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Contemplating x6 to i3!

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Serious, the past few days I've done nothing but play with newegg carts trying to make it work.

In the end I'm considering going mATX with an Arc Mini, a Gene-Z, 6870, and yes, an i3.

Give me your thoughts!
     
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Why? i3 would be a downgrade in pretty much anything and a 6870 isn't worth the extra money vs a 6850
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Originally Posted by Hy3RiD View Post
Why? i3 would be a downgrade in pretty much anything and a 6870 isn't worth the extra money vs a 6850
this.

if you want my honest opinion, just hold out a little longer until bulldozer comes out.
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i3's are pretty nice and will beat an X6 in gaming - the 6870 is 15% faster usually than a 6850 - it would make a nice, cool running toy
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If you want to move your performance backwards, I say go all the way and get yourself a Commodore 64!
    
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post #6 of 30
I would bump up to the i5, then you can get the K series chip and devastate the overclocking. That would be a much better option then the i3.
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
If you want to move your performance backwards, I say go all the way and get yourself a Commodore 64!
Sadly after reviewing gaming performance graphs I've begun to believe the opposite. It's hard pressed to find any game that an x6 or x4 can even beat an i3 at. And as gaming is about the only real computing heavy thing my computer does, well yeah...

Save the for someone else in the future mate.

Edit: I am onboard with just sticking to 6850 though, I actually haven't found a whole lot about this card to disappoint.
Edited by Pao - 8/10/11 at 6:52am
     
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post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hy3RiD View Post
Why? i3 would be a downgrade in pretty much anything and a 6870 isn't worth the extra money vs a 6850
I'd have to agree. Wait for Bulldozer or get an i5 K series at least.
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Originally Posted by Pao View Post
Sadly after reviewing gaming performance graphs I've begun to believe the opposite. It's hard pressed to find any game that an x6 or x4 can even beat an i3 at. And as gaming is about the only real computing heavy thing my computer does, well yeah...

Save the for someone else in the future mate.

Edit: I am onboard with just sticking to 6850 though, I actually haven't found a whole lot about this card to disappoint.
If you want to go really small, and aren't interested in overclocking, try Intel DH61AG "Apple Glen" mini-ITX motherboard.
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well the i3 was meant as more of a place holder in my mind until Ivy came out. If I did anything I'd be shooting for a 0 cost build after selling my current rig. I could lower the board from a Gene-Z, but man that board is sexy.
     
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