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Old May 9, 2016, 09:19 AM
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Thanks for that, I'll look into it!
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Old May 10, 2016, 08:36 AM
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That i3 will have around double the performance per clock compared to your old LGA775 setup. (making it effectively equal to a 7 GHz Core 2 Duo chip - if such a thing were possible). That huge PPC increase, coupled with hyper-threading, will make it massively more powerful then your old quad core.

The 7870 is a decent step up from the 7770 as well. Great build.
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Old May 10, 2016, 10:02 AM
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That i3 will have around double the performance per clock compared to your old LGA775 setup. (making it effectively equal to a 7 GHz Core 2 Duo chip - if such a thing were possible). That huge PPC increase, coupled with hyper-threading, will make it massively more powerful then your old quad core.

The 7870 is a decent step up from the 7770 as well. Great build.
Not only that but having quicker interconnects (via the Deletion of the NB) help greatly.

i3's now can do so much more than the Era his PC is from.


Nice build!

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Old May 10, 2016, 08:23 PM
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I was finally able to stabilize the GPU overclock, again, not as high as the C2Q but close enough!

Raising the core voltage and power limit a bit more did the trick. I now have 3 stable 3DMark benchmarks that are within 10 points difference, all around 5900.
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My current PC is an old C2Q Q9400, it's OK but it's getting old! I started buying parts here and there to update to Haswell, so what I now have is this;

i3-4170 ($68 was told it was "used" but was actually BNIB)
2x4GB DDR3 2400 Avexir Core Series ($40 brand new)
Asus Z87-PLUS ($65)
Seasonic G-650 SSR-650RM ($120 brand new)
Sandisk Ultra II 120GB ($45 brand new)
Gigabyte 7870 Windforce ($70)

There's also a free case and 500GB WD hard drive. For a total of $408 including taxes and shipping.

Here's a picture of some of the stuff, I'll post a before and after later when it's built!





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Did some sleeving and cable management this weekend!


The free case I got a while ago and still use;



The rainbow of cables from the front panel that I sleeved;


The same cables sleeved ends;



The inside (the 2 cables coming out are the side panel fans);
you could have gotten a better pc if you went with used parts
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Old May 16, 2016, 03:10 PM
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you could have gotten a better pc if you went with used parts
It was basically all used parts except for the RAM ($40), CPU ($68), SSD ($45) and PSU ($120).

The PSU and SSD were not bought for this build, those were bought a year ago for my previous C2Q. So for what I paid I'm not sure how I would have had anything better.
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