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i was looking for 3770k set up but i couldnt find anyone selling an 3770k for a decent price , as for it being £300 to me its seem pretty fair price mainly because if i wanted a haswell set up it will net me around £450 so 33%~ higher price tag for possibly about 20% performance?

i7 is kind of one things that i will be benefiting from reasonably so im limited to 2600k/2700k 3770k or 4770k

i have an ssd so i dont really need another one,


@baker which retailers are selling with AIR/AIO i havent noticed anyone at the moment

Hi ErrorLuiz

ARIA have an offer on at the moment for an MSI Gaming GD65 with an AIO cooler LINK

and

Scan have two that I can find quickly (can't see the one with the BE-Quiet Dark rock pro 2 cooler anymore) but LINK

and LINK


Best of luck smile.gif


edit here is a bequiet one LINK

I suppose even if you don't like the cooler you can sell that to help reduce the cost further smile.gif
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The jump from Q6600 to 2600k is huge. The difference from 2600k - 3770k - 4770k is not so big, like 10% MAX between each one. Personally id look for a cheap 3770k but if you cant find one a 2600k will be absolutely fine.

Depends a lot on the workloads and clocks, usually it's 2600k >> 3770k >>> 4770k, but sometimes 2600k >> 3770k >>>>> 4770k
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Typical 4770K offer in the UK is as low as £215

Where, can i ask? Not seen it below ~£240
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Hi Cyro, Aria have/had an offer on the 4770k @ £215.99 smile.gifa link smile.gif
    
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What will you be using the rig for mostly? An upgrade now to a 4770K from a Q6600 will be a massive improvement in processing power, but with games and stuff I would think that your 4870 would be a bit of a bottleneck. Just thinking outside I suppose...To answer the question though, I would just buy now. Unless you are buying the absolute newest tech, you're almost always going to be behind almost instantly.
Won't the current Haswell processors go down in price when the refresh and Broadwell chips are officially released, though?

I have a Q6600 system, too, so I am curious about this info. I am also buying my parts periodically so, in theory, I could buy the case, memory (Z97 will be DDR3? or expensive ones, DDR4?) or at least, the SFX PSU (I am building m-ITX) and the cooler (H60 or Seidon 120V) plus a SSD. The processor and motherboards (for Z87) might be cheaper when these new technological parts ship out?
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Yes, as new chips are released, eventually prices of prior chips will drop. Haswell is still pretty new though so the drop won't be very much.
Ivy has dropped a decent amount but it is still expensive for those who don't have stores like Microcenter which offer lower prices for CPU's.

You might save $50 on a 4770k with Haswell Refresh initially after launch. Larger sales won't begin until demand shows favouritism towards the newer CPU's.
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i ended up going with the 2600k+mobo+ram for 300pound and ordered an h100 for 60pound ( would have gotten an nh-d14 if h100 wasnt the same price ) , chip i got seems reasonable can do 4.4ghz but gets rather hot with the stock cooler i think 4.7ghz will be definatly possible with the h100
will probably be grabbing a r9 290 for some of my gaming even though i dont spend much time gaming anymore

will be waiting till haswell-e release and buying an 8 core after my gpu upgrade
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Nice thumb.gif
I'd expect you could return the 2600k investment for probably around the 200P mark when you get Haswell-E.

Or keep it as another VM server.
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Hi Cyro, Aria have/had an offer on the 4770k @ £215.99 smile.gifa link smile.gif

Thanks!
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i ended up going with the 2600k+mobo+ram for 300pound and ordered an h100 for 60pound ( would have gotten an nh-d14 if h100 wasnt the same price ) , chip i got seems reasonable can do 4.4ghz but gets rather hot with the stock cooler i think 4.7ghz will be definatly possible with the h100
will probably be grabbing a r9 290 for some of my gaming even though i dont spend much time gaming anymore

will be waiting till haswell-e release and buying an 8 core after my gpu upgrade
Good idea with the R9 290. It is a beast of a card for the money, and I have heard it preforms even better if you water cool it.
    
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