Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

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Re: Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:40 pm

zenlessyank wrote:Put a high end air cooler on that CPU and overclock it.
My Spire Thermax Eclipse 2 allows me to run my i7-920 @ 3.8 Ghz 24/7.
Processor speeds have basically plateaued in relation to the rest of the system.
Save your cash for a real generation change from Intel/AMD.


This is what I think.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:38 pm

My bottom line would be; if the integrated GPU in the i7-4770k is good enough for your needs, then you don't need an i7-4770k
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Re: Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:14 pm

JAEngineer, thanks for the response. I still have the stock intel HSF(unused) for the i7-950 so I will use that and use the CM Hyper 212 Plus on the i7-4770k. Save myself $30+ for now plus I already had installed a 2nd fan on the CM heatsink long ago so it should suffice.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

Postposted on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:20 pm

I have 960 and am planning to upgrade at the end of 2014 when Haswell-E is believed to be out.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade from i-950 to i7-4770k?

Postposted on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:49 am

Lazier_Said wrote:If you have to ask, it isn't worth it.

Very true, best answer here. I heard this line first from Ken Rockwell...
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