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with those settings I my min fps is usually around 50 and max has been 95 fps.
My cpu is oc'ed to 3.8ghz and my gpu is oc'ed to 1000mhz and a core clock of 1150mhz.
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I just changed out my 955be running at 4.0Ghz and 2800 CPU/BN and a sapphire toxic 6950(running as a 6970 with overclock) and I was skptical about the whole i5 thing. I gatta tell you. The stock i5 ran just as good as my 955 at 4.0 in game, however! my i5 hit 4.5 easy and rocketed to 4.7 with minor tweaks, kicks the crap out of my 955.

I use Vsync so I didnt gain any more FPS on the top end but the low's dont drop as hard but more importantly wen the FPS dose drop its smother than when the 955's frame's would drop. It is a nice improvement with my single 6950. I can only imagine what my max FPS is. To bad I get massive screen tearing above 60 FPS:(

I have to say, i5 2500k and a 6950/70 or xfire 6850's would be a brutal solid combo for gaming.
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Ive never been a fan of Intel, but then again Ive never tried any of the newer cpus. Hopefully if I do upgrade I wont be let down. But those 4.7 ghz clock speeds make my mouth water lol. Ive been happy with my amd 955 and I just think nows the time to upgrade. Ive got the money, I want to move to a smaller case and the only thing I could find that would be small and still have enough power to do what I need is and Intel chip.

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Ive never been a fan of Intel, but then again Ive never tried any of the newer cpus. Hopefully if I do upgrade I wont be let down. But those 4.7 ghz clock speeds make my mouth water lol. Ive been happy with my amd 955 and I just think nows the time to upgrade. Ive got the money, I want to move to a smaller case and the only thing I could find that would be small and still have enough power to do what I need is and Intel chip.
Ideas are always welcome.

I was a AMD CPU Fanboi for the longest time. I loved the perormance to price point the offerd. but with the i5 2500k being faster clock per clock, clocking higher not to mention with micocenter's deal on the i5 and mobo's its a total steal! Dont get me wrong. I love AMD, and will continue to use there products. I think I might use BD in my home server even. but for my main rig the i5 was a nice change up. the $488 I spent for a new os, my ASUS board, and my i5 was money well spent. Glad I got the i5 before I got some real GPU power, if the 955 at 4.0 was holding back my single 6970 it would have really put a cage on two 6970's frown.gif
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I would have to agree AMD does have great products. Yes that what I want to hear because Im going to get a 69xx series card and felt that I would have to upgrade my cpu. I thought about buying the 8 core fx-8150 but the i5 2500k beats it in many benchmarks and gaming performance. AHH I need to play some bf3 on a 2500k rig and then decide for myself.
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I would have to agree AMD does have great products. Yes that what I want to hear because Im going to get a 69xx series card and felt that I would have to upgrade my cpu. I thought about buying the 8 core fx-8150 but the i5 2500k beats it in many benchmarks and gaming performance. AHH I need to play some bf3 on a 2500k rig and then decide for myself.

lol, its nice. very nice. I can't wait for xfire and eyefinity!
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Yah I used to run a 19" 22" 19" obviously not true eyefinity but I had the basic idea of what it would look like. Honestly I would prefer one 27" monitor and maybe a secondary monitor for utilities, and system information. I think the human eye can focus on only 10%-15% of what it sees at a time. Like if you stare at something... like a soda can, focus on the can and then try to focus on something else with out taking focus off of the can. Idk if that's 100% accurate so don't hold me to it. To each his own.

I will be honest it does look sexy either way. You'll have to post some pics when you get your monitors and 2nd gpu.
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Yah I used to run a 19" 22" 19" obviously not true eyefinity but I had the basic idea of what it would look like. Honestly I would prefer one 27" monitor and maybe a secondary monitor for utilities, and system information. I think the human eye can focus on only 10%-15% of what it sees at a time. Like if you stare at something... like a soda can, focus on the can and then try to focus on something else with out taking focus off of the can. Idk if that's 100% accurate so don't hold me to it. To each his own.
I will be honest it does look sexy either way. You'll have to post some pics when you get your monitors and 2nd gpu.

lol, you should only be looking at the center monitor, the other's are for enhanced periferal(cant spell it to save my life) view lo.smile.gif
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True. When I used that setup I found myself looking at the other monitors and not the center screen. I also think another issue I had was how close I was sitting the screens I want to say from the center it couldnt be more than 1 1/2'> so maybe if I was sitting a little further back I could have made better use of the other screens.
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