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Hello all,

So I have a i7-2700k @ 4.8GHz 24/7 using a Z77X-UP4TH. It never sees over 68c. It resides in a Corsair 650D case. I have a Corsair 350D that I'm planning to use as my main PC. I want a smaller case in my office. The 650D will go to my basement for folding. My dilemma, is do I buy a Z77 mATX motherboard for the 350D case and use my current i7-2700K CPU, and grab an i3 to fill the Z77X-UP4TH board for folding. Or do I move the whole CPU/MB with the 650D and get Haswell for the 350D? So many different options, why so many haha thumb.gif

Or should I try to sell the MB/CPU?

Please let me know your opinions...

Thanks in advance.
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this question is really vague in the sense of you're not telling us what you use your PC for. Personally I'd want the beefier hardware in the computer i'm sitting in front of using most of the day. If you don't have the cash to purchase at least a 3770k (or a 4770k), then just buy new components for your folding rig and keep your 2700k as your main gaming rig or whatever. If you do have the cash to drop on another i7 upgrade to the 4770k, get a new mobo and put your 2700k in your folding rig.

Pretty simple, just depends on how much cash you have to spend

**to sum it all up, use your common sense, keep your beefier hardware in your main pc**
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Sorry if I wasn't clear, and thank you for responding...

Basically I use my main PC for gaming & various office application, photoshop, etc. So, yes I want the beefier system as my main PC. The Obsidian 350D only fits a mATX MB, so I'd have to replace that. I have the cash to spend on a new CPU/MB, but is it really worth the extra $$ for the 4770K over the 2700K?

Option 1 --> I could just grab a mATX Z77 and 3570K. Pair the 2700K in the whatever new mATX MB I get and then pair the 3570K with with old Z77X-UP4TH.

Option 2 --> Buy 4770K & mATX board and move 2700K & MB to folding machine in basement.
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