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Upgrade i7 2700k to i7 3770k mainly gaiming

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October 31, 2012 11:56:31 PM

Hi,

Long story short I've just build a rig and went with 2700k. Since it gives less heat and I like overclocking I thought this would be a good path.

What I failed on my research is that 2700k DOES NOT support PCIE 3. Currently have EVGA GTX 670 which runs according to GPUZ on 2.0. My buy is still within 30 days so I could probably swap cpu to 3770k. Difference in price is $40(microcenter). But then I have to remove heatsink etc... lot of work.. :(  (so mad)

Guys, do you think I will gain visible performance(not interested in synthetic benchmarks) if I would swap 2770k for 3770k so my GPU will work on PCIE3?

Any thoughts on this? or just wait for new cpu edition and swap it later. Please let me know.

Specs:

2700 / watercooling @ 4.2
EVGA gtx670 @pci 2 :( 
gigabyte z77x-up4 th
and rest of blablabla

Thanks in advance

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a c 900 à CPUs
November 1, 2012 12:01:10 AM

It is no reason for an upgrade there is no noticeable difference between the card running PCIe2 or 3, since it is not powerful to use all the bandwidth of PCIe2.0.
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November 1, 2012 12:06:14 AM

Since you said you were mainly gaming, swap out that i7 for the i5-3570k.
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November 1, 2012 1:22:10 AM

Neither, get the i5 3570k.

+1 to rolli59

There is only a 2-3 FPS increase using PCI-E 3.0 rather than PCI-E 2.0. I generally wouldn't let PCI-E generation to be the deciding factor unless you were doing a MASSIVE SLI/Crossfire set up.
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November 1, 2012 1:29:46 AM

mocchan said:
Neither, get the i5 3570k.

+1 to rolli59

There is only a 2-3 FPS increase using PCI-E 3.0 rather than PCI-E 2.0. I generally wouldn't let PCI-E generation to be the deciding factor unless you were doing a MASSIVE SLI/Crossfire set up.


mocchan thx for input. btw what are your temps on 2700k @4.8
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November 1, 2012 1:29:57 AM

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November 1, 2012 1:31:36 AM

ketrab said:
mocchan thx for input. btw what are your temps on 2700k @4.8

Currently my ambient temperature is 12C. My hottest core never goes above 68C running Prime95 SmallFFT's :)  I achieved 4.8Ghz using 1.39v as reference.

However, when it was summer, my ambient temperatures were 25C and my hottest core went up to around 79C.
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