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Hi I am new to the forums and need some advice. I have been asking around with friends and other forums and I have gotten some great responses. I currently run an AMD processor and have been thinking about going over to intel to reach higher OC. This is what I would have to do in order to do this and I just need some advice on whether I should or not.

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If I upgrade what I would lose out of what I currently have up top is one of the video cards. Down the road I would upgrade my gpu/s but for now I would only be running 1. I was thinking of grabbing an 1155 motherboard, asus or evga, and an i5-2500k. So basically I would have everything above minus the 1090T, asrock motherboard, and 1 less gpu. Would this be a worthless idea to do or would I be benefiting from intel?
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Hi I am new to the forums and need some advice. I have been asking around with friends and other forums and I have gotten some great responses. I currently run an AMD processor and have been thinking about going over to intel to reach higher OC. This is what I would have to do in order to do this and I just need some advice on whether I should or not.
Currently using,
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz 1.4375 Vcore - Pretty much reaches its max temp at full load - 45C on core temp and I think about 70C on the socket area.
Asrock 990FX Extreme 4 motherboard.
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Corsair HX1000
Evga GTX 560SC(Non ti)x2
G.Skill 8g DDR3 1600Mhz 2x4g 7-7-7-8 2t
Couple of 7200RPM Sata HDDS
Crappy DVD Player
Cooler Master Haf 912 with 3 intake 3 exhaust fans.
If I upgrade what I would lose out of what I currently have up top is one of the video cards. Down the road I would upgrade my gpu/s but for now I would only be running 1. I was thinking of grabbing an 1155 motherboard, asus or evga, and an i5-2500k. So basically I would have everything above minus the 1090T, asrock motherboard, and 1 less gpu. Would this be a worthless idea to do or would I be benefiting from intel?

Overclocking and such will net much greater results on the i5. I would go with the i5 unless you feel you really need the other gpu for gaming or whatnot.

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Are you saying you cannot use two cards if you switch to intel for some reason? Because pretty much every socket 1155 board with 2 pcie slots supports SLI, so you can use both of your gpus.

But if for someone reason you can't SLI if you change to intel, then I don't think it would be worth the upgrade.

However a 2500k would overclock a bit higher than your current cpu, and it would be more powerful. I would definitely go with the 2500k if you can keep your SLI setup.
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Pretty bad idea to drop a video card to swap over to intel. If you're mostly gaming it's definitely not worth it.
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I would say stick with the 1090T unless you need it until you have to money to do a smooth transition without losing the GPU power. I don't see why you should "upgrade" if you're not being bottlenecked by the 1090T atm.
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Stick with the AMD until either Ivy Bridge is fully released or whichever comes out after that!
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depends what your main goal is.. rendering? gaming? overclockin, etc etc.. alot of people say the i5 2500k is good, but i haven't personally use it. if u want sli, and go intel, i'd find a good board for that, and keep your current gpus and see how it goes down the road. goodluck tongue.gif
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You have a really good setup right now. I don't know if it would be worth grabbing a 2500K at the moment. I moved over because I had a Phenom II x4 945 that wouldn't go any higher than 3.6GHz.
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yeah right now I can't go past 4.0ghz it seems. Well not stable enough to run prime long enough. And I mostly game. Also when I added the 2nd gpu I didn't notice much of an improvement when playing BF3. I would ultimately like to sell my current amd stuff and mak eneough for an i5 but that won't happen. So I have this gpu that I can return to Compusa and in exchange I can get the i5 2500K.


My overall plan is just to be able to play games, learn more about pc parts as well as overclocking. I also don't like that I need 1.45v which is close to the maximum for my chip to run 4.0ghz. At full load I think it climbs to like 1.5+v.. I know intel runs hotter but I also understand you can get a better overclock on a lower voltage.
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yeah right now I can't go past 4.0ghz it seems. Well not stable enough to run prime long enough. And I mostly game. Also when I added the 2nd gpu I didn't notice much of an improvement when playing BF3. I would ultimately like to sell my current amd stuff and mak eneough for an i5 but that won't happen. So I have this gpu that I can return to Compusa and in exchange I can get the i5 2500K.
My overall plan is just to be able to play games, learn more about pc parts as well as overclocking. I also don't like that I need 1.45v which is close to the maximum for my chip to run 4.0ghz. At full load I think it climbs to like 1.5+v.. I know intel runs hotter but I also understand you can get a better overclock on a lower voltage.

Well, that is definitely a goof reason to upgrade. No fun to have bottlenecks.

I really thought a 1090t could handle two cards.
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