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Originally Posted by XxAlbertoxX View Post

Thanks for the replies guys, now I understand it may be a side-grade to the 3770k

If I do decide to do this, I will keep this in mind, just so I don't have to sell the 2600K next year and get less money, which I could sell for more for right now, but I will do it for the purpose of just keeping my setting up-to-date, not necessarily for a big performance boost.

Thanks again.

Now this I can understand.

It's not always about performance... sometimes it's about value too. Keeping a good resale value positions you to save money on reselling later to do a real upgrade. Kinda like how the old 6core Intels still sell at an amzing price (960x i think?)... which one could technically trade in for a new 3930K and not pay much extra!
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Now this I can understand.

It's not always about performance... sometimes it's about value too. Keeping a good resale value positions you to save money on reselling later to do a real upgrade. Kinda like how the old 6core Intels still sell at an amzing price (960x i think?)... which one could technically trade in for a new 3930K and not pay much extra!

exactly. it would be much easier to the sell the i7 2600k now and get some profit, versus waiting too long and sure, the upgrade would be justifiable, but I wouldn't be able to get anything back for the i7 2600k
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Originally Posted by CPhoenix View Post

Now this I can understand.

It's not always about performance... sometimes it's about value too. Keeping a good resale value positions you to save money on reselling later to do a real upgrade. Kinda like how the old 6core Intels still sell at an amzing price (960x i think?)... which one could technically trade in for a new 3930K and not pay much extra!

exactly. it would be much easier to the sell the i7 2600k now and get some profit, versus waiting too long and sure, the upgrade would be justifiable, but I wouldn't be able to get anything back for the i7 2600k
post #15 of 16
Moving to an i7-3770K would be a an upgrade but a slight one. The 3770K will likely not overclock as well as its Sandy Bridge counterpart but its memory controller is more capable and it supports PCI Express 3.0 -- Both of which won't have a major effect on games but negates the superior overclockability of Sandy Bridge.

I would step up to the i7-4770K or wait for the next Tock -- Skylake thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post

Moving to an i7-3770K would be a an upgrade but a slight one. The 3770K will likely not overclock as well as its Sandy Bridge counterpart but its memory controller is more capable and it supports PCI Express 3.0 -- Both of which won't have a major effect on games but negates the superior overclockability of Sandy Bridge.

I would step up to the i7-4770K or wait for the next Tock -- Skylake thumb.gif

Thank you
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