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thoughts on my purchase?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by kiel367, 15 Jan 2018.

  1. kiel367

    Wise Guy

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    So, been rocking a 2700k now for a while, and drunkenly purchased an i7 7700k processor and an msi sli z270 plus motherboard as a bundle for 320 quid last night.
    Upon realizing this, i just purchased Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB 3600mhz from OcUk.

    im currently on i7 2700k clocked at 4.5ghz, 16gb hyperx blu ddr3 1600mhz on a gigabyte z68ap-d3, will i notice much difference in performance in things such as video rendering on vegas pro? Games in general?
    im jumping a few generations of handware here, not done this much of a jump before.

    if this belongs in general handware, then feel free to move it.
     
  2. vintage-x

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    If I was buying new I would go for 16gb as a minimum as it helps give you that extra buffer over 8gb especially when working with large files.

    Also there are games that are using more than 8gb at max settings at higher resolutions as well
     
  3. kiel367

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    i am planning on grabbing another 8gb of the same ram soon, just saw the price of 16gb haha
     
  4. geordiejc

    Hitman

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    Don't buy when drunk lol 7700k bad choice. 6c 8400 or 12t 8700k or Ryzen 1700
     
  5. humbug

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  6. Thekwango

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    Personally I'd return the cpu and board. Buying a 7700k at this stage is madness. Of course there'll be those that will likely jump in and say it's still a beast for gaming, which it is for the most part, but at this point in time a 6c/12t cpu would be the minimum I would purchase.
     
  7. r7slayer

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    At the price i went 8700k. No point getting a 7700k.
    Also id look into getting a delid tool. My temps was crazy when i checked to see if my cpu worked before deliding. Used a corsair h100 aio and hit top 70s on temps using aida64 stress test. I delided it applied liquid metal but some new thermal paste would be fine too. put it under my watercooled loop and saw temps of around 48 to 50 degrees under load on the same test ohh and 4.7ghz on all cores.

    They clock very easily 4.7 -5ghz seems where majoirty of cpus will clock to 5ghz plus is then cpu lotto.
     
  8. bakes0310

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    2700k overclockget is still a great cpu., Especially overclocked. If I was upgrading I would either go coffeelake or wait a month or so for ryzen refresh.
     
  9. Devrij

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    For that price, yes it's still a great cpu and will be noticeably better than your old 2700k, but a 8700k would have been a much bigger improvement for rendering especially. Potentially a ryzen 1700 would suit you if that's your main use and you want to keep the cost down to the same levels as what you just spent. Clock speed will be lower, so for gaming you won't see much of a difference to your 2700k in lightly threaded games.
     
  10. Mark1989

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    As above return it buying any 7th gen intel now is pointless, buy new gen or ryzen
     
  11. SiDeards73

    Soldato

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    As above, go big or go home in your situation buddy ;)

    I'd get shot of the 7700k and get the 8700k if buying right now, or if happy to wait a couple of months take a look at the Ryzen refresh, they might be a bit better than the current Ryzen chips and be closer to Intels performance.
     
  12. BongoHunter

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    I would get Ryzen or Coffee Lake if buying now
     
  13. kiel367

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    i see what u are all saying, but even second hand, the 8700k is more than i paid for my bundle even with a second hand chip, pushing me massively over budget, as for ryzen, no thanks, just no thanks, :p
     
  14. Mark1989

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    Could opt for 8600k or even 8400 least be on new chipsets, either way if your happy it's all that matters it's your money :) I do think your still drunk to think it was a good choice mind :p
     
  15. Devrij

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    7700k vs 8600 is actually a fairly even split. I think if AMD wasn't an option then bang for buck he's done the right thing. I would be interested to hear the reasoning behind rejecting Ryzen though, as it would offer vastly superior multithreaded performance for a very similar budget. Fair enough if it's single threaded performance, as the 7700k spanks current Ryzen on that front. I guess it comes down to whether gaming or rendering times is more important
     
  16. kiel367

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    gaming is defo more important to me, i render some vid files for my youtube account now and again and just used it as an example of something i do from time to time, the reason for not wanting to go AMD, is their memory compatibility issues tbh (direct quote from someone who builds pc's all day everyday, and has a good knowledge of ryzen) it seems as tho its almost hit and miss which memory is compatible, now iv not built many pc's in the past few years, but that sounds like too much of a nightmare for me, hence sticking to intel.
     
  17. geordiejc

    Hitman

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    Return 7700k buy 8400 , upgrade path to 8700k in a few years time perhaps, wallet permitting.
     
  18. kiel367

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    this is the thing, people keep sayin, ooh yeh upgrade, thats a 350 quid upgrade (second hand) iv spent my money haha, there is no "buy a different cpu" option, also, i cannot just return a cpu to the big auction site when i got a bundle of mobo and cpu
     
  19. geordiejc

    Hitman

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    Ah well be happy with what y have or sell it? Not like you can do owt?
     
  20. orbitalwalsh

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    £180 i5 8400 - job done