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post #11 of 30
i5 2500k or dont upgrade at all. Seriously, even if the IPC for the X6 is not as good as sandy bridge, the extra cores are needed nowadays. And you do not need a gene-Z. I want one too, but budget wont allow it. Get a p8p67-m pro or non pro.
   
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My 555 runs every game I have flawlessly @ 4.0 Ghz. I know that some top end shooters would not be able to run maxed out, but that is mostly due to my weak graphics card. If you just want something different, then go ahead and buy some stuff, but I don't see any real "reason" to do so.
    
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And if you havent yet, overclock that x6 to 4GHz.
   
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post #15 of 30
Thread Starter 
I don't have a reason.

I just said I'm contemplating it. I like to build new every now and then, and to be honest my last 6 processors have been AMD, stretching all the way back to an athlon xp 2500+.

And yes, My 1055t runs games fine at 3.8-40ghz too, but be honest, don't you have more fun building the computer then playing with it afterwards? I do, though I may be the only one

No worries Wildcard, I'm currently sitting at 3.8, was at 4.0. NB is at 3k.

Edit: Fine, no i3! I'll finagle until I can fit in an i5 at least. You guys....
Edited by Pao - 8/10/11 at 7:04am
     
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post #16 of 30
If you want to OC, and tinker around, the i3 2100 is probably not for you, which one were you thinking about pairing with that Gene-Z? I agree that board is sexy for a mATX
post #17 of 30
id go with the i5 if you want to upgrade now. That said, you'll see a better improvement in gaming performance if you spend that money on a GPU upgrade. Sell your current GPU on craigslist or here and spend that dough on a monster GPU. Or buy another 6850 and crossfire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited by mothrpe - 8/10/11 at 7:13am
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post #18 of 30
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Opinions on the MSI Z68MA-ED55? I could grab that from my MicroCenter for $125.

Or the Asrock Z68 Pro-3 M for $75, It has one pci-x slot though, so I'd have to be sure I was happy with the gpu for it.
     
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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Pao View Post

And yes, My 1055t runs games fine at 3.8-40ghz too, but be honest, don't you have more fun building the computer then playing with it afterwards? I do, though I may be the only one
Yes I have this problem too, I often sell stuff for a loss because I want to try something else. If you want to play go for it, its your money.
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I say stick with what you have.
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