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post #21 of 29
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Personally I prefer AMD but thats just me - I know its easy to overclock an AMD but I have learned lot about AMD in the past, Also I have been with Intel all my life - I suppose its time for a change

And the Motherboard is a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO and I got it for £59 including P+P which i suppose that is a good deal.

Cheapest board I could find that had a 8+1 Phase Design

Think you mean you know it is easy to over clock an intel .

But if you can get that rig going for less than 100 euro than nice, can't beat that lol.
    
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Normally with games the CPU doesn't matter much, but FSX slaps processors around like mel gibson. Go with the hex core

Also make sure FSX is up to date (SP3 I believe), because the stock installation won't take advantage of multiple cores.
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post #23 of 29
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Fanboyisim aside please, he's clearly choosing between AMD, annoying every AMD thread you see at least one intel user that cannot refrain themselves, jump in screaming for sandybridges.

@OP if your going for a cpu upgrade, and you have the money, then just buy a new one, if you have anough for a new cpu, then you have anough for a new one, i wouldn't buy a used cpu, unless your planning on upgrading again fairly soon.
Thing is though you will see an improvement, and SB is a large improvement in CPU dependent games. I went from a 4.2Ghz / 2800Mhz NB 965 to my 5Ghz i5. The main differences for me is that SC2 doesn't dip anywhere as low as it used to as well as games having a lot higher FPS. So its more the min/max and a little bit on the average FPS.

There is a reason a lot of people are recommending SB
Although I agree that the OP should look at the 955, he should also see what he can sell the CPU/Mobo for and if it is enough for SB. If not, then 955 is his best bet.
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Thing is though you will see an improvement, and SB is a large improvement in CPU dependent games. I went from a 4.2Ghz / 2800Mhz NB 965 to my 5Ghz i5. The main differences for me is that SC2 doesn't dip anywhere as low as it used to as well as games having a lot higher FPS. So its more the min/max and a little bit on the average FPS.

There is a reason a lot of people are recommending SB
Although I agree that the OP should look at the 955, he should also see what he can sell the CPU/Mobo for and if it is enough for SB. If not, then 955 is his best bet.
Nobody is going to argue that the i5 is more powerful, but this is clearly an AMD thread, and tbf, benchmarks aside, the actual fps difference between them is negligble if your gpu is adequete, you'll get a few cpu dependent games that will visibly gain more from the i5 power, but as i said, generally speaking, if a game is playable on an i5, its still going to be playable on a 955.

And OT: its widely known that blizzard games prefere intel lol refering to the SC2 reference ^^
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Nobody is going to argue that the i5 is more powerful, but this is clearly an AMD thread, and tbf, benchmarks aside, the actual fps difference between them is negligble if your gpu is adequete, you'll get a few cpu dependent games that will visibly gain more from the i5 power, but as i said, generally speaking, if a game is playable on an i5, its still going to be playable on a 955.

And OT: its widely known that blizzard games prefere intel lol refering to the SC2 reference ^^
Yeah I agree on the playable (60+), but for me things like GRID went from 80-120fps to 150-250FPS and StarCraft II doesn't dip into 10FPS anymore. Rendering and Photoshopping is now much faster too, mainly the point why I got rid of my 965 is that the motherboard died
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The 955 would be your best bet as most others are saying. Maybe pick up a different cooler for the cpu at the same time?
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I personally will stay with AMD - I might look into getting a SB in the future


Also how many FPS do you think I will gain with this upgrade


And I have all the SP's installed for FSX
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cant say how much more but you will defo get better frame rates
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If all you want to do is game then there is no reason to go past quad core really. I play games on my old dual core and to tell you the truth stuff still runs fine. Witcher 2 and Metro, games like that dip in frame rates bad on the highest setting obviously but Portal 2 was smooth as butter in the fps on the highest and that is a new game also. I'll be doing the BD build soon but if I had to go with one right now the 955 will probably do justice.
    
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