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^ Ya, I hear you...and agree. That upgrade bug was just itching...I blame microcenter smile.gif
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No 2500's at any of the 3 MC's within 2 hours of me. Decided to grab the asrock/3570k combo for $260 + tax (chip is $220 by itself from newegg). Also picked up 16g of 2133 gskill memory from the egg for 85 shipped earlier this week. Should be a nice improvement over the old set-up...or at least I hope.

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TBH you shouldnt change your CPU until you notice some severe bottleneck. I know everybody here will tell you to upgrade now (this is OCN, remember), but I personally enjoy the extra money in my bank account more than a better score in some benchmarks.

My 5.2ghz 3770k Bottlenecks my 2 gtx 680s in 2 games i know of.
    
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Nice 03threefiftyz, im jealous...of your new rig and your proximity to three microcenters. i fing love that place!

What games Hokies83?
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Nice 03threefiftyz, im jealous...of your new rig and your proximity to three microcenters. i fing love that place!
What games Hokies83?

Max Payne 3

Borderlands 2.
    
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My 5.2ghz 3770k Bottlenecks my 2 gtx 680s in 2 games i know of.


You missed the point where I said «notice» biggrin.gif
Just kidding.

How somebody will perceive a bottleneck is very personal. Since you are falling into the enthusiast category., you're most likely annoyed that your CPU cant push your two 680s to their limit.
I personally dont mind if my CPU bottleneck my card in the 70-80 fps range. As long as it's over 50-60 i'm fine. It really depend on one's point of view.


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Max Payne 3
Borderlands 2.

Max Payne 3? Wouldnt that be due to bad optimization? (Rockstar are notorious for their ports.)
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You missed the point where I said «notice» biggrin.gif
Just kidding.
How somebody will perceive a bottleneck is very personal. Since you are falling into the enthusiast category., you're most likely annoyed that your CPU cant push your two 680s to their limit.
I personally dont mind if my CPU bottleneck my card in the 70-80 fps range. As long as it's over 50-60 i'm fine. It really depend on one's point of view.

Max Payne 3 is skipping along at 40fps.

Borderlands 2 if i stand still and look at a wall i can hold 120fps.. soon as i move it drops to 80fps..
I consider anything under 120Fps poor performance ...
    
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if uk had a mc and the chips were pound equivalent to $99 so around £60 i would get 5+ and bin the for the best one and sell the rest for $120 on ebay
I should game.
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Max Payne 3 is skipping along at 40fps.
Borderlands 2 if i stand still and look at a wall i can hold 120fps.. soon as i move it drops to 80fps..
I consider anything under 120Fps poor performance ...

That's why I try to stay away from 120hz monitor. redface.gif


Nice rig, by the way.thumb.gif
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That's why I try to stay away from 120hz monitor. redface.gif
Nice rig, by the way.thumb.gif

You can buy the cpu/mb in April when i step up to Haswell if you like wink.gif
    
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