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Is it worth it to switch from AMD phenom ii 820 2.8 ghz to a core i5 2400 3.1 ghz? Is overclocking as easy as amd or is everything locked?
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Only if you get the xxxxK version can you overclock with the multiplier.
    
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post #3 of 11
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k thanks ill have to see the price difference. It was either go intel or upgrade current to a 955
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Dont, look at upgrading your GPU first.
    
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post #5 of 11
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i already ordered another gpu 5670. I destroyed my 5570. I pulled the 5450 from one of my old systems
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred Smif 035 View Post
i already ordered another gpu 5670. I destroyed my 5570. I pulled the 5450 from one of my old systems
No, we're talking about a real GPU.

Something like a GTX 460 or HD 6950.
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post #7 of 11
i had a amd phenom 820 2.8ghz with a gtx 460 . switched to the rig i have now . my amd rig could play bad company 2 fine no lag wat so ever . but wen i encode videos it took forevers. thats the reason why i switched to the rig i have now. now my encoding takes only 30min instead of alittle over 1hr with the amd rig . if your just gaming try geting a better gpu first. i could play bad company 2 max settings on my 20 inch monitor i know small screen lol. and it would never dip below 45fps. so if all you do is play games get a better gpu . if you do more than just game get the i5 or i7 k series
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
No, we're talking about a real GPU.

Something like a GTX 460 or HD 6950.
I dont have the cash for that right now and i dont play on max settings anyways im on a 22" their is no need for full settings
Edited by Fred Smif 035 - 4/13/11 at 6:37pm
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nizmoboy98 View Post
i had a amd phenom 820 2.8ghz with a gtx 460 . switched to the rig i have now . my amd rig could play bad company 2 fine no lag wat so ever . but wen i encode videos it took forevers. thats the reason why i switched to the rig i have now. now my encoding takes only 30min instead of alittle over 1hr with the amd rig . if your just gaming try geting a better gpu first. i could play bad company 2 max settings on my 20 inch monitor i know small screen lol. and it would never dip below 45fps. so if all you do is play games get a better gpu . if you do more than just game get the i5 or i7 k series
I do alot of work with digital music on my pc and some heavy video editing.
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post #10 of 11
go with the i5 then k version if you want to oc if not get the none k . you will see a huge increase in performance on your video encoding . that graphics card is fine if you dont play max settings.
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