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EDIT: Probably under the wrong section, i put it under ATI as this is a Graphics card issue, with the pci lanes on the p67 motherboard. Sorry if it is.

Hey. New to Overclock.net, but im in the need of help badly.

Current PC:
I7 920 (c0, cant get past 3.8ghz without crazy Vcore)
NH D14
6Gb 1600Mhz Gskills RAM
2x (HD 5970)'s 2gb ea
950Watt Corsair PSU
Haf 932
2 1/2 TB of HDDness + OCZ SSD
Gigabyte X58 Ud3 Rev2.0 mobo
3x 24" BenQ monitors (5760x1080 eyefinity/quadfinity)

I was thinking of upgrading my cpu to either a d0 i7 950, or a SB i5 2500k so i could at least get some descent cpu clocks without high vCore or temps.


My concerns:
x8 x8 Pci Lanes on 2500k - Performance degredation at 5760 by 1080 res
thats why i thought, i might be worth it just to sell my 920 and get a d0 950 (x16 x16)


Help please?

(Also, does anyone know if the XPSC Rasa RX kits are good? - thanks)
post #2 of 9
920 -> 950 you really won't see a difference. If you really want to push the limits, just go for a 980x. Plus you have very strong GPUs. I would only upgrade to a 2600k if you're bottlenecking and from the sound of it, you'll only be bottlenecking after about 3-4 hours of gameplay based on the game, and that's a very big IF.

If you encode/decode videos, go for sandy. If not, I'd just wait, man. If you're really etching to upgrade, sell your 5970s and get THREE 580s.

That's my 2c.

Best of luck
post #3 of 9
Lets start off with a simple question. Aside from knowing you cant OC your CPU past 3.8Ghz without a large increase in Vcore...what do you not like about your system? What things do you do or play on your computer that its current set up can not handle?
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Honestly, you should be able to run all games very nicely with that setup excluding a few like Crysis that were poorly programmed.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
Honestly, you should be able to run all games very nicely with that setup excluding a few like Crysis that were poorly programmed.
He should be able to run Crysis just fine. My sig rig at stock settings was getting 60+ FPS at 1920x1200 at the highest settings 4x AA.
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post #6 of 9
If anything wait for GTX 6xx series or HD 7xxx series.
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post #7 of 9
He isnt asking about new GPUs. He is asking if he should upgrade to Sandy Bridge and if the x8 lanes would limit his performance...
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post #8 of 9
Bro, you have a monster rig. I wouldn't upgrade a damn thing. Enjoy what you have, unless you have a money tree in your backyard it doesn't make sense to continuously upgrade.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by M0E View Post
He isnt asking about new GPUs. He is asking if he should upgrade to Sandy Bridge and if the x8 lanes would limit his performance...
Yeah but his processor is already really good, but I'd say wait for the ivy bridge.
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