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lol it's a no brainer for $150

worst case you can sell it online for ~$280
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What GPU does he have and what games does he play? SC2 is the only game I can think of that'd really benefit from that upgrade unless he's running SLI'd 580's on a 1920x1080 res. Also, HT is useless for games ATM.

And why are you upgrading to a 970? If it's a drop in, you already have, what, a 920/930? Buy a $50 cooler and OC your CPU instead (if your motherboard allows that).
wouldnt games like BC2 also see a benefit of a 4.5GHZ sandy bridge over a 2.66ghz 1st gen i5?

And yes i have a 920 at 4.2 currently, im getting the 970 for $200 and im hoping it will push a bit more than my 920
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wouldnt games like BC2 also see a benefit of a 4.5GHZ sandy bridge over a 2.66ghz 1st gen i5?

And yes i have a 920 at 4.2 currently, im getting the 970 for $200 and im hoping it will push a bit more than my 920
Again, what GPU does he have and at what resolution? I could say that it won't help (which is true for most systems), but if he's running dual GTX 580's on a 1920x1080 res, it probably will.

Well, what will you be using that 970 for? 6 cores are virtually useless in current games. Very few games use more than 4 cores and even if they do, a 920 @ 4.2 has plenty of horse power for them (again unless you're running the aforementioned GTX 580's at a low res). Are you running Eyefinity on those 6970's?

Really, whether an upgrade is worth it depends on far more than just what CPU is faster. Whether a game/program will use that power and what GPU and res you're running are big factors.
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Again, what GPU does he have and at what resolution? I could say that it won't help (which is true for most systems), but if he's running dual GTX 580's on a 1920x1080 res, it probably will.

Well, what will you be using that 970 for? 6 cores are virtually useless in current games. Very few games use more than 4 cores and even if they do, a 920 @ 4.2 has plenty of horse power for them (again unless you're running the aforementioned GTX 580's at a low res). Are you running Eyefinity on those 6970's?

Really, whether an upgrade is worth it depends on far more than just what CPU is faster. Whether a game/program will use that power and what GPU and res you're running are big factors.
he has a 5770 @ 1080p

im getting a wicked deal on my 970 so after selling my 920 it wont cost hardly anything to upgrade. Also while most things dont use 6 cores, i do on occasion some video encoding so that will help there. Also the 970 tends to overclock a bit better than the 920

edit: oh im no longer running eyefinity, just a single 2560x1600 screen for gaming
Edited by Blindsay - 5/20/11 at 4:11pm
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he has a 5770 @ 1080p

im getting a wicked deal on my 970 so after selling my 920 it wont cost hardly anything to upgrade. Also while most things dont use 6 cores, i do on occasion some video encoding so that will help there. Also the 970 tends to overclock a bit better than the 920

edit: oh im no longer running eyefinity, just a single 2560x1600 screen for gaming
His HD 5770 shouldn't be bottlenecked at all by an i5 750 in BC2. I highly doubt it'll improve performance for him.

If you're often using your PC for encoding and the cost is low then sure, it should be a nice upgrade.
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His HD 5770 shouldn't be bottlenecked at all by an i5 750 in BC2. I highly doubt it'll improve performance for him.

If you're often using your PC for encoding and the cost is low then sure, it should be a nice upgrade.
he plans on doing a video card down the road he is getting a SSD as well.


as for me im hoping the 970 will hit at least 4.5 (5.0 would be ideal, one can dream cant they lol)
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he plans on doing a video card down the road he is getting a SSD as well.


as for me im hoping the 970 will hit at least 4.5 (5.0 would be ideal, one can dream cant they lol)
Well, he can easily OC his current CPU with a cheap cooler for a much lower cost and it shouldn't bottleneck even GPUs like yours. As someone else said, he can buy it and sell it for profit, but it's not an upgrade that would improve his game performance at the moment and for much less he can OC the 750 to eliminate future bottlenecks.
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Buy me something instead Not worth the upgrade for your friend to be honest.

For you tho, if you encore alot, 2 more cores (4 threads) might be a nice upgrade.
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hmm i found a couple more things he mentioned to me, the SSD he is getting is SATA6 where as his current motherboard is SATA3. And he broke the speaker jack on his onboard sound rofl


its not like its costing either of us much to upgrade anyways
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he just games on it

also though like i said his 750 is stock at what 2.66ghz?

the i7 would be under water and i would try to get it in the 4.5ghz range
Better to pu tthe water cooling on the I5-750, OVerclock to 4GHz and add a second 5770.
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