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So I have a bit of a dilemma on my brain here. Where to begin. I recently went through a major pc overhaul/downgrade/sidegrade and sold my custom loop and gtx 670.

I have 2 awesome cpu's here but I'm not sure which to keep. I have i5 2500k which will do 5.0 on a closed loop system. I also have a 3770k which will do 4.8 on a custom loop, which I no longer have. I am running a little H60 currently. The 3770k is a hot little bugger and I'm sure I cannot push it very high without a delid(which I am scared to attempt).

I really only use my PC for gaming and OCN and the likes. I mainly only play Starcraft 2, League of Legends and XCOM Enemy Unknown. I own BF3 but don't play it often. I also own a bunch of other undemanding titles.

I plan to not upgrade my rig for at least 18 months and I want to have the option of playing anything my heart desires @ 1080p with some nice eye candy for the next 18 months.

Will the 3770k benefit me in gaming at all from the 2500k? Which one should I keep and which one should I sell? Help me decide please OCN. My ep33n is screaming to keep the 3770k but I feel it is unnecessary and should probably just use the 2500k but I'm so unsure. I hear some people say new games use hyperthreading and I hear some people say no games use more than 4 cores.

Cheers!
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post #2 of 5
For the games you mentioned i'm sure youll be fine with the 2500k. But if it were me i'd definitely be keepin the 3770k. For example in crysis 3 there are areas where even my 3570k is a bottleneck and it would benefit a little from even going to a 3770k, especially from a 2500k.

Take from that what you will, and for the future smile.gif
    
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post #3 of 5
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Is crysis 3 the only title I would benefit from a 3770k? Because I have zero intention of ever playing it. Generally I don't play many first person shooters. Only reason I play BF3 is to drive the tanks. biggrin.gif
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Mayhem's Pastel Sunset Yellow x3 Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 25 LT Dazmode D5 STORM Vario Monsoon 3/8" - 5/8"  
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Monsoon 5/8" 90* Akasa Viper 140mm x9 Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 670 Ni-Bl Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 420mm 
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post #4 of 5
I'm sure it's not the only, but its the first once ive personally noticed a difference in. I'm sure there will be others down the line. It's up to you but id want that security personally.

Remember even if you can't get the 3770k quite as high as the 2500k, the sandy bridge requires about 200mhz more to equal ivy bridge...ie 4ghz ivy = 4.2ghz sandy. Not including HT of course.
    
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16gb GSkill Sniper 2200mhz Crucial MX100 256gb Samsung F3 1TB Samsung F3 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB EK Supremacy Evo EK Nickel VGA Block x2 w/ Backplates Alphacool UT60 480mm Rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool XT45 480mm Rad Dual D5 Pump w/ Dual Pump Top Gentle Typhoon AP-15s x18 Win 7 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 1440P + 1080P IPS secondary Benq W1070 Projector on 120" Screen Seasonic Platinum 1200w Corsair 900D 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb GSkill Sniper 2200mhz Crucial MX100 256gb Samsung F3 1TB Samsung F3 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB EK Supremacy Evo EK Nickel VGA Block x2 w/ Backplates Alphacool UT60 480mm Rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Alphacool XT45 480mm Rad Dual D5 Pump w/ Dual Pump Top Gentle Typhoon AP-15s x18 Win 7 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 1440P + 1080P IPS secondary Benq W1070 Projector on 120" Screen Seasonic Platinum 1200w Corsair 900D 
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post #5 of 5
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Thank you for the input bluemustang. Much appreciated. smile.gif

Hoping to get a few more opinions before I make my decision.
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i7 3770k MSI Z77 Mpower MSI N670GTX OC Mushkin Blackline Enhanced 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Swiftech Apogee HD 4 port XSPC Dual Bay Res D5 Black Koolance screw plug G1/4" Black x 14 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem's Pastel Sunset Yellow x3 Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 25 LT Dazmode D5 STORM Vario Monsoon 3/8" - 5/8"  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon 5/8" 90* Akasa Viper 140mm x9 Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 670 Ni-Bl Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 420mm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 140mm Windows 7 64 bit Benq GL2250 Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k MSI Z77 Mpower MSI N670GTX OC Mushkin Blackline Enhanced 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Swiftech Apogee HD 4 port XSPC Dual Bay Res D5 Black Koolance screw plug G1/4" Black x 14 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem's Pastel Sunset Yellow x3 Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 25 LT Dazmode D5 STORM Vario Monsoon 3/8" - 5/8"  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon 5/8" 90* Akasa Viper 140mm x9 Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 670 Ni-Bl Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 420mm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 140mm Windows 7 64 bit Benq GL2250 Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750w 
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