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post #11 of 17
Oblivion only needs 1 or 2 fast cpu cores. If I were you, I would not spend more money on socket 775.

An inexpensive core i3-2100 performs well ... in many games, especially in single and dual threaded games. But no cpu mulitplier overclocking.

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post #12 of 17
Except an i3 is not going to run, or even physically fit, on a socket 775 mobo

Depending on how long you will be using the new processor, i'd say a Q9550/9450 for a year or more, or if less a cheap E8400/8500, and just clock the hell out of it. Or, if you don't mind 2nd hand, a Q6600/Q6700.
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Hey... I'm not opposed to second hand processors, and I am already planning a full i5 2500k upgrade and I just dont want my mobo to go to waste once I upgrade... I also would like to see what this mobo can do with a good processor considering I have hit 4.7 on a d 840 (no I don't have the proof )... I will not be playing any intensive games on the 775 comp... But I will on the i5 rig... I also have no problem overclocking my processor (ik no one asked but I figured I would put it out there) I was thinking about getting a q6600 and seeing how far I can push it with my h70... I don't want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars... And if it will take more than that to not bottle neck my GPU then I'll give up on the idea... I just wanted ur input first

EDIT: sorry, i didnt make this clear before... this will not be my main rig, and im currently running a 6 year old processor so prity much anything is an upgrade from the current
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post #14 of 17
I personally wouldn't use a 775 other than a Q9xxx at 4.0+ at this point as a main rig.
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post #15 of 17
A Q6600 will push a 470 just fine. Considering the price you can get one used (I've seen anywhere from $60-100), it seems like a no brainer budget upgrade. With a good Mobo and good cooler, it should be up to 3.6Ghz easily. Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz and a 470 is still a nice gaming setup. Should be able to max out most games @ 1680x1050.

Q9550 is obviously a better option, performance wise, but it will easily cost you twice what you can get a Q6600 for.

My Q6700 + 560 has never ran out of power. I play BlackOps, BC2, HomeFront, Crysis 2. I can play them all @ 1920x1080p on high setting with quite a bit of AA and AF on top.
Edited by Blacklac - 4/12/11 at 9:51am
    
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Kk... I think I'll go with a q6600 or something similar... If I end up having a little extra then I may end up going with a q6950 or the qx... But the left over money will mostlikely go towards new monitors or maybe be saved away for water-cooling in the sandybridge rig... Idk for sure
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
I personally wouldn't use a 775 other than a Q9xxx at 4.0+ at this point as a main rig.
Not to flame this guys thread but read his post if your going to post. This a lan/backup rig.

And to add my CPU just doesnt bottleneck my GTX 480 even Oced to 850 core.

My CPU bottlenecks my CPU people blow GPU bottleneck way out of proportion.
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