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Agree with compuman145 and TwoCables. Keep the i5, and if you truly need the i7's extra threads, just sell your i5 and dump in an i7 2600k.

Also, what/how are you trying to run that a GTX 570 is not enough? My PC can play most modern games with at least 30 FPS's @ 1080p with high-to-ultra details, i see why your rig cannot.
Thanks for the advice regarding the i5, folks. I'll probably just wait for Ivy.

BF3 VRAM maxed out quite often, and I'm only running at 1080.. so I've been looking for a slightly better single card solution or grabbing another 570. It's a huge jump in performance, but as I only spent about 200 bucks on it I could sell it for a bit more and upgrade to a TF2 580, instead of buying a new 570 for about 300.


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if it was an ES on a 22nm fabrication, go for it.

Hahaha, there's a few of those around.. but a lot of people are trying to pick them up for 2011 so the prices are pretty high for those samples. If only one of those would go for 100.
Edited by junkman - 10/20/11 at 7:17am
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BF3 VRAM maxed out quite often, and I'm only running at 1080.. so I've been looking for a slightly better single card solution or grabbing another 570. It's a huge jump in performance, but as I only spent about 200 bucks on it I could sell it for a bit more and upgrade to a TF2 580, instead of buying a new 570 for about 300.
Well, i turn off FOV and only 2x AA, but i was able to run it on my 450's.

If you do not want to spend a lot tho, you could invest in a 2.5 GB GTX 570, instead of a 580. Will be roughly same price, but the 570 VRAM will last longer than the 1.5 GB of the 580 TFII (the Lightning Xtreme has 3 GB VRAM tho)
Edited by Starbomba - 10/20/11 at 7:27am
   
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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Mate, if you want an i7, go get a proper i7, not some hashed together peice of crap that doesn't have the same cache at the i7, has a max multiplier on it etc etc.

You'll never actually use the hyperthreading anyway. Just stick with the i5

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You didn't say "NO" enough I agree with sticking to your i5. If you really NEED an i7 wait for the official release. If you get that one from your friend it would pretty much be a downgrade because you can't clock it as high as your current chip.
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Or an ES that doesn't have a maxed multi at 31...
Fair. I guess I'm just trying too cut too many of the wrong corners right now. Fighting logic to save a dollar... ugh

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Well, i turn off FOV and only 2x AA, but i was able to run it on my 450's.

If you do not want to spend a lot tho, you could invest in a 2.5 GB GTX 570, instead of a 580. Will be roughly same price, but the 570 VRAM will last longer than the 1.5 GB of the 580 TFII (the Lightning Xtreme has 3 GB VRAM tho)
Back to square one. I appreciate it, I guess I'll keep saving for another 570.
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Semi off-topic: I don't know why but when I hit 18 eight years ago I thought of changing my alias to Junkman but it just didn't roll of the tongue as nice and I had no history with it.


OT: As others have said it's just not a smart buy and don't worry about the GPU thing working with the settings can get great performance in BF3. But I don't think upgrading to a bigger vram card is gonna be wourth it for cost. I would say lower AA and things like that to get a low vram usage and just wait it out for the next line of cards. Unless Amazon, Newegg , Tiger, ect, has a incredible gpu deal, the value spent plus performance increase wouldn't justify the cost spent on things. Maybe wait it out for Black Friday and pick up something then if you'd like.
Edited by Junkboy - 10/20/11 at 3:36pm
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