Ill be honest, I haven't really tried yet.. Don't want to **** anything up until I can find tutorial with my current cpu and motherboard.. Would my cooler suffice for overclocking?
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post #18 of 18
Depends on how much you want to OC.

If you're content with something moderate than something like a 212+ would be good (don't expect to push your chip too far with that + HT on though).
If you want more headroom, then budget is going to come a bit more into play as far as recommendations, you could be anywhere from the $50-100+ range there depending.
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