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post #121 of 571
Im excited about the release of this 4770k, its just dam irritating having to fork out for new motherboard yet again. Everyone else outside the US already gets spat at when we have to pay extra for everything. Maybe Intel dont realise there are people living outside the US dollar zone.
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Im excited about the release of this 4770k, its just dam irritating having to fork out for new motherboard yet again. Everyone else outside the US already gets spat at when we have to pay extra for everything. Maybe Intel dont realise there are people living outside the US dollar zone.

That has nothing to do with Intel though. Like you said, we pay extra for everything. If you ever see a store selling hardware and actually taking currency exchange rates into account, you know you haven't woken up yet.
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I've personally hit 4.3 with my 920 making the oc window of 61.6%.
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post #124 of 571
I'm upgrading to a i7-4770k and paring it with an AMD Firepro W7000 in a mini workstation build. What's most important to me is low power consumption and a cool running chip, which still remains to be seen, but performance looks good from my perspective. I'm going from a fully watercooled to a fully aircooled system, so the last thing I want is an overly hot chip, but I'll be surpriced if Intel haven't improved on this from Ivy Bridge.
I'm going to wait for the fixed chipset though, hopefully it will be out by august.
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stay puft what does your 3770k overclock to? Someone thought I bought your golden cpu (I got puffins lol)
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The problem is actually that after 1366 most of intel users moved to the mainstream platform instead of using the server/enthusiast/high end one.

The biggest issue is mostly that during the 1366/1156 days Phenom II chips were very good compared to what AMD chips are right now. More people on OCN were on AMD platforms, back then no one would have said that intel is focusing on mobile because they released 1156, lowered TDPs, added IGPs etc. No one would have said that because most of enthusiast intel users were on 1366 instead of 1156.

However now we're in a strange spot where most intel enthusiasts are on 1155, a mainstream socket where the priority has always been mainstream stuff such as TDP and IGP performance. The fact is that intel is still releasing expensive platforms and expensive chips with little to no regard for TDP or graphics. Just see X79, SB-E, and upcoming stuff such as IB-E and haswell-E where the rumored TDP has been brought up to 160W at stock settings. The problem of course is that these things are expensive, just like they were when 1366 came out.

You just described me.

I was an AMD Thunderbird to FX-53 to C2D to 920C0 guy. I saw no need to go from X58 to X79 and the gains from the 920 to the 2600k, to the 3770k were too minimal. I have a 920 C0, so my OC is limited to 4GHz at a ton of voltage. So my everyday is at 3.8. I've been here since late 08' early 09. It's great paired up with my GTX 680.

It's been hard not to upgrade for upgrading's sake. I'm an enthusiast! However, I think there is no avoiding Haswell. It's an itch I just have to scratch and the incremental gains over time add up to a pretty nice jump, provided the OC'ing is there.
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Im excited about the release of this 4770k, its just dam irritating having to fork out for new motherboard yet again. Everyone else outside the US already gets spat at when we have to pay extra for everything. Maybe Intel dont realise there are people living outside the US dollar zone.

That's what your governments elected to do with all goods coming into your country from outside it's "trade union".
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stay puft what does your 3770k overclock to? Someone thought I bought your golden cpu (I got puffins lol)

Mine will do 5 with 1.5v. It sucks
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Mine will do 5 with 1.5v. It sucks

i can't get my i5 2550k past 4.2ghz without excessive Voltage or crashing frown.gif

As long as Haswell's new socket standard is going to be used for the next few iterations, i might invest in a new mobo.

Otherwise, give it another generation (seeing as 4.2ghz is still plenty for 99% of games)
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post #130 of 571
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I am still not sure if this warrants an upgrade from my X58 system. With my GTX 670 I can play any modern game at max or near max settings just fine with my 920...

Yeah in the same boat redface.gif

But electric prices keep going up here in the UK, so haswell will help in that area and temp wise. If it OC's well then I'm sold thumb.gif
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