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i7 930 @ 4 ghz to i7 4770k?

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As the title suggests, my 3 year old 930 has been chugging along at 4ghz but I feel that it's time to upgrade.

I was looking into a 4770k paired with the MSI MPower Max motherboard. Still open to other mobo suggestions. I've got a Noctua NH-D14 that will hopefully allow a stable overclock of at least 4.5ghz on the new chip, but we'll sail that boat when the time comes, though.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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what will you be using it for?
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Hi,

I'm upgrading from i7 920 @4Ghz to i5 4670k.
I no longer have use of hyperthreading feature as I mainly use the computer to play games.

Main reason is the lower TDP (less power consumption for a given performance) and having fun OC it smile.gif
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what will you be using it for?

Mostly for gaming with some video editing thrown in.
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From what I've seen you need a a water cooling loop to properly OC a haswell. But still the perf increase should be noticeable even at stock so DO IT.
     
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Haswell has the same heat issues as Ivy from what I have seen. Your cooler should be fine up around 4.2 - 4.5. Delided may even do 4.8 +

It would be a crime to run a "K" cpu at stock .
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Originally Posted by Kerian View Post

Hi,

I'm upgrading from i7 920 @4Ghz to i5 4670k.
I no longer have use of hyperthreading feature as I mainly use the computer to play games.

Main reason is the lower TDP (less power consumption for a given performance) and having fun OC it smile.gif

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Originally Posted by SDPilot View Post

Mostly for gaming with some video editing thrown in.


if you both are mainly gaming, then upgrade the video card first
    
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if you both are mainly gaming, then upgrade the video card first

I have a 7970 overclocked.
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You will see a 20% performance boost clock for clock.

On air most 4770ks will get to ~4.5Ghz. temps will be fairly high (80C)

Under water some can get as high as 4.8. But this is fairly rare.

Delidding will offer best results.

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Hi,

I'm upgrading from i7 920 @4Ghz to i5 4670k.
I no longer have use of hyperthreading feature as I mainly use the computer to play games.

Main reason is the lower TDP (less power consumption for a given performance) and having fun OC it smile.gif

I was comparing Physics scores on firestrike and a 930 will pull better scores then a 4670K. IMO bloomfield should not be swapped for Haswell especially just for gaming.
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