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Phenom II x4 965 and 570 gtx?

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January 4, 2011 7:11:20 PM

Well,

Im short in money and im upgrading from a E8400 that has a motherboard that doesn't support overclock, not to say the E8400 is bottlenecking the 570 gtx.

Will the Phenom II x4 965 overclocked to 3.6 Ghz womatch a 570 gtx with no bottlenecks?

And about the sandy bridges, imo it's not worth FOR ME if Im gonna see only a max 20% improvement in games, since I only use the PC for games and the Video card is a far more important than the CPU for gaming.

So yay or nay?

cheers

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January 4, 2011 8:07:11 PM

Oooh nice

That's almost $50 cheaper than the 2500k version slightly clocked higher.

Yeah, would overclock it to 3.6 Ghz or so the 2400.

By the way I got a heatsink that fits AM3, 1336,775 sockets.....does the 1155 needs another heatsink?
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January 4, 2011 8:11:11 PM

yeah, for games, i5 is a great performer. And if you go that socket you have an upgrade path unlike the older sockets. Even AMD will release another socket with its bulldozer CPU. If you want to go AMD, wait for bulldozer and the new socket motherboards. I honestly think your e8600 is capable of playing any game out at good FPS, although it will bottleneck the 570 a bit.
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January 4, 2011 8:22:34 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
yeah, for games, i5 is a great performer. And if you go that socket you have an upgrade path unlike the older sockets. Even AMD will release another socket with its bulldozer CPU. If you want to go AMD, wait for bulldozer and the new socket motherboards. I honestly think your e8600 is capable of playing any game out at good FPS, although it will bottleneck the 570 a bit.


Well I got an E8400 at stock speed 3.00 Ghz since the Intel mobo doesn't support overclock...and I have been using this rig since 4 years or so...the only stuff I keep upgrading is the video card and sometimes the PSU.

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January 4, 2011 8:28:55 PM

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no K design no overclocking there's no way around it.

Fyi, for the real overclocking reviews we will have to wait another couple of days until mainboard manufacturers have patched their BIOSes with the latest microcode (which Intel decided not to share).


I believe that the 965 Phenom II x4 965 that right now is for $160 shipped, imo, it should drop to $140 at least, since AMD has nothing else to compete with, since their flagships are the Phenom II X4 970 and the black edition hexacore if im right.

I play at 1920x1080, I always set up everything on max settings (Except AA).

Regarding your 2nd post, you mean that the K design is the only one that can be overclocked?

So it's ok if I buy a budget motherboard that can fit 1 video card? Since im the type that likes to have only 1 videocard and a good one and working at its best...but right now it's bottlenecked ;(


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