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Hello all, just looking for some advice.
I have a i7-870 was thinking about upgrading to a new ivy bridge. I do a lot of gaming on one screen. Any suggestions? think I should upgrade?
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Hello all, just looking for some advice.
I have a i7-870 was thinking about upgrading to a new ivy bridge. I do a lot of gaming on one screen. Any suggestions? think I should upgrade?

no my friend you don't need to upgrade, your i7 870 cpu is more then enough for gaming as it is. the only thing i see for you to upgrade is your gpu that will give you more fps, just wait for haswell from intel then you upgrage your cpu. as of now ur i7 870 is boss and dat Ninja thumb.gif
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670 ftw is pretty good, think I should go sli? hmmmmm tempting, think my psu is good enough for sli?
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More than good enough for SLI.

Overclocking the CPU to around 4ghz or 3.6 at least might be a good idea though. thumb.gif
 
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post #5 of 5
What resolution is your monitor? For a single 1080p 60hz screen 670 SLI isn't really necessary. If you upgraded your CPU, you would notice the biggest improvement in benchmarks, but that's about it, gaming performance would improve don't get me wrong, but it's not going to be a drastic improvement. I just sold my i7 860 a few months back, that was when I was using a 670 FTW, and I didn't notice much difference switching to a 2600k. I got the 2600k for moar PPD though.
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