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Default 05-07-2012, 00:41 | posts: 11,900 | Location: new jersey

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Cowie, I couldn't get my 3570K to POST 4.4Ghz on 1.2V, ended up just making a jump straight to 1.275V, and it's rock stable, though I think I'm going to spend some time either tonight or tomorrow dialing down my voltage. Real Temps is giving me ~75C average while under load in Prime95.
Well it matters how you set your llc also,too much vdroop and it will crash under load.
But thats an ok start just keep it cool and remember a few mgz does not make a DIFFERANCE if it gets too hot or uses alot a voltage to do it.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 03:00 | posts: 1,265 | Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Yeah, I have my previous E 8400 overclocked too, but that's with changing the BCLK. I don't have much experience with tinkering to reduce vdroop and seting my llc.
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 03:24 | posts: 16,320 | Location: US East Coast

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Yeah, I have my previous E 8400 overclocked too, but that's with changing the BCLK. I don't have much experience with tinkering to reduce vdroop and seting my llc.
E8400 didn't have a bclk.... it had a FSB frequency.


   
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Default 05-07-2012, 04:01 | posts: 1,265 | Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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E8400 didn't have a bclk.... it had a FSB frequency.
Oops, that's what I meant.
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 10:22 | posts: 725 | Location: Belgium

I am getting a Z77 board. and maybe a ivy cpu upgrade. just getting the z77 if i change my mind.

Well I think a reason is it is easier to run faster memory on IB.

SB was max 2133 i think and now IB 2800

If you like high memory speeds go for it. But you wont notice any difference. I always go by the rule better having too much than not enough

I think high memory speeds and lower latencies for the memory will benefit MVPVirtu not sure though. It's the same as overclocking our memory clocks of our GPUs that is a reason why I would get Ivy. I am just going to experiment though. these are just assumptions
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 20:51 | posts: 1,956 | Location: U.K

Just installed the 3570k and removed the 2500k.... So far impressed.

Went straight to 4.4ghz, stock voltage, auto LLC.
Seems stable in Prime after a few hrs.
Vcore is 1.096-1.104, temp on hottest core 58'c, power consumption 174watts.

Gonna try some negative offset and see how far down it goes.

For comparison my 2500k at 4.4 was stable with offset of -0.010v, Vcore 1.2244-1.240, hottest core 61'c, power consumption 210watts.

(power consumption is during LargeFFT test)

So far its a win,win,win to the Ivy
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 20:54 | posts: 621

Important info

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Default 05-08-2012, 21:40 | posts: 1,070

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I got mine from Newegg for $325 bucks. It said 400 with a slash through it and final cost was $325.

I'm very happy with this purchase.

Even with no tax and free shipping from Newegg, that’s still higher then I would like to see it. Currently Newegg is sold out of the 3770K and the price is listed as ~$349.99 USD. Although I guess the best way to tell what a good price is would be to compare it to the MSRP.

Anyone know the MSRP,…..?

I like the Microcenter price better then the Newegg price and some others as was pointed out. However with Microcenter you still have to pay taxes on the base price of $289.99.
   
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Default 05-11-2012, 08:42 | posts: 11,710 | Location: England

At the start of the year, I was set on upgrading to Ivy Bridge from a X58 Core i7-920 C0/C1 CPU but I've decided it's not worth the hassle and cost for gaming as my overclocked 3.8 GHz CPU handles everything I throw at it with ease when coupled wiith my GTX 680. I only play games at 1920x1200 on a single 60 Hz display with v-sync enabled so it really would be a waste of time upgrading at this point.

I've decided to wait for Haswell. By then maybe 6- or 8-core CPUs will be more worthwhile owning for games but it seems pointless upgrading from a quad-core CPU to another. I'd want 6-core at least and then only if it is beneficial to do so. Sure, I miss out on USB 3.0, SATAIII and PCI-E 3.0 but those are just luxuries at the moment and hardly essential requirements for gaming IMO. I can wait.
   
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Default 05-11-2012, 10:16 | posts: 5,487

Haswell bound from the start. Never considered IB at all simply because its a tick. And a tock is only a year away. CPU upgrades for me are usually every 2-3 years, I just want to align my upgrades with tocks rather than ticks.
   
