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  1. Hello! I am thinking of swapping out my 3570K@4.3ghz for an i7 2600k, I can get it for around £30 and I think that's a reasonable price for the bump in multicore performance provided I can overclock it to at least 4.5ghz. I realise that the Silicon Lottery plays a part in determining overclocks, but I was hoping to find out what other's had achieved and what core speed, voltage and cooler was used. I currently have a Noctua NH-U14S which is keeping my i5 under 70 degrees with 60% fan speed. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank You
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    3570k@4.3ghz vs 2600k?

    That's what I'm also thinking, I know the single core performance isn't as good at stock, but if I can get it to 4.5ghz that will get it up to the same single core, plus hyperthreading. Thanks for your help.
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    3570k@4.3ghz vs 2600k?

    We're thinking £25 plus shipping. The issue for me is that an upgrade to a substantially better CPU would cost me upwards of £500 cause I need DDR4 Ram and a new Motherboard too. Thanks for your help.
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    3570k@4.3ghz vs 2600k?

    Thanks for the reply, I'm a student so I don't have money to spend on new parts. I'd need new RAM and a new motherboard alongside the CPU and that's just not something I can unfortunately afford.
  5. Hello, I'm currently using a 3570k @ 4.3ghz on an AsRock Extreme4 Z77 with a Noctua NH-U14S. My friend has a used 2600K that's he's willing to sell to me for £25, however I'm debating whether to swap my current CPU out with the older i7. I mostly play games, but I also use my PC for music production (with Studio One 3), running emulators such as Cemu and Yuzu, and occasionally video editing too. I'm happy to overclock and I'm not so worried about getting the absolute max out of my GTX 970 as I only have a 60hz 2560x1080 monitor. Is it worth swapping out my i5 for the older i7? I've heard the Sandy Bridge chips overclock really well, I can't get my 3570k past 4.3 without serious temp increases. Thanks very much for reading! EDIT: I should've made it clear that I don't have the money to upgrade my motherboard and RAM so am stuck on the Z77 platform for the forseeable future.
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    Xbox One Controller USB durability?

    Err the controller does work with Windows 8.1. The bluetooth functionality doesn't, but the cabled functionality does, and the Microsoft wireless adaptor now works with Windows 7 and 8.1 as well as Windows 10.
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    Xbox One Controller USB durability?

    Ah okay, it's just that this thread suggests otherwise
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    Xbox One Controller USB durability?

    Thanks for your insight, however from what I can tell, you don't need batteries if you are running the device from the USB port? I won't usually use the wireless functionality anyway so the lack of a rechargable battery won't affect me much.
  9. Hello, I'm thinking about getting a controller for Gamecube emulated games and things like the Telltale game series and the Batman Arkham series. I've been looking at the Xbox One controller with the wired USB connection (I'm still on Windows 8.1 and Amazon UK don't stock the 2016 bluetooth version) so the USB connection is my only option. The Xbox One controller is £40 whereas the wired version of the 360 is £60, hence my decision to go for the Xbox One (alonside it's improved build quality and better triggers). I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the durability of the connection as I've read online about many usb ports breaking or becoming loose. If anybody has any insight into this, or personal experience with the controller I'd be very grateful! Thanks!
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    3570k to 4790k questions

    Yeah good point, I'll wait it out. I've been looking at benchmarks of the Kirby Lake i7s (what I could find at least) and the performance difference between the 6700k and the 7700k seems very small. Would I be better off going for a 6700k when they drop in price instead of the Kirby i7? I'm a student so I'm trying to save money where I can. Thanks again.
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    3570k to 4790k questions

    Thanks for the reply. Part of the reason I'm looking at the 4790k is due to me not needing to buy DDR4 Ram. I already have 16GB of DDR3 and it'll cost me another £80 just to maintain the same amount of ram if I move over to Kirby Lake. I have a Windows 7 disk and a key so can I use the disk and reinstall from the bios?
  12. Hello, I am currently thinking about upgrading my 3570K (4.2GHz) to a 4790k. I do quite a lot of video editing and photoshop work and I know the extra threads will help with this. I have a few questions about the upgrade. 1) How do I fresh install Windows 7 after installing the new board? 2) Will I see a decent improvement in video rendering times and streaming abilties? 3) Is the Asus Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard a good choice? 4) What kind of overclock can I expect to get with a Hyper 212 EVO (I realise this is silicone lottery based) Thanks very much.
  13. Hello, I am looking at buying a decent chair for gaming and desk work. My maximum budget is £180. I have been looking at the Ikea Markus however it does not seem to be padded and although I like the high back I am worried that it won't be comfortable. I have also looked at this chairhttp://www.staples.co.uk/executive-chairs/cbs/429041.html?effort_code=WW&promoCode=460460055&find_number=429041 I like the racing style and the ability to fold up the arms will be very useful. One other chair I have seen is a Flash Furniture one which is recommended from quite a few sites, however living in the UK means I can't find a seller (even on Ebay). Does anybody know where I could buy this particular chair? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0091QTBYK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0091QTBYK&linkCode=as2&tag=topconsumersr-20&linkId=I5RIMNB55SWJXL7O The two main things I need in the chair are: 1) High back (so I can lean back and be fully supported) 2) Either removable or foldable arms (preferably foldable) Does anybody have any suggestions? I live fairly rurally but I can go up to Ikea and Staples on Saturday. Thanks
  14. I have a 3570K, I've ordered some cleaning liquid and I'll clean it tomorrow and reseat the cooler.
  15. The CISCO method looks pretty excessive? But I will give it a shot. Yes I'm using the correct mount and brackets. There is only one supplied for intel CPUs. Thanks for the help