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This is what im currently running:
AMD 965 BE @ 3.8ghz ( i cant find a higher clock thats stable with my current setup)
Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Corsair 8gb ram
some cheap zalman heatsink tongue.gif
Corsair 600 GS psu


My issues:
Trying to stream league of legends. I started with xsplit, running things "ok". Could do 720/1080 resolutions @30 fps, my connection can handle it, although my ingame fps suffered, especially in high action, or quick cam movements. Ive changed streaming programs and pick up another 40~ fps, since it uses alot less system resources then xsplit.

I was debating upgrading my cpu, thinking a stronger cpu would alleviate system workload issues and give me a higher ingame fps. ( I see people running 3930k's at 175+ fps)

So my choices I was thinking.

Sticking with amd (<3) and going to a 8350, possibly water cooling in the future if OC it would yield any real gains in what Im doing.

or going to the darkside, and getting a 3770k, which would require a new mobo.

with either of these I was going to upgrade my psu to a OCZ ZX 1250, sense i might end up running another 7870 xfire.


What should I do? I couldnt find anything telling me what benchmarks would be a useful comparison for what Im doing, since im a novice in all this.
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For the record, 7870 Crossfire only needs like 650-700w, they burn almost nothing. Even with a high OC on a FX chip beside them.

I would think both a 8350 and 3770k would give you what you need, especially after overclock. The 3770k will give you better performance almost completely across the board, but you have to pay for it.
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Well I was going to upgrade my psu because when looking up some info i read that i would probably need a better psu because of the jump in consumption from 95 to 125 and also xfire info what i was planning suggested a 700~ psu, and if i plan on going water cooling, the extra power would be nice, and the psu i was looking into is not a bad price

i would love nothing more then to get a 8350 if its going to run what i need to, with a high ingame fps, i honestly do nothing else with this computer
Edited by 4saknhero - 12/22/12 at 5:22am
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For the record, 7870 Crossfire only needs like 650-700w, they burn almost nothing. Even with a high OC on a FX chip beside them.
I would think both a 8350 and 3770k would give you what you need, especially after overclock. The 3770k will give you better performance almost completely across the board, but you have to pay for it.

That's pretty accurate. I use Xsplit too, my problem is absolutely terrible upstream bandwidth, but using max level compression in Xsplit, I can still crank out 720p at 15fps.

The only thing holding that back is the fact that I can't use Xsplits built-in screen capture and all of the 3rd party ones I've tried can't seem to feed Xsplit fast enough in certain situations.
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well i just got done running some tests, 720p@30fps, was fine ingame fps 70-130, with no stutters etc, so maybe the first time the things i had going in chrome ate up a little too much cpu, but just running my streaming program+the game+skype, things are fine, and I may not need to upgrade
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I would still consider upgrading, if you're concerned that running your web browser is going to adversely affect your performance, it's probably a good time to upgrade. Like KyadCK said, an FX-8350 or an i7 3770k would definitely handle it with ease.

I noticed your run your 965 at 3.8, is it a C2 stepping chip? If I remember correctly that was about as fast as the C2s got. I had a 945 I bus clocked up to about there. Since you mentioned that was as fast as you could get it stable, I figured I'd ask.
post #7 of 27
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well if I jumped up to a 8350 would a new psu be needed?

and I honestly dont know what a C2 stepping chip is. I couldnt figure out why I couldnt go higher then 3.8 stable, The amd overdrive autoclock gets it to 4-4.1, but its far from stable, any kind of real workload blue screens it, so i just stuck with me clock. I can never tell what my core temp is, amd overdrive says 12 celcius all day which has to be wrong, and no other programs ive found work.
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well if I jumped up to a 8350 would a new psu be needed?

If you want both to overclock the 8350 and have crossfire 7870s, then ya, probably.
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What sort of cpu benchmarks accurately measure streaming ability?
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Never looked for one personally. I would imagine maybe an x264 encoding/compression bench?
Edited by m0bius - 12/23/12 at 6:36am
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