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post #11 of 97
I would say for gaming i5 3570K anything more like video/photo editing and folding AMD 8350 (cheap side) or i7 3770k (more pricey)
post #12 of 97
you really can't beat a 3570K for value and performance right now, especially if you're near a Microcenter since right now they have the $50 off Z77 deal. If you're not near one, I'd still look 3570K.

I have a Z77X UD3H and a P8Z77 V LK and I prefer the Gigabyte board in that pricepoint.
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post #13 of 97
3770k for your setup, if you are looking go sli 680 /780 down the road the pci-e 3.0 will help out quite a bit. Anything less than a Quad w/ HT, Hex, or Octa is pointless for your needs. Don't go i5 at all, not worth it for what you want to do.

A 2600/2700k is fine except they don't support pci-e 3.0, so they definitely aren't worth it these days.
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so you want a mother board a gpu and a cpu coupled with 8gb ram right? give us a budget for the parts so its easier to suggest you some options
     
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*TOPIC*

Got a Q9550 E0 LGA775 and want to at least get into the iCore and FX Series, maybe not $1000+ CPU's but a Good Bang for Buck CPU.


I will need a CPU, RAM and Mobo Recommendations.

I just want Performance that will blow the doors off my 775 setup and be FAST for years to come, also be able to keep up with a GTX 680/780 SLI combo as well.


Let the Post War Begin! Thanks!


*NEED LINKS AND PRICES PLEASE!* eBay, OCN and Newegg are what i prefer, i live in the USA.

I also FOLD, so a HT and Quad/Hex would come in handy...

How many years are you talking about? If its as long as you've used your C2Q, you should really consider getting sth that has more than 4 cores.

Gaming-wise, a 3570K is the best bang for buck CPU right now. But it has only four cores. With both the new consoles having an octa-core CPU, games will probably start utilizing more cores than four. Not to mention games well-optimized for PCs. Crysis 3 is a very good example in this case.

Also, I don't know anything about folding, but if it can utilize more cores, then its all the more reason to get sth with more cores.

Why I'm against getting an LGA1155 CPU : i) low number of cores, ii) dead socket provides you with no upgrade options should you want to get sth with more cores.

Why you should get an LGA2011 CPU : i) higher number of cores, ii) socket hopefully won't die anytime soon (knock on wood) iii) if Intel does eventually release octa-cores, they would probably be on socket LGA2011, provided they do not introduce a new socket

Get a 3930K. When (or if) you need to, you can upgrade to an Ivy-E or Haswell-E when they come out. It would mean losing per-core performance compared to LGA1155 CPUs, but the extra cores I think are more important in your case.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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I guess to some up all these wonderful replies.

I need more then 4 cores so a 2600K has 8 "cores", i need at least 8GB of RAM, the 3.0 PCI-E does not give notable performance increase short of 3 way SLI Titans lol

So would a 3570 or 3770K would be good? I don't need to be on the Edge like i said, just want a CHEAP but GOOD upgrade from my 775 socket.

Under $400 as a Budget. That includes CPU, RAM, Mobo. My PSU is good and i wouldn't mind another 580, so a SLI Mobo is a must.

So...Z77/Z68 2600K or 3770K X79 and 8GB RAM and SLI Mobo.

OR

FX- 65xx/85xx, 990X Mobo (right?) and 8GB RAM, plus SLI Mobo (990?)

So i think a 2600K, Z68 and 8GB RAM, about $400... But if the 3770K or 6-8 AMD is a better and better Bang to Buck ratio then that works too.

Thanks.
 
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post #17 of 97
STOP WITH THE SANDY BRIDGE!!

For i7, there is the 3770k

i5, 3570k

There is no reason to get sandy bridge. Also if you are going the i7 route, I would get the 3820 and an X79 motherboard for the added pcie lanes, so you get better performance with SLI/Xfire.
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post #18 of 97
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I guess to some up all these wonderful replies.

I need more then 4 cores so a 2600K has 8 "cores", i need at least 8GB of RAM, the 3.0 PCI-E does not give notable performance increase short of 3 way SLI Titans lol

So would a 3570 or 3770K would be good? I don't need to be on the Edge like i said, just want a CHEAP but GOOD upgrade from my 775 socket.

Under $400 as a Budget. That includes CPU, RAM, Mobo. My PSU is good and i wouldn't mind another 580, so a SLI Mobo is a must.

So...Z77/Z68 2600K or 3770K X79 and 8GB RAM and SLI Mobo.

OR

FX- 65xx/85xx, 990X Mobo (right?) and 8GB RAM, plus SLI Mobo (990?)

So i think a 2600K, Z68 and 8GB RAM, about $400... But if the 3770K or 6-8 AMD is a better and better Bang to Buck ratio then that works too.

Thanks.

1) 2600K has only four cores
2) If you want cheap, then forget about LGA2011. Get sth LGA1155
3) If you want an LGA1155 CPU (2600K, 3570K, 3770K etc), then the 3770K is the best option for you
4) I'm pretty sure that when you upgrade your GPU, you wont want another 580 to SLI since there will be much newer cards with newer features and more power efficiency
5) 3770K goes with a Z77 mobo, not an X79 one
6) If you are considering AMD, the 8350 is the best you can get right now. But I dont know if AMD is worth your money or if it can even provide the performance you are looking for
7) As per newegg, 8350 is $199 whereas 3570K is $229 and the 3770K is $329. Gaming-wise, 8350 performs similar to these Intel CPUs. So AMD is obviously the cheaper option here.

