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will I gain much?

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Thought about a new build, but be for I spend the big bucks will I gain more if any from my current PC. I was thinking in the lines of a intel 3800 or 3900 series cpu with 8 gb 1600mhz ram.. My current cpu is a i7-975@4.3 with6gb 1600 triple channel ram.

I also thought about replacing my msi 7870 with a gforce 660.

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If you mean going from i7 975 (LGA 1366) to i7 3820 or 3930k which is socket 2011. If it's only for gaming, you will gain few fps for sure. But you could wait a little more for Haswell (socket 1150 with a i7 4770k) suppose to release in Q2-2013 or wait for Ivy-Bridge E that is suppose to release in Q3-2013



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But going from HD 7870 to GTX 660 is a very useless upgrade.





I say save your cash and wait for next generations of CPU and video cards thumb.gif



Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/21/13 at 4:12pm
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Thanks for the info. If I were to just run 2 7870's would that become a bottleneck somewhere? Resolution at 1920>1080 BF3 higest settings with sweetfx.
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Originally Posted by tango bango View Post

Thanks for the info. If I were to just run 2 7870's would that become a bottleneck somewhere? Resolution at 1920>1080 BF3 higest settings with sweetfx.

you just need a single highend card to max out bf3 mp with that chip. i have a 7950 at stock and the i7 sb at 4.5 that does it maintaining 60 fps minimum.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/23/13 at 3:59am
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