Intel Core i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k

Hello, I'm planning on building my own PC but is wondering which CPU to purchase. For rendering, which one would be better? Intel Core i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k? oh and for over-clocking too?
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  1. for rendering, either cpu will be okay. get lots of ram as well. :) although, at the same clockrate, the 3770k is slightly faster than 2600k due to architectural improvements and other minor tweaks.
    for overclocking, 2600k will be better as it tends to run cooler than 3770k at high oc. 3770k is built in a way that temps and power use ramps up fast after a certain threshold. check out this article on 3770k oc
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overclocking-core-i7-3770k,3198.html
  2. This is why i say NO to ivy cpu's, the heat sreaders are removed and explanations in details:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=28&post=340000&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Also some good explantions about the heat with thermal camera, an Analysis of a heated pc with solution.
  3. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=551

    This will help show the difference between the two in a number of different scenarios.
  4. Zee_00 said:
    Hello, I'm planning on building my own PC but is wondering which CPU to purchase. For rendering, which one would be better? Intel Core i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k? oh and for over-clocking too?

    If u are building a new PC from scratch, get the 3770K!

    I have the 2600K, but the 3770K is better, up to 20%.

    Check this. Focus on video and productive benchmarks.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=287
  5. Plus u have access to wireless HDMI and that is great feature, I wish the 2600K had it.
  6. Depends on the software.
  7. amuffin said:
    Depends on the software.


    Well I'll be using programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, and all those great microsoft office stuff. Not too much on gaming and video editing or anything like that.
  8. Grab an i7-2600K and a higher end Nvidia graphics card.

    CUDA will help a ton in those programs because of GPU acceleration!
  9. nikorr said:
    If u are building a new PC from scratch, get the 3770K!

    I have the 2600K, but the 3770K is better, up to 20%.

    Check this. Focus on video and productive benchmarks.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=287



    I am, and i have about another month to get it up and running. :sweat:
  10. Anonymous said:
    This is why i say NO to ivy cpu's, the heat sreaders are removed and explanations in details:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=28&post=340000&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Also some good explantions about the heat with thermal camera, an Analysis of a heated pc with solution.



    I think in the link they talked about the 2700k, what's the difference between that and the 2600k?
  11. With great cooling solution, u can OC to 5GHz and have it for 24/7 run.

    If your work depends on the speed, than amuffins idea is next step to do.
  12. If the budget allows, pairing the Core i7-2600K with a GTX 570 would do very nicely for your build, especially since the 2600K and 570 both got price cuts recently, and as amuffin said, the CUDA acceleration from the 570 would be nice.
  13. Whats the budget, BTW?
  14. The budget is anywhere from 1500-3000$ but with 2 monitors and keyboard and mouse and all the other good stuff included in there. I'm not very good with this building thing...I would totally just buy the iMac 27" with some upgrades if wasn't for I will have to boot camp it. TT-TT
  15. $3K should move u to 2011 set up with 6core : )
  16. btw do you guys think that ibuypower.com is a trustworthy enough place to make a purchase or should I go ahead and watch some youtube videos and go for it myself...?
  17. Why not, but if u will build it yourself, it will be faster and better and cheaper.
  18. Building a computer isn't that hard. That said ibuypower is reputable enough as far as i know. Just remember that using a boutique website like that will, of course, increase the overall price of the build slightly.
  19. nikorr said:
    Why not, but if u will build it yourself, it will be faster and better and cheaper.


    Slightly afraid i'd just drop some component and start crying lol and also have to be my own tech support. :/
  20. Zee_00 said:
    Slightly afraid i'd just drop some component and start crying lol and also have to be my own tech support. :/

    Nonsense, if u do 1 thing at the time, u are fine.

    Its like lego.

    If u can change a tire, u can do it too : )
  21. and another quick question: Do you just add up all the voltage from everything you want then match a power thing to it? does it have to be exact? and is the overclocking just based on the voltage and the cooling?
    ...I'm so confused can you tell...?
  22. Newegg has a whole 3-part video series about how to build a computer, step by step.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw&feature=player_embedded
  23. U don't have to set anything, only when u OC, and that is easy.
  24. Overclocking can be as easy as i click with mouse, it has Auto OC tuner mode too.

