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Current i7 920 system vs i5-2500k

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May 29, 2011 9:34:36 AM

I bought a decent computer a two years ago that has a 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz i7 processor. I have a ton of questions so here goes....



1) How much better would the i5 2500k be vs my processor? like 110% better or 150% better?

2) I currently have a 570 Gtx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., and I love it. Would anyone say that I am processor limited?

3) What is a good motherboard to get for a i5 2500k? The things I want it for are just gaming. I also have a 285 gtx card that I use as a dedicated physics card as well, and would need a slot for the second card as well. I'd like the option to have 3 slots of Ram or more. I just don't know a lot about mother boards and would want some advice before I bought one.

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May 29, 2011 10:25:20 AM

1)Neither,i5 2500 is faster but not that much.i7 920 is still fast for apps/games, so why do you want to upgrade ?
2)Depends on the resolution that you play but the general answer is no
3)If you insist on buying the 2500,then get a Z68 board like ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE
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May 29, 2011 12:20:19 PM

I also think it's not worth it. However, if you want to invest in any kind of improvement, you should consider OC or, if you can get a good price for your i7-920, switch to an i7-960 (280$, 3.2GHz).
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May 29, 2011 5:47:13 PM

Thanks for the advice all, first time here. I think the issue might be that I need a faster hard drive. I'm just noticing that my load times are really slow sometimes. Like in Valves Left for Dead 2, my computer is "faster" but it loads about 15 seconds behind the curve.
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May 29, 2011 5:48:58 PM

Jaytiss said:
Thanks for the advice all, first time here.

As what i have seen in Real world apps you wont even find a difference in performance such as using microsoft word etc.Even in all games you wont find a difference.
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May 29, 2011 5:50:39 PM

Jaytiss said:
Thanks for the advice all, first time here. I think the issue might be that I need a faster hard drive. I'm just noticing that my load times are really slow sometimes. Like in Valves Left for Dead 2, my computer is "faster" but it loads about 15 seconds behind the curve.

How much ram do you have?
And have you cleaned your registry?
It can lead to slower performance when you have a bad registry.
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May 29, 2011 5:56:13 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
How much ram do you have?
And have you cleaned your registry?
It can lead to slower performance when you have a bad registry.



I have 12 GB of ram that I just upgraded recently. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Can you recommend a good registry cleaner? That could very well be the problem.
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May 29, 2011 6:11:41 PM

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