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Core i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k

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May 6, 2012 7:49:09 AM

Hello,
I mostly do gaming. I am thinking of buying a core i7 2600k or a core i7 3770k, though, ivy bridge processors run way hotter than sandy bridge when overclocked, but they have a slight advantage in performance over sandy bridge, and 3770k is a little more costly than the 2600k, i'm really confused :??:  .
And yeah I won't be overclocking my processor significantly...4.4Ghz-4.6Ghz.

Your replies will be highly appreciated.
Thanks!

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May 6, 2012 7:54:08 AM

Gaming = i5-2500k/3570k :)  At this point it's up to your. Both will achieve the same overclocks. IB will probably run a bit higher, but it has a higher thermal threshold than the SB. Just get a good cooler and you'll be fine.
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May 6, 2012 7:56:21 AM

gary1 said:
Gaming = i5-2500k/3570k :)  At this point it's up to your. Both will achieve the same overclocks. IB will probably run a bit higher, but it has a higher thermal threshold than the SB. Just get a good cooler and you'll be fine.


i agree with him.
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May 6, 2012 8:47:02 AM

If you are clocking to those speeds you will need some hefty cooling with the 3770k.
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May 6, 2012 8:53:20 AM

To OP - If you are also getting a new MoBo go with the IB beacuse it supports true PCIe 3.0.
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May 6, 2012 10:19:29 AM

Yes I am about to buy ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard...

Or should I go for asrock extreme 4 gen 3? As it also supports Ivy bridge.
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May 6, 2012 1:27:47 PM

001theracer said:
Yes I am about to buy ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard...

Or should I go for asrock extreme 4 gen 3? As it also supports Ivy bridge.


I would get the Z77, for its native 4 usb3 ports and cpu controlled pcie 3.0 . It is also newer tech. I heard it has no pci slot, so check that if you need one.
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May 6, 2012 1:59:53 PM

I have both of these CPU's and I like the extra's you get with Z77 MB and the 3770k like
everyone has posted already you will need a good cooler on the 3770k.
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July 16, 2013 5:10:00 PM

Yea you need a good cooler with a 3770k if you're going to OC, but if you're just using it for gaming? a 3.5 3770k is beyond good enough without having to OC it. But, if its OC you want, these guys are right. Either get a decent cooler for 1, or go with the 2600k for 2, or go with the i5 even. But I like to have hyper-threading. Games don't use it, but you may. Honestly though, you don't need to OC to play a game.
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November 1, 2013 11:58:28 AM

Sorry for the late reply. I'm added to the discussion in hopes of helping others in regards to CPU & Gaming. I have a i7 2600k in my HTPC (16gb ram), and a i5 2500 (12gb ram) in my livingroom PC. Both running Windows 8. Long story short, the HTPC has two GTX 460's in SLI and the livingroom PC has one GTX 760. The HTPC can not play the latest games on the highest setting (e.g. Tomb Raider can't effectly play on the Ultimate setting, but does well enough on Ultra setting - one step down). The Livingroom PC plays all the latest games on the highest setting available on games like FarCry3, Crysis3 and Tomb Raider.

In my honest opinion, it's not so much the CPU as it is the video card if you're going to do "gaming". Pretty much any decent 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen CPU will suffice (regarding the i5 and i7, not the i3), but make sure you have a more than adequate video card and the more ram, the better, but I think you'll be able to get away with 8gb of system ram.
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December 8, 2013 7:20:28 AM

bishoplord said:
but make sure you have a more than adequate video card and the more ram, the better, but I think you'll be able to get away with 8gb of system ram.


"Get away with"? Even 8 GB is overkill. No game uses more than 2. Anyone who thinks 16 will make a difference in games is ignorant.
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May 6, 2014 7:19:51 PM

jfoawef said:
bishoplord said:
but make sure you have a more than adequate video card and the more ram, the better, but I think you'll be able to get away with 8gb of system ram.


"Get away with"? Even 8 GB is overkill. No game uses more than 2. Anyone who thinks 16 will make a difference in games is ignorant.



Are you kidding? have you played even Everquest2 at even medium high settings? no 2gb system will work for it, and many other games, unless you want to run dog-slow and use hard drive space to have virtual memory. min 4gb, but 8gb to be safe for most all games currently out there, and am sure there is a game out there where even 8gb is iffy but I don't know of it myself. Just don;t try 2gb and think you can run ALL games at anywhere near high quality.

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