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Depends on how you look at it. biggrin.gif I am trying to figure out what would be more benifical to me with BF4 in mind. (Pretty much the only game I am gonna play for the next year)


Looking at:

3770k

or

2600k


I know the 2600k is a downgrade in architecture. I also know that my mobo will be a limiting factor right now due to its 4 pin CPU plug.
Edited by bluedevil - 10/14/13 at 7:59am
    
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It looks like other people have been using that mobo with the i7 3770k. Also, the couple places I looked have the 2600k at like $20-$30 more than the 3770k. So go for the 3770k, cheaper and faster. Should be fine with your rig.
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It looks like other people have been using that mobo with the i7 3770k. Also, the couple places I looked have the 2600k at like $20-$30 more than the 3770k. So go for the 3770k, cheaper and faster. Should be fine with your rig.
100% agree and your mobo should habdle a decent overclock... I'm not a z77 owner though so i never researched it. I'f i were you id sell the 7870 and grab a 7950 ( looks like a minimum max eye candy card).
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I say your rig will play BF4 just fine in the CPU department, might want to look into a GPU upgrade though.
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100% agree and your mobo should habdle a decent overclock... I'm not a z77 owner though so i never researched it. I'f i were you id sell the 7870 and grab a 7950 ( looks like a minimum max eye candy card).

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I say your rig will play BF4 just fine in the CPU department, might want to look into a GPU upgrade though.

Ok cool. Maybe I will hold out on a GPU upgrade until the full copy of BF4 launches. Looks like mantle is gonna help a bit. biggrin.gif
    
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Ok cool. Maybe I will hold out on a GPU upgrade until the full copy of BF4 launches. Looks like mantle is gonna help a bit. biggrin.gif
the 79xx cards support mantle just not the true audio thing but I've seem some numbers on the 280x and it looks like a great deal if you can catch a game bundle, probably around black friday/thanksgiving. gl man thumb.gif
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