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3770k or 2700k Stupid Microcenter!

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Cave in and get a 2700k or wait who knows how long for a 3770k?

Total: 7 votes (1 blank vote)

  • all of your games can wait, youre so close. You might as well wait for a 3770k
  • 67 %
  • time is money, get the 2700k
  • 34 %
May 16, 2012 5:10:55 PM

Hey Everyone,
So I have had my build finished (minus a CPU) for almost two weeks now because I cannot get my hands on a 3770k at Microcenter. They have a 2700k in stock though, should I just give up and cave? I just want my computer and they have no guarantees when they will get another item in stock. What would you all do in this situation?

Some specs,
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 60.1 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
a c 188 à CPUs
May 16, 2012 5:24:51 PM

I would wait to get the processor that you want. If you are going to spend $300+ you might as well get what you really want.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
May 16, 2012 5:43:30 PM

Thanks for the advice. I really should just wait, im just being a bit impatient.
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May 16, 2012 10:36:35 PM

Is this a pure gaming rig or will you be doing other things like video encoding or content creation?

Games don't really make use of Hyper Threading (HT), in fact benchmarks have shown that HT can reduce game performance by 1% - 2%. Not huge, but no sense in buying a HT capable CPU if it's just for games.

HT can be useful in encoding video or 3D rendering and perhaps PhotoShop as well. As long as you know you are using programs that can take advantage of HT, then going for a Core i7 should be worth it. Otherwise drop down to a Core i5.
May 17, 2012 1:59:13 PM

Nah, I am a software dev by profession and do digital media/rendering in some of my spare time. HT is almost a must.

Thanks though
May 17, 2012 8:33:26 PM

If you do render then wait for the 3770k, it has much better benchmarks (not that the 2600k isn't a beast also).
May 18, 2012 12:56:22 AM

boodahz said:
Hey Everyone,
So I have had my build finished (minus a CPU) for almost two weeks now because I cannot get my hands on a 3770k at Microcenter. They have a 2700k in stock though, should I just give up and cave? I just want my computer and they have no guarantees when they will get another item in stock. What would you all do in this situation?

Some specs,
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 60.1 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply


Why wait order it from Fry's electronics.
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