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Trying to find the best cpu for my new build, going to be playing WoW a lot on it and want to get the best fps i can while playing it so here we go which cpu should i use x4 970 or x6 1100t.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/62
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2793-10.html

Here a few bench marks i have found but i cant figure out if the x4 is better then the x6 for WoW gaming cause i know its cpu dependent and im sure it only uses maybe 2-3 cores. Thx guys!
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post #2 of 51
to answer your topic title, it's the 1100T
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post #3 of 51
If your really just focusing on WoW, then 4 cores is plenty for that game.
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post #4 of 51
both will be perfectly fine
its your pick... you want 6 cores or 4 cores ... lol

Just take the latest technology = 1100T
That will keep you for a couple of years very nicely
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post #5 of 51
Save yourself the money; there's going to be no difference in WoW performance between the two. Use the money towards a good cooler and OC the 970; or even towards a good SSD; there's a surprising amount of storage access, and having better seek times actually makes a decent performance boost.
post #6 of 51
You can save some lettuce by going with the X4 970
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post #7 of 51
Ran 6 copies of wow [scaled] on my q6600 at 1.8ghz to keep case temps down. Same system runs 2 copies @ 1440x900 medium settings with full LOS.

In major cities nothing you can do to cpy or gpu will help with frame rates. you will need more HD bandwidth and more internet bandwidth.
    
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post #8 of 51
WOW only supports up to 3 cores, so I think a higher IPC (instructions per clock) will count, I suggest and i5 or i7.
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post #9 of 51
LOL are you kiddin' man? A Pentium 4 is good enough to max out World of Warcraft.

And as far as I know, WoW only uses one core. The problem with performance in busy areas is, as SpookedJunglist rightly stated, a bandwidth bottleneck, so your extra money for the X6 would be better spent on the best internet package you can find.
    
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post #10 of 51
i say go with the 1055t...great all around cpu, not just for games. it'll oc same as 1100t but cost like $100 less. use the savings to buy better cooler, gpu, or ssd like others have said.
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