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Hey Guys

I'm a gamer who mostly plays COD Black Ops (The game sucks because unless you have a good processor you will get terrible fps at 1920x1080 (I play on a 32" LG LED 120Hz TV)



I'm upgrading my AMD 940 X4 BE and I just recently bought a new motherboard, RAM, and a GTX 560 since I didn't think I should keep using my Radeon 5830.


RAM 8GB Mushkin DDR3 1333: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226092 --- X2 8GB Total

Motherboard MSI P67A-G43: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583

Solid State Drive Crucial 128GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-348-_-Product (Not the best but I got it for $170 open box)

Graphics Card PALIT GTX 560 1GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-101-_-Product (not the best but I bought it here from a OCN seller for $190)

Xigmatek Cooler I have for my current AMD Build (I don't know if I can get brackets to make it work with an Intel build). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atek+hdt-s1283

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All of the above, I have already purchased. Try to refrain from telling me I'm an idiot if I did anything wrong



Alright,

Here's where I'm stuck. I don't know if it's worth it to get the i7-2600k over the i5-2500k for gaming. I do run 3-way monitors if that makes a difference. Also, can I get my current Xigmatek Cooler to work on a sandy bridge?


Please give me your opinions. Thanks
Edited by Jync - 5/1/11 at 11:07am
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post #2 of 14
well the link you provided for the motherboard is the same as the link for the ram

the only signifigant upgrade you could get from your current CPU would be a 2500k sandy i would think
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get the i5 2500k not the i7 2600k, theres almost no difference when gaming from all the benchmarks I've seen. May be worth the upgrade if you are using it for other things, but even then I'm not sure the difference would be noticeable.
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Update: Mobo link fixed.

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Alright so you guys don't think it's worth an extra $100 for the hyperthreading?

Also, can I get my current Xigmatek to work on a sandy bridge? I'd like to save the money if possible because I'm on a tight budget.
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Alright so you guys don't think it's worth an extra $100 for the hyperthreading?
I don't, not for gaming at least.
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Also, can I get my current Xigmatek to work on a sandy bridge? I'd like to save the money if possible because I'm on a tight budget.
Yes, you can. There's a $10 bracket you need though. It's on Newegg for LGA1155.
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2500K all the way. A Sandy Bridge quad at 4.5GHz would easily handle any setup.
     
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That ram doesn't look too great bro.
DDR3 1333? Next time you order memory, try to go for higher speeds like DDR3 1600.

As for the processor, go with an intel 2500k.
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Alright thanks, I just bought the bracket. I'll be buying the CPU on my next paycheck while the rest of my parts sit as a paperweight.
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I'd like to save the money if possible because I'm on a tight budget.
Then stop debating spending $100 dollars for extra 2mb L3 cache and hyperthreading. COD:BO would take advantage of the extra L3 cache but not hyperthreading.

Also the 560 will not do 3 way monitors by itself. AMD cards with eyefinity (like your 5830) will do 3+ monitor setups but you will need nvidia cards in sli for 3+ monitors.
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