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If you're near a Microcenter, you should be getting the 3570K/Z77 deal, without blinking an eye!!!!

3570 for $189 and $50 off any Z77 right now. It's really a no-brainer, the IB will absolutely destroy any AMD offering even if you only mildly OC it.

I have two 3570K setups and they are both incredible machines even at a completely modest 4.0GHz turbo OC.

The Gigabyte Z77X UD3H is a great pricepoint for that deal and I'm really happy with that board.

my 150 dollar FX 8350 would like to have a word with you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-8.html
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post #32 of 49
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Hate to break it to you, But, 2 core 2 duos strapped together with super glue isn't more of a quad core then an actual quad core, Despite how you think Fact is the FX series are true quad, Hex and octo cores, There is no "hyper therading" or fake cores, Or anything similar to that nature.



And as for above, I already described some of the problems in my edited post.

So each thread has its own FPU module and that means its a true quad?. For a true quad those 4xxx series are sure performing great.
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Hate to break it to you, But, 2 core 2 duos strapped together with super glue isn't more of a quad core then an actual quad core, Despite how you think Fact is the FX series are true quad, Hex and octo cores, There is no "hyper therading" or fake cores, Or anything similar to that nature.



And as for above, I already described some of the problems in my edited post.

So each thread has its own FPU module and that means its a true quad?. For a true quad those 4xxx series are sure performing great.[/quote]
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-8.html

Yes they are kicking ass in a real multi threaded game that is similar to how the Newer games will be coming out, How about dem coarz?


Couldn't be bothered hunting down FX 4xxxx series, But that there shows the 150-180 dollar Fx 8350 against the beloved 3550
Edited by Rayleyne - 3/5/13 at 5:37am
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my 150 dollar FX 8350 would like to have a word with you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-8.html

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post #35 of 49
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anyway i'm done here, Myths debunked, core 2 duos defamed, Live on FX and bring on haswell, OP just go out get a current gen midrange APU keep the rest of your stuff, Get a cheapy board and some cheapy ram.
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post #36 of 49
If your budget is $200 why not use that $200 to get your computer fixed. Find a GOOD repair shop, like where I work, mostly smaller shops rather than Geek Squad, and have them fix your rig.
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Lol he seriously thinks he's making an argument for him self. Here we have a game thats designed for multi thread that gets better min fps on a 4 thread i5 and only wins by
.3 fps on the avg?

Lol not a very good argument my friend.
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my 150 dollar FX 8350 would like to have a word with you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451-8.html
it has 8 cores tyou would hope it doesnt get beaten by the 3570k quad... actually it rarely beats it in gaming...


btw we way off topic, just fresh install and see how you go that C2Q is fine...
just used some spare parts and built a pc for my sis,
Q6600 C2Q @3.0
8Gb DDR2 800mhz RAM
550Ti
500Gb WD blue HDD
with same res as you,
i installed windows 8 and that pc is no slouch, i gave it a good workout before hand, and it handled crysis 2 on med, homefront on med fine, your pc is fine, mass effect 2 and some others.
reinstall windows
if problems persist do some trouble shooting we here are happy to help smile.gif just dont want you to waste the 2000 if you dont need to, but if you still wanna spennd it after reformatting, maybe upgrade to ssd, faster RAM new cooling etc... goodluck
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post #39 of 49
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First would be to put the money aside and add to it when you can, keep yourself from spending it and when you have something closer to $800/$1000 then you can start looking at buying new parts. With the next gen of CPU's right around the corner you may get lucky enough to see a drop in Ivy Bridge chips if not new then in the used market. But if you've made it 5 years then you can make it 6, just start saving.

THIS!

That is why I wouldn't put a single penny more into it. Not for a case, fans, or even an SSD. Just take the $200 and set it aside for the start of a really good system. With a little luck, you are near a Microcenter and can catch a deal on a 3570K and motherboard combo (I actually just picked up a 3570K and GA-Z77Z-UD2H motherboard and got the $50 combo discount this past weekend).

So my suggestion is to backup, reformat, save, and then spend wisely.
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it has 8 cores tyou would hope it doesnt get beaten by the 3570k quad... actually it rarely beats it in gaming...

If you notice in his own article the 8350 gets 21 min fps, while the 3570k gets 31min fps.

31 payable 21 not

Also avg fps is only .3 higher. That gain for a 10fps dip in the min?

I dont see how thats better.
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