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Default 05-11-2012, 13:26 | posts: 11,710 | Location: England

My Core i7-920 will be four years old this December but usually I buy a completely new system every three years. This CPU has been incredible though and has lasted me far longer than I expected it to. In the past, the CPU has started to struggle in games after two years so by the third I was desperate to upgrade! That said, I think the i7-920 has lasted so well because this is the first CPU I've owned that has been really overclockable.
   
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Default 05-11-2012, 13:37 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

I just checked how often I upgrade motherboard+CPU and its also 3 years almost to the month.
1.5 years to go

But I did upgrade the CPU on each motherboard, I dare not do that with these fragile sockets.
2500K is so quick I doubt I'll need to anyway.
   
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Default 05-13-2012, 06:31 | posts: 41 | Location: USA

Next month I'll be picking up a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 MB and a 3770K. I'm currently using an AMD FX 8150 OC'd to 4.6GHZ. I'm switching because I'm tired of waiting for AMD to get their **** together. I thought about waiting to see what Piledriver would offer, but I doubt it will be anything close to what Intel has so I'm not going to bother.
   
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Default 05-29-2012, 23:24 | posts: 478 | Location: Oxford maine

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My Core i7-920 will be four years old this December but usually I buy a completely new system every three years. This CPU has been incredible though and has lasted me far longer than I expected it to. In the past, the CPU has started to struggle in games after two years so by the third I was desperate to upgrade! That said, I think the i7-920 has lasted so well because this is the first CPU I've owned that has been really overclockable.

Agreed!

I figured I'd be rid of my rig by now, but I'm impressed with the orginal I7 920 its really kept up without any problems. I'm on air so I stay out of the 4ghz terrority during the summer.

Every game I have faired better with a GPU upgrade than CPU since the time I built this rig. Started with a 4870x2 then a single 5870 (warrenty replacment for 4870x2), now crossfired 5870s. I may upgrade the video cards once more.

I run a single monitor at 1920x1080, so until I have to start droping the detail level I dont plan to upgrade for awhile.

If I'm going to spend another 2 to 3 grand on a rig, I want it to be worth it.

Dont get me wrong, not ****ting on you guys who have upgraded. If you got the coin to spend and want something new go for it.

Myself if I were going to blow some cash now, I'd get a pair of 7970 or 680s.

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Default 05-30-2012, 02:21 | posts: 1,823 | Location: USA

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My Core i7-920 will be four years old this December but usually I buy a completely new system every three years. This CPU has been incredible though and has lasted me far longer than I expected it to. In the past, the CPU has started to struggle in games after two years so by the third I was desperate to upgrade! That said, I think the i7-920 has lasted so well because this is the first CPU I've owned that has been really overclockable.
or maybe its because games no longer outpace technology.
really the only reason i upgraded was to stay current with tech, my x6 was running just fine.

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Default 05-30-2012, 05:44 | posts: 3,101 | Location: Dallas, TX.

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Agreed!

I figured I'd be rid of my rig by now, but I'm impressed with the orginal I7 920 its really kept up without any problems. I'm on air so I stay out of the 4ghz terrority during the summer.

Dont get me wrong, not ****ting on you guys who have upgraded. If you got the coin to spend and want something new go for it.
Well said. I just upgraded from an i7 920, running at 4ghz. It's still a superb proc., and runs any game/video card you want to throw at it. But it had been so long since I upgraded, I had the coin (and the itch), and dropped it. I'm enjoying the 3570K. It's a beast at 4.5ghz.
   
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Default 05-31-2012, 08:01 | posts: 1,240 | Location: New Zealand

Im still looking into stretching my budget to accomodate an X79 build as it still looks like the best and overall most futureproofed way of going. Being AMD bound for so long I don't like the thought of having to upgrade cpu+mobo+ram everytime I upgrade so want to go with the socket with the most life left in it.

Toying with the idea of a micro atx build using the fractal design arc chassis - looks like a great case which will accomodate an H100 out of the box, fit up to 29cm long graphics cards (with the hdd cage installed as I will need 5+ HDDs in the new system)..

the next thing I am looking for is a decent overclocking micro atx X79 board with room for a dual or possibly even triple slot single gpu card, and a regular pci slot at the very bottom of the board...know of any?

edit : hmm, found one..ASRock X79 Extreme4-M
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2623...x79-extreme4-m

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Default 05-31-2012, 09:20 | posts: 10,062 | Location: United kingdom

My 930 is at a rock solid 4.4 so ivy bridge is a complete and utter waste of time for me,i wouldnt upgrade to ivy even if i got it for free cba to reinstall everything again.
   
