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I use to have a core i3 540 and made a jump to the core i7. Gaming wise I saw no difference and given the choice again I would had spent the money on a video card alone. Core I3 CPU are very good and if ou can buy a corsair h50 you can overclock that lil beast to 4.0 no problem and remain very cool. Also the 560 ti is an excellent choice in my opinion as well as a 6870 or a 6950 (70)
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To save money why not just get a i5 760.
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you'll have fun with nvidia's latest drivers (they're awful, horrendous, disgusting)

stick to 266.58 for now.

good luck with your GPU hunting
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To save money why not just get a i5 760.
i used to have an i7 870... but it was stolen by the pops... (he does cd burning and for odd reason, he thinks a faster cpu = faster burning abilities... even tho he doesn't even burn on max speed... ***...) anyways...

the motherboard i have is a pos imho. so no go on the i5 760. if i upgrade, im going to go big.

as for OC'ing. i can run this thing at 4.4 @ 1.080v (http://www.overclock.net/11981431-post2330.html) not stable

i don't like Oc'ing

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you'll have fun with nvidia's latest drivers (they're awful, horrendous, disgusting)

stick to 266.58 for now.

good luck with your GPU hunting

o rly? it's ok tho. ati always have bad drivers. i've had too many ati cards die on me...
    
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o rly? it's ok tho. ati always have bad drivers. i've had too many ati cards die on me...
Well the 6xxx series cards and drivers have been bloody good to me and everybody else that I know of. A lot can change in a couple of years when it comes to technology, so don't let your biases hold you back.

Also, how long have you been running that system without a gpu? because it kind of defeats the purpose of having awesome ram.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/28/11 at 8:19am
 
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for around 2 weeks now...

i did have a msi 560ti but my buddy wanted it back so...

    
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bumps. anyone?
    
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