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post #21 of 44
grr..i think so.I might be biased..why would you get a cpu like that and NOT OC it? headscratch.gif

just give it a medium/stable overclock. 4 true cores/2 cores + hyper-threading

my 4.2 960T scores higher than 2500k in some tests that i've run
edit:2500K @ 5.0 ghz
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

grr..i think so.I might be biased..why would you get a cpu like that and NOT OC it? headscratch.gif
just give it a medium/stable overclock. 4 true cores/2 cores + hyper-threading
my 4.2 960T scores higher than 2500k in some tests that i've run
edit:2500K @ 5.0 ghz

Faster than a 2500k huh....lol where is that PROOF? emoticon?

In any practical real world use Sandy Bridge >>>>>>Phenom II
post #23 of 44
Looking at my task manager right now with SC2 idling, my 2600k hangs around 10-20% and the only cores they're using are NOT the hyperthreads.

I can say for a fact that SC2 HEAVILY relies on CPU. Blizzard has ALWAYS favoured Intel over the past years, like as mentioned with WoW.
Sure the 960T will do anything else better, but it'll make a difference when you get in game.

edit: Just play on medium, on extreme, there's barely a visual difference except for the shiny lighting. The only actual difference is between low and medium.
Edited by SpammisT - 2/17/12 at 7:56pm
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Go check this link, pay attention to the World of Warcraft bench, another CPU hungry game.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=289

world of warcraft is a terrible game to be using as an example. this guy is trying to make a budget build. i3's cost more and so do their mobos. not to mention he wont get 50 bucks off. how much performance difference are we getting between these cpus hmm from what ive seen on these benchmarks that were linked id say 20% give or take. BUT if the 960t gets unlocked he will get a hexa core which will even it up more. although his main game is sc2 I highly doubt thats all he will play. the i3's are given way to much credit. you want to see the i3 really lose face? play battlefield bad company 2 or 3
post #25 of 44
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Faster than a 2500k huh....lol where is that PROOF? emoticon?
In any practical real world use Sandy Bridge >>>>>>Phenom II

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I beg to differ...2500K>960T a wee bit in games
960T>2500K in everything else (except loading windows)
 
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I just got a open box 1TB hdd from new egg i would sell for 38 shipped if you want to save some money on that. Its a samsung F3 i think.
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Since i honestly can't justify the price increase from going with a I3 2100 im going to get a 960t + $50 off a motherboard. I personally have the 960t and love it(Unlocked to x5 at 3.8 stable, would do better but no time). Ill squeeze in a 7750 from HIS( is this a reliable brand?). Somebody recommended me to get 600watts but wouldn't a CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 suffice? the build will most likely consist of

960t with no overclocking
970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 970 (i think)
2x2gb pareema ram
HIS 7750
LG burer
160gb hdd
All powered by a Corsair builder series 500watts v2 psu

This computer will not be upgraded for the next couple years since the owner wouldn't have a need for it.

@Rolly103090 thank you for the offer but i will pass since i the owner doesn't trust used stuff.
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post #28 of 44
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Since i honestly can't justify the price increase from going with a I3 2100 im going to get a 960t + $50 off a motherboard. I personally have the 960t and love it(Unlocked to x5 at 3.8 stable, would do better but no time). Ill squeeze in a 7750 from HIS( is this a reliable brand?). Somebody recommended me to get 600watts but wouldn't a CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 suffice? the build will most likely consist of
960t with no overclocking
970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 970 (i think)
2x2gb pareema ram
HIS 7750
LG burer
160gb hdd
All powered by a Corsair builder series 500watts v2 psu
This computer will not be upgraded for the next couple years since the owner wouldn't have a need for it.
@Rolly103090 thank you for the offer but i will pass since i the owner doesn't trust used stuff.

a 500w will definitely suffice and thats a great model. as for the his 7750 ( you saw it on newegg right?) it should be fine. ive never heard of any glaring issues with his in the past.
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If you're going to play 20 minute games in co-op or a couple of missions in SC2, it'll do fine.
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post #30 of 44
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Since i honestly can't justify the price increase from going with a I3 2100 im going to get a 960t + $50 off a motherboard. I personally have the 960t and love it(Unlocked to x5 at 3.8 stable, would do better but no time). Ill squeeze in a 7750 from HIS( is this a reliable brand?). Somebody recommended me to get 600watts but wouldn't a CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 suffice? the build will most likely consist of
960t with no overclocking
970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 970 (i think)
2x2gb pareema ram
HIS 7750
LG burer
160gb hdd
All powered by a Corsair builder series 500watts v2 psu
This computer will not be upgraded for the next couple years since the owner wouldn't have a need for it.
@Rolly103090 thank you for the offer but i will pass since i the owner doesn't trust used stuff.

at least try to unlock it and leave it at stock.
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