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Poll Results: phenom II x4 955 to i3 2100/2120

 
  • 54% (12)
    yup
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    nope. keep it
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post #31 of 54
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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

No, but you CAN underclock it. and if you like the AHCI functions, z68 is the way to go!

seems like it doesn't make sense to cash out more money for this pc. thanks smile.gif
 
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seems like it doesn't make sense to cash out more money for this pc. thanks smile.gif

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Pointless move even going for the i5. Its HTPC after all.
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post #34 of 54
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i have a question. If I bought a cheap z68 board what would be the difference from a cheap h61? can I overclock the i5 2400 a little even though it's locked?


If you get a z68 you might as well get a 3500k. Almost no more expensive, and better in every way.

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post #35 of 54
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If you get a z68 you might as well get a 3500k. Almost no more expensive, and better in every way.

this is just my htpc. the whole point is me upgrading without spending much. im just gonna stick with a cheap h61 board and a used i5 2400. from where im from you cant find used i5 2500k with cheap prices. I guess people with locked processors are selling their cpu's really cheap to get an unlocked one
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Pointless move even going for the i5. Its HTPC after all.

it's fairly powerful htpc with a gtx 670 though. I do play games with it obviously I really do feel the bottleneck esp with two threaded games. heck I can't even get constant high frame rates on games like dota 2 and a cousin of mine with an i3 2100 with a cheap graphics card ran much smoother. I'm gonna spend less than 15 USD for the whole upgrade (h61 + i5 2400 + 2x2gb 1333 CL7 kit) so why not?
Edited by jprovido - 11/8/12 at 5:10pm
 
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post #36 of 54
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this is just my htpc. the whole point is me upgrading without spending much. im just gonna stick with a cheap h61 board and a used i5 2400. from where im from you cant find used i5 2500k with cheap prices. I guess people with locked processors are selling their cpu's really cheap to get an unlocked one
it's fairly powerful htpc with a gtx 670 though. I do play games with it obviously I really do feel the bottleneck esp with two threaded games. heck I can't even get constant high frame rates on games like dota 2 and a cousin of mine with an i3 2100 with a cheap graphics card ran much smoother. I'm gonna spend less than 15 USD for the whole upgrade (h61 + i5 2400 + 2x2gb 1333 CL7 kit) so why not?

You had problems with Dota 2? I play fine with 3870K which is slower then PII 955. No drops under 60fps with HD 7970.
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post #37 of 54
I have a somehow similar situation as OP, if you guys have time kindly give me advice on this thread too http://www.overclock.net/t/1324586/kindly-advice-on-my-upgrade-options

Hope you don't mind if i'm redirecting to another thread. i'm assuming it's impolite to re-post my queries here when a thread for that has already been created.

Any suggestion/comments are appreciated! thanks biggrin.gif
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last question before I go out and buy my components. like what I said above I plan on getting the a h61 board. I know the multiplier is locked so I can't OC. can I overclock by different means like adjusting the base clock? even a measly 100mhz bump would be good
 
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basically If I sell my phenom II x4 955 c2 + am2+ board + 2x2gb DDR2 memory it would be enough to buy a used i3 2100 + cheap h61 board + 4gb ddr3 kit. should I go for it? I will only use this as a htpc/gaming pc. I want to lessen my bottleneck a bit ( I have a gtx 670 on this htpc check sig for additional info) seeing I wouldn't spend anything at all I figured why not. should I go for it?

I own both a phenom ii and a i3 2100. While the i3 have good single threaded performance I can confirm you that the phenom ii really does feel smoother in general, especially during the startup.


EDIT : You can overclock the i3 by changing the FSB, but dont expect much.

post #40 of 54
I voted yay.
a)c2 sux
b)i3 sb has good ipc..don't expect to be able to run gta4/arma2 smoothly, though.
h61 doesn't OC anything..well..it jammed sb and IB up to 3.7..i think

Biostar h61 mgc for h61 mobo ..well worth it

also..http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 would be better
might could swing low-end z68 board? idk..z68=higher mem bandwidth.
Edited by Schmuckley - 11/8/12 at 7:18pm
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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