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April 5, 2013 8:28:12 AM

I currently own the 2600k and am considering replacing with 3770k. I don't over clock and use an XFX GPU which I love. I would sell the 2600k to offset the new 3770k purchase. A good or bad idea please?
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April 5, 2013 8:32:16 AM

Pointless, you wouldn't notice any performance benefit.

Also, not worth paying the extra for the K model if you dont overclock. If you overclocked your 2600k you would see more benefit than simply swapping your 2600k for a 3770k.
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April 5, 2013 8:33:40 AM

Bad, spending about 50-100$ on about the same (but newer) CPU is bad... 2600k vs 3770k isn't even 10% faster so 100$ for that isn't worth it...
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April 5, 2013 8:36:47 AM

damosrn said:
I currently own the 2600k and am considering replacing with 3770k. I don't over clock and use an XFX GPU which I love. I would sell the 2600k to offset the new 3770k purchase. A good or bad idea please?
Thanks!


Yea don't waste your time. Either OC your existing 2600K or wait a few months, get a 4770k and overclock that.
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April 5, 2013 8:37:06 AM

damosrn said:
I currently own the 2600k and am considering replacing with 3770k. I don't over clock and use an XFX GPU which I love. I would sell the 2600k to offset the new 3770k purchase. A good or bad idea please?
Thanks!

imo it's a bad idea... more like an unreasonable expense. your money would be better spent on something else.
keep the i7 2600k, move on with your life. :p 
it's not worth the 5-7% cpu performance improvement. in most cases it'd be impossible to notice. instead of getting a 3770k, spending the money on a 3rd party cooler like cooler master hyper 212 evo and overclocking the 2600k will be better. an i7 can last you at least 2 gens of cpus. at least.
get a new ssd or a better psu or case or add new fans or plain save up the money for a new gen. gfx card instead.
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April 5, 2013 8:40:36 AM

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get a new ssd or a better psu or case or add new fans or plain save up the money for a new gen. gfx card instead.


Best suggestions so far. SSD gives proper noticeable performance boost in day to day usage (not in game FPS, but loading times etc).
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April 5, 2013 8:47:12 AM

um, rather than spending an extra $100 for a 5-7% boost in performance, just overclock your 2600k. it's easy to do and something worth learning about
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April 5, 2013 9:38:54 AM

vmem said:
um, rather than spending an extra $100 for a 5-7% boost in performance, just overclock your 2600k. it's easy to do and something worth learning about

Thanks but how do I overclock? Would it lessen the life of the i7 2600k?

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April 5, 2013 10:06:34 AM

3770k about $290 - Selling your 2600k. 2600k used about 1/2 of what you paid for it = about 150 for new 3770k.

I'm quessing you did check if your MB will take SB CPU, I have the Z68 and Asrock just came out with a Bios update that "says" adds IB support.
If The 3770k is not on support list, then a NEW MB is also required.

OCing your 2600K depends on your MB - Does it Support OCing.
If it does, then a mild OC is normally as simple as loading the MB utility that will auto OC the CPU. MB utility is NOT as good as manually doing it as they tend to be a little aggresive on Vcore Voltage.
Normaly a mild OC will NOT decrease the ife span below it's useful life expectance.

My 2500K went to 4.8, but backed off to 4.2 using the Asrock Utlity then I simply went in to bios and lowered the Vcore manually.

AS to getting the 3770k when you have a perfectly good 2600K is NOT worth it. As others pointed out the performance gain is <10% and that is for the CPU, system performance is lower and it takes about 15% gain to even notice the performance increase.
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April 5, 2013 5:22:59 PM

Do you have a microcenter near you? If so, you can pick up a 3770k for $230, which may make it worth it. I plan on doing so.
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April 5, 2013 6:31:54 PM

zottowr said:
damosrn said:
I currently own the 2600k and am considering replacing with 3770k. I don't over clock and use an XFX GPU which I love. I would sell the 2600k to offset the new 3770k purchase. A good or bad idea please?
Thanks!


Yea don't waste your time. Either OC your existing 2600K or wait a few months, get a 4770k and overclock that.

I love that solution only it looks like the Haswell chip will be a different socket & I don't want to buy another MB. I could have gotten the 3770k for $229 from Microcenter (in store pick up only) but Frys would not match the price...
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