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Thinking of switching from AMD to Intel for my Crossfire build

Poll Results: Which route should I go for?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Switch to an AMD 1100 BE
  • 100% (6)
    Switch to a Z77 board and a new Ivy bridge i-5
  • 0% (0)
    Just switch to a GTX 680... And later on(six month to a year) get a second and SLI them
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post #1 of 5
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Like the title implies I'm thinking of switching. First off, lately I've been playing BF3 and some Skyrim. I'm pretty sure BF3 would utilize a six core proc. so right now I've got the AMD 975 BE overclocked to 4.2ghz. So, I was thinking of maybe getting the AMD 1100 BE. That way I don't need to get a new motherboard (I've got the Sabertooth 990FX). Or should I go for the new Ivy bridge I-5 and a Z-77 board?
I hear a lot of people here say that the AMD 975 BE bottlenecks a pair of 6950's in crossfire. So I was thinking about maybe the 1100BE might be better, and less of a bottleneck on BF3. Or should I switch to Intel and go for the new Ivy bridge+ Z77 board.
So what would be the best route? I really would like to play BF3(and other demanding games) on their max settings. Would I see much of a difference if I switched to the 1100BE? Or if not, then would I see a nice increase of FPS switching to the Intel side? Please help! I don't know which route would be the best.
P.S.....Another option I was thinking about was just switching the crossfied 6950's with one of the new GTX 680(and O.Cing it). Which route woud be the best improvement for demanding computer games. Also all I use my computer for is internet and video games I don't fold, use CAD, or convert video formats or any thing like that. So that might help narrow down the options for what I'm looking for.
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post #2 of 5
go intel! I personally game on amd because its overall cheaper but lets be honest on an intel system you would bottleneck simply because of its threading capabilities. If i were gonna high end game and not due my midlevel gaming it would be intel for sure
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post #3 of 5
if you live anywhere near a microcenter go get a 2500k and a board, they have crazy deals right now on combo's (cpu $179 / board $99 after combo discount) and that will hold you until piledriver or whatever you consider doing.
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post #4 of 5
What kind of frame rates are you getting now? I think that an 1100BE would probably get the job done if you already have two 6950s.
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post #5 of 5
How long you plan to keep your PC? If it is within 2 years from now 1100 BE might do the job. i5 will be better for anything longer than that.
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