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I7-2700k for $60 less, or i7-3770k?

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June 11, 2012 2:54:11 PM

I've been waffling between the two chips for a while now, and, being an intel noob, have no idea which way to go. If I buy the 2700k, it's $10 cheaper and I get $50 off a Z77 mobo due to a deal at Microcenter. Is the 3770k worth the extra $60 or should I just get the 2700k?


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June 11, 2012 3:03:44 PM

The improvements that Ivy Bridge bring over Sandy are minimal, Sandy will be a viable architecture for a good few years especially if you're a casual user or gamer who doesn't require a lot of threads in your computing. I can vouch for the 2700k got one myself and they overclock like a dream, got mine from 3.5GHz to 4.7GHz without even a voltage tweak needed, great stuff!

Besides the deal you are being offered sounds pretty damn good! I wish we got deals like that in the UK. However, having said that do you still get the reduction on the motherboard if you purchase the 3770k?
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June 11, 2012 3:07:33 PM

That's the only downside of the deal there, if you get the 3770k, no $50 off. The i5-3570k works with the $50 off however.
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June 11, 2012 3:42:00 PM

What is the intended use for this new build - mainly gaming or what? The Ivy CPU's and z77 boards certainly offer some great new features you might want to consider.
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June 11, 2012 3:54:11 PM

It's going to be mostly for gaming, but I'll be graduating soon and am going into advertising where I'll need to use it for video and photo editing.