Originally Posted by Halo_003
Quick question, do you guys think I'd have a negative impact during gaming/3D rendering by making this move? (specifically related to CPU, I know changing the GPU will make differences)
i7 3820 @ 4.4GHz 1.3V
2x4GB 2400MHz TridentX
GTX 580 3GB
X5670 @ 4.3-4.6(?)
Gigabyte X58A-OC (have sitting unused)
GTX 580 3GB --> RX 480 8GB
I would think it should have very little detrimental impact in games. Am I wrong?
I don't think you're wrong, but...
Just some food for thought. If it were me and I only need one system.
I would sell the Gigabyte board while it still is worth some money, pick up some more memory to match what you have to make 4 sticks.
There are unlocked E5-1650 hexcore 2011 Sandy bridge CPUs that would drop right in that X79 Sabertooth, they are used, selling for 122$ on ebay right now.
That would works out good for games and rendering and BOINC if you do any of that.