New 775 CPU Upgrade

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Apr 13, 2013

New 775 CPU Upgrade by LoloLakitu at 3:29 AM (1,921 Views / 0 Likes) 44 replies

  1. LoloLakitu
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    I've been using CYRI to check if I can run games, and it seems my cpu is bottlenecking my in the "recommended" tab, it usually says "any quad core cpu", and I have a c2d e6750@2.66GHz. I looked up some benchmarks vs the c2q q6600@2.4GHz, and it said that it only slightly underperforms in single threaded programs, and in multithreaded programs (e.g. most games), it heavily out-performed. So would it be a worthwhile upgrade to buy one? Or would it be better to buy a higher level one?
    I can usually find one for about CAD$60~ My budget is around $100.
     


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    Gaming is not really multithreading.

    Honestly speaking, save up money on total upgrade. Even Pentium G2120 (Ivy Bridge Dual Core) will outperform that Core 2 Duo.
     
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    Sometimes that can use all four cores will of course be better on four cores than two, but most games can only use up to three or so threads anyways, with two of those being the heavier ones. Going from Duo to Quad is only going to get a noticeable improvement in gaming if the per-thread performance gets a good boost as well (like when I went from my first-gen duo to my Q8400).
     
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    Sandy Bridge Pentium & Core i3 are pretty darn good for budget gaming, so long as you pair it with a dedicated GPU. Pentium G620+ and Core i3-2100+ are what you looking for in Sandy Bridge.

    Haswell is LGA1150, so it uses motherboard that are different than Sandy/Ivy Bridge (LGA1155).
     
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    Right now the 3220's are $130 + free shipping and the 2100's are $120 + $7 shipping, so 3220 is a better deal for +100MHz for an extra 3 dollars.
     
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    3220 is Ivy Bridge while 2100 is Sandy Bridge. Ivy is about 5 to 10% faster than Sandy clock to clock.
     
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    A recommended cheapo board with 4 ram slots?
     
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    Why do you need 4 RAM slots? You are in for budget PC are you not? 2 x 4 GB will give you 8 GB while only taking up 2 slots, plenty for you.

    You are looking for mATX H77 motherboard. Some H61/H67 motherboards will work too if they come with the latest BIOS.
     
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    It's just I already have 8GB in a 4x2 set.
     
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    Right I forgot.

    Like I said, any H77 motherboard will do. H61/H67 will do too if they come w/ latest BIOS.
     
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    DDR3?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    I have a powercolor 7750 right now, completely sufficient.
    EDIT: Might add another with that new mobo.
     
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    Sorry for DP, Final Build with new parts.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.50 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($6.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($43.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($43.00 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master Extreme 2 525W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $602.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-13 16:47 EDT-0400)
     
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    I already have the video card.
    EDIT: I read I can crossfire with a 7750 or a 7770 with my card as well.
     
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    You can, but X-Fire is pretty bad(At least 'til June/July)
    Also, you'll get little gain between those 2 cards.
     

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