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You guys do realize the i3 2100 has 4 threads, right?

The i3 2100 is enough, and won't bottleneck. Especially if you overclock it a little. Why downgrade though, and GIVE your friend your higher end system? Makes no sense to me.
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This is why I prefer last gen i3's to the new ones. Could crank the old one to 4.2.
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nooo my system is the one in my sig.

I had to RMA my motherboard, and my friend was kind enough to let me borrow his mobo (with CPU, RAM, and his 6870) until I got my computer back.

Once I get my mobo back from MSI I'll still be able to use the 6870 he has (he doesn't need it atm until school starts in 3 weeks). I'm planning on buying my own 2nd 6870 in December.
    
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Originally Posted by cusideabelincoln View Post
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Starcraft only uses two. ME3 is using UE3 which can make use of quads. We don't know what Skyrim will use, but if I was a better man it's going to be more than two cores.
Make use of and optimized for are different. Most games can make use of 4 or 6 cores but don't perform any better compared to dual cores. ME2 was one such game and ME3 will probably run fine on a fast dual core considering it's going to be a console port.
    
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I get 60 fps in games with 1 card, sometimes drops into 45-ish range in WoW during lots of aoe.
    
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That proc may occasionally slow you down a little bit but it's nothing I'd worry about, personally. You can almost always effectively get rid of a cpu BN just by increasing the IQ settings anyways.
    
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