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October 31, 2012 8:10:31 AM

Hello all.

In the very near future i'm going to be doing a much needed motherboard upgrade. I was just wondering if i should go the p67 route and get the 2500k, or just stick with the 1100t.

Currently, my am2+ mobo is gimping my cpu; so is my ddr2 ram. Which yields me with a 3.6 overclock - not very high!

So could i sell my old processor? Should i?

I mainly game; games such as - Skyrim, Witcher 2, and Bf3.

I read that the 2500k murders in games. Which would be down my alley!

Rig:
M4a785-m MOBO
Ddr2 800mhz RAM :bounce: 
7850 2gb VIDEO
Sata 1tb baracuda DRIVE
500watt Ocz pwr supply

Thanks for reading!

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October 31, 2012 8:16:28 AM

I would've thought the 1100T can run any game easily.
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October 31, 2012 8:20:10 AM

The 1100T should still be pretty solid, but the DDR2 part definitely seems to be holding you back.

The 2500K would be better (even if you got a new board for the 1100T and OC'd it higher), but I would go with a Z68/Z77 board instead of P67.
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October 31, 2012 8:23:27 AM

FinneousPJ said:
I would've thought the 1100T can run any game easily.

Yup, it can. But i want MOAR fps. lol
And in some cases, the 2500k is a 20+ fps difference.
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October 31, 2012 8:24:51 AM

Djentleman said:
I could overclock the 1100t to 4.0ghz and get close to a 2500k.


That's true, but if you OC the 2500K to 4.5 (easy), that gets quickly erased.
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October 31, 2012 8:26:06 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That's true, but if you OC the 2500K to 4.5 (easy), that gets quickly erased.

So? Should i get the 2500k and sell the 1100t?
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October 31, 2012 8:27:25 AM

I don't think it's worth the price. A platform upgrade is going to cost you $300, and I'm sure you'd get more benefit from upgrading the GPU instead.
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October 31, 2012 8:31:22 AM

FinneousPJ said:
I don't think it's worth the price. A platform upgrade is going to cost you $300, and I'm sure you'd get more benefit from upgrading the GPU instead.

I could save by just buying a new mobo for the 1100t, overclock the son of a b*^&%, and then cf. But, the 2500 k is 30% better. I could wait to crossfire, my single 7850 plays all my games 1080p max settings with playable frames.
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October 31, 2012 8:32:35 AM

He has a 7850, though. That's no slouch.

The only thing against going for the 2500k is the total platform coast, like FinneousPJ says.

If you can sell the 1100T for the same as you can get the 2500K for, then it starts making more sense.

I imagine you want to get a new mobo either way, right? If you're gonna to get one anyway, and you can get the 2500K for free, basically, going with the 2500K is the best option overall (IMO).

A new AMD board would have a better upgrade potential, though (Steamroller on AM3+)
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October 31, 2012 8:35:14 AM

Full HD max settings on a HD7850 the i5 isn't going to be 30% better. Most reviews are misleading in that they use low resolutions to emphasize CPU performance - in real life it's not going to be half as profound a difference.
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October 31, 2012 8:36:35 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
He has a 7850, though. That's no slouch.

The only thing against going for the 2500k is the total platform coast, like FinneousPJ says.

If you can sell the 1100T for the same as you can get the 2500K for, then it starts making more sense.

I imagine you want to get a new mobo either way, right? If you're gonna to get one anyway, and you can get the 2500K for free, basically, going with the 2500K is the best option overall (IMO).

A new AMD board would have a better upgrade potential, though (Steamroller on AM3+)

where could i sell my cpu?
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October 31, 2012 8:36:58 AM

But yeah if you could pull off what DJ outlined it would be a nice upgrade.
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October 31, 2012 8:38:50 AM

Djentleman said:
where could i sell my cpu?


If you don't already know someone looking for one, it can be difficult, but Craigslist or eBay would be your best bet, I think.
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November 5, 2012 11:44:23 PM

HA! just sold it on eBay for 165$$, i'm actually going to get the 3570k!
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November 5, 2012 11:48:37 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Full HD max settings on a HD7850 the i5 isn't going to be 30% better. Most reviews are misleading in that they use low resolutions to emphasize CPU performance - in real life it's not going to be half as profound a difference.

Intel just seems like a more solid platform in general. They also always beat AMD in cache speeds, which helps significantly with gaming.
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November 6, 2012 2:06:07 AM

yeah get the 2500k. It will be a bit faster but the main reason to upgrade would be to get rid of that old am2+ DDR2 platform and move onto z68/77 and ddr3 and PCIE-3.0
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November 13, 2012 8:49:30 AM

I'm not getting that because its not ivy bridge.
I got a z77 mobo, and 4gb of amd 1600 mhz ram. Now to get the 3570k...
MWAHAHHAHAHAHA
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November 13, 2012 10:36:33 AM

If you do plan on getting new Ram then I would suggest getting 2 x 4gb ddr3 1600mhz modules since 8gb is a real good stance for gaming builds and that DDR3 is cheaper than DDR2 memory anyways. You can get 8gb for around $35-$40 in North America.
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