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post #11 of 85
Its not worth it, That is a hell of a rig!
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post #12 of 85
No its not worth it. Your CPU now is fine. Seriously its not worth the 2 fps or whatever.
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post #13 of 85
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Originally Posted by tigermack View Post

Wait, you get 50+ fps average on ultra in BF3...?

Unless theres a magical setting I haven't seen beyond just selecting "ultra" then yes I do... wink.gif

The real reason behind wanting to switch to Intel is because I haven't messed with Intel since the P4 days and Im itching to build a new rig. tongue.gif
post #14 of 85
I'm in the same boat as your bro! but I can say its not worth it, its not going to make your setup barley any better. Like others have said... there will be tons of people who say opposite. But unless you are having problems with a game or slowdown why upgrade? I'm finally just letting AMD take their time with a better option for us. It'll come for sure! Until then I'm investing in a real waterloop. biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 85
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I'm in the same boat as your bro! but I can say its not worth it, its not going to make your setup barley any better. Like others have said... there will be tons of people who say opposite. But unless you are having problems with a game or slowdown why upgrade? I'm finally just letting AMD take their time with a better option for us. It'll come for sure! Until then I'm investing in a real waterloop. biggrin.gif

I refuse to get a real waterloop because I've got am H50 cooler that does a bang up job at keeping my unit cool and my aftermarket GPU cooler keeps my GPU under 65c on full load. Although I will say good luck with your wc venture. thumb.gif
post #16 of 85
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

Unless theres a magical setting I haven't seen beyond just selecting "ultra" then yes I do... wink.gif
The real reason behind wanting to switch to Intel is because I haven't messed with Intel since the P4 days and Im itching to build a new rig. tongue.gif

You pretty much answered your own question. If you have the itch to upgrade then you should. However, lurking around OCN is the quickest way to blow that 3 year plan out of the water.

Pretty much computer upgrading is like doing drugs. That first big build you're going to get blown away with the performance. You might say, I'll make it last 3 years. However, after benching sessions and reading all the gaming performance gains from a new cpu, new gpu, faster SSD, etc you're always looking for that next BIG hit. You keep buying new components but you never find that BIG hit, as each upgrade is getting marginally less and less. That high just isn't there any more like the first time.
post #17 of 85
Coming from a 1055t to 2500k, I'd say it was definitely worth it. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 85
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No its not worth it. Your CPU now is fine. Seriously its not worth the 2 fps or whatever.

umm..it's more like 10-30 in everything..crysis ending isn't "skippy" i went from a 965 @ 4.0 to sb..it's better..
 
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post #19 of 85
If you want to upgrade then do so.

That being said gaming preformance gains will be marginal IMO with a 2500K upgrade.

What Sandy will get you is a rediculouse clock speed ...... even the weakest chips do 4.5 on reasonable volts

Unfortunatly right now a sandy at 4.2 can push a 580 SLI set up to the brink, meaning at 4.2 preformance gains are negligable if at all.

If anyone tels you diiferent they are wrong, same with memory clocks, negligable if at all, better off going for some stix that have real tight timings.

So that 4.5 really reaps you no benifit in gaming. If you do things that can benifit from these types of clock speeds then it may be a reasonable decision to upgrade.

If it were me I would be looking to get your current set up to 4.2 Ghz. Then see what type of GPU preformance gain you get from 4 to 4.2

This will let you know if you are bottlenecking that GPU in a heartbeat

Good luck
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post #20 of 85
Not worth it, there is no reason to, sli you card and get an extra monitor.
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