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post #11 of 14
Also, Intel's aren't really that much more if you avoid their enthusiast $1000 CPU, I priced together a descent p67 board, and i5 2500k for $280 out the door at microcenter.
post #12 of 14
The 945, no matter the stepping, are stubborn when it comes to overclocking, but most of them will clock higher then a 965 without a problem (at least in my experience). Stick with what you've got!
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Alright so the bulldozer is next. would 8 cores be overkill for gaming?
I appreciate all the info btw guys and gals
Is there such a thing? Haha, the 8 "core" flagship fx-8170 will probably run around $300 when it launches, I'm not sure if that's going to be available at launch. They will lower clocked 8 core, and 4, and 6 core variants available too. At this point nobody knows for sure what the performance is going to be like in gaming, but everybody is hoping it crushes SB.
post #14 of 14
cane your 945 till it begs for mercy!
then cane it some more for being a wimp!
then smile when you realise you are getting the same performance as the more expensive chips
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