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Old July 30, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Default Upgrading from oc'ed i5-750, worth it yet?

I got the upgrade bug once again and been out of the loop for around ayear with computer upgrades and roadmaps for cpus.

Strictly for gaming, my 750 is running nicely at 3.2 all the time, super stable, never a hic-up.

I'm "stuck" with a motherboard that does not have SLI(what a mistake) so I cant just slap another videocard and get good improvements for cheap. Currently running a overclocked MSI GTX560 Ti448. LGA1156 mobos are pretty much gone in the new stuff otherwise I would have went that route.

How much of an improvement would I really see if I replaced my mobo(I would get SLI this time...) with a newer LGA1155 and a 3570k?

Or I should just tough everything out for another few months to replace the whole thing?
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Old July 30, 2012, 06:42 AM
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You probably wouldn't notice any difference but benchmarks would. I think if you are gaming smooth and you don't need a 2nd video card right now you should just wait to upgrade.
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you could try the Hyper SLI patch see if that is working
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Old August 2, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Still rocking a I7 930 at 4.2

Cant see any reason to upgrade yet.
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For gaming? No need. There are a few games that would respond to a higher overclock of your 750, but most games you'd see no difference.
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Old August 2, 2012, 02:21 PM
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What resolution are you playing at? If 1920x1080 and a standard (not 3d, not 120hz) monitor, thenI see very little reason to upgrade at all..
You will probably see biggest difference by just replacing the GPU.. but it really does depend on what res and games your looking to play..
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Old August 3, 2012, 06:22 AM
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^^ GPU upgrade would most likely benefit you more.
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Old August 4, 2012, 10:55 PM
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The vast majority of games are still 95% GPU when it comes to performance. If you use your rig for transcoding, or other CPU demanding tasks, Ivy Bridge is quite a huge improvement over the older architectures. If you're rocking a 1080p display, there is no need to SLI.
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Sli? Not worth it as single gpu solutions are much better now
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Old August 5, 2012, 11:39 AM
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I would clock the 750 to 4.0ghz, even with a hpyer 212, it would offer good cooling. I used a 750 a few times at 4.0ghz for gaming, it will be perfect. I would also look into selling your 560TI 448 core and getting either a 670 and or a 660TI that will be coming out very soon! I wouldnt recommend upgrading the mobo and or the cpu just yet.
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