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ok im itching to build me a new pc but i was thinking of getting a 2600k is it and upgrade or a downgrade from what i currently have and would it be worth it or not?
probably going to be using my gtx 480
 
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it would be a upgrade, but not much of one. Except for less heat produced, you probably won't even tell a difference in real world use.
 
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Would make a pretty good difference in gaming performance at higher resolutions.
 
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Would make a pretty good difference in gaming performance at higher resolutions.
i game at 1920x1080 right now as it is.

but i was also fiddling with the idea of going sandy bridge - E also so
 
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Keep it until Ivy Bridge. April launch, see then.
 
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Wait for Ivy Bridge. And probably by that time there would be Kepler cards out too from Nvidia. So you could think of upgrading from your GTX 480 as well.
 
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well it will be awhile before i get my taxes back. and about my card i dont know if i will be upgrading it since the gtx480 still a powerful card i know when i do get my taxes back will only have 1000 dollar budget.
 
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Benchmark Scores I dont care about bench, just want the max fps possible @ DX12 with extreme AA/AF
My advice, keep the i7 920 and buy another 480 or even 2 more :)

I don´t understand why people need to change CPU / GPU so often....

I´am using a very old AMD cpu for the past 3 years with DDR2, 400GTX Series and still manage to play BF3 @ 1920x1080 - AA16 /AF16 with more than 100fps.
 
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My advice, keep the i7 920 and buy another 480 or even 2 more :)

I don´t understand why people need to change CPU / GPU so often....

I´am using a very old AMD cpu for the past 3 years with DDR2, 400GTX Series and still manage to play BF3 @ 1920x1080 - AA16 /AF16 with more than 100fps.
On low? That completely contradicts every review out there that has to do with the game.
 
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My advice, keep the i7 920 and buy another 480 or even 2 more :)

I don´t understand why people need to change CPU / GPU so often....

I´am using a very old AMD cpu for the past 3 years with DDR2, 400GTX Series and still manage to play BF3 @ 1920x1080 - AA16 /AF16 with more than 100fps.
haha i call bullshit... even on low.
 

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Id say get the fastest core i7 you can for 1366 max out ram and get a stronger video card...
 
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Id say get the fastest core i7 you can for 1366 max out ram and get a stronger video card...
yea but aren't they going to discontinue/support the 1366 motherboards and 1366 i7's sometime this year? :confused:
 

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Id say get the fastest core i7 you can for 1366 max out ram and get a stronger video card...
Have you see the price of a 980X???

Freak> Sell your I7 920, Board, and ram then pickup 2600K Z68 motherobard and 8GB DDR3
 
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haha i call bullshit... even on low.
Ok tomorrow I will make a nice video with fraps for you guys.
Last time I check: 1 GTX 45fps, 2[SLI] 73fps 3[TriSli]96fps
 
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Have you see the price of a 980X???

Freak> Sell your I7 920, Board, and ram then pickup 2600K Z68 motherobard and 8GB DDR3
thats what i was probably going to do is sell it or make a cruncher or file server out of it and i was thinking more on the lines of 16GB of ram since i do alot of video encoding and the price of ddr3 is pretty cheap.
 
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