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New build is.1366 still ok?

Poll Results: Is sandy/every worth the cash?

 
  • 50% (17)
    1366 is still a good gaming platform!
  • 50% (17)
    No its out dated go sandy!
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post #1 of 36
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I still have a hd 4870 and and a lga 775 e8400 kit that I am running. I added water cooling and she is stable at 4.0 ghz and 1.25 volts. A good overclock. I want more umph however. Its not cutting it in games anymore.

So here are my options I am really aiming toward 1366. I can get a good board and cpu for around $250 ish or less. The cost of sandy/ ivy is a lot more. In games how much will sandy do over nehalem? Is it that much better than say at 920/950 at 4 ghz.

I know I need a cpu upgrade, How much will it bottleneck my gpu of i get say 480s sli?
Edited by bighoppins - 5/3/12 at 5:38pm
post #2 of 36
Well you would be looking at 30% more performance in some cases if you went Ivy or 2011. Just a heads up.
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post #3 of 36
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I love your sig my buddy had a sti that did 8 seconds in the 1/4. I know more performance but In games how much better is a 3570k over a 920?
post #4 of 36
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I just ran a benchmark in bf3 and got 48 fps avg. That is on medium on a 22 inch display. I need to upgrade lol.
post #5 of 36
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Any suggestions?
post #6 of 36
For whatever it's worth I have a 930 at stock, 570 SLI stock, and 1080p. On 'Ultra' settings I pretty much stay over 50 FPS on BF3 on 32-64 man rounds. I think I kind of hover around 60 give or take 10 frames a second. I can't imagine a 920,30,40, or 950 OC'd will keep you from really good gaming.
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post #7 of 36
I guess I'll be that guy, you dont happen to have a Microcenter nearby do you?

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post #8 of 36
I'm confused by your poll. The choices seem to be a. don't use 1366 or b. don't use 1366...

There is nothing wrong with 1366 but I would buy used if you do plan on going that route. Intel never drops their prices much on older cpus so a new 1366 is sort of a waste of money because you could get a better processor for only a few bucks more.

Why not just try upgrading your GPU first? Get a nice new GPU and see if that solves your fps problems. If not then buy the rest of the rig and use the new GPU in that rig.
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I guess I'll be that guy, you dont happen to have a Microcenter nearby do you?
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post #10 of 36
I would go SB or IVY, the price to performance would be worth it IMO.
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