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You are underestimating Nehalem. The jump from Nehalem to Sandy was pretty small in IPC, nothing like the jump from Core 2 to Nehalem. Sandy Benefits more from HT but HT doesnt really do anything for gaming. If anything sandy is only 400mhz faster so clock the 760 a extra 400mhz and it should be pretty close. Same goes for the i3. The i3 540 @ 4.0-4.4ghz would destroy even a i3 3220 at any game. Newer platform means nothing if he is getting slower equipment and dont expect him to upgrade, 1155 is just as dead as 1156 if he will not be upgrading. So may as well set him up with the best performing setup he can get his hands on. If he had access to used parts I would tell him to pick up a used 1366 system. I got my mobo and cpu from someone for $280 just as sandy was coming out, ended up being a decent clocker so I never felt the need to get something slightly better like the 2500k. Only thing sandy does really well is overclock really high, probably the only reason people upgraded from Nehalem was for the higher overclocks. Nehalem still has a faster IPC then Piledriver clock for clock, I get a 1.45 in single core on Cinebench 11.5 and thats with HT on I can turn it off and boost it up a little more if I wanted. Even a Piledriver @ 4.8ghz cant touch that, hell they have trouble getting past 1 so I would avoid getting any AMD CPU's ATM for gaming.
Really it comes down to cost if the 1156 is cheaper then go for it, those sandy i3s are not as impressive as you think. I know my bro owns a i3 3220 and even my Q9550 @ 4.0ghz over takes it in both single thread and multi thread. A i3 540 @ 4ghz would have a even higher single thread IPC then that q9550 of mine meaning more performance for most games. Really after the CPU you just need a GPU, and those 7870's are perfect for you later on. 7870 matches a GTX660ti for the most part and even exceeds it at times also tends to have a higher min FPS on most games, plus they overclock past what the GTX660ti can do considering that a 660ti cost a lot more. Time to get rid of that 6770 aye?
I have my 6770 overclocked to 980/1250 and i game at a resolution of 1366x768(18.5inch monitor). Will my 6770 suffice?
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@ that resolution yes, for now...
I'd have to get off that res though and get me a 1080p with the quickness..

and to be honest, with voltage running to that chip now (your current set-up)
I'm surprised you have blown that MSi board with it's weak VRM system.
lucky guy..
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Thought the mobos should be cheaper. Whats the cheapest mobo that supports the i3 540?
They can be had around $60 CAN used if you look around
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i3-540 @ 4.xx over the i3-3220 (3.3GHz) I can see that....
but the 760 doesn't stand a chance against the 2500K, especially when the K=unlocked and the 760 is not.
so no matter how high you clock the 760 the 2500K will still clock higher.
that is what I'm really getting at and one of the reasons why I went from 760 to 2500K.
reading your post again @ DzillaXx makes me miss my E8400 and my old Q9505s..
those were the days..
The whole point of the thread is the i3-540 vs the i3 sandy bridge series, not i5 760 vs the 2500k
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@ that resolution yes, for now...
I'd have to get off that res though and get me a 1080p with the quickness..
and to be honest, with voltage running to that chip now (your current set-up)
I'm surprised you have blown that MSi board with it's weak VRM system.
lucky guy..
The mobo supports upto 95TDP and after overclocking the x2 to 4Ghz at 1.55v it pulls 95TDP so that's my only assurity. Plus my core temps never exceed 41c while gaming with the chip at 100% load.
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i3-540 @ 4.xx over the i3-3220 (3.3GHz) I can see that....
but the 760 doesn't stand a chance against the 2500K, especially when the K=unlocked and the 760 is not.
so no matter how high you clock the 760 the 2500K will still clock higher.
that is what I'm really getting at and one of the reasons why I went from 760 to 2500K.
reading your post again @ DzillaXx makes me miss my E8400 and my old Q9505s..
those were the days..
The whole point of the thread is the i3-540 vs the i3 sandy bridge series, not i5 760 vs the 2500k
true but it did go off course for a moment.
and I still say the 1155 is a better buy then the 1156..
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