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Update: It seems everyone thinks that upgrading is worth it. My question to you is, he's offering 2 versions of 3770k. An untouched stock version and a dillided version (according to him, it could be done better but it's cooler than the stock. The twist is , the dilided is cheaper instead of more expensive. This makes me question the quality of the dilided 3770k.


So guys, do you think its worth it to upgrade from a 2600 non k to a 3770k which I am going to most likely oc it to the max? I have this 2600 since early 2011 back when i5 got destroyed and back when I'm still pretty new to building pc in general. My PC have massively evolved since then with an exception of one thing, my cpu still stays the same. I found someone selling a 3770k for a reasonable price and I am wondering if its worth it to get it or not. Approximately 2 years ago, my motherboard got fried and I ended up getting a pretty good z77 asrock extreme 4 motherboard. A couple months after that I also impulsively ended up buying a pretty beasty AIO cooler h110gt which is totally overkill for a non k 2600. I play games frequently especially gta v that utilizes hyperthreading like the i7 for example. I do a lot of video editing and photoshopping too. With all these being said, should I go with the deal or should i hold back? he also offered me a 4770k for a an ok price, but in that case, i have to buy a new mobo because surely my z77 wont work. Thank you for your help! smile.gif
Edited by Raikozy - 8/2/16 at 7:05pm
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it depends on how much top up gonna cost you
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Since you don't have an unlocked chip and you also already have a Z77 chipset I'd say go for it.
I can't imagine the cost would be super high if you sold your 2600 and picked up a 3770K

With a decent OC on it there isn't anything it can't or won't be able to handle for some time yet either (no complaints here).
If you buy used on a forum you might be able to find a decent clocker too - mine needs stupid voltage past 4.5GHz so I just left it there.
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Since you don't have an unlocked chip and you also already have a Z77 chipset I'd say go for it.
I can't imagine the cost would be super high if you sold your 2600 and picked up a 3770K

With a decent OC on it there isn't anything it can't or won't be able to handle for some time yet either (no complaints here).
If you buy used on a forum you might be able to find a decent clocker too - mine needs stupid voltage past 4.5GHz so I just left it there.

Also I forgot to mention that I managed to unfried my old motherboard. With that being said, I can technically sell my 2600 with a z68 gigabyte motherboard and a 4gb ram for a very affordable price and I think people will be very interested in it. In return, I might end up not spending anything on this small 3770k upgrade.
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it depends on how much top up gonna cost you

If I manage to sell my old z68 with an i7 2600 combo, I might end up not spending anything on this 3770k. He sells it for 280 bucks for a stock 3770k and 250 for a dilided 3770k. Mind you these are canadian price. So basically just -50 bucks for the USD
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If it's reasonably priced, I'd go for it. Should OC higher than a 2600 non-K, and also have a little better IPC as well, since you'd be going from Sandy to Ivy.
     
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post #7 of 9
Definitely worth it if you can sell the older one.
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If it's reasonably priced, I'd go for it. Should OC higher than a 2600 non-K, and also have a little better IPC as well, since you'd be going from Sandy to Ivy.

Outside of features and node, there really isn't much performance wise between SB and Ivy in real world performance.

If price is low, it would be worth it since you can overclock and you could use the extra performance in your games and apps.
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As for the stock or the delidded 3770K, I would ask for more details about what overclock and/or temperature delta from stock he was able to achieve with the delidded 3770K, as well as what thermal material he used between the die and lid.

You might be fortunate if he just wants to ensure that it gets sold. A delidded chip is worth more to the right buyer, but the pool of prospective buyers is much smaller.
    
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