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2600K upgrade same mo-bo

Hi Guys,

I built a new PC for myself close to 6 months back. My config is:

Intel 2600K ( currently pushing 4.6 GHZ)
Asus Z77 V-LX
Corsair 2x4GB @ 1600 MHz ( OC'ed again)
Asus 7870 Direct CU II ( No OC on this)
Corsair H100
Corsair HX 650
CM 692 Advanced with side window
Benq 27" 1920x1080 LED
Plus Miscellaneous other fans + LED's etc.

Now, I use my rig for gaming, folding and financial applications for work. ( Thomson One and SDC Platinum). I got the 2600K well knowing that the newer Ivy bridge is around the corner. But obviously, prices were pretty high in my home country ( India) at that time.

I have some cash left over and can sell of my 2600K. Should I take the plunge and buy a newer 3770K? Prices are coming down to 2600K levels here as well.

A lot of forums and blogs here have mentioned overheating and less OC'ing potential. Also note that my mo-bo has a PCIE 3.0 slot.

Will the 3770 show any difference in any of the applications I use? if yes, by how much? I cant buy a new comp for the next 3 years BTW so need to make the most of it.

Thanks in advance guys.
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    At the same clock speed the Intel Core i7-2600K and the Intel Core i7-3770K would only see the Intel Core i7-3770K running around 6% better.Now if you were using the IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) you might see more value from the Intel Core i7-3770K. It has nothing to do with the overclocking performance because in that I think the performance between them equals out. It has most to do with the value you would get from the Intel Core i7-2600K and the Intel Core i7-3770K. So unless you were about to get almost the full price for the Intel Core i7-2600K I would have to say that it would not be a good upgrade at this time.
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    If you manage to sell the i7 for almost no loss go for an i5-3570k which works better for gaming and put the excess cash into something else.
    I wouldn't switch the 2600k for the 3770k for gaming though.
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  4. IntelEnthusiast said:
    At the same clock speed the Intel Core i7-2600K and the Intel Core i7-3770K would only see the Intel Core i7-3770K running around 6% better.Now if you were using the IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) you might see more value from the Intel Core i7-3770K. It has nothing to do with the overclocking performance because in that I think the performance between them equals out. It has most to do with the value you would get from the Intel Core i7-2600K and the Intel Core i7-3770K. So unless you were about to get almost the full price for the Intel Core i7-2600K I would have to say that it would not be a good upgrade at this time.



    Thanks a lot..

    Sound advice and very to the point. And i am not getting a full price for the 2600K. I guess it doesn't make sense changing processors at the moment.
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