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should I change my cpu/mobo

#11DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 7:05:53 PM
But will they replace it if you bork your CPU with the IHS removal?
Also, it's still not an upgrade. Even with better thermal grease, it's unlikely you're going to get any significant performance boost over a 2500k. You're already running ~4.5ghz or so, right?
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#1260secondAssasin(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 7:08:30 PM(edited)
I'm running at 4.7ghz right now. I typically do 4.6-4.8ghz constant. I have a certain amount of pull at this store. they'll take anything back from me. and with their plan it covers physical damage so it's good.
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#13NeoBillbinePosted 5/31/2012 7:07:22 PM
60secondAssasin posted...
yea it will be. and i can reassure myself by saying that I didn't pay for a motherboard anyway, so technically I'm not wasting money?? I would get an i7. i5 to i5 just doesn't sound right.


Just go ahead and get the i7. I've had every i7(920, 860, 970, 2600k, 2700k) and they have all been worth it especially if you have a Microcenter nearby.
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#14DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 7:08:29 PM
It's pretty likely you aren't going to get a higher overclock than that on ivy bridge, even if you redo the TIM.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#1560secondAssasin(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 7:12:32 PM
well if it matches that it's good. idk, it's pretty pointless, but I don't wanna be thinking one day "what if I had pci-e 3.0? would I be getting more fps?" the bottleneck on 1080p is very small, but I plan to go multi screen again and that shows a big difference. w/e, I'll keep this until haswell or something else comes out. seeing that new stuff last week just got me wondering I guess.
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#16DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 7:29:24 PM
PCIE 2.0 won't limit your graphics card at any resolution on the market right now, including multi-monitor setups.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#1760secondAssasin(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 7:44:35 PM
I saw a chart with 7970 cf and gtx680sli and at 1080p, the system with pci-e 3.0/357k got 8/7 more fps than the 2600k/pci-e 2.0. at 5760x1080, it was like 32 fps faster for both.
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#18DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 8:17:36 PM
Which probably has nothing to do with PCIE 3.0.
I could be wrong, but still, it's really doubtful. Just save your money for a Haswell build.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#19Snuckie7Posted 5/31/2012 8:32:21 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Which probably has nothing to do with PCIE 3.0.
I could be wrong, but still, it's really doubtful. Just save your money for a Haswell build.


This. I doubt a PCI-E bottleneck would start to matter any time in the near future, so save your money and make the bigger jump to Haswell.
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