i7 3960K Or i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
Which CPU should I get ?

This is my current set up:

Intel Core i7 950(3.06GHz)
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
12GB RAM (6x2GB) DDR3 1333
1TB (1 x 1TB) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
GeForce GTX 680 2GB
750W PSU
120mm Liquid Cooling System


My CPU is hitting 100 celsius after only 5 minutes of p95....
Which CPU should I get ?



This is my current set up:



Intel Core i7 950(3.06GHz)

64 bit Quad-Core Processor

12GB RAM (6x2GB) DDR3 1333

1TB (1 x 1TB) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GeForce GTX 680 2GB

750W PSU

120mm Liquid Cooling System





My CPU is hitting 100 celsius after only 5 minutes of p95....

#1
Posted 04/25/2012 11:10 PM   
Er.... the heating issue will be due to incorrect installation of your heatsink.

The X79 / 3930k system is more robust and has 2 extra cores over the 3770k.
Er.... the heating issue will be due to incorrect installation of your heatsink.



The X79 / 3930k system is more robust and has 2 extra cores over the 3770k.
My heatsink fan looked pretty crappy, an unknown brand. I bought a cooler master heatsink from newegg with the highest rating. Also bought 2 more case fans.... Should this help with my problem?

And I'm planning on buying a new CPU sometime in the future, which one of those two would you suggest? I use my PC mostly for gaming and rendering videos.
My heatsink fan looked pretty crappy, an unknown brand. I bought a cooler master heatsink from newegg with the highest rating. Also bought 2 more case fans.... Should this help with my problem?



And I'm planning on buying a new CPU sometime in the future, which one of those two would you suggest? I use my PC mostly for gaming and rendering videos.

#3
Posted 04/26/2012 10:24 PM   
Depends on how much money you want to spend really. The 3930k is $600 USD (compared to $320 for the 3770) and I don't see that price coming down any time soon. In addition to that, you'll have to buy an X79 motherboard, which will run you around $260 USD even if you choose the cheapest model. Lastly, you're going to want a quad-channel memory kit to get the most out of the platform, so there's another financial hit you must take.

There's no question as to which CPU is better, as the 3930k will easily outperform the 3770 assuming both are OC'ed to their maximum clocks. That said, there are quite a few applications that won't fully take advantage of a hexa-core CPU, so both CPU's will perform similarly in this scenario.

The biggest issue with the 3770 is that it gets insanely hot as the vcore is raised, especially compared to SB CPU's. Exotic cooling is definitely required to get the most out of this CPU. Considering that X79 is a far more robust platform, it's probably the better choice for most enthusiasts. It all depends on your budget.
Depends on how much money you want to spend really. The 3930k is $600 USD (compared to $320 for the 3770) and I don't see that price coming down any time soon. In addition to that, you'll have to buy an X79 motherboard, which will run you around $260 USD even if you choose the cheapest model. Lastly, you're going to want a quad-channel memory kit to get the most out of the platform, so there's another financial hit you must take.



There's no question as to which CPU is better, as the 3930k will easily outperform the 3770 assuming both are OC'ed to their maximum clocks. That said, there are quite a few applications that won't fully take advantage of a hexa-core CPU, so both CPU's will perform similarly in this scenario.



The biggest issue with the 3770 is that it gets insanely hot as the vcore is raised, especially compared to SB CPU's. Exotic cooling is definitely required to get the most out of this CPU. Considering that X79 is a far more robust platform, it's probably the better choice for most enthusiasts. It all depends on your budget.

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#4
Posted 04/26/2012 11:24 PM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='25 April 2012 - 11:41 PM' timestamp='1335418887' post='1401114']
Er.... the heating issue will be due to incorrect installation of your heatsink.

The X79 / 3930k system is more robust and has 2 extra cores over the 3770k.
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^^^ What the expert said (he is running X79/3930k and is part of the reason I'll be running the same thing as of Tuesday night)
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='25 April 2012 - 11:41 PM' timestamp='1335418887' post='1401114']

Er.... the heating issue will be due to incorrect installation of your heatsink.



The X79 / 3930k system is more robust and has 2 extra cores over the 3770k.







^^^ What the expert said (he is running X79/3930k and is part of the reason I'll be running the same thing as of Tuesday night)



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#5
Posted 04/27/2012 05:54 AM   
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