tsoulier wrote:In a word: No.Do I need to upgrade my Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600K (running at 4.6 GHz)?
JustAnEngineer wrote:retail prices haven't come down (though they have made process improvements to significantly reduce their manufacturing costs)
tsoulier wrote:Thoughts on if I need to upgrade , running the Sandy at 4600 now.
geekl33tgamer wrote:He's running a GeForce GTX780 and a Samsung 840 Pro. I am nearly certain that those will be adequate at least until the end of the year.Spend the money on graphics or an SSD or something.
vargis14 wrote:What are you going to do with that 2600k and killer Gigabyte Z68XP-ud5 motherboard? Man if it was running at 4.2 ghz on stock volts you might have yourself a diamond of a chip that will run at 5ghz at around 1.45v and you probably would not need anything better then a h-80i AIO or a good air cooler ND-14 or 15 to keep the temps in check.
Are you keeping the 2600k and motherboard? Believe it or not the 22nm trigate process on the 4770k use more voltage under load then a 2600ks 32nm process when they are all clocked at 4.5ghz. Here is the 2600k vs 3770k vs 4770k gaming performance review article that is a interesting read. http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsec ... 164&page=1
"mine will only do 4.1ghz on stock V's" but will hit 5+ ghz with 1.48v but my h55 AIO with 2 cougar vortex fans in push pull configuration will not keep it under 70c so I an running at 4705mhz @ 1.365v 102.4x46" But to be honest 4.7 ghz is plenty fast and does not hold back my SLI'ed 770 classifieds at all. But that is besides the point I would love to try a devils canyon setup out just for fun:)
Would also love to give you like $100 for that 2600k and MB:) since you went all devils canyon on us:)
LoneWolf15 wrote:You're kidding me, right Smalls?
ludi wrote:LoneWolf15 wrote:You're kidding me, right Smalls?
Much lulz, especially since I was looking up various i5/7 prices the other week to see if there was any worthwhile upgrade path from my current i5-2500K (nope). And I, too, would like to get a $350 barebones upgrade for 70% off.
bthylafh wrote:What was the point of necro'ing this thread?
DancinJack wrote:I think Lonewolf just wanted to show off his shiny, new toys.