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Upgrading to 3770k

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December 31, 2012 3:31:45 AM

Before I start I'm aware the 4th gen will be coming out soon, but I want an upgrade now. I'm looking to buy an i7 3770k, and just want to make sure that this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will be the one for me. I'm planning on OCing to 4.6-4.8 depending on the chip. I currently have a 960 that's @ 4.2, and after countless LinX passes I still don't feel 100% comfortable with it. Will the ASRock Z77 be sufficient for the OCing I plan on doing? I also SLI gtx 660s, the board is "quad sli" compatible though so no problems there.

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December 31, 2012 3:38:14 AM

You're not going to be able to do quad SLI with 4 cards... what they mean by that is you get 2x GTX 690/7990s...

It only has 2x PCI-E x16/x8 slots...

And what cooler do you have? because you probably won't be able to reach 4.8 without water cooling... maybe 4.6 if you got the Noctua NH-D14...
December 31, 2012 3:50:36 AM

Yeah I don't care about quad sli.... I said I have gtx 660s in SLI. I have an H80
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December 31, 2012 4:03:31 AM

Azm530 said:
Yeah I don't care about quad sli.... I said I have gtx 660s in SLI. I have an H80


Well. The Noctua NH-D14 is better than your h80. (roughly the same cooling as the H100) so you'll probably push 4.5-4.6 max...
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