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i7 870: Overclocking vs. Upgrade

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February 23, 2014 11:53:40 AM

Hi everyone.

So recently I was playing the Titanfall beta with my i7 870 at stock 2.93 GHz, 4 GB of ram, and my brand new GTX 780. Sadly, I was only able to run the game on low texture settings, and I was still getting lag. I did some benchmarking and my 780 runs as it should, so im almost sure that it is the CPU bottlenecking. Now my decision comes down to overclocking my CPU and with the money I save, grabbing some extra goodies like better RAM and an SSD, or upgrading to Haswell. Can anyone give me some insight?

I have about $180 bucks to blow I live in Canada so if I wanted to upgrade to Haswell i'd have to wait for a while. I also have never overclocked before so I am a bit worried.

Also, my moitherboard is a p7h55-m-lx. I haven't found much information about overclocking on this board, nor have I found a lot of info on oc'ing an 870.
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February 23, 2014 11:58:15 AM

I would also go up to 8gb of ram. At 4 it just won't be as fast