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So, as you can see, I'm the owner of a 1055T. After the bulldozer fail, I want to switch to Intel, and no longer hit a CPU bottleneck with my video cards.

Now, being an AMD owner, I have always been slower than what's popular, in this case sandy bridge. However, even though I'm slower, I was different. This may sound insane, but I would rather have something a little slower and be different, than be like everyone else. True, a lot of people have 1055t's, but not as many who now have 2500/2600k's.

So here is my crazy idea. I want sandy bridge, but I don't want a 2500/2600k. That would be to normal, and make to much sense. So how about a E3-1235 or similar?

I can only get my current chip to 3.7ish ghz with out adding 1.55 volts so I usually keep it around 3.5. I'm thinking that a E3 would be much faster than what I have now. Even though I won't be able to overclock at all.

So, does anyone think I will still have a CPU bottleneck with an E3? Or will it just not have enough power to push my SLI to 99%?

Thanks, and I'm sorry I'm crazy smile.gif

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You can only overclock K models over 3.5ghz you won't get that out of a non K model.
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I too like to be different but only when it comes to modding things and different paint schemes. With the chip however why not add the few extra bucks and have the 2500K and have plenty of help here because many have threads pertaining to problems or questions. The 2500K overclocked will not be bottlenecked either way, chip or video cards.
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I too like to be different but only when it comes to modding things and different paint schemes. With the chip however why not add the few extra bucks and have the 2500K and have plenty of help here because many have threads pertaining to problems or questions. The 2500K overclocked will not be bottlenecked either way, chip or video cards.

I've been modding an Arc Mini for this build as well. Faster or not, the 2500/2600k are off the table.

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I've been modding an Arc Mini for this build as well. Faster or not, the 2500/2600k are off the table.

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I really have to ask why you are ruling 2500k out. Yes the xeon with its 4c/8t is nice, but games don't use the extra threads much anyway.

You'd benefit more from higher clocks than more threads, and the 2500k is only $20 more, some places maybe even less.


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Originally Posted by Vispor;15408770 

I can only get my current chip to 3.7ish ghz with out adding 1.55 volts so I usually keep it around 3.5.

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Hm, I have that same problem with my chip, I think it may be my PSU though, the output isn't nearly what it's rated for.
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If you're going to get a Sandy Bridge at all and want an overclock you're going to want a chip with an unlocked multiplier.

On your 1055T even though it's not a black edition you could still overclock with FSB and NB but on a locked SB chip you can't go much higher than 103 BCLK if you're lucky before things start getting unstable.

I would pick up a unlocked Sandy if you really want one. Only way you'll have fun.
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If I get a 2500k, I will be hoping for 50 multi, but will only get 46-48. I will be disappointed. With an E3, I know for a fact what I'm getting. The 8 threads will be nice for my videos, and the architecture will be good enough for my games. I only have a 60 hertz monitor, 2500k and an E3 will get me 60 FPS.

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And anyways, what fun is multi overclocking? You just up the multi and volts and that's it.
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More fun than bclk overclocking...

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