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post #1 of 8
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So I bought a h100 expecting to oc my 1035t to match or beat 1100t speeds, but apparently my motherboard does not support any type of overclocking at all. I've been planning to upgrade to Ivy when it released, but I just bought a 680 and my money is a little short. So what do you think, should I buy a new motherboard and overclock like a mad man, or stick it out until I find the money to go Ivy without a switch of a motherboard. Also, at the standard 2.6 GHz that my 1035t is at right now, I'm pretty sure I will be bottle necking my 680 to hell and back.
post #2 of 8
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So what do you think, should I buy a new motherboard and overclock like a mad man, or stick it out until I find the money to go Ivy without a switch of a motherboard.

You will need a new motherboard anyways if you go to Ivy.rolleyes.gif
But I think that even an overclocked 1035 would still bottleneck a 680, so I say go for the Ivy.
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Well of coarse I would need a new mobo to go to Ivy bridge. I'm just saying that should I get a new AM3 motherboard to hold me over until I can make the switch to Ivy. Also, how much of an overclock do you think I could get with a new motherboard?
post #4 of 8
aggred, pick up a nice z77 and an i5-3570k should set you back about $350 - $400 depending on the board..
have a look at the
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

its a very good bang for buck board as long as it lives up to its z68 brother which i say it will smile.gif
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post #5 of 8
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Well of coarse I would need a new mobo to go to Ivy bridge. I'm just saying that should I get a new AM3 motherboard to hold me over until I can make the switch to Ivy. Also, how much of an overclock do you think I could get with a new motherboard?

For a quality AM3+ board, you are probably looking at $180~200. Even if you get your 1035 to 4.0Ghz, which is possible if you have a good one, it will likely still bottleneck that 680.

As stated above, an i5 with Z77 motherboard will set you back around $400 or so and will be much better in the long run.
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post #6 of 8
just wait for ivy and drop the cash on the ivy+mobo.
way better, not only for your 680, but for longevity.
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post #7 of 8
i would say keep your cpu like it is and wait for ivy later on + price will drop a bit until this time if you put the money on a motherboard you will throw it up anyways for ivy bridge since it will be awesome .and your 1035T can do the job for now
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post #8 of 8
Bottlenecking depends on the game. For most games you'll be fine to get full use out of the 680. For other games (say SC2) you're not going to need full power no matter what CPU you have. Bottlenecking is a stupid term unless you're talking about specific situations with specific software.

How about instead you say "gee, I'm getting poor performance in X game, would a better processor help me get good performance with my 680?"

Trying to generically "balance" a computer is one of the most moronic tendencies many people on OCN have.
    
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