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I'm nervous and suspenseful. The possibility of 4Ghz stock speed (after turbo boost) on the 8-core or less variants is absolutely killing my nerves!! I absolutely have to know more about clock speed right now or I will ragequit--
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Balla, when you buy a 555/965/1090T/i5-2500k all in the space of a few months, can you really call yourself a "$200" cpu fan, add them all up and you could've bought a 980x and had done with it - that's probably why the Intel crowd were giving you a hard time...that and at the time you came across as die hard amd.
The regor 245 and 555 were used in builds for other people, I used the money from selling the 965 to buy a 1090T, I used the money from selling my 1090T to buy the i5-2500k (a little over a week before SB came out).

Overall it cost me about $245 for my i5-2500k, which is a bit steep but the result of me being very happy was worth the trek to get here. I'm glad I've owned all those chips, it gave me very good perspective on what really matters.

For most games the 555 was enough if you are budget minded and run a lower end gpu (I was using a 9800GT), for modern games like BFBC2 the 1090T performs nearly as well as my i5-2500k until you try to run fraps.

I struggled though my AMD builds, I had some very respectable overclocks but the desire to keep a system for a few years, and the feeling of wanting to try SLI pretty much made AMD incompatible with what I was looking to do. There was nothing wrong with my old systems, they just didn't do what I wanted them to do. The upgrade to a gtx 470 pretty much sent me down the path to Intel, owning a high end video card that is bottlenecked by your cpu isn't a good feeling, and the desire to go faster knowing you're already limited was a major deterrent.
    
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Ok, fair enough.

Yeah I sometimes think about the discrepency between AMD and Intel cpus pushing gfx cards, but while everything I play is fine, and i'm not a massive gamer, I can't justify upgrading. I was very tempted to get a 2500k in january, I have the money - it's not even an issue of selling old stuff - I just like to justify my purchases in my own mind. I only upgraded to a GTX 470 because I won it for a cazyily low price (when they first released) on ebay from a respectable uk online retailer, never thought i'd win.

One last thing, after all you've written this past month i'm rather shocked by this statement..

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the 1090T performs nearly as well as my i5-2500k until you try to run fraps.
...nearly as well as your 2500k?!
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Ok, fair enough.

Yeah I sometimes think about the discrepency between AMD and Intel cpus pushing gfx cards, but while everything I play is fine, and i'm not a massive gamer, I can't justify upgrading. I was very tempted to get a 2500k in january, I have the money - it's not even an issue of selling old stuff - I just like to justify my purchases in my own mind. I only upgraded to a GTX 470 because I won it for a cazyily low price (when they first released) on ebay from a respectable uk online retailer, never thought i'd win.

One last thing, after all you've written this past month i'm rather shocked by this statement..



...nearly as well as your 2500k?!
Yes, nearly as well in games like BFBC2 and Mafia II because they're newer games and take advantage of more cores.

In Mafia II running phsyx on my 9800GT I saw about 14 fps difference, 42 fps on the 1090T and 56 fps on the i5-2500k.

(i5-2500k)


Whereas in BFBC2 I only saw slightly better min fps (54 on the 1090T compared to 61 on the i5-2500k)... However when trying to fraps the gameplay I was only able to do around 40fps with the 1090T which would lag once in awhile, vs the i5-2500k which would go over 60 fps and the lowest I saw during fraping was around 56.

The thing to remember about cpus and gaming is that you only need enough cpu power to keep your gpus as close to maxed out all the time as possible, once you reach that point adding more cpu power won't help you.

The fact of the matter was even in heavily threaded games my 1090T @ 4.4GHz was slowing down my gtx 470, so I knew if I ever wanted to grab another gtx 470 (I paid $185 for mine on black friday) for cheap later to keep me on the higher side of gaming over the next few years I was going to need a cpu that could push them to their limits, sadly that chip wasn't the 1090T.
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