CTV Posted August 11, 2013 Share Posted August 11, 2013 Hey guys Bad luck for me, had a house break-in and as you can guess, my rig is gone I had a 2600K Sandy Bridge (SB) which I ran @ stock speeds with great performance and temps. Initially had SLI setup but got rid of the second card so overclocking the CPU for single GPU requirements in my opinion is a bit pointless. I use(d) my rig primarily for gaming. Now I am presented with the opportunity to go Ivy Bridge (IB) or Haswell (HW). I was originally leaning towards HW, then IB and now HW again. My reasoning is that since I am buying new, I might as well go with the latest tech available. If I were thinking of upgrading from SB or IB to HW I fully understand that there is no significant performance gain for the $ spent but since I now have nothing, thanks to criminals, surely taking the plunge on a HW platform is warranted? (Feel free to share opinion here) I am aware that IB is hotter than SB and that HW is hotter than IB primarily thanks to Intel and using stupid TIM instead of solder between the die and IHS. I am planning on getting a H100i again as I had the H100 previously. I am also looking at a 4770 (non-K) HW chip. Now at stock speeds, what temps can I expect on a 4770 at idle as well as at full load (worse case scenario)? I will not be overclocking and running a single GPU again, most likely GTX 770 factory OC. Please feel free to share your opinions, especially if based on personal experience (if any) with Haswell and H100i cooling EDIT: IB and HW setups cost the same for me Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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