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Hi people's I'm looking to upgrade from my 3770k / Asus Maximus V Extreme.

I was wondering what is out there that is better for gaming.

You can see my Rig below but I will list a rough list for quick reference.

3770k oc'd to 4.8ghz
Asus maximus v extreme
16gb ram
2-way SLI Gtx Titans
Corsair Ax1200i
800d case
H100 CPU water cooler
2x 256gb ssd vortex 4
2tb seagate hdd.

Thanks for your time!
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Hi people's I'm looking to upgrade from my 3770k / Asus Maximus V Extreme.

I was wondering what is out there that is better for gaming.

You can see my Rig below but I will list a rough list for quick reference.

3770k oc'd to 4.8ghz
Asus maximus v extreme
16gb ram
2-way SLI Gtx Titans
Corsair Ax1200i
800d case
H100 CPU water cooler
2x 256gb ssd vortex 4
2tb seagate hdd.

Thanks for your time!

Stick with what you got or go Ivy-E SB-E if you want a boost in rendering/multi threaded performance. Looks like so far, Hawell has been a flop when OCing. Let's say it's theoretically 5-15% faster clock for clock. Upgrading and only getting it to 4.5GHz stable, let's say 10% clock for clock depending on the application, is giving you an ivy like 4.95ghz overclock.

It doesn't seem worth it to spend the cash for such a terrible overclocking experience right now.

Just my two cents...
Edited by KoSoVaR - 6/9/13 at 9:26am
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I'm really bad with processors and motherboards. I've just never kept an interest in them like I have with gpu's.

So the Ivy-e is the 3960xk? What board do you think I should get?
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I'm really bad with processors and motherboards. I've just never kept an interest in them like I have with gpu's.

So the Ivy-e is the 3960xk? What board do you think I should get?

No Ivy-E. SB-E.

If it's just for gaming man, honestly your current setup is more than capable until the next big upgrade time, and even more so after. First gen i7 is still relevant and that was a few years ago.

If you just want to upgrade to upgrade and throw money around, which I don't reccomend by any means, but hey, gotta do what you gotta do.. I would grab an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and a 3930k. They overclock like beasts - you don't need an extreme processor.

edit: my mistake, I typed IB-E in my OP. Fixing now. Meant SB-E.
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So will I notice any difference in games from 4 to 6 cores?

I'm in Lala land on if I keep the surround portrait or go 5x1 surround and the new 8970 when it arrives. Hmm I'm still to use light boost with my set up so going to AMD doesn't phase me
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Originally Posted by hatlesschimp View Post

Hi people's I'm looking to upgrade from my 3770k / Asus Maximus V Extreme.

I was wondering what is out there that is better for gaming.

You can see my Rig below but I will list a rough list for quick reference.

3770k oc'd to 4.8ghz
Asus maximus v extreme
16gb ram
2-way SLI Gtx Titans
Corsair Ax1200i
800d case
H100 CPU water cooler
2x 256gb ssd vortex 4
2tb seagate hdd.

Thanks for your time!

For gaming, I see nothing that would improve your FPS other than adding in more Titans or water cooling your current GPUs and OC them as much as you can. In that case, dump the H100, get yourself some waterblocks for the CPU/GPUs, radiator, and a pump, then OC everything as much as you can. But again, these are very minimal gains within the context of gaming with your current setup. If you were doing more CPU intensive projects then I would recommend moving towards the 2011 socket (IB-E/SB-E), but since you are not then I really don't see anything else you could do.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 6/9/13 at 9:38am
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Ok kool. So just got to decide on staying with what have or 5x1 with 8970s whenever they arrive. I saw some guy on here wants to buy a titan for 700 have they dropped that much?
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Ok kool. So just got to decide on staying with what have or 5x1 with 8970s whenever they arrive. I saw some guy on here wants to buy a titan for 700 have they dropped that much?

The release of the 780 could have made their price decrease by a bit, but $700, no. If you were to sell now I would expect $800-900.
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And even more for here in australia.

Funny thing is I remember someone trawling saying the titan was getting floged left right and centre by owners switching to the 780. Im sure there has been a few but im struggling to find many used for sale. Also used 7970s are everywhere.

So basically I have to look at a 3rd titan. A 4th probably wont be worth while?

Water cooling would be good but should I stay with the 800d or go 900d. I really dont have much space for rads, tanks, pumps etc. Im liking the idea of this i love doing projects.
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