    If needed.
  25. Yes, but he can build it by himself : )
  26. wow thank for the build~! i'm thinking about getting 32 g ram, and will i need another memory thing or is the solid state one be more than good enough?
  27. nikorr said:
    Yes, but he can build it by himself : )


    P.S. i'm a "she" :)
  28. Zee_00 said:
    P.S. i'm a "she" :)

    All right : )

    But u can still do it, cant u? Its fun.
  29. Zee_00 said:
    I think in the link they talked about the 2700k, what's the difference between that and the 2600k?


    look at the topic and then here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
  30. Anonymous said:

    Do u know that u can OC to 5GHz on the air both 3570K/3770K?
  31. nikorr said:
    Do u know that u can OC to 5GHz on the air both 3570K/3770K?


    try to tell same to this one that is getting 90C without overclocking:


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/341561-10-temps-3770k

    you may also need to read this WHY:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=340000&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    like i predicted above others they will searching for cooler....
  32. nikorr said:
    Do u know that u can OC to 5GHz on the air both 3570K/3770K?

    You wish. :hot:
  33. OK, I have build a PC with 3770K @ 5GHz+ Noctua D14 and highest temp was upper 60's.

    Mostly its the user issue. Of course it could be bad CPU too, in 1% cases.
  34. Amufin what do you think we will manage to save this one or will ender the list "i need a new cooler?"

    =;-)
  35. Anonymous said:
    Amufin what do you think we will manage to save this one or will ender the list "i need a new cooler?"

    =;-)

    Dat stock cooler :sol:
  36. I highly doubt that, people with watercooling loops get higher temperatures than that with 3770k's.
  37. amuffin said:
    I highly doubt that, people with watercooling loops get higher temperatures than that with 3770k's.

    Well, I keep the room temp in 70.
  38. nikorr said:
    OK, I have build a PC with 3770K @ 5GHz+ Noctua D14 and highest temp was upper 60's.

    Mostly its the user issue. Of course it could be bad CPU too, in 1% cases.


    can you a try a prime95 torture minimal fft = all your cpu cache and half the ram! posts us a screen shot ? i figure 1 hour you will the heat to the bone.

    In my post i running higer values 2 hours and furmark together....

    enjoy it:

    http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3953/prime956gbytesfurmark18.jpg

    i know something you don't =;-)

    but before you damage your cpu and running to kill me please read this first

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=340000&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
  39. nikorr said:
    Well, I keep the room temp in 70.

    That still wouldn't allow you to get 60C with a heatsink.

    Proof please! :wahoo:
  40. amufin he will banned us both becarefull.....

    Ps i have prove i warn him before ok ?

    i have 6 satta ii in raid 0 35 c to 41 eatch in idle...

    and my cpu in idle is running at 3 Ghz i don't any steping to get it below + a boost from bios at 3.3Ghz at 100% as you see in the test
  41. Nah, Nikorr isn't a troll mod :P
  42. Banhammer
  43. Anonymous said:
    can you a try a prime95 torture minimal fft = all your cpu cache and half the ram! posts us a screen shot ?

    In my post i running higer values and furmark together....

    I build that PC for someone else. I still have the 2600K.

    I don't have a proof, as I never even did the screenshot for myself.

    I can tell you the set up. Open case. I did run P95 for 15-20min. Not a full run I know.

    The owner didn't want to run it at all (standing next to me).

    CoreTemp high was @ 69Max I think it didn't go to 70 at all if I remember correctly.

    Mobo was Sabertooth Z77. He settled on 4.5GHz to keep.

    Couldn't make him to go for the water.

    I applied all the way to 1.415V or 1.425V + multiplier to 50.
  44. Having fun, huh.
  45. I think its all how it was,

    I was pretty much following this.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-z77agd65-motherboard-review/7
  46. And I used Arctic silver 5.
  47. The guy was nervous, when he saw few BSOD's in the process.
  48. nikorr said:
    I build that PC for someone else. I still have the 2600K.

    I don't have a proof, as I never even did the screenshot for myself.

    I can tell you the set up. Open case. I did run P95 for 15-20min. Not a full run I know.

    The owner didn't want to run it at all (standing next to me).

    CoreTemp high was @ 69Max I think it didn't go to 70 at all if I remember correctly.

    Mobo was Sabertooth Z77. He settled on 4.5GHz to keep.

    Couldn't make him to go for the water.

    I applied all the way to 1.415V or 1.425V + multiplier to 50.


    Is running hotter from the hour and is dangerus.

    Please read my post i know something you got 90 max to 1 core becarefull!!!!!!!!! no way to repeat what i did for 1 hour 2 hours you are dead!!

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=340000&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    the capacitors on board if they are japanise solid are working at 105 c max not father risking mulfunctions, damage. Sure i can run my cpu higher but NO MORE 60 to the cores.

    and i had 400+ watts load i mean my pc is...

    no way something like this to be happen in an ivy as it is smaller you are killing it faster becarefull lower the voltage and oc untill you getting 60 max.

    +i don't use aircondition by i have my windows hide open to dispose the leat load of 400++ watts..

    this station is near to my home:

    http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/thessaloniki/
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