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2500k To 3770k Worth It?


I'm pondering on upgrading to ivy i7 and a z77 board from i5 sandy and a z68 board, i mainly use it for gaming and considering upgrading graphics card from a gtx 680 to gtx 690. Do you guys think i would benefit with an upgraded processor and mobo with a 690 or would my current z68 and sandy be ok with a gtx 690?

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3770k Bottleneck?

Im thinking of getting a 3770k (and oc it) and a 680 lightning but im worried the cpu might bottleneck the gpu while gaming (rig will only be used for gaming). Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Posted On: 2012-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

I7 3770k And Gtx 680 Or 690

I'm thinking in buying a new intel processor, because i have amd now and i experience a lot of instability, not only in the system, but in a lot of games as well, so i wanna ask you if you are a i7 3770k owner and you are running this game with at least one gtx 680 or gtx 690 how many fps you get in "back to karkand" expansion, i repeat, only expansion, and 64 players, all in ultra, please, i don't want trolls, only be honest please, it's very important and i will waste my money for this rig:

I7 3770k 3, 5 ghz - stock cooler, mobo: asus p9x79 pro ram: 4 x kingston 4gb 1600 mhz (16 gb total amount), gtx 680 or 690 (i listened that one 680 it's not even able to move back to karkand at constant 60 fps)


Posted On: 2012-07-04 . View Related Posts . . View 25 Replies .

Will A 2.6ghz 3770k Bottleneck A Gtx 680?

Maybe a little.

2. 6ghz 3770k
Ht disabled
Full caspian 64 player multiplayer
1050 boost core
6000 mem

Frames, time (ms), min, max, avg
2577, 45000, 32, 85, 57. 267

Pushed it up to 3ghz

Frames, time (ms), min, max, avg
3119, 45000, 44, 94, 69. 311

3. 3ghz

Frames, time (ms), min, max, avg
3230, 45000, 48, 87, 71. 778


Posted On: 2012-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 22 Replies .

Will A Gtx 690 And A I7 3770 (not 3770k) Bottleneck?

i have a fairly great computer with a gtx660 and a i7 3770, but lately one monitor just seems too little, so im upgrading my gpu to a gtx 690 and adding a few monitors to my setup. But of course like any sensible person, i want to be sure that if i put in a 690 it wont **** everything up with bottlenecking my cpu, so is a i7 3770 capable of keeping up with gtx 690?

Posted On: 2013-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ivy Bridge 3770k Gaming Results Vs Core I7-920 At 4.2ghz

"intel has just released brand new ivy bridge cpu architecture on 22nm. Although intel has released 14 new mobile and desktop cpus, we will focus on their flagship desktop cpu - the core i7-3770k. " I am thinking of getting a pair of x5550 because i have a brand new evga classified sr-2 which i bought earlier this year purely out of jealousy but thank fully funds ran dry and could not buy anything else other than ram :p now since the mobo is not even opened and laying there gathering dust i was wondering if i could make it into a gaming/folding machine at a certain price.

My old amd multi gpu folding machine is dead after a short circuit burned two cards and left one with a weird bug. That machine was never good for gaming there was micro-shutting and lot of performance problems. This board with a few gpu's can change that quite a bit, cant afford a array of 7970's so will have to get something else instead.


Posted On: 2012-10-05 . View Related Posts . . View 50 Replies .

Is Macbook Really Worth Its Value?

Which do you value more?

I would opt for a laptop with windows os installed simply because i feel comfortable around a windows environment. To me, purchasing an apple product would be either because of trend, ego, popularity or for its design. Thats only me, for you it may be functionality or the software it offers. But what i'm trying to say is that macbook or not, it will serve is purpose what ever you wish to do. I personally don't think it is worth the $999 value simply because you can achieve the same specifications on a laptop for half the price. So that only leads me to think that the price is reflected on because it has the brand name attached to it. Here is a very interesting quote i heard in regards to the fanless dyson machine. I hope you know about it. It basically has no blades and uses technology to to suck in air and blow it back out creating a current of air. It works on the same principle of a standard fan but due to its quirky "no-fans" feature, people are more inclined to buy it. "If you want to look cool, buy the dyson. If you want to stay cool, buy the regular fan"

I hope that helps when you decide on any other purchases in future.


Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Is The Macbook Pro Worth It?

I'm an engineering student so naturally, i would want a pc instead of a mac for my engineering software needs. But i also want a nice looking, slim laptop that i can bring to school for notes and entertainment. I can always use my old laptop or desktop for my engineering needs. So i decided that the macbook pro 13 is pretty fit for my needs and wants. And right now, there's a rather awesome sale for university students where the price is significantly reduced and a free ipod touch is included.

