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Can anyone explain why the Intel Ivy Bridge 3770k has gone up in price?
 

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Where are you looking and how much now?
 
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£10 cheaper, thank you.
 
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Im planning my new build for end of month, earlier if i get cash in time.
 
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ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Vengeance 16gb Black 1800mhz
Intel i7 3700k

already have
750w PSU
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Newegg.com the one and only.
 
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too expensive too have shipped from us to uk else i would lol
 

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Consider which?
 

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sorry lol added link above
 
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doesn't look as pretty as the vengeance lol
 

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doesn't look as pretty as the vengeance lol
But performs hughely better for 33% less price, although if you have a windowed case at eye level and prefer Alfa Romeo cars over Lexus, Audi, MB and jag then I am with you all the way :rockout:
 
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lol, it is purely for the looks, i'm not gonna lie, which is main reason im going for that ram. Peugeot man myself. Although would love an Audi. :)
 

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This is clearly a reason to invest in a 3820. The extra money you save from going to the 3820 from 3770k can go towards the X79 motherboard. Now you have quad-channel memory and 40-lanes of PCI-E 3.0 for the same price as a 3770k and a good Z77 board.

At least on NewEgg in the USA, the Asus Sabertooth z77 is 50 USD less than the X79 Sabertooth, but the 3820 is 50 USD cheaper than the 3770k. So depending on the board, the prices equal out.

Peugeot man myself. Although would love an Audi.
I have a Saab 9-5 Aero myself, but I would love a BMW. :)
 
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This is clearly a reason to invest in a 3820. The extra money you save from going to the 3820 from 3770k can go towards the X79 motherboard. Now you have quad-channel memory and 40-lanes of PCI-E 3.0 for the same price as a 3770k and a good Z77 board.

At least on NewEgg in the USA, the Asus Sabertooth z77 is 50 USD less than the X79 Sabertooth, but the 3820 is 50 USD cheaper than the 3770k. So depending on the board, the prices equal out.



I have a Saab 9-5 Aero myself, but I would love a BMW. :)
That's terrible advice. The 3770k beats the 3820 in literally everything while using less power to do it. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=523
 

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lol, it is purely for the looks, i'm not gonna lie, which is main reason im going for that ram. Peugeot man myself. Although would love an Audi. :)
OK, fair enough, then invest £5 on pretty heat spreaders then you get the looks and the performance still for a lot less..... problem solved :D
 

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If the 3770k has only gone up by a tenner or so, then it looks to me like it's just normal market price fluctuations and it should go down again.
 

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That's terrible advice. The 3770k beats the 3820 in literally everything while using less power to do it. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=523
It's not a hands down win, performance is similar and just because the 3820's full power usage is higher doesn't mean it is a bad CPU. It's idle usage is actually about the same if not lower than the 3770k, and keep in mind few games tax high-end CPUs 100%. Also you wouldn't just get a 3820 because it's faster. The platform is more capable, has more avenues for future upgrades, and honestly it runs just as well and if you choose to do crossfire at least you have plenty of PCI-E lanes to use.

Saying it is "terrible advice" is a little extreme. I think both platforms will work well until you want to upgrade your CPU, add more GPUs, or need more ram. I think X79 has more longevity than SB or IVB.