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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Your reviews show what he was saying about games lol.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    lolololol dewd.

    I say HT is worth it. I thought people upgrade their mobos/CPU for not just games alone. If that was the case why not stick to S775 stuff.
    Last edited by QuadDamage; May 1, 2012 at 14:37.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Yep forget HT, put the extra money towards a faster video card as suggested.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Because lots of games show an advantage from a q6600 to an 2500k. No games show a real advantage from a 2500k to a 2600k. Of course if you go down to 1 or 2 cores, than HT will make a difference in games. But not on a quad core.

    Look here:
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...k_6.html#sect0

    The differences are less than 5% across the board, yet the cost increase to get HT is 50% more. Not a smart move when the OP clearly stats he wants to use his rig for gaming.

    --- Post Update ---

    Also, to highlight how useless more than 4 cores are in games, the i7 3930k (~$600 plus a more expensive mobo) actually loses to the lowly i5 3570k (only $220!) in 4 out of 6 games from that xbit review.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Yeah what was I thinking. Of course, more expensive setups have to be slower. I wonder why so many fools fall for it. Because we buy CPU's to play console ports and evaluate computing power of a CPU by comparing fps in a bunch of badly coded console ports. Everything else does not matter.

    There's more to it than just simple "gaming".

    So Alvie I see you are now trolling the CPU boards as well as GFX section. Good job. One question, have you ever even used a CPU with HT or you're just pulling your info out of your ass?

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Quote Originally posted by QuadDamage View Post
    So Alvie I see you are now trolling the CPU boards as well as GFX section. Good job. One question, have you ever even used a CPU with HT or you're just pulling your info out of your ass?
    Who is the troll here? Your links even prove what everyone else is saying, HT is clearly not worth the extra when it comes to gaming. The extra money would be worthwhile spent on a faster graphics card which actually will make a difference to his gaming performance.

    Oh and yes I owned an i3-540 which i gave to the girlfriend, Didn't really notice any difference over my E8400 but atleast it got a slightly better cpu score in 3dmark Vantage
    Last edited by Alvie1981; May 1, 2012 at 15:58.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    The arguments from Quad is based on the facts that the computer built is not for gaming only but also for other purposes such as video/audio encoding/decoding, virtualization where extra threads/cores count is beneficial. In this case, the 3770k is a more viable option.

    However, since your computer built is for gaming primarily as you mentioned, it makes more sense to go for the i5 3570k and use the extra money to put into a faster video card such as HD 7950. Gaming wise you see absolutely no difference between the i5 3570k and the 3770k but you will see a HUGE difference going for the HD 7950 versus GTX 560Ti.

    If money is not a problem, then you can go for whatever processors Intel got to offer. Heck why not going for the i7 3960x Sandy Bridge E setup as well instead of that 3770k.

    Just my 2 cents!!! Its your money, do whatever you want with it, but If I were you I would make the most out of it by selecting the CPU that gives identical performance in gaming for 100 bucks less ie i5 3570k and get that 100 bucks toward a MUCH FASTER video card to get HUGE increase in FPS. Afterall, higher fps is what you aim for.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Well 3570k it is :) I'll wait with the GPU as I want to see what nvidias midrange will look like.
    In any case I saw an ocean of z77 ASUS mobos and would appreciate if you guys could give me some advice on that front as well :) Like I said just pure gaming/surfing machine.

    I thought to go with NOCTUA NH-D14 SE2011 cooler and some Corsair memory (should I go for 2x8GB or 4x4GB)

    Am still undecided if I'll should go for a new case... I have an Antec 1200 that is good and all but top fan has stopped working :(

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Quote Originally posted by Melhisedek View Post
    Well 3570k it is :) I'll wait with the GPU as I want to see what nvidias midrange will look like.
    In any case I saw an ocean of z77 ASUS mobos and would appreciate if you guys could give me some advice on that front as well :) Like I said just pure gaming/surfing machine.

    I thought to go with NOCTUA NH-D14 SE2011 cooler and some Corsair memory (should I go for 2x8GB or 4x4GB)

    Am still undecided if I'll should go for a new case... I have an Antec 1200 that is good and all but top fan has stopped working :(
    We're splitting hairs deciding HT or not, and you are considering replacing an effective case as well? If you replace that exceptional case due to a $10 fan, why not just splurge and get the 3770K, 680GTX SLi, AND the new case?

    My goodness.

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    Re: Have a c2d 8400@ 3.9 and need an upgrade

    Come on mate, no need for that. I really appreciate all the input and I'm sure many others are as well.

    So any ideas on mobo?

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