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  • 83% (25)
    Yes
  • 16% (5)
    No
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post #31 of 32
I would say the real gaming performance in terms of fps will differ very little in many games between any kind of clocked i5 (sandy, ivy, haswell), i7 (sandy, ivy, haswell), i7 (980x, 990x) and i7 (sandy-e, ivy-e) using 1 mid to high end GPU. How ever using multiple GPUs playing games that support 8 cores like bf3, bf4 etc. then you will benefit from a hexa core intel it seems.

I agree its funny that you get better performance with the 980x compared to the i5 4670k because LOL as far as I know only support 1 core, just like WOT. If im not wrong the i5 4670k has very strong individual cores, much stronger then any i7 hexa. Unless higher cache = higher fps.
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Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB Samsung 840 250GB Crucial MX100 256GB Alphacool Eisblock XPX 
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post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

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Judging by your sig rig, I'd just get a Xeon X5470, socket mod your 965p-DS3, and upgrade GPU (if you need it). Maybe put a SSD in there. Would be super cheap, easy to do, and would give you i5 level performance for next to nothing.

This is currently looking very promising. Decided to pass on the Alien. Thanks to all for your help!
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