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Urgent!Need Advice..SB or IB

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May 18, 2012 2:06:26 PM

Hey Guys Im planning to buy a new computer
I need advice should i buy SB or IB I know that IB si hotter when OC but IB is the latest generation
My Current CPU is AMD Sempron I want to upgrade it to intel and maybe 5 years later i upgrade again so what should i buy?SB or IB? Thanks I'm using it for Gaming

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May 18, 2012 2:13:10 PM

Are you planning to try for an extreme overclock (as high of a speed as you can get)? Yes then go with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like the Intel Core i5-2500K for gaming. However if you are looking to get a reasonable overclock that may perform as well as a higher than go with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor like the Intel Core i5-3570K.


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May 18, 2012 2:13:16 PM

Quite frankly for gaming you will notice little gain from overclocking, so the modest OCs you can (easily) get from IB should be quite sufficient for the next few years, 5 is a quite a long time between upgrades though.

IB and SB probably max out at about the same performance if you are a dedicated OCer.

SB is only better if it is cheaper IMO.
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May 18, 2012 2:14:48 PM

get ivy bridge. it runs slightly faster clock for clock. the thermal problem is non-exsistent at stock clocks. the only advantage of a sandy bridge is to show off with your really high clocks. most ivy bridge chips will overclock to 4.5ghz with good cooling.

in the end get ivy bridge with z77 chipset
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May 18, 2012 2:24:50 PM

No im not the kind of guy who will push my CPU to get a 5.5Ghz I'm only going to OC it 4.2/4.5 Ghz
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May 18, 2012 2:51:24 PM

get ivy bridge, you get better features if you use it with a z77 mobo.
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May 18, 2012 8:42:32 PM

willzzz said:
Quite frankly for gaming you will notice little gain from overclocking, so the modest OCs you can (easily) get from IB should be quite sufficient for the next few years, 5 is a quite a long time between upgrades though.



It depends on the game. Benchmarks have show that Skyrim benefits from a faster CPU so if you compared a Core i5 running at 3.7GHz to another running at 4.7GHz, the one running at 4.7GHz will give better performance. On the other hand, a game like Crysis 2 demonstrated at whether the CPU was running at 2.5GHz or 4.5GHz the difference in performance was very slight.
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