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on a benchmark yes, but with his setup do you really think he will notice it? no. He isnt running sli 580's. Even if it bottlenecks the 560ti sli the fps he is missing out on wont matter, his minimum fps will always be very playable.

Though he did already state that he's dipping into the 20's on Crysis real world and showed a solid CPU bottleneck. If he goes to a 1100T and overclocks it to 4.2GHz, he may see a 50% - 65ish % increase on those minimums. If he's cool with 175ish dollars and 30-35FPS minimum, then I'd go for it..

The convenient thing about most benchmarks is that they don't show the minimums. Average frame rate usually looks pretty good on any CPU until you have those drops and then a CPU that maxes at 60 will be at, say, 30 when the one that maxed at 120 will be sitting at 60. If he can deal with the drops, more powa to him thumb.gif but he's obviously pretty aggravated at 20FPS.
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the x6 will work, to an extent. even overclocked to 4.0ghz+ there is still some bottleneck there using dual video cards. unfortunately there is no way to eliminate it using an amd cpu. intel it the only way to go for that.
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Though he did already state that he's dipping into the 20's on Crysis real world and showed a solid CPU bottleneck. If he goes to a 1100T and overclocks it to 4.2GHz, he may see a 50% - 65ish % increase on those minimums. If he's cool with 175ish dollars and 30-35FPS minimum, then I'd go for it..
The convenient thing about most benchmarks is that they don't show the minimums. Average frame rate usually looks pretty good on any CPU until you have those drops and then a CPU that maxes at 60 will be at, say, 30 when the one that maxed at 120 will be sitting at 60. If he can deal with the drops, more powa to him thumb.gif but he's obviously pretty aggravated at 20FPS.

Yeah we are on the same page, the thing is its about $400 to switch to intel, while he can get a 1090 for $170, used even cheaper.

This is just speculation from this point on since I havent played the first crysis, I have been meaning to but I dont have much time for gaming and one game takes up my time, currently thats bf3, but with the horrible gpu use he gets, and my experience with 560ti sli on my system, im sure he will at least get 30fps min, if not 40fps.

If he can afford the $400 for intel he should though, I plan on ivy bridge for my time to switch, but then again i live near a microcenter and the $170 for a 2500k has been taunting me for too long now lol. I think what has held me back is that I want another ROG board and cant justify $300+ on their atx z68 one, the micro atx maximus I would love, but I want to sli high end cards if I go intel and the matx one is too small for my current 570 lol
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If OP's budget is $250, it should be adequate for a 1090T and H70.
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You can help us help you by answering these questions:
A) What resolution are you playing at?
B) Is Crysis the only game you see this as a problem for?
C) What are your max temps on your Athlon?
D) Are your GPU's overclocked?

A) 1920x1080
B) No
C) In Prime 95 its about 65c
D) No both 560 ti's are at its stock overclock @ 880MHZ
 
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will i have to buy a new cooler for an overclocked AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition? will i need to up the voltage that much for 4ghz to buy a new cooler? my current one is a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler and i have a NZXT Phantom case.
 
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your cooler should be fine. but since no 2 cpus are the same, the voltage requirements will vary.
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will i have to buy a new cooler for an overclocked AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition? will i need to up the voltage that much for 4ghz to buy a new cooler? my current one is a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler and i have a NZXT Phantom case.

Im at 4244mhz and am at 1.515v load under prime. 4.0Ghz might be good with anything from 1.43-1.50v

cpu-nb can easily do 2600mhz, and guess some have gotten 3200mhz+ but i cant get past 3100mhz lol
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will i have to buy a new cooler for an overclocked AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition? will i need to up the voltage that much for 4ghz to buy a new cooler? my current one is a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler and i have a NZXT Phantom case.

The Noctua cooler should be able to take you to 4GHz depending on the voltage. You may get a golden chip and only need 1.35v for 4GHz.. or you may need 1.5v for it. You'll just have to see.
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