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Looking for some advice regards a new build Intel rig. Will be my first since a q6600 and am currently running a fx8320@5ghz and 2 x 7870 with a full custom loop. The wife and kids are in need of upgrades so the plan is to build new and pass down so to speak. My question is specifically which cpu should I buy, I have a basic understanding of the recent architectures which goes like this (correct me if wrong please) Sandybridge is the best overclocker, Ivy was an improvement at stock but avg oc is around 4.6 and the same with haswell in improvement and oc.

I only game although do render my game play video sometimes and this will increase on the release of bf4 of which bf3 is really the only game I play currently. If you suggest an Ivy or haswell build then taking into consideration the max oc clocks I could achieve is there any point in building another loop or would a good air cooler suffice.

Regards gpu choice I am undecided currently and probably waiting to see how the new Amd range effects the nvidia 7 prices.

Thanks in advance
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Looking for some advice regards a new build Intel rig. Will be my first since a q6600 and am currently running a fx8320@5ghz and 2 x 7870 with a full custom loop. The wife and kids are in need of upgrades so the plan is to build new and pass down so to speak. My question is specifically which cpu should I buy, I have a basic understanding of the recent architectures which goes like this (correct me if wrong please) Sandybridge is the best overclocker, Ivy was an improvement at stock but avg oc is around 4.6 and the same with haswell in improvement and oc.

I only game although do render my game play video sometimes and this will increase on the release of bf4 of which bf3 is really the only game I play currently. If you suggest an Ivy or haswell build then taking into consideration the max oc clocks I could achieve is there any point in building another loop or would a good air cooler suffice.

Regards gpu choice I am undecided currently and probably waiting to see how the new Amd range effects the nvidia 7 prices.

Thanks in advance

You're right, but just forgetting one thing: Ivy Bridge and especially Haswell get hot quite easily. If you're going to OC them, definitely get water cooling or build your own loop.

If you like rendering videos a lot, I suggest you get the 4770k then for the hyper threading, as it could be used well.
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You're right, but just forgetting one thing: Ivy Bridge and especially Haswell get hot quite easily. If you're going to OC them, definitely get water cooling or build your own loop.

If you like rendering videos a lot, I suggest you get the 4770k then for the hyper threading, as it could be used well.

Thanks for the reply, the bold relates to my question really, I have read the avg max stable oc on both Ivy and Haswell is roughly around 4.6, does 4.6 require a loop or is in many cases good air sufficient.
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Thanks for the reply, the bold relates to my question really, I have read the avg max stable oc on both Ivy and Haswell is roughly around 4.6, does 4.6 require a loop or is in many cases good air sufficient.

Well, I have the Corsair H100i water cooler, and running at 4.6Ghz with 1.285 Volts.

At idle, temps are mid-high 30s (Celsius) and under load they hit the high 70s.

If I had air cooling, I honestly think the temps would be worse. That's why I recommend you go with water cooling - unless you want one of those giant air coolers, but I personally think they're ugly ^^.

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Ivy bridge clocks better than haswell but haswell has more ipc which make a mild oc a good choice in cpu so delid a i7 3770k/4770k or go with i7 3820
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