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post #11 of 33
I love my 955. OC's very easily and games amazing. No bottleneck of my cards and definitely was worth the measly $146 I paid for it. Between this and my friends i7 rig in gaming there is no difference at all that I can notice.
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Originally Posted by yakub0 View Post
I love my 955. OC's very easily and games amazing. No bottleneck of my cards and definitely was worth the measly $146 I paid for it. Between this and my friends i7 rig in gaming there is no difference at all that I can notice.
^ I second this ^


Fact is my 955 be with gtx460 combo can easily trade blows with my friends i7-860 with gtx460.

While it should be noted that his system is all at stock clocks (cpu and video card), my overclocked 955be/gtx460 system blows his out of the water in gaming fps.

And he paid double for his entire system than I did for mine

Shows what a tight budget and modest overclock can do!
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post #13 of 33
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^ I second this ^


Fact is my 955 be with gtx460 combo can easily trade blows with my friends i7-860 with gtx460.

While it should be noted that his system is all at stock clocks (cpu and video card), my overclocked 955be/gtx460 system blows his out of the water in gaming fps.

And he paid double for his entire system than I did for mine

Shows what a tight budget and modest overclock can do!
Lets see yours at stock clock vs his then
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post #14 of 33
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Lets see yours at stock clock vs his then
His cpu is overclocked to 4.0ghz using multiplier only on auto voltage. His gtx460 is at stock clock.

My 3.84ghz cpu 2640mhz cpu-nb 955be and gtx460 overclocked to 800/1600/2000 gets better fps in black ops than his system.... about 90-92 fps for me and 82-85 for him.

Edit: just realized you meant stock v stock.... lol

Yes his would beat mine but not enough to justify paying double for a mediocre difference (when gaming anyway)
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post #15 of 33
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Yes his would beat mine but not enough to justify paying double for a mediocre difference (when gaming anyway)
This.

It's more powerful, but not enough to justify the price increase.

p.ex, I got my six-core, 4 gigs of Elpida MNH-E Hyper RAM, and a SATA 6Gbps/USB3 native board for less than $500, get that on Intel.

IMHO, the money you add to get an Intel system doesn't justify itself at all unless you're a benchmark freak.
   
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Especially when you take into account how fast even the best technologies get replaced these days. I would rather buy quality budget hardware, overclock it with the cheapest performance air cooling I can find, and then replace it is three years.

The difference between high-end amd buyers and high-end intel buyers is the same difference as me and my friend.....

I make $20-30k per year, he makes $80-$90k per year. Hence, I cant afford a high-end intel system every two-three years, he can.
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by stonedzen View Post
His cpu is overclocked to 4.0ghz using multiplier only on auto voltage. His gtx460 is at stock clock.

My 3.84ghz cpu 2640mhz cpu-nb 955be and gtx460 overclocked to 800/1600/2000 gets better fps in black ops than his system.... about 90-92 fps for me and 82-85 for him.

Edit: just realized you meant stock v stock.... lol

Yes his would beat mine but not enough to justify paying double for a mediocre difference (when gaming anyway)
you dont need a gaming rig to play black ops lol. just a PoS xbox or ps3
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you dont need a gaming rig to play black ops lol. just a PoS xbox or ps3
But then you cant run 1080 with 8xAA
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post #19 of 33
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you dont need a gaming rig to play black ops lol. just a PoS xbox or ps3
You don't need a gaming rig to play any multi-platform game.
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post #20 of 33
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so most of you say go for the 955 but idk

if you say you wont notese a dif what do you mean 50fps (955) vs 70 fps (i5 760)?

if yes i may lean to the i5 but if my bottle neck are gone i will get loads more fps than i do now so

955 it is and i can get a 1075t for a bout the same price as a i5 760 is the 3ghz 6 core worth buying over a i5 760 in some time when more cpu dependent games come out?

or will the i5 760 still kick ass (1075T's) ?

i think mafia 2 metro 2033 crysis the i5 760 will do better than the x4 955
buy in normal games like nfs,Cod it prob wont be a big fps dif

am i right? or wrong?
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