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June 23, 2012 6:14:26 AM

I am planning a big upgrade by the end of the summer (hopefully). I am torn between the 3770k and the 2600k. I am planning on liquid cooling (CORSAIR H70) and using discrete graphics (6870 cf). Knowing the major improvement with ivy bridge was the integrated graphics, should I get the 3770k or the 2600k, which is 70 bucks cheeper and I hear OC's like a champ? In benches involving the highest stable overclock, which is better, the 2600 or the 3770?

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June 23, 2012 6:28:55 AM

2600k :)  apparently the ivy's get quit hot at excessive OC's which limit how much u can push them...
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June 23, 2012 6:41:58 AM

Gaming build? I imagine so, since you're gonna have CF 6870's. If that's the case, and you're not doing any major video editing, go with a 2500K or 3570K.

Honestly, between the two, I'd go with the 3570K and get a H80 or H100 if you want to stay with the closed loop cooling, or a Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow for air cooling.
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June 23, 2012 6:58:58 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Gaming build? I imagine so, since you're gonna have CF 6870's. If that's the case, and you're not doing any major video editing, go with a 2500K or 3570K.

Honestly, between the two, I'd go with the 3570K and get a H80 or H100 if you want to stay with the closed loop cooling, or a Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow for air cooling.


I was thinking the same at a point, but I really dont like the idea of paying more for better integrated graphics and pci 3.0, a standard the no quad sli or crossfire can reach today. I don't think I need the h80 or 100, especially since the h100 would take up my top fan slots, a place were I was planning to have two 200mm fans. I am planning on the h70 with two 120mm's attached to it in a push pull to make full use of the 38mm radiator. I want the i7 for Hyperthreading should the need arise, as well as for the right of saying I have an i7 :D  . I also do some major multitasking, as well as occasionally editing video. Also, I occasionally use RAM/CPU heavy tasks like CAD.

Can the 2600k take advantage of the z77 chipset, specifically the ssd caching?
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June 23, 2012 7:01:36 AM

Also, with the i7, would the boot times be faster than the is, assuming I get an ssd and speedy RAM?
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June 23, 2012 7:08:43 AM

thedancingman4321 said:
Can the 2600k take advantage of the z77 chipset, specifically the ssd caching?


Absolutely. Smart Response is available on Z68 too, of course, so obviously, it'll work with the 2600K.

Boot time is almost solely dependent on disk speed alone, so i5 vs. i7 doesn't even really have any bearing on that.
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June 23, 2012 7:15:52 AM

thedancingman4321 said:
I am planning a big upgrade by the end of the summer (hopefully). I am torn between the 3770k and the 2600k. I am planning on liquid cooling (CORSAIR H70) and using discrete graphics (6870 cf). Knowing the major improvement with ivy bridge was the integrated graphics, should I get the 3770k or the 2600k, which is 70 bucks cheeper and I hear OC's like a champ? In benches involving the highest stable overclock, which is better, the 2600 or the 3770?



buy the 2600k. and spend the rest on other components. h100 is far better than h70,h80. If fan placing is problem buy h70. but the beast is h100 :wahoo: 
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June 23, 2012 4:32:57 PM

I was considering the double radiator liquid cooling options at one point, but then realized that people have pushed the i7 2600 to 4.8ghz on air, and I would imagine that with liquid cooling I could do the same but with better temps.
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