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used i7 3770k + p8z77-m for 162 us dollars. Worth it?

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I'am buying this soon but before I purchase this bundle. Is it worth it to swap my 2500k 4.5ghz + p8p67pro for the i7 3770k+p8z77-m? I'am getting some bottleneck on recent games release , for example: ( witcher 3 at novigrad). I find this solution to be way more cost efficient than buying a new skylake platform (6700k) but yeah It will perform slightly worse. Also ,should I keep using my p8p67pro instead of the Z board? I heard that the p67 platform have better overclocking potential. If I'am to use the Z board , I will have to use the 2nd pcie slot ( not a problem?) because my cpu cooler is the massive nh-d14. So , what would you do?
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A 3770k with motherboard for $162 is an awesome deal. The CPU alone is worth more than that. It would be a decent upgrade, but you would see even further upgrade if you have some fast DDR3 to pair with it.
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A 3770k with motherboard for $162 is an awesome deal. The CPU alone is worth more than that. It would be a decent upgrade, but you would see even further upgrade if you have some fast DDR3 to pair with it.
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I'am buying this soon but before I purchase this bundle. Is it worth it to swap my 2500k 4.5ghz + p8p67pro for the i7 3770k+p8z77-m? I'am getting some bottleneck on recent games release , for example: ( witcher 3 at novigrad). I find this solution to be way more cost efficient than buying a new skylake platform (6700k) but yeah It will perform slightly worse. Also ,should I keep using my p8p67pro instead of the Z board? I heard that the p67 platform have better overclocking potential. If I'am to use the Z board , I will have to use the 2nd pcie slot ( not a problem?) because my cpu cooler is the massive nh-d14. So , what would you do?
If you're going to get the cpu and the motherboard for just 160, then yeah I'd say it's worth it. z77 boards still go for around 80-100$ if I remember correctly meaning you're essentially getting a 3770k for 60$ which is a steal. If you're going to trade your cpu and mobo for the new cpu and mobo +160 or sell your cpu and mobo and it costs 160 on top of that then I wouldn't do it.
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Yeah , with that z board I can get some ddr3 2200-2400. I would just have to find a model that fit under the nh-d14 , might be difficult tho.
post #6 of 10
Hell no, skip it...

just wondering, you got a link???

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post #7 of 10
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Yeah , with that z board I can get some ddr3 2200-2400. I would just have to find a model that fit under the nh-d14 , might be difficult tho.

There is tons of DDR3 2400 with low profile heatsinks.
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I have the option to sell my 2500k + mobo to a friend. But I'am still unsure what board to keep. I will have to use the second pcie slot on the Z board ( is it running at 16x?) because of my cooler.
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I have the option to sell my 2500k + mobo to a friend. But I'am still unsure what board to keep. I will have to use the second pcie slot on the Z board ( is it running at 16x?) because of my cooler.

Use the Z77 mobo. PCI-e 3.0, higher memory multipliers, and various other small things like SATA 3.0 optimizations. Throw in some 2400Mhz memory and you should see some improvements.

The bottom x16 slot is most likely at 2.0 speeds, so it won't be any different than your current board. I would check the motherboard manual for more details.

You can probably make your GPU slot into the top in a Asus board, but the heatsink fins will be against the GPU backplate. Don't try it on GPUs without a backplate. I'v done it when bulding a system for a friend with that same heatsink on a Asus board and it's fine.
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I just checked, the second pcie slot is a 3.0. So i will be fine , thank you for your time +1
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