However, the one big thing that's bugging me is the screen. Apple is still using the old 16:10 aspect ratio with 1280x800 max resolution while most other laptops of its price range offers the new 16:9 aspect ratio with higher resolution that can handle 780p playback, like the hp envy 14. Will apple ever introduce the newer 16:10 aspect ratio to the macbook in the next generation? When does usually a new generation of macbook release? Near christmas or the beginning of the new fiscal year?


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Is It Worth Money To Get A Macbook?

I've been considering getting a mac for awhile. I want a macbook. (The plain white laptop) it's $999. Which is pricey considering the laptop i currently use was $500. I have an acer laptop. It's pretty cheap, but it was good for a beginner laptop. I saved up and got it when i was 13. Now, i'm getting more into video editing (i'm going to post videos on youtube, ect. ) And i'm starting to need more downloads. My cousins both have apple macbook (they're the older ones, but they still work great) but my uncle and my dad both hate apple. (Except my dad has an iphone, so i don't even know what his deal is)

I've been wanting a mac for the longest time. I have an iphone, and my camera takes video in quicktime, so i think it's just more convenient to have a system that works together. If you have a macbook what do you think of it? Is it worth it? I mainly want it because i want to use imovie, and edit videos. But i also just want it because they're nice.


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Is Core 2 Duo E6850 Worth It?

I plan to upgrade my core 2 duo e4400 cpu to something better( or should i keep it?). I only game and do on the internet on my pc. Alot of people say not to go quad when for gaming, but wouldn't it be more future proof?. Plus on newegg the e6850 is 199. 99(its also out of stock) and the q6600 is 189. 99 so it makes it even harder to pick. Also i don't oc. Also, i plan to upgrade my cpu without reinstalling my os. (Should be fine). Also, should i take my mobo out of the case to install it? I dont have all the standoff near my mobo so it will probably bend alot. So if i do take it out i will put it on a card board box or something. I am mostly trying to buy a new cpu so it wont bottleneck my new gpu(i may get a gtx 260 or a 9800 gx2 or 9800 gtx). I game at 1440x900 on a 19'' widescreen monitor.

Posted On: 08-22-2008, 01:41 PM . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Logitech G9, Worth While Upgrade Over My Diamondback

I have been told im allowed x ammount of money for christmas, so i have ordered a few things so far and i am 70 short. Now, i love my razer, however i have noticed my hands a bit too big for it, plus those g9's do look nice. Im asking for personal opinions on the g9, but also other recommendations!

Posted On: 12-05-2008, 08:44 PM . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

How Much Are Old High End Computers Worth?

I thought since this was a general question and not a specific for sell ad it would be nice to hear what others find as a good price when selling their older systems. Of course i realize it depends on the type of build and parts, but i was wondering a kind of general rule to go by. Mainly, i only custom build high-end computers that are at the top end at the time created. So, say i have a computer from 2004 that has most high-end parts at that point but i have maintained it and still is in excellent condition. Also, what about custom high-end paint jobs from folks like smooth creations? I have a couple of cases and parts that were hand air brushed by their master artist. Most cost at least $1, 000 or more for just the art work done and one of a kind. Is this good to sell alone on auction sites or should they be sold with the parts as well at time of sell?

I know you can browse ads all day long, but the problem i find is most are not selling high-end type used computers or they are not in that good of condition. It is hard to post ads at much higher prices when generic ones are cheaper but vastly inferior in quality. My systems are all fantastic, i just need to keep them rotating and refreshed for my work. Thanks for any thoughts on prices, selling, etc.


Posted On: 09-14-2009, 02:07 AM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Worth Upgrading To 8gb Ram?

So i'm about to install 2 intel x25-m 80gb ssd's and thought about upgrading some other aspects of my system (see sig). I've heard some users are finding q6600's are becoming bottlenecks when compared to the rest of their systems. So i gotta figure that my qx6850, awesome as it is, is on it's way along too. I think i may play around with a ramdisk and see how that goes. Apparently it should be around 4gb in size, so that got me thinking to upgrade my ram from 4gb to 8gb. Unfortunately ddr-2 is back to being expensive and technically a dead format (soon to be) does anyone think it's worth doing at this point?

For the record g. Skill ddr 8000.


Posted On: 12-23-2009, 07:23 PM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Is It Worth To Buy A Macbook Pro?

I'm about to buy my first new macbook pro, and change from regulars pc's i've had over time. I'm not worried about the operational program (windows/ os mac) change itself, but with the price. The new macbook pro i'm about to buy, is the 13 inches, with intel core 2 duo 2, 4 ghz processor, 250gb and 4 gb ram. And it costs about 1, 100 pounds (within the ms office for mac installed). And if i go to the sony vaio website, i can configure a vaio e series, with the new intel i5 core processor, 320gb, 4gb ram, 15 inches high-definition display and blu-ray writer! And it would cost me about 780 pounds.

