So basically, I am very uneasy about the day to day use of this low end motherboard, so I want to upgrade. Also, the game I probably play most recently is starcraft 2 hots if that makes any difference. I am looking at the microcenter i7 4770k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 + fresh oem install being around the $500 ballpark. I am sure I could help reduce that cost by selling my i7 2700k also.
Another question I have is, would the i7 4770k running at 4.4 - 4.6 ghz require more heat to be dissipated by my water cooling loop than my current 4.6 ghz 2700k. My understanding is that the 4770k will run much hotter, but that is due to less efficient heat transfer (more heat being trapped within the processor itself), but i am interested in the total dissipated heat requirement.
I very much am on the fence about the upgrade even though I really enjoy tinkering with new components. I just am trying to justify the improvement earned for the $300 to $400 cost at the end of the day.
Edited by italstal - 6/4/13 at 2:16pm