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Hello everyone, i was wondering if it's a good choice to upgrade from i5 3350p to i7 2600. I know 4c8t isn't much better than 4c4t, but it won't be maxing out all the time. I think apex and battlefield 1 would benefit from it.
I7 2600 costs around 40€ in my country, while i7 3770 is 20€ more, and i don't think it's worth it.
Do i lose anything by going to previous gen? I have 2x4gb 1333mhz ram, gtx 950 ( can't upgrade - too pricey) and msi b75ma-e33 mobo. Cpu is currently being cooled by be quiet Pure rock slim 2 - on idle its 35°C and max temp is 65°C.
 

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Depends on the game, your current quad core will certainly do better in older titles. New titles like threads though, particularly multiplayer games.

If you are going to spend money on that platform, yes, get the 3770. It will be the last upgrade before you really need to consider outright replacement.

Otherwise, save your money. Could get a late model i3, motherboard, and ram, that would be much faster than an old model i7, and still get you 4c8t.

Or, some of the older Ryzen chips might be available for a bargain. R5-1600, R5-2600 would do quite well compared to an older i5.
 
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If you blind tested a 2600 and a 3770 there is no way you would be able to discern a difference outside a benchmark number and actually looking at what it was placebo...

If you are on 3rd gen now, I might consider staying (thus doing the 3770) such that no BIOS pitfalls could arise, at least in theory. Consider your mainboard and it's power delivery. The i7 will take more power and be warmer.
 
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If you blind tested a 2600 and a 3770 there is no way you would be able to discern a difference outside a benchmark number and actually looking at what it was placebo...

If you are on 3rd gen now, I might consider staying (thus doing the 3770) such that no BIOS pitfalls could arise, at least in theory. Consider your mainboard and it's power delivery. The i7 will take more power and be warmer.
i7-2600 is a rated 95W CPU, i7-3770 is rated at 77W, so that might also help play it safe. (i5 3350p is rated at 69W)
 

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What is the make/model of your motherboard? Many boards, of that era, were compatible with E3 Xeons. The 1230 and higher were basically an i7, typically without IGP.
It's msi b75ma-e33. As for the xeons, there are a few on used market but i7s are better deals.
 
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If you blind tested a 2600 and a 3770 there is no way you would be able to discern a difference outside a benchmark number and actually looking at what it was placebo...

If you are on 3rd gen now, I might consider staying (thus doing the 3770) such that no BIOS pitfalls could arise, at least in theory. Consider your mainboard and it's power delivery. The i7 will take more power and be warmer.
When you say bios problems, you mean bios not configuring itself to a new cpu?
 

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Before swapping the CPU, I would update to the latest motherboard BIOS revision.

Since you have a B series motherboard which appears to have a pretty weak VRM, so I would avoid any K CPUs as they have higher TDPs and you will not be able to take advantage of their overclocking capabilities.

I would actually avoid the i7 3770, purely from a cost standpoint. You can get a comparable Xeon for noticeably less money without really sacrificing anything. For example, in USA an E3 1230V2 performs very close to an i7 3770, but costs around HALF as much.

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Your board does support all of the LGA1155 Xeons up to the E3 1290V2.

What is the pricing of the i7 3770 versus the e3 12xxV2 in your region?

For the E3 1230 V2 and up, the only difference is clockspeed.
 
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Before swapping the CPU, I would update to the latest motherboard BIOS revision.

Since you have a B series motherboard which appears to have a pretty weak VRM, so I would avoid any K CPUs as they have higher TDPs and you will not be able to take advantage of their overclocking capabilities.

I would actually avoid the i7 3770, purely from a cost standpoint. You can get a comparable Xeon for noticeably less money without really sacrificing anything. For example, in USA an E3 1230V2 performs very close to an i7 3770, but costs around HALF as much.

MSI Global - The Leading Brand in High-end Gaming & Professional Creation
Your board does support all of the LGA1155 Xeons up to the E3 1290V2.

What is the pricing of the i7 3770 versus the e3 12xxV2 in your region?

For the E3 1230 V2 and up, the only difference is clockspeed.
Sadly xeons don't make such a great deals here. I found an e3 1230v2 for 60€ and e3 1240 v2 for 70€ ( more € for the speed of 3770)
 

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