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post #31 of 41
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As far as my P43 board could take it, which was only 3.1ghz frown.gif
and well the last games I played were Crysis 2 on 1080P, before the DX11 patch was released, managed to get 40-65FPS, Lost Planet 2 on DX11/1080P I'd get 50-70FPS, NFS Undercover 1080P/highest everything, it'd manage 80FPS+. That's all the games I've played on this card redface.gif

My P5P43TD only go to 3.3ghz on q8300 :c

I only have bottleneck at GTA 4, but that games is very bad coded tongue.gif

I think if he overlcock q6600 to 3-3.5ghz it would be fine wink.gif
post #32 of 41
So just to organize thoughts.

1. You need a motherboard which allows you to overclock.
2. lga 775 boards are old and quite expensive in terms of price and performance than the 1155 (newer) boards on the used market. Heck Q9550 is sometimes more expensive than 2500K.
3. You've got 570 and if I were you, I would spend the money to get it right. Like mentioned in prior post "to balance things right."

If you decide to buy/upgrade, you need:
  1. New Motherboad
  2. Preferably new CPU. Buy i5-2500K (unlocked not i5-2500 which is locked) and 1155 board. Right now, IMO, 2500K will give you the best bang for the buck. If you have a big budget, then go all the way to Ivy-Bridge.
  3. An aftermarket air CPU heatsink AND a Fan, so you wouldn't start fire devil.gif
  4. Good RAM sticks e.g. 8GB 1800mhz+ so that you can unleash your overclock potential. gunner.gif
  5. Better Power Supply Unit so your expensive equipment is stable and safe under load. bulb.gif


Optional:
1. New Case. Fancy. bike.gif
2. Case Fan controller. If your CPU/Case Fan doesn't come with controller, I recommend getting one because fans get pretty loud under load. If nobody cares, then you dont need it.
3. SSD and/or HD (if you don't have SATA III). Make sure they're SATA III 6.0gbs


Other note:

For gaming, Graphic Card is most important, then reasonable CPU (bottleneck), and fast SSD and HD is very helpful.
    
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post #33 of 41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681313055

That board will get you to 3.5 GHz easy with good cooling. Got my fiance to 4.0 GHz on a Q6600 G0
you can hit 3.0 GHz with stock cooling
post #34 of 41
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+1
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ should be more than fine

For a Q6600 that cooler would melt at anything higher than 1.450 vcore in the BIOS. Not literally but, I'm confident it'll have a really hard time controlling the heat a 6600 with poop out. My Mega with MX-4 and 2 Yate Loon High Speeds @ 100% (with a 38mm shroud on the push fan) can't keep the temps in hand after I use 1.50 vcore BIOS. To get bigger clocks a used TRUE, lapped and washer modded or another bigger tower cooler might be a good idea.

Plus that mobo may not be up to the task. Q6600's can be kind of stubborn and usually require some BIG voltages for higher clocks:

http://www.overclock.net/t/214785/hey-slacr-go-higher-q6600-g0-overclocking-thread/0_40

http://www.overclock.net/t/289573/my-experience-overclocking-the-q6600-a-basic-guide-walkthrough/0_40

http://www.overclock.net/t/373432/q6600-club/0_40

To keep my GTX 460 pegged in the upper 80's-99% in any BF3 multi-player server I have to run my Q6600 at at least 3.5 GHz. My main monitor is also 1440x900.

You can check the for sale section here for a used tower cooler. I've seen some seriously good deals there with some really top-notch coolers over time. Just keep in mind that your current mobo may not exactly be up to the task of getting you too far. And decent 775 stuff is getting harder and harder to find and is NOT at all priced well in most cases: 4 GB more of my current RAM would cost me 75 bucks+ shipping--for cheaper than that I can get 8 GB of DDR3 that literally runs twice as fast.

775 is dead. Period. <-- And that's coming from the cheapest guy on OCN.

Maybe time to start saving up for an i3 build or a used 2500k build....
 
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post #35 of 41
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My P5P43TD only go to 3.3ghz on q8300 :c
I only have bottleneck at GTA 4, but that games is very bad coded tongue.gif
I think if he overlcock q6600 to 3-3.5ghz it would be fine wink.gif

My board doesn't boot with anything over 415 FSB mad.gif
If the op doesn't have a board that can oc, he'd be spending a load of money on outdated hardware, best to go with something a bit newer thumb.gif
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post #36 of 41
If you could pick up a 2nd hand Rampage Formula or any good X48 board supporting DDR3 some fun can still be had with that Q6600 . tongue.gif
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post #37 of 41
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My board doesn't boot with anything over 415 FSB mad.gif
If the op doesn't have a board that can oc, he'd be spending a load of money on outdated hardware, best to go with something a bit newer thumb.gif

Yap, a 2500k + z68/z77 mobo wink.gif
post #38 of 41
Well, i managed 3,6ghz for 24/7 use with idle temperatures at 22 degrees celcius per core and no more than 56 celcius load per core in a room of 24 celcius. My setup is: Mobo: p5qdturbo,RAM xtreem group 1066mhz 4gigs, case CM HAF932, psu chieftek 750watts, 6950 shader unlocked, seagate 500gbytes 7200rpm and PROLIMATECH mega shadow with push pull configuraton(used arctic silver 5 for contact). My voltage is at 1,4V constantly and have done prime95 12 hours with no errors. Still using it for gaming but i can see some bottleneck here and there in post processing effects and other stuff in some games. Go with a 3770k and you will never regret it. Or if you are stiffer on your budget, go for an fx-8350( 8 core utilization makes this cpu shine and soon all applications and games will use 8 cores, dont believe intel fanboys).
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Well, i managed 3,6ghz for 24/7 use with idle temperatures at 22 degrees celcius per core and no more than 56 celcius load per core in a room of 24 celcius. My setup is: Mobo: p5qdturbo,RAM xtreem group 1066mhz 4gigs, case CM HAF932, psu chieftek 750watts, 6950 shader unlocked, seagate 500gbytes 7200rpm and PROLIMATECH mega shadow with push pull configuraton(used arctic silver 5 for contact). My voltage is at 1,4V constantly and have done prime95 12 hours with no errors. Still using it for gaming but i can see some bottleneck here and there in post processing effects and other stuff in some games. Go with a 3770k and you will never regret it. Or if you are stiffer on your budget, go for an fx-8350( 8 core utilization makes this cpu shine and soon all applications and games will use 8 cores, dont believe intel fanboys).
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I have the same graphics card as you and I noticed a huge performance jump (both max and min frames per second) going from an E8400 to an i7 2600K. It jumped more in the minimum frames per second rather than the maximum as my E8400 (running at 4GHz) was running my 570 just fine, it just dropped frames too much.

If you can overclock it, overclock it, but the Q6600 is a 65nm processor and I doubt it will reach anywhere near 4GHz, which is supposably where most Core 2 series processors need to be at (dual or quad) to be at that point where you're not bottlenecking GTX 560 Ti-level GPUs too much.

If I were you, I would just get an i3 2120 or such just to get it over with, LGA 1155 motherboards are EXTREMELY cheap and the i3 is a perfect replacement, it's gaming performance is superb, it stays on par with the i5 2500K and would run that GTX 570 perfectly.
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