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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ironman517;15004329 
Thanks for the replies,

1920x1200 @ 60Hz and how can i change the section?


Mainly I was posting this because I wanted to know if you all thought there would be a noticeable difference (while gaming) between Phenom II X4 965 and an i5-2500k.

Look at the linked benchs. No difference btwn 2500k and Phenom II X4. The X4 already reaches your 60FPS limit, any more does nothing.

And this is with benchmarks heavily skewed to promote a CPU diff. In real world, even less diff.

Don't bother upgrading for now. It's more of an issue if you're at a higher resolution and have multiple GPU's to power.
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ironman517;15004496 
Would you suggest a whole new card? or Crossfire 5770's?

I would say get a new card. If your planning on keeping 1 monitor and you have a budget the 560ti and 6870 are good choices. You will see a huge improvement over the 5770.

If you can stretch the budget a bit my 6950 runs awesome. I love it and on 1 monitor and can max everything with playable FPS.
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post #23 of 25
The 2500K dusts the 965 in every way. If you're just going off of clock speeds of the processors, then you need a little lesson or two on architectures and the like.

You wouldn't really see a true improvement like you think, but it would allow you to upgrade to a more powerful GPU in the future. At the moment, the best you could really do is a single GTX 480
     
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post #24 of 25
yes,the 2500k would load games.windows a wee bit faster..but if you want better framerates..a GPU upgrade is in oreder...6950..6790 even 6870..all of those would give you considerably better game playing..the 965 chews through game loading pretty good still..even though it's dated..imho
 
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;15016142 
At the moment, the best you could really do is a single GTX 480
Why? The 570 is around the same performance and price (at least on newegg) while consuming less power and runs cooler.
 
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