Originally Posted by jason387
Yes but I was talking about the bench you put up. When Anti-aliasing is OFF the load falls on the CPU but if it's maxed out the load is on the GPU and thus, NO BOTTLENECK!
Resource please, that proves this.
Almost every benchmark they do turns off AA because it actually will put less of a load on the GPU, and make it a more even playing field for the CPU because it will eliminate any bottleneck possibilities. As you can see with every triple A title benchmark being done, that shows with old processors being used (from 955 even to a 980BE) that you will have some sort of bottleneck with these older CPU's who cant handle the the CPU power side of the games. That's why they turn off AA...
Originally Posted by RX7-2nr
There are many 920s for around $100, lots of x58 motherboards for around the same. A good deal on a 920 CPU and MB would be around $150. A used 2500k alone costs that much. You could easily
find a 920 CPU/MB combo for $200, which is still less than any good 1155 setup unless you go with a crap motherboard.
Take a look on ebay for the prices. There are 920s on there right now for $80-100, as well as multiple x58 motherboards from Gigabyte, ASUS, and EVGA for $75-100.
It just depends on how much money he wants to spend, which he also cannot make his mind up about. First it was $300, now its 500. First he wanted a CPU now hes thinking about a GPU instead. OP needs to make his mind up EXACTLY, then people can help with suggestions.
He doesn't live in America, did you see the prices for anything Australian? That's my point, he needs to find a deal in his country for it to be worthwhile. Otherwise he will just be spending just as much as 1155. He can't make up his mind because everyone in this thread is contradicting one another...
Originally Posted by DaveLT
To reinforce my point i have seen someone selling a x58 rig for 250$
i7 930, X58 Sabertooth, 4850x2, 750W Thermaltake Toughpower, 12GB 1333 RAM, PC-7nwx ... all that for $250. WOW
I'm sure you have, and while this is a great deal. This was probably somewhere where buying computer or electronics is relatively easy and not overpriced unlike in Australia.
I think that's a pretty solid deal, considering you will be totaling only $125. The D14 should be more than capable of taking that 920 far.