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Default 05-31-2012, 14:56 | posts: 3,101 | Location: Dallas, TX.

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My 930 is at a rock solid 4.4 so ivy bridge is a complete and utter waste of time for me,i wouldnt upgrade to ivy even if i got it for free cba to reinstall everything again.
I sort of see your point, running at 4.4 already. And Haswell is coming out in a year or so. Your rig will obviously last.

However, even if you got a 3770k, mobo, and new H20 block etc. for free, you wouldn't switch it out? Clock for clock, IB beats the first gen i7's handily.

I think you'd be in the minority there. I'm just sayin'.
   
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Default 05-31-2012, 20:50 | posts: 978 | Location: Miami

i dont care what review \ other people say lol.. i upgraded from i7 2600k (4.4ghz) with gtx 460 in sli to this rig.
i am at 4.6ghz with zalman cnps 9900-r and my peak temps are 74C in max load (prime 95 after 4 hrs) thats 10C lower than my 4.4 ghz 2600k with H60.
   
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i dont care what review \ other people say lol.. i upgraded from i7 2600k (4.4ghz) with gtx 460 in sli to this rig.
i am at 4.6ghz with zalman cnps 9900-r and my peak temps are 74C in max load (prime 95 after 4 hrs) thats 10C lower than my 4.4 ghz 2600k with H60.
Right on. Some would say you're nuts for going from a 2600k to a 3770k. But it appears you got a pretty decent proc out of the lot. Plus you're 200mhz over what you were running your 2600k at. And since IB is a tad faster clock for clock than Sandy, I'd say you did good.
   
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Right on. Some would say you're nuts for going from a 2600k to a 3770k. But it appears you got a pretty decent proc out of the lot. Plus you're 200mhz over what you were running your 2600k at. And since IB is a tad faster clock for clock than Sandy, I'd say you did good.
well i was able to sell my older rig for 1500$ and this one costed me 1535$
so for 35$ its not that bad ...
you never know what craigslist brings you.
   
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Default 06-02-2012, 02:28 | posts: 4,826 | Location: Land of the Great Downunder

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Im still looking into stretching my budget to accomodate an X79 build as it still looks like the best and overall most futureproofed way of going. Being AMD bound for so long I don't like the thought of having to upgrade cpu+mobo+ram everytime I upgrade so want to go with the socket with the most life left in it.

Toying with the idea of a micro atx build using the fractal design arc chassis - looks like a great case which will accomodate an H100 out of the box, fit up to 29cm long graphics cards (with the hdd cage installed as I will need 5+ HDDs in the new system)..

the next thing I am looking for is a decent overclocking micro atx X79 board with room for a dual or possibly even triple slot single gpu card, and a regular pci slot at the very bottom of the board...know of any?

edit : hmm, found one..ASRock X79 Extreme4-M
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2623...x79-extreme4-m
hmm, im tempted to go x79... but then if i do that, i'd rather get a hexacore just to make it worth while. plus, theres no guarantee intel wont use TIM in ivy bridge-E as well.
   
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hmm, im tempted to go x79... but then if i do that, i'd rather get a hexacore just to make it worth while. plus, theres no guarantee intel wont use TIM in ivy bridge-E as well.
If I know you as well as I think I do, i'd say it doesn't matter what you upgrade to right now coz lets face it, you'll upgrade to haswell anyway

It all boils down to how often you upgrade your rig, if you're like me and never really have the cash to upgrade i've gotta make the most futureproofed decision when it comes to a new build.

If you're Sever and upgrade ur pants off, then you're only talking about small increments in performance enhancement at a time, but keeping up to date with tech
   
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Default 06-02-2012, 21:18 | posts: 4,826 | Location: Land of the Great Downunder

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If I know you as well as I think I do, i'd say it doesn't matter what you upgrade to right now coz lets face it, you'll upgrade to haswell anyway

It all boils down to how often you upgrade your rig, if you're like me and never really have the cash to upgrade i've gotta make the most futureproofed decision when it comes to a new build.

If you're Sever and upgrade ur pants off, then you're only talking about small increments in performance enhancement at a time, but keeping up to date with tech
haha, you know me too well.

but right now, i'll probably slow it down a bit more on my upgrading though since i dont think my CPU is holding me back in any games.

i just need to get around to replacing my B2 P67 motherboard, haha.
   
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