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Hi guys, thinking about upgrading my sig rig in the near future, I recently upgraded to 2 SSD's in Raid-0 and 2 7970 graphics cards, my processor is currently overclocked to 4.5ghz as I couldn't get it stable at 5ghz again (Still trying in my spare time)

I was wondering if you guys think it would be worth upgrading to a 3770k? If I was to do this my rig would stay the same for the next 18months or so and I would save up to watercool everything.

Or would it be a better idea to save up and upgrade my motherboard and cpu at the same time, probably in 3-6months time.

If I was to upgrade my motherboard I'd be looking for one that supports 3 way crossfire and would eventually add another 7970.

If I was to upgrade to a 3770k it would probably be with in the next month or so that I buy it. Are the 3770k better than the 2600k for overclocking? Do they run cooler at all?
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As far as I can see, your comp is fine. 2600K is still a beast and maybe ~10percent slower than a 3770K. Two 7970's will last at least a another 18 months I'd say.

Also, 3770K runs hotter too, something to consider if you want to get one.
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If you want to get more out of your 2600k you should grab a nice Z77 motherboard, that P67 board is holding you back. With the Z77 board you will be able to get higher overclocks out of your 2600k at lower voltages. Amongst all the other great features it adds over the p67. Especially when a nice Z77 board can be had for $150 now. It is a worthwhile upgrade.

3770k isn't really much of an upgrade, unless you come across a nice delidded and binned one somewhere.
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

If you want to get more out of your 2600k you should grab a nice Z77 motherboard, that P67 board is holding you back. With the Z77 board you will be able to get higher overclocks out of your 2600k at lower voltages. Amongst all the other great features it adds over the p67. Especially when a nice Z77 board can be had for $150 now. It is a worthwhile upgrade.

3770k isn't really much of an upgrade, unless you come across a nice delidded and binned one somewhere.

I do want to upgrade motherboard to fit in with my colour scheme (Red and Black) but, I kind of feel if I am upgrading motherboard I might as well upgrade to 2011/1150 and upgrade processor at the same time.

I will keep an eye out for a good deal on a Z77 board though, how does it manage to gain the same/higher overclocks with a lower voltage? I'd of thought the voltage needed would depend on the individual CPU and would be the same across all chipsets that the processor is compatible with?
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16gb (4x4gb) G.Skill RipJawsX Kingston 120GB SSD (RAID-0) Kingston 120GB SSD (RAID-0) 1tb Barracuda 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD writer H70 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24inch 1080p HDTV 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb (4x4gb) G.Skill RipJawsX Kingston 120GB SSD (RAID-0) Kingston 120GB SSD (RAID-0) 1tb Barracuda 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD writer H70 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24inch 1080p HDTV 
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Originally Posted by Danny1107 View Post

I do want to upgrade motherboard to fit in with my colour scheme (Red and Black) but, I kind of feel if I am upgrading motherboard I might as well upgrade to 2011/1150 and upgrade processor at the same time.

I will keep an eye out for a good deal on a Z77 board though, how does it manage to gain the same/higher overclocks with a lower voltage? I'd of thought the voltage needed would depend on the individual CPU and would be the same across all chipsets that the processor is compatible with?

Well, the thing is, just upgrading a motherboard isn't going to cost as much as upgrading both the processor and motherboard. Especially since an i7 on 1150 costs a bit more than $300, or an i7 on 2011 is going to cost at least $300-500. So, even if you get a nice motherboard in the $200 like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157299 You are still not spending anywhere close to a new CPU and Motherboard combination that isn't going to net that much performance increase for the amount of money being spent.

The reason why you will achieve better overclocks is because the motherboard will be better built for 1155, it's the last series of the chipset. It will have nicer VRM's, MOSFETS, and superior voltage regulation. So basically whatever clocks you can hit on your chip now will be more stable at lower voltages because of it being higher quality.
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