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I5 2500k, i7 2600k, i7 3770k, P8z77-v Pro, Ripjaws 2133MHz

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July 20, 2012 8:15:43 PM

Im building up computer for gaming and I have come to conclusion that those i5 2500k, i7 2600k & i7 3770k are best possible CPU's currently for budget gaming platform.
I am going to use the ludic virtu feature of P8z77-v Pro motherboard along with Ripjaws with clock around1600-2133MHz.

Now Im wondering, is paying extra 100-130 worth it for CPU, and can the motherboard even benefit above 1866MHz memory speeds.

Closer look at Asus P8z77-v Pro motherboard gives us these informations about memory used:
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Is it even noticeable in frames per second to use higher memory, or should I stay at 1600 MHz to save that 20-30 bucks in price difference.

Also, please feel free to suggest other motherboards with integrated sound card and lucid virtu feature.

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July 20, 2012 8:29:09 PM

I'd go with the core i5-2500k and overclock it or the core i5-3570k

The ram will give you a performance boost but for the most part it's not worth the extra $30 but what are you getting for your gpu and whats your psu gonna be?

those are the 1st and 3rd most important things in a gaming rig.
July 20, 2012 9:22:41 PM

why to avoid ivy cpu;s updated someone with NHd14 tried something i asked him to and the test terminated in less than 10 minutes the resultes explained also explained:

why not to buy ivy's
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July 20, 2012 9:35:36 PM

Anonymous said:
why to avoid ivy cpu;s updated someone with NHd14 tried something i asked him to and the test terminated in less than 10 minutes the resultes explained also explained:

why not to buy ivy's

I am not going to overclock the 3770k like mad man, so would I be safe with this issues?
July 20, 2012 9:41:12 PM

BlizzardGamer said:
I am not going to overclock the 3770k like mad man, so would I be safe with this issues?

try to tell the same to this one:

he didn't over clock either after readinng carefully what i post you belive that any cooler can keep tyou happy?

the best cooler faild in here 5 years in the raw no1 in tom's hardware...

PS they OC yes but the ended up running this cpu's with intel speedstep, thermal monitor , etc from bios at 1.5 Ghz idle! I have my cores running at 3 Ghz idle.....
PS2 i suggest you all wait, i mean we may try to find a solution for these chips the one who did the test was a member of Tom's hardware, but i'm afraid we will fail anyway.

Try reading again the bloomfield thread and if you have more quetions tell me about it or how to improve it.
July 21, 2012 2:56:32 AM

We must go deeper

Yeah I read those, and it seems i7 3770k is just bad, unless I want to buy processor and lose the warranty.
So Im better off with Sandy Bridge-HE-4, I7 2600k.. Or waiting for the next processor architecture that is coming somewhere next year

So for those of you who were afraid of overheating issues should stop worrying if they can risk to take of the CPU cooling roof and change the thermal grease themselves.
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Also here was some intresting things about 3770k overheating issue:

Not to forget this, this was the best:
I have two older Engineering Samples stepping 8 (E0) and they are really good "on air" Ocers. Retail E1 stepping 9 is noticeably worse. It is worse than any Sandy Bridge. All Sandy Bridge I saw last year are better than all available E1 Retail stepping Core i7-3770K!. Ivy Bridge E1 is not good on air ocer! Do not buy them instead of your 5 GHz Sandy! Only for LN2, there make sense ... never for on air ocing! Keep your 5+GHz Sandies, no E1 Ivy is capable that clock on air.

PS. This is first time in last ten years, i dont recommend "on air" overclockers to upgrade older Intel CPUs for new.
July 21, 2012 8:55:07 AM

You did a really good job researching the issue over the net but they don’t touch to the heart of the issue. The fluxed solder looked really small but it had thermal transfer conductivity 16 times faster than any thermal paste!

So why Intel didn’t use the same material attached to all of the cores driving the heat out faster and keeping the core temperatures to the lowest point? Is not hard Imagine the oc capabilities way above 5 Ghz if they do such a move. They use a black box that offers no thermal advantage conductivity to cover the cores even deeper! More strange is they didn’t even bother to spread this thermal paste all over the back of the heat spreader!? It would be much more effective this way. Point is even you try cut the heat spreader how much do expect to win applying better thermal paste all over your cooler bottom (is not easy thing to do)? -2 -4c? You can’t solve the fact that getting hotter by the hour. I suggested try dragging out the heat from behind that will be proved much more effective, I have 2 at the back chipset, CPU. It isn’t easy thing to do either feating, mounting problems must be solved, cutting the box to drive the heat out, but in the end is worth the trouble keeping your system temperatures at the lowest point on heavy load witch is our target. I guess i was lucky that ga-p35-dq6 already came with a simular system at the back and the holes for the screws existed on board...

No water cooling method exist better than air they even try Freon friendly once (search Tom’s hardware) and they never even made it at the top of the charts. My NH-D14 is giving me +5-6 C above the ambient temperature truly madly deeply Noctua, there is no substitute.
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July 22, 2012 7:48:11 AM

A 3770K is pointless for gaming, as almost no game using more than 2 to 4 cores. A 2500K or 3570K is better.
July 24, 2012 11:06:21 PM

Done some research, well actually googlin and review comparsion, and it seems that i7 2600k is best right now and has no danger of over heating. Going with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO smaller size and price tag when compared to NH-D14 (16cm height) or Phanteks PH-TC14PE (17cm height with fan).
Also, instead of getting 2x4gb G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz or 2x8gb G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600mhz Im getting 2x4gb G.Skill @ 1600Mhz since the price tag is 50% smaller and over 8gb memory seems a bit pointless for gaming and small multi tasking.
July 24, 2012 11:27:56 PM

Yeap with BlizzardGamer help my work completed and i always there if he need's me.
July 24, 2012 11:54:39 PM

2600k, new motherboard, memory and ssd is major upgrade from my Core2duo E6600, and its good to make some research before rushing into buying conclusion.
It seems that the i7 3770k is running really hot and when comparing the benefits of having better integrated graphics and higher clock than i7 2600k are not really worth it if I want stable system that is running almost 24/7 up.