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post #11 of 32
There was a good one floating around that was benchmark for Skyrim that was CPU oriented. If someone has a link it'd be helpful. I'd actually like to see it again myself.
post #12 of 32
I prefer X79 mobos and I7 3930 -> no need for OC and new GPU's runs flawless. there is no game which can warm up this baby on stock whistle.gif
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post #13 of 32
Look, let me just state this. I bought a quad core back in the day when everyone else said DONT BUY ONE YOU WILL NEVER USE THE EXTRA TWO CORES!!!

--- Now... you can't be caught playing a video game let alone a possible SLI configuration with 680s... on a dual core... you'll choke that machine to death.

Here is something you need to consider. TOOOOOOO many people look at today's benchmarks verses tomorrows. IF you want a computer that is going to last you 3-4 years with the POSSIBILITY of being able to play higher end games with 2-3 video cards. A quad core is just not going to cut it. With that, you will end up paying the bill for it when you decide the norm will be 6 cores. People keep saying oh you'll never see a FPS difference in games. The simple truth is you will, maybe not today, but you will.

The major example i can give is with BF3... Before with my x58 series i7920 @ 4.0 with my two gtx 680s to a x79 build, i got an easy +15 fps to my low end and an EASY +40 fps gain on the high end. Now people will complain well show me the proof. People dont realize that these higher end games are going to allow for the enthusiasts (more than 4 cores) to take advantage of the broader gaming aspect of putting in a lot of money in to their systems. THIS IS HAPPENING and people kind of stick their head in the sand and say no its not. For what its worth, it's expensive now... and cheap tomorrow. The real question is, do you want to spend a lot now and have it, or wait and pay for it later to save the money..
post #14 of 32
AH on the point of clarification of BF3 gaining frames, someone said it earlier, basically games coming out now are become both CPU and GPU demanding... so is the upgrade worth it? IMHO yes, and every penny of it, especially when newegg just put a 72 hour deal on the 3930k
post #15 of 32
Get atleast a 3770k.


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post #16 of 32
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There is no difference in performance between the 3930k and 3770k for gaming. The 3770k might possibly edge out the 3930k or vice versa depending on the game, but if there is a difference it will be a miniscule one. Quad vs dual channel makes zero difference for gaming as well.
Possibly if you went quad sli with 4 separate cards I would choose the 3930k, but that is about the only senario. And that has more to do with the platform as x79 has more pcie lanes.

This is simply just wrong, test after test shows more than 2 cards shows a HUGE performance gain over the non E setups.
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Get atleast a 3770k.
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That's the ones I was talking about! Thanks!
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That's the ones I was talking about! Thanks!
It say DirectX 9 ??? lets get serious thumb.gif
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post #19 of 32
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After doing some more reading, I think I'm gonna go with the 3930K. I found some extra cash, and can afford it, so I guess the new question is "why not?" If I can afford it, it will help future proof the system, and there is real information showing up that I might even get a few extra frames in my games. Thanks for all the help!
post #20 of 32
Dont forget To get a good cooler for it.You wont be sorry.Its an excellent processor.
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