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I've been thinking about getting an i5 setup for a while now, as i need a LARGE jump in power. Would a 1090t suffice?

or

Should i sell my current cpu + mobo and go intel? Could i get a good intel + mobo setup for under $250?
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post #2 of 21
Yes, but is there any point in moving to Intel, be a bit of a waste. 1090T is a good chip, overclock it is the best option.
post #3 of 21
i would just put a 960T on the board and wait for piledriver or haswell. that board is better than mine. and your cooler is sufficient to achieve at least 4GHz as a quad or as a hex (if it unlocks).

but then again, the prices of i5 and BD are falling.

EDIT: OP of this thread has the same mobo as yours . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1255374/quest-for-overclocking-the-960t#post_17205535
Edited by rdr09 - 5/10/12 at 2:53pm
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I vote for 960T and wait until fall..
 
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post #5 of 21
sell cpu + mobo and get z77+i5 3570k+Corsair H80

or change cpu to 960+ and a better GPU selling ur VGA(HD 7850 HIS/480GTX/HD 69502gb/570 or unlocked HD 6950)
Edited by PontiacGTX - 5/10/12 at 11:12am
post #6 of 21
well the cost of a I5 and a cheep board would be about 250.00 and your not going to get more of a performance boost over going with a 1090T or a 960T and over clocking it as far as you can on the board you have you have about the same level of performance with eatherprice wise the 960 is the cheepist next would be the 1090T then the most would be the Intel path all will performe at the same level
post #7 of 21
right now if i was going to get a new cpu id go intel.i like ivy bridge a lot i love my amd to
post #8 of 21
It really depends on what you're looking to do. Video encoding, gaming? A 960 + a 6870 or similar should have no issues on most games @ 1080p on high.
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Originally Posted by NateST View Post

It really depends on what you're looking to do. Video encoding, gaming? A 960 + a 6870 or similar should have no issues on most games @ 1080p on high.


I game and use internet apps, watch movies on this PC. Bout it.
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post #10 of 21
i agree for what you want a 960T should do nicely.. if you want to go intel wait a year for the next tock and go with a haswell and lga1150 socket mobo.. smile.gif
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