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Few options for my QX6850, sell it, drop it in my HTPC, or use it in place of the hp xv6600 work station my son games on. I was more thinking if i buy a 1155 board to look for a i5-2500k because I heard they have great clocking potential.

I blame my friend who just built a new system that gave me the itch again.

A 3500K does oc well but since a 3570k is more efficient it doesn't need to be clocked as high to get the same performance. So you should consider a 3570k too.

And it's also good to think about socket 1150 since 1155 is now dead, so consider haswell too.
     
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if planning on overclocking then please leave Haswell and 1150 out of this equation.

Just curious why. Been busy researching 1155 boards I dont know much about haswell yet.

Oh well I was hoping to play with another processer when i was given the 860 last week to see its capabilities but not for the cost same cost of newer boards frown.gif
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if planning on overclocking then please leave Haswell and 1150 out of this equation.

Just curious why. Been busy researching 1155 boards I dont know much about haswell yet.

Oh well I was hoping to play with another processer when i was given the 860 last week to see its capabilities but not for the cost same cost of newer boards frown.gif
Haswell is a disappointment and several sources will say so.
Heat and not much performance gain from Ivy.
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Thanks. I know i read a review bench testing a i5-4670k vs a i5-3570k and not much difference
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it's quite possible that you could get a Haswell chip that doesn't overclock past 4.6GHz
no matter what you do short of phase change..
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Well Ive decided to sell the 860 and buying a Asrock Z77 OC Formula board and my friend with the same board is talking about upgrading his i5-3570 to a i7 so ill probably pick up his i5.
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Well Ive decided to sell the 860 and buying a Asrock Z77 OC Formula board and my friend with the same board is talking about upgrading his i5-3570 to a i7 so ill probably pick up his i5.
win for everyone... yessir.gif
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Well Ive decided to sell the 860 and buying a Asrock Z77 OC Formula board and my friend with the same board is talking about upgrading his i5-3570 to a i7 so ill probably pick up his i5.

Good decision. thumb.gif
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Well Ive decided to sell the 860 and buying a Asrock Z77 OC Formula board and my friend with the same board is talking about upgrading his i5-3570 to a i7 so ill probably pick up his i5.

Good choice.

I'm happy to see you made a good decision.

Good luck with your new kit!
     
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In general I would say an i7 860 is well worth saving. I love mine. Just use an SSD and it's great. OTOH, mine is OC'd to 4GHz and WEI is 7.7. With my new 4770k at stock, WEI is 7.8. But still I love my 860.

 

On the gripping hand, free stuff is pretty good.

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