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Thanks guys,

I don't have a microcenter nearby to my knowledge. I'm out in rural Colorado (2hrs from Denver).

I did go a head and order some new parts though. I picked up a 3570k, Gigabyte z77x ud3h, and 8 gigs of ripjaws x 2133 for $397 shipped 3 day from newegg. I have a friend interested in my other components as a package for $175, which is pretty decent I only had about $220 in them.

I will be overclocking this thing as far as my H60 with push/pull fans will take me... Hopefully upper 4's
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finger crossed you get a new batch of chips.. many reports they OC very well
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finger crossed you get a new batch of chips.. many reports they OC very well

Thank you!
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If you're near a Microcenter, there's no reason not to have a 3570K.

This applies even if you don't live near a Microcenter. biggrin.gif
     
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I'm not a fanboy but Intel will always be better. I did buy a AMD FX-4100 for my brothers build and have not had problems from it but he doesn't do anything on it. The only AMD that I would consider is the FX-83x0, I have heard a lot of good things about them.

The 3570k is a beast and if you can get one then you should. MicroCenter does discount on bundles so, if you had the money and had it that day you could take the 40$ that you save on the 3570k bundle and use it for gas to go to Denver. A road trip plus your upgraded parts. They always have in store sales as well. I have a MC 1 hour from me, worth it. I think that they currently have certain AMD bundles going on as well that also save you 40$, might be worth checking into if you think you would want to go that route.
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Thanks guys,

I don't have a microcenter nearby to my knowledge. I'm out in rural Colorado (2hrs from Denver).

I did go a head and order some new parts though. I picked up a 3570k, Gigabyte z77x ud3h, and 8 gigs of ripjaws x 2133 for $397 shipped 3 day from newegg. I have a friend interested in my other components as a package for $175, which is pretty decent I only had about $220 in them.

I will be overclocking this thing as far as my H60 with push/pull fans will take me... Hopefully upper 4's

Don't be suprised if you hit the 4.4GHz wall with Ivy. Didn't hear much about these new "batches" that OC better but the IB i5 was a letdown compared to the SB i5. If you plan to delid then disregard that. But at 4.4 the 3570K should eat up WoW for lunch. And the 7950 should own WoW as well. My 7870 doesn't skip a beat with everything maxed @ 1080p res.
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I don't have a microcenter nearby to my knowledge. I'm out in rural Colorado (2hrs from Denver).

And? It's worth driving 2 hours to denver for microcenter prices. I drove 2 hours to DC to get my computer gear. I'll be glad to pay $10 in gas and save over $100 in computer components. I saved about $237 just on this build alone (nzxt 27, i7 ~110, ud5h ~100) by going MC vs newegg or whatever.
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I'm not a fanboy but Intel will always be better. I did buy a AMD FX-4100 for my brothers build and have not had problems from it but he doesn't do anything on it. The only AMD that I would consider is the FX-83x0, I have heard a lot of good things about them.

OP didnt say anything about fx, he wanted to get rid of his fx... and what do you mean you have 'heard a lot of good things about the fx-8350'? You mean, from people who mistakenly bought an fx-8350, and the chip is still, as bad as it is, 10000x strong enough to run GPU dependent video games (which are not very intensive at all anyways and if you are spending $170+ on a CPU just for gaming that's a bit excessive) and web browsing and general usage, and so they talk about how awesome it is, even though they've never used an i5 and have no frame of reference to compare it and realize how terrible it is for the money?

Because all hardware products like that, most people only build one computer for a few years. Then they just recommend the components they bought, no matter how bad or good they are because they haven't tried anything else. Then people see the recommendations, and basically you have the same 5 PSUs being recommended over and over, the same 5 heatsinks, the same 5 gpus, the same 5 cases, etc. Sometimes it's warranted (nzxt source 210, nh-d14), sometimes you have terrible, outdated hardware being recommended over and over in a vicious cycle (haf 912, as5, hyper 212s).
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Don't be suprised if you hit the 4.4GHz wall with Ivy. Didn't hear much about these new "batches" that OC better but the IB i5 was a letdown compared to the SB i5. If you plan to delid then disregard that. But at 4.4 the 3570K should eat up WoW for lunch. And the 7950 should own WoW as well. My 7870 doesn't skip a beat with everything maxed @ 1080p res.

if you buy a 7950 just for wow then you are the opposite of a smart consumer.
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if you buy a 7950 just for wow then you are the opposite of a smart consumer.

I play.. mostly wow.... I have skyrim, dayz and will probably grab the new sniper 2. But 90% of my time is wow... Also would like the capability of being able to handle a new game if I decide to play something else along with wow someday.... having to upgrade cards because I didn't do it right the first time isn't a smart consumer move either.

wow MC prices are good. But I did ok at newegg, got a 10% discount applied this time, and I'll have the parts before I could get a chance to get up to Denver. Thanks for the heads up though....

I read about a lot of people hitting 4.7+ on 3570k's, is it just hit or miss with them?
Edited by GravityKnight - 3/11/13 at 8:51pm
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Thanks guys,

I don't have a microcenter nearby to my knowledge. I'm out in rural Colorado (2hrs from Denver).

I did go a head and order some new parts though. I picked up a 3570k, Gigabyte z77x ud3h, and 8 gigs of ripjaws x 2133 for $397 shipped 3 day from newegg. I have a friend interested in my other components as a package for $175, which is pretty decent I only had about $220 in them.

I will be overclocking this thing as far as my H60 with push/pull fans will take me... Hopefully upper 4's

Congrats! That's the setup I use here at work only with 8GB of Samsung 30nm and a 6950. It's never had a single issue. I'm even using the mSATA for Steam.
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I play.. mostly wow.... I have skyrim, dayz and will probably grab the new sniper 2. But 90% of my time is wow... Also would like the capability of being able to handle a new game if I decide to play something else along with wow someday.... having to upgrade cards because I didn't do it right the first time isn't a smart consumer move either.

wow MC prices are good. But I did ok at newegg, got a 10% discount applied this time, and I'll have the parts before I could get a chance to get up to Denver. Thanks for the heads up though....

I read about a lot of people hitting 4.7+ on 3570k's, is it just hit or miss with them?

Ivy in general was a disappointment because of the heat issues from the die not being soldered on to the heat spreader. But unless you delid or use a H100 or better cooler, then you will most likely be limited to 4.5 or lower because the heat will be too much for an H60. The people you see doing 4.7 are most likely water cooling (custom) or have de-lidded.

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if you buy a 7950 just for wow then you are the opposite of a smart consumer.

How so? So futureproofing or having an slightly overkill card isn't smart? He does have two 27" monitors you know. A 7950 is a great card for WoW because of the price/power value and he won't have to upgrade for several years.
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