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Should I get 3770K or 2600K for future proof gaming?

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Sandy doesn't support PCIe 3.0 and I may buy another GTX 770 for SLI... That would limit me to x4... I know that x8 is plenty for one card but x4 seems really low... Does Sandy support USB 3.0?

3770Ks do about 4.4-4.6Ghz on air. 2600K is about 200Mhz slower on the same MHz frequency, so to compete with Ivy it should average 4.6-4.8Ghz... Is that the average for air cooling? What makes more sense? I own P8Z77-V Pro.
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I was in a similar situation as you when I built my current system. I went with the 3770k. The major downside is heat. My cpu does get quite toasty. By deliding you can cut the heat down a bit. In my opinion go with the 3770k. X4 would limit your 770s.
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The P8Z77-V Pro will run two cards in SLI at x8 x8 on either PCIe 3.0 or 2.0...

yes USB 3 is supported..

Not 100% sure if you should upgrade your CPU to get PCIe 3.0 support but someone will chime in and if it is worthy or not smile.gif

what you say about matching clocks per performance between sandy and ivy due to ivy's better IPC is a rough but sound translation.
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Sandy doesn't support PCIe 3.0 and I may buy another GTX 770 for SLI... That would limit me to x4... I know that x8 is plenty for one card but x4 seems really low... Does Sandy support USB 3.0?

3770Ks do about 4.4-4.6Ghz on air. 2600K is about 200Mhz slower on the same MHz frequency, so to compete with Ivy it should average 4.6-4.8Ghz... Is that the average for air cooling? What makes more sense? I own P8Z77-V Pro.

I'd wait for the 4790K
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Get the i7 3770k if you need the bandwidth or you are going to use nvlink with pascal gpus
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