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June 13, 2013 11:22:38 AM

I plan on overclocking either 4770k vs 3770k (temperature) with a asus Sabetooth. Temperature does matter where i live, with recent news about the 4770k being unstable at higher volt. in the matter of heat. Should i just get the 3770k?
June 13, 2013 11:27:50 AM

Yes, you should just get the 3770k if it gets hot where you live. For haswell to achieve the same overclock as ivy bridge (assuming some extra voltage is used), it'll run at higher temps. I can't remember how much hotter off the top of my head, but I know tom's did a review of the 4770k a week or two ago and the info should be in there.
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June 13, 2013 11:32:20 AM

Depends on what your are doing. If you are doing a lot of productivity things like video rendering etc. you may want to go with the 4770K for its new architecture will be much faster as software is developed for it. If it is just for gaming, perhaps a 4670K or even a 3570K.
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June 13, 2013 11:34:44 AM

haswell will end up around the 4.3 mark and ivy bridge tends to end up around the 4.6-4.7 ghz mark. in the end they perform the same after overclocking. pick one.

as for the motherboard, the sabertooth boards are a scam. heatshield traps heat and dust and it doesnt overclock any better
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June 13, 2013 11:37:34 AM

Its for a massive excel file, analysis/saving. After that mainly gaming, currently my limiting factor is the CPU for my current build.
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June 13, 2013 11:45:40 AM

Anthony Acosta said:
Its for a massive excel file, analysis/saving. After that mainly gaming, currently my limiting factor is the CPU for my current build.


Perhaps you do want the 4770K. It will be a lot better for things like that, especially as the software is updated for the Haswell. You also will be getting a newer, better motherboard, the Z87 series. If you are the sporting type, you could try de-lidding your Haswell chip. This will get you a couple hundred MHz more speed if the package isn't done too well. That is, it seems de-lidded Haswells can run at about 4.5GHz or so. Lucky people with tight Hasell packages (the die is very close to the heat spreader) already get this speed and don't need to de-lid.
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June 13, 2013 11:47:14 AM

TheBigTroll said:
haswell will end up around the 4.3 mark and ivy bridge tends to end up around the 4.6-4.7 ghz mark. in the end they perform the same after overclocking. pick one.

as for the motherboard, the sabertooth boards are a scam. heatshield traps heat and dust and it doesnt overclock any better


You seem an expert on motherboards. Is it true that ASRock motherboards tend to have thinner pwb's?
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June 13, 2013 11:54:56 AM

asrock boards below the extreme6 tend to have a very thin pcb (2 layer). its kind of prone to cracking as well. asrock boards start to get good at the extreme6 tier and their oc formula boards are great, just that i tend to recommend gigabyte and to a lesser degree asus boards as they are cheaper for the same or better features
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June 13, 2013 11:57:26 AM

TheBigTroll said:
asrock boards below the extreme6 tend to have a very thin pcb (2 layer). its kind of prone to cracking as well. asrock boards start to get good at the extreme6 tier and their oc formula boards are great, just that i tend to recommend gigabyte and to a lesser degree asus boards as they are cheaper for the same or better features


Wow! Thanks for the info.
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