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post #1 of 23
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So I'm considering a possible motherboard / CPU swap for another motherboard / CPU. I currently have two 2500K rigs, one using a P67 and the other a Z77. One 2500K is a good clocker (keeping this one, not trading or selling), and the other is average I would say and the one I'm considering trading.

It would be my Z77 board (Z77X-D3H 4 Pin CPU power) plus the average 2500K for an decent clocking 8350 / M5A99FX Pro R2.0 combo. What do you guys think? Fair trade or would I be better off just keeping the 2500K / Z77?
post #2 of 23
better get an i7 4790k and mobo or wait skylake
post #3 of 23
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Solid advice, but that doesn't help me tongue.gif
post #4 of 23
My buddy built a rig with the 8350, and on pretty much all benchmarks we ran my 2500k beat him out. Now the margin was pretty small, but still there. The 2500k will run cooler, and if I'm not mistaken it will also use less power. I would probably hold off, unless you want to go team red.
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I'd keep the 2500k. It will perform better in most games already out, and should still out perform (a high-clocked) FX in extremely multithreaded games coming out.

You could try selling the poor clocking i5 and try to find a decent 3770k for productivity/gaming as well.

Imo, I think you should just hang on to it for now.
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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ahnt View Post

So I'm considering a possible motherboard / CPU swap for another motherboard / CPU. I currently have two 2500K rigs, one using a P67 and the other a Z77. One 2500K is a good clocker (keeping this one, not trading or selling), and the other is average I would say and the one I'm considering trading.

It would be my Z77 board (Z77X-D3H 4 Pin CPU power) plus the average 2500K for an decent clocking 8350 / M5A99FX Pro R2.0 combo. What do you guys think? Fair trade or would I be better off just keeping the 2500K / Z77?



As a user of both 83xx and intel CPU, I would recommend you not trade, and simply sell it instead. If you do not sell it then you should recieve at least 25-50 USD cash as a bare minimum.

Clock for clock intel is still faster for all things, especially games.


HOWEVER, and this is a big however...with DX12 around the corner, do you plan on keeping the rig for 2 years? If so do the trade, games will begin to utlize 8 cores instead of 4, and clocks will matter less, while cores will matter more.

And once again I will give another IF statement...

do you really want to game in an old platform regardless of how many cores it has?

My advise to you is keep the intel rig, it works wonders..AMD runs way high on OC if watercooled 4.5-4.7 for a good OC 5.0 if you go extream. Which would be equivalant to a 2500k @4.0~

Once again at the end of the day if you decide to trade ask for cash 20-50 ~

Hope this helps with some insight thumb.gif
post #7 of 23
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Solid info guys. Thinking about just keeping the i5 setup. It's not a terrible clocker.... It'll do 4.5Ghz with reasonable voltage, but anything past that it needs crazy voltage (IMO anyways).

I've thought about DX12 and the cores (which was one of the reasons I was considering the switch) but I would obviously need a DX12 GPU as well, which at the time I do not have.
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Solid info guys. Thinking about just keeping the i5 setup. It's not a terrible clocker.... It'll do 4.5Ghz with reasonable voltage, but anything past that it needs crazy voltage (IMO anyways).

I've thought about DX12 and the cores (which was one of the reasons I was considering the switch) but I would obviously need a DX12 GPU as well, which at the time I do not have.
GCN is compatible with Directx12 but wait and see if the developers dont port the games on DX12 too
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GCN is compatible with Directx12 but wait and see if the developers dont port the games on DX12 too

Seriously? All GCN, or more importantly the HD7850 2GB as well? Hmm, well that might be a game changer...
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Seriously? All GCN, or more importantly the HD7850 2GB as well? Hmm, well that might be a game changer...
amd worked with microsoft to develop Directx 12,vulkan is mantle and ,amd did mantle

You can say that AMD improved the gaming industry
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