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#1 Eclipse581

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:18 PM

Hey guys, just have a quick question. I want to get a new cpu, the one I have right now is Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor. My motherboard is a little old so I need a cpu that would run on a LGA 775 board, I would like a quad core. Also I am using a 700w power supply. I also just bought a GTX 560 ti graphics card today and I would like a new cpu to run with it. So if you guys have any suggestions please let me know.

Pretty much I would like to be able to run battlefield 3 and skyrim when they come out.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:37 PM

Your computer is fine for now, I would wait till next year when Intel releases its new socket type.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

You could get a Core 2 Quad.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:10 AM

Ok, I was just wondering because I cant run SLI on the board I have, so I would like to do the most I can with what I have for now

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:25 AM

Your video card is pretty good, and if the game you are going to be running doesn't utilize SLi it will be a waste.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

Your CPU is a little dated, but unless you are using programs that can utilize four cores, anything beyond that may be a waste. The GTX 560 Ti is a good midrange card, aside from Nvidia's drivers. It is a little overpriced though. However, it is usually a better idea to get a very high-end card before you consider using a multi-GPU setup given how SLI and Crossfire operate.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:18 AM

There might be bottleneck with the CPU.

Edited by killerx525, 29 May 2011 - 02:18 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:32 AM

Ok cool, thanks for all the help guys. So what would be a top end video card that would be ok running with a 700w power supply, the reason I bought the card I have now was because im very impatient lol. My one friend suggested a gtx 570. Ive only ever own nvidia cards so I do not know much about ATI, I dont mind getting a bigger power supply.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

Your current power supply should do fine, no need for a bigger power supply.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:10 AM

Ok cool, thanks for all the help guys. So what would be a top end video card that would be ok running with a 700w power supply, the reason I bought the card I have now was because im very impatient lol. My one friend suggested a gtx 570. Ive only ever own nvidia cards so I do not know much about ATI, I dont mind getting a bigger power supply.



the 570 is a nVidia card, it requires a good bit of power at full settings but you should be fine with ONE
as for the cpu, like its been stated above here, unless you are running software that can utilize multicore applications you
probably will not see a difference
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:54 PM

The GTX 570 is a good card, a little expensive though. This is why I use AMD cards and CPU's, similar performance for less money. I usually use whichever card is on sale and had the more stable drivers at the time. For a while it was Nvidia, but I ditched them once their drivers tanked.

The MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 1280MB is a good card. The MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB is a slightly more powerful card from team AMD (ATI no longer exists).

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:23 AM

AMD would be good for people that are on a tight budget.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:40 AM

Ok cool thanks all for the help. So my last question is I would like to over clock my video card I have never done it before but I downloaded ntune from NVIDIA, I think I need to re download it because every time I open it the program freezes lol. I want to over clock it a little I don't want to go crazy and risk anything but what would you guys do in this situation. I want to learn how to do this for future builds.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

I'm not sure how to use ntune but MSI Afterburner is pretty straight forward on using it. Here is a little info about overclocking your graphics card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

I'm not sure how to use ntune but MSI Afterburner is pretty straight forward on using it. Here is a little info about overclocking your graphics card.


Thanks a lot that was easy to do haha. So I ended up over clocking my card and cpu and crysis 2 runs pretty darn good on extreme settings but I noticed my video card runs anywhere from 70 to about 78 degrees c when im playing crysis, is that an ok temp? or is that a little high?




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