I mean the macbook pro is way more expensive, and it comes with an older processor, and less powerful components. Is it really worth it to buy a macbook pro, even with this arguments? By that i mean the processor itself, cause the bigger hard drive do not tempt me! For that i'll buy a external hd. And the blu-ray writer neither. I don't have that need. I'm just worried about the processor and the fact that i want to download free music. Which one should i buy. I just want a computer that will last the next 5-6 years without major problems and viruses. And i wont lose all my data.

Obs: i use the notebook to surf in the web, download free music from webpages, store music, photos and movies, and do some work with the ms office. I really dont use it to play games. I prefer the ps3 to do that!


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Is It Worth It To Buy A Macbook Pro?

I am going to buy a new laptop. I previously had an hp dv6000, which worked ok for about a year and then small things started going wrong (battery screwed up, cd-rom drive went belly-up after 2 years). I don't do any graphic design or anything fancy, this computer will be used basically for internet and watching movies. I want a 17" screen since this computer will pretty much take the place of my tv in most regards. I live alone and watch most of my stuff on the computer anyway. I'm also looking into an extended warranty, something like 2 or 3 years, what with what happened with the hp.

Another thing to consider. I heard that utorrents don't work well on macs, but this may not be true. I do a lot of torrents and listen to a lot of music, so that's another factor to consider. My best friend has a macbook pro and says it's worth the extra bucks since he hasn't had any major probs and it's still as fast as it was when he bought it approx. 3 years ago. So, is it worth it to go the pricey route for my somewhat limited needs, or can i go with an $800-900 computer from dell or hp or some other brand?


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Newegg Extended Warranty Plans Worth It?

Just a general question - i'm not sure where to post this, but have you ever bought one of newegg's "service net replacement plans" for anything?

I just wonder what the prevailing opinions are on whether it's worth the money for the extra insurance, and for what particular items would it be wise to get a plan? I figure for hard disk and maybe mobo it might be good to buy a 1-yr plan. I tend to hold onto equipment for at least that long.


Posted On: 11-03-2007, 08:31 AM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Is It Worth Waiting For New Usb 3.0 Flash Drives?

Looking to get a 16gb usb flash drive and was going to buy a patriot xplorer xt for write speeds and price (about $35) but am wondering if i should wait a month or two and get a usb 3. 0 version. I've googled and didn't see too many usb 3. 0 flash drive announcements at ces other than expensive raid or ssd versions. I figure there has to be a refresh of the dongle flash drives for 3. 0 but don't know if this will mean any meaningful increase in write speeds. If there is a refresh then i would think at least the initial run will be faster than the current crop. Anyone know of upcoming releases, speed and prices?

Posted On: 01-12-2010, 04:32 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Newegg Extended Warranty For Netbook - Worth It?

I'm thinking about ordering an asus eee pc 1201n from newegg. Since i really beat on my laptops, i'm also thinking about getting newegg's accidental damage from handling coverage. Does anyone have any experience with newegg's extended warranty plans? If so, how has your experience been?

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Are Razer Tarantula Or Logitech G15 Keyboards Worth It?

Ive got the mouse(dadder and g9) ive got the mousepads(steelseries 5l / qck+ heavy), but im still using the same old keyboard that ive had since 2002. Ive been using a logitech access keyboard for liek 5 yrs, and its a decent board. Cheap. Reliable, etc. Are the high dollar keyboards like the razer tarantula/lycosa or the logitech g15 really needed/worth it for fps gaming? I dont exactly notice ghosting, and since i dont play rts thats not exactly a problem for me. Do they really provide an advantage such as the good gaming mice/pads do? Or are they all a gimmick?

Should i pay 100 bucks for a keyboard? Its just that my keyboard, some of the keys are slightly beginning to get sloppy. They dont miss or anything, theyve just lost that tight feel to them. So i want some advice, opinions, etc. What do you use? Was it worth the money? Etc. I dont need leik headset/usb ports or anything on the keyboard, so yeah. What should i pick up?


Posted On: 2008-10-21 . View Related Posts . . View 24 Replies .

Is 250gb Maxtor Drive With 16mb Cache Worth The Extra Money?

I was going to go with a regular 200gb 8mb cache, but i heard the 16mb drives are very fast.

Posted On: 11-24-2004, 12:41 PM . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Dell Laptop With A Free Lifetime Norton Subscription Worth Keeping ?

I never planned to have norton running on any of my computers because of its space hogging features. But three years ago, i bought a refurbished laptop from a computer technician who has access to lots of software freebies including a free lifetime subscription to norton, which he installed on my refurbished dell when i bought it. It's the third year i'm using it, and i've never been asked to renew my subscription, so it looks like it's a real deal. Question is, it is still norton, and still a large program. Worth keeping because it's free (until the computer breaks down), or switch to a free ware security program?

Posted On: 2 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .