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Subject: upgrade LGA1366 CPU or new comp
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i__i Mar 12, 2017 11:13 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hi guys,

I have been holding about getting a new computer for quite a while. I resisted 2500k, 3770k, 6600k and now Ryzen etc...

I have been using a I7 920 at 3.8 since it first came out. Been upgrading the video card, ssd, more ram. I am currently using a gtx 770 and looking to get a 1070 or something similar soon. I have been looking at Ryzen and thinking about selling my current comp, keeping hard drives. I also read posts about upgrade my current CPU to something like 980x or Xeon W3680. The cost will be much lower if I upgrade the CPU only, keeping my ram, case, PS. I personally don't quite need USB 3. What do you guys think? Would W3680 be able to hold another 2 generations or so, like 3 to 4 years before a big upgrade comes?

P.S. I am also wanting to get a 27inch 144hz monitor with free-sync or G-sync

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computer_guru Mar 12, 2017 11:50 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Just pick up the GTX 1070 and see how your games are running than go from there. A newer gen cpu will help with frame rate simply because each core has much higher IPC nowadays over the original nehalem but cross that bridge when you get there.

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i__i Mar 18, 2017 01:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I bought the Gigabyte 1080 that is on big sale this weekend. WHat is the easier way to find out how much 920 is bottlenecking it? Do I turn up the gfx setting to see if FPS drops? I understand CPU intensive game like GTA 5 won't see much improvement though. Maybe it is time to change monitor and game at higher resolution with 144hz :)

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Mr. Friendly™ Mar 18, 2017 01:58 PM Reply | Bookmark
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look at the frame rates you're getting now and then look at the frame rates you get after you swap in the new card.

3.8ghz is a good speed, but isn't the fastest anymore...but Nehalem clock speeds weren't that high to begin with.

try running some benchmarks and compare them against the 6700K and 7700K and see where your rig is in comparison.

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computer_guru Mar 18, 2017 04:57 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Download a program called MSI Afterburner , goto the settings and add CPU usage and GPU usage on-screen display and if your CPU is at 100% usage and GPU is only at like 60% usage than that's a CPU bottleneck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeUSkaZ4_t0

Another way to tell is simply trying ultra settings and low settings and if you find no appreciable frame rate difference that's a severe CPU bottleneck.

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