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March 12, 2012 8:15:32 PM

Anyone using a EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I'm building a new gaming computer and was thinking of using it.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 12, 2012 10:11:01 PM

It is a good board, but I would suggest Sandy Bridge for gaming. Or pretty much an new system. X58 is pretty much a dead socket, and SB performs much better.

A core i5 2500k with a decent motherboard, cooler, and PSU should get you well past 4Ghz (Probably 4.5Ghz+) and outperform pretty much any x58 platform for gaming.
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March 12, 2012 10:14:57 PM

HostileDonut said:
It is a good board, but I would suggest Sandy Bridge for gaming. Or pretty much an new system. X58 is pretty much a dead socket, and SB performs much better.

A core i5 2500k with a decent motherboard, cooler, and PSU should get you well past 4Ghz (Probably 4.5Ghz+) and outperform pretty much any x58 platform for gaming.




I was going to get the 2700 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 12, 2012 10:16:58 PM

Well, then you would have had a major issue! :lol: 

That CPU wouldn't have even worked in that board!

If you want to OC and have to have the i7, then get a 2600k, not the 2700k. If you are just gaming though, the i5 is the way to go. In gaming, the i7 offers nothing else.
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March 12, 2012 10:22:39 PM

HostileDonut said:
Well, then you would have had a major issue! :lol: 

That CPU wouldn't have even worked in that board!

If you want to OC and have to have the i7, then get a 2600k, not the 2700k. If you are just gaming though, the i5 is the way to go. In gaming, the i7 offers nothing else.



The 2700 has just as much to offer as the 2500 for gaming right
I have read a lot of reviews about the 2700 in gaming computers
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March 12, 2012 10:28:32 PM

Showdown88 said:
The 2700 has just as much to offer as the 2500 for gaming right
I have read a lot of reviews about the 2700 in gaming computers

Yes, the core i7 2700k is like a core i5 2500k, just it has Hyper-Threading and 2mb extra L3 cache. That doesn't really help in games though and will not justify $120 more. That money should go towards something, RAM, Coolers, GPUs, Motherboards, etc.

Check this out, this is the 2600k vs. the 2500k. The 2600k is the 2700k, just has 100Mhz lower clock speed. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

The i7 doesn't really have anything better to offer in games. The i5 even beats it sometimes.

P.S. The games are at the bottom of the page. :) 
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March 12, 2012 10:31:20 PM

HostileDonut said:
Yes, the core i7 2700k is like a core i5 2500k, just it has Hyper-Threading and 2mb extra L3 cache. That doesn't really help in games though and will not justify $120 more. That money should go towards something, RAM, Coolers, GPUs, Motherboards, etc.

Check this out, this is the 2600k vs. the 2500k. The 2600k is the 2700k, just has 100Mhz lower clock speed. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

The i7 doesn't really have anything better to offer in games. The i5 even beats it sometimes.

P.S. The games are at the bottom of the page. :) 



I plan to use 1 of these 3 cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130655

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130751

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130732
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March 12, 2012 10:32:21 PM

Those links are broken. What are they?
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March 12, 2012 10:47:08 PM

HostileDonut said:
Those links are broken. What are they?



The new links work right
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March 12, 2012 11:22:29 PM

HostileDonut said:
Those are great GPUs! I would suggest this, as it outperforms the GTX 580s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Does it outperform by that much same price I would get the XFX FX-797A-TNBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card looks nice but I was kinda hoping to stay with Geforce over Radeon
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March 12, 2012 11:25:17 PM

By about 10% generally. The GTX 580 is a great card too, so either card would be great! It is really a personal preference, so go for the Geforce if you want it. ;) 
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March 12, 2012 11:28:32 PM

Showdown88 said:
Anyone using a EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I'm building a new gaming computer and was thinking of using it.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Forget this board. Go for a Sanby Bridge platform.
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March 12, 2012 11:32:10 PM

My suggestions:
CPU: Intel i7-2600K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: HD 7970 (XFX or ASUS): XFX Double D FX-797A-TDFC Radeon HD 7970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or P8Z68-V/GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
RAM: DDR3-1600 CAS 8/9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

You might want to think about the SB-E/X79 if using a couple GPUs or if Rendering (anything).
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March 12, 2012 11:41:51 PM

jaquith said:
My suggestions:
CPU: Intel i7-2600K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: HD 7970 (XFX or ASUS): XFX Double D FX-797A-TDFC Radeon HD 7970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 or P8Z68-V/GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
RAM: DDR3-1600 CAS 8/9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

You might want to think about the SB-E/X79 if using a couple GPUs or if Rendering (anything).



I was looking at those 2 motherboards I was going to stay with GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified people keep saying 7970 lol
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March 13, 2012 12:02:49 AM

I am all about nVidia and the GTX series, but right now the HD 7970 is indeed 'King of the Hill.' Soon the GTX 600 series will be released and I'm sure the 'King of the Hill' will again be the reign of the nVidia.

Personally, I'm waiting to refit my 'Gaming Rig' with 3-WAY GTX 600 series but with 3GB+ vRAM.
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