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Old 05-28-10, 10:13 PM   #535
mailman2
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480/465" thread

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Originally Posted by NarcissistZero View Post
It's a rather standard Antec case... big black thing. The 4 fans are one on the side, one on top and two in front. The one on the side blows right on the GPU.

As for my CPU, no, I run everything stock. It's a good CPU though, everything I read tells me I would gain next to nothing in games by upgrading to a low level i7. If you mean that I need an extreme $800 processor to get anything out of a 5870 then I guess I would say I will not upgrade to one, or a 480, as I cannot do a complete PC overhaul right now financially.

If that is the case, would I still get anything from a second GTX 275?
Thats not true, an i7 would give you quite a boost. 30-40+ fps boost is a double what you are getting now. A Q9550 at stock will be a bottleneck to high end GPUs. A Gtx 480 would be a waste of money with a Q9550 @ stock speeds. Wouldn't be any better than the experience you had with the 5870.

Legion hardware has done multiple CPU scaling articles and its been proven that I7 is faster. Overclocking does affect minimum and avg FPS alot too.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...rmance,11.html

http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...part_1,11.html
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