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I have been running a w3520 @ 4.5 for the past few years and was wondering if i should upgrade.. 1.344 vcore under load stable. I tested 12 hours of prime 95.

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Depends on what you are doing. Are you just gaming or also rending ?

Rending a I7 5820k would be a good choice of an upgrade for the price for the extra 2 cores unless you want to put out more money and go to the higher x99 chips.

Just gaming a 6600k might be a good way to go.

I7 6700k is not bad either but since its in the same price range as the I7 5820k its a hard sell.
Edited by dbudd424 - 9/19/15 at 12:38am
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just gaming. Mainly cs go and a few other small fps games. nothing serious. Im also running a 4870 xfire.
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just a gpu upgrade the 4870x2 have low performance nowadays
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Yea, that cpu is definitely still perfectly capable at those clocks. You'd be best upgrading the gpus to a single powerful card.
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post #6 of 8
Yeah, I would upgrade those video cards before upgrading the cpu. Something like a 750ti should be a significant upgrade from 4870 crossfire.
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post #7 of 8
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i got 2 6970s laying around that im working out a vmod for biggrin.gif im probably gonna run them when i get a new psu.
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fx8350 @ 4.7 1.38 asus m5a97 r2.0 le modded with vrm heatsinks GTX 480 X2 @ 900/2000 depends on my mood ;) 
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some off brand ssd  custom loop 
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by seanzylol View Post

i got 2 6970s laying around that im working out a vmod for biggrin.gif im probably gonna run them when i get a new psu.
better sell them and tyr to get a hd 7950/7970
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