Hyperthreading won't turn a dual core into a quad core. Not even close infact. Having said that, since you're not a manic gamer I would recommend the i3. In many games there's no difference at all. Also you don't need a high end mother board. Something inexpensive like this would serve you nicely: ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121503]
For a well priced, budget focused build, something like this will be ideal:
H61 motherboard (cheaper than Z68 and I don't believe any of the Z68 mobo features would be of use to you)
ATI 6870 (depends alot on budget as to what GPU you can afford 6870 is a great mid-range card)
4GB 1333MHz or 1600MHz RAM, CL9, 1.5v
Main question is: How much are you willing to spend?
Sandy Bridge motherboard chipsets consist of: H61, H67, P67, Z68 - you can google these for more info
Dude, that was in May. Not a word since then has been said.
It would be a terrible idea for Intel to release a 2120k, as the sales of pretty much every single i5 Sandy bridge processor would drop and everybody will be after the cheap and cheerful gamer freindly i3. Plus with IVB round the corner it would be very unwise for intel to waste time getting people upgrading to Sandy Bridge now, they want IVB to fly off the shelves.
[EDIT] I googled it as soon as he said it. I found nothing conclusive. Including that link
I Certainly would be one of the folk to buy an i3 2120k if it was released. With the low level of heat and rediculous 5ghz clocks produced by Quad Core SB imagine what we could do with a Dual Core SB...
You should be good with the GTX 460SE, they overclock quite well.
The Raid 0 array will most likely be a headache as it won't recognize the new controller. Someone with more knowledge on RAID might be able to help you with this..
well i was searching for i3 in k series and got some strong reviews and discussions and that why i have stated that, but more research showed me the truth.
well where is the second time can you provide me a link, i lost flags to all threads and my account is problematic, that is it does not notify me.
( (wrong info) it seems a fastest way to get your doubts clear but not a good one)
Here I will help clear up this even more from everything that I have read and seen we have no plans to release an unlocked Intel® Core™ i3 processor, so there will be no Intel Core i3-2120K processors. The closest that we have come is a processor like the Intel Core i3-2105 which does have the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that are the same as used on the Intel Core i5-2500K and the Intel Core i7-2600K and i7-2700K.
hello, I just want to let the community know what the outcome is.
If you look at the first post, you know what my old setup was.
with the Old setup I had ~20 FPS in the game, with all the settings to Low (all settings that could be turned off were off)
After a Bios update (the MB comes with a .14 BIOS rev and the latest is .32 or something like that, and if you check the change log, the changes are Important) and a fresh setup of Windows7, I see a HUGE increase in performance:
- the game has ~40 FPS with full details.
- loading times are 5-10x faster.
- unigine benchmark shows a tiny score increase, but for me the difference in performance is Huge, so I do not care.