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HI OCN!

So i was going to build a PC with the i5 2500k but decided that i had to tighten the budget a lot sadsmiley.gif

I'm now thinking of buying a used CPU and motherboard, i have been looking at a


Intel i7 930 2.8 GHz socket 1366

with this motherboard

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 socket 1366


I know that it's old, but would i be able to play BF3 around medium settings online with a good GPU?

i'm willing to overclock it a bit, but i still wan't to keep my power bill's down smile.gif


-Rainbow
post #2 of 23
I would worry more about your GPU rather than CPU. BF3 is more GPU than CPU based game. An i7 will be fine.
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I don't see why not. It's not like the 1366 i7s are no good any more. They just don't OC as well AFAIK.
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Thanks!

Now i'll get really pissed if this thing get's sold to someone else smile.gif
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yup you will not have any issues depending on what GPU your using. the 1366 socket is still more than most people need and you will be able play anything. unless your on this site and then your within the top 5% of pc users who have to have the best thumb.gif
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I'm using an i7-930 now with a gtx 570 and I can run BF3 on ultra minus AA and HBAO. It is overclocked to 4.2 which obviously helps but the 930 is still a great chip in my opinion.
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For gaming an i7 will last for yrs to come, the only thing you'll have to worry about is the GPU. The i7 will handle any single card set up, but if you go to a multi-gpu set-up you might have to OC it a little bit.

I play BF3 just fine on my rig, even if I don't OC it. But I have heard of some problems with peeps and the Hyper-Threading(w/BF3), you might have to turn off the HT for better game play.

Any quad will last a few more yrs for gaming. Now some low-end quads might have some small problems with bottlenecking the GPU.
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I just bought a used i7 920 and paired it with an HD6850. BF3 maxes out the GPU.
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I as well am running an an i7 920 (older than the 930) and its more than enough for bf3 and other games more cpu dependent. The 930 will be a great pick up and serve you well for awhile.

I keep waiting for a reason to upgrade but intel hasnt made enough of a leap to justify the purchase for me.

Maybe IB?
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post #10 of 23
i run a 920 and a 930 in my render farm. Not even close to dated.
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