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January 23, 2012 2:09:05 PM

Hello all.

I have 2 ati 5870 in crossfire. Had problems(fps dropped under 50 even when I had low settings) with amd phenom 965. Also have tested crossfire with Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition, AM3, 3.3GHz, 9MB it was almost enought for my CF. Anyway I need new cup, ram and motherboard. Which set should i buy? Yr own set? Got about 450€ for new upgrade.

Intel

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/Z68A-G43-%28G3%29

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/BX80623I52500K

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/KHX1600C9D3K2%2F8GX


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AMD

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/970-EXTREME4

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/FD6100WMGUSBX

http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/KHX1600C9D3K2%2F8GX

Ty for yr help and sorry about bad english ))))
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January 23, 2012 2:15:20 PM

Intel / i5-2500k is the general recommendation currently for best performance.

However I wouldn't recommend the Kingston RAM. SandyBridge likes 1.5v RAM and there have been known issues with the Kingston only running at 1600MHz with 1.65v which is too high. Corsair Vengeance / G.Skill Ripjaws are popular choices.
January 23, 2012 2:42:42 PM

I am going to ask what they think in Jims(finnish pc store) about those rams. Ty AdrianPerry.
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January 23, 2012 3:25:10 PM

Overclock your 1100T to 4Ghz and I'll doubt you'll see much of any CPU bottlenecks.

Just buy better cooler it will be a much more cost effective solution IMO.
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January 24, 2012 8:06:26 AM

Yes, the Noctua is a very good cooler.

Hyper 212+ or Hyper EVO are also good budget options with great cooling. Depends on your budget more than anything.

All three coolers will keep SB cool enough for 4.5GHz+ OC.
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January 24, 2012 8:09:50 AM

crossfire almost always have low minimal frame rates no matter what the cpu is.

the intel cpu will help tho.
January 29, 2012 5:44:27 PM

Thanks 2 everyone 4 helping me ))) This new set is amazing! BF3 works perfectly!!! I got few questions! What is right way to overclock i5? Here is my cupid screenshot . Only thing I change in bios is multiplier. In BF3 cup temps never go over 60c. Here is also 3DMark Vantage scores . Are those ok scores for my set?
January 29, 2012 5:47:45 PM

Thanks 2 everyone 4 helping me ))) This new set is amazing! BF3 works perfectly!!! I got few questions! What is right way to overclock i5? Here is my cupid screenshot . Only thing I change in bios is multiplier. In BF3 cup temps never go over 60c. Here is also 3DMark Vantage scores . Are those ok scores for my set?
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