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I have been a user of AMD for years. I recently ran into a bottleneck http://www.overclock.net/t/1421974/6950-crossfire-issues/0_50 and have decided to make the switch. I bought a lightly used ASUS P8Z77-VLK paired with an Intel Core i5 3570k for $185 shipped. My ram is made for Intel and can run at 1866mhz via XMP. I was thinking of overclocking the i5 when I can replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket air or liquid cooler. Will this switch be like night and day difference from my current setup as far as gaming goes? Thoughts? biggrin.gif
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I wouldn't say its night and day, but you will maximize those videocard of yours. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by xnuw View Post

I wouldn't say its night and day, but you will maximize those videocard of yours. tongue.gif

I will be sure to run some benches/games before and after. I hope to see a nice fps improvement in games thumb.gif
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After a 2 day troubleshoot that ended up being AVG 2013 conflicting with sysprep, and me having to do a full system restore to a few weeks ago, I finally got everything up and running. I easily clocked the viper 3 to 1866mhz via XMP and I notice a huge difference in games especially BF3. Making the switch from AMD also bumped up my WEI Score biggrin.gif

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I made the switch too. I see a big difference in the game WOW. I haven't has time to see it test my other games yet..
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I made the switch too. I see a big difference in the game WOW. I haven't has time to see it test my other games yet..

Hell yeah! Intel FTW thumb.gif
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