So...
Intel : Z77 mobo + 3770K
AMD : 990X mobo + 8350

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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You can't beat amd 8350 for price per performance, clock for clock they lose by very little to an 3570k in gaming but let's not forget they will clock higher with less effort than a 3570k, if you live near a microcentre then sure 3770k is the way to go.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post

I guess to some up all these wonderful replies.

I need more then 4 cores so a 2600K has 8 "cores", i need at least 8GB of RAM, the 3.0 PCI-E does not give notable performance increase short of 3 way SLI Titans lol

So would a 3570 or 3770K would be good? I don't need to be on the Edge like i said, just want a CHEAP but GOOD upgrade from my 775 socket.

Under $400 as a Budget. That includes CPU, RAM, Mobo. My PSU is good and i wouldn't mind another 580, so a SLI Mobo is a must.

So...Z77/Z68 2600K or 3770K X79 and 8GB RAM and SLI Mobo.

OR

FX- 65xx/85xx, 990X Mobo (right?) and 8GB RAM, plus SLI Mobo (990?)

So i think a 2600K, Z68 and 8GB RAM, about $400... But if the 3770K or 6-8 AMD is a better and better Bang to Buck ratio then that works too.

Thanks.

1) 2600K has only four cores
2) If you want cheap, then forget about LGA2011. Get sth LGA1155
3) If you want an LGA1155 CPU (2600K, 3570K, 3770K etc), then the 3770K is the best option for you
4) I'm pretty sure that when you upgrade your GPU, you wont want another 580 to SLI since there will be much newer cards with newer features and more power efficiency
5) 3770K goes with a Z77 mobo, not an X79 one
6) If you are considering AMD, the 8350 is the best you can get right now. But I dont know if AMD is worth your money or if it can even provide the performance you are looking for
7) As per newegg, 8350 is $199 whereas 3570K is $229 and the 3770K is $329. Gaming-wise, 8350 performs similar to these Intel CPUs. So AMD is obviously the cheaper option here.

So...
Intel : Z77 mobo + 3770K
AMD : 990X mobo + 8350

Hope this helps! thumb.gif

That pretty much is the way i wanted to be answered lol So Thanks.

1) It's 4 cores with HT or 8 total, which is good for Some games and FOLDING
4) 2 580's beat a 680 and are up there with the 690 when OCed. So a $200 580 beats a $450 GTX680.
5) My bad lol
7) eBay i hope, will have the 3770K or 3950K cheaper then $329.

So lets go with those 2...

Whats a good Z77 Mobo for 3770K at 4-5Ghz? Whats a good 990X Mobo for 8350 4-5Ghz? Both need SLI/CF. Thanks! smile.gif
 
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Corsair H100i Pull x2 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit SP2 Vizio 40" 1920x1080 60/120Hz TV/Monitor Dell SX2210 DVI 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard  Corsair Professional Series HX850W Rosewill Thor V2 Black/White L.E. Full Tower Case Logitech Ball Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
What Pad? >_< Logitech Z4 2.1 Stereo System  
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Intel Q6600 @ ~3Ghz MSI 775 Aftermarket Mobo Nvida GTX 770 LE 2GB @ ~1,300+ 2x2GB (4GB) 800Mhz DDR2 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 160GB DVD/CD Writer/Burner Cooler Master 92mm Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Basic 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 18" LCD DVI Dell QWERTY Corsair CX500 500W PSU Spartan Series 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Dell Laser N/A Internal Speaker 240mm Fan to Cool GPU 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Dell T7400 Dual Xeon Nvidia Quadro 290 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Samsung ECC RAM DDR2 800Mhz Seagate Barrcuda 500GB 7,200RPM (OS) DVD/CD Writer/Burner Dual Intel Xeon Heatsinks w/ 200mm Delta Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Dell Precision 18" LCD DVI  Dell Precision 104 QWERTY Dell/Delta 850W Dual Rail PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dell Precision T7400 Server Case  Dell Precision Laser N/A Internal Speaker 
Other
Linksys Gigabit Ehternet Card 
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Intel i7 5820K @ (Not Stock) ASUS X99-A Nvidia EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE @ 2,000+ Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200Mhz (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX100 128GB SATA III SSD (OS) Western Digital 2TB SATA III (Data) Crucial MX300 275GB SATA III SSD (Game) LG SATA Light-Scribe DVD+/-RW Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Pull x2 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit SP2 Vizio 40" 1920x1080 60/120Hz TV/Monitor Dell SX2210 DVI 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard  Corsair Professional Series HX850W Rosewill Thor V2 Black/White L.E. Full Tower Case Logitech Ball Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
What Pad? >_< Logitech Z4 2.1 Stereo System  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ ~3Ghz MSI 775 Aftermarket Mobo Nvida GTX 770 LE 2GB @ ~1,300+ 2x2GB (4GB) 800Mhz DDR2 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 160GB DVD/CD Writer/Burner Cooler Master 92mm Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Basic 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 18" LCD DVI Dell QWERTY Corsair CX500 500W PSU Spartan Series 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Dell Laser N/A Internal Speaker 240mm Fan to Cool GPU 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Dell T7400 Dual Xeon Nvidia Quadro 290 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Samsung ECC RAM DDR2 800Mhz Seagate Barrcuda 500GB 7,200RPM (OS) DVD/CD Writer/Burner Dual Intel Xeon Heatsinks w/ 200mm Delta Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Dell Precision 18" LCD DVI  Dell Precision 104 QWERTY Dell/Delta 850W Dual Rail PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dell Precision T7400 Server Case  Dell Precision Laser N/A Internal Speaker 
Other
Linksys Gigabit Ehternet Card 
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