They say i5's are not cutting it.. mine has been cutting it...

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by M300, May 8, 2019.

  1. M300

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    This is a sleeper PC, an old ass ACER M464 Veriton chassis, used to house some old ass DDR2 Core 2 Duo... manage to deck it out and get it looking slammin'


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    i7 2700K 4.7ghz + R9 Fury.





    i5 3550 + RX 570 4GB


     
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  2. BuildeR2

    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    An i5 can be just fine depending on what you want to achieve. I know several people still on i5-2400's and i5-4590's that game just fine at 1080p and 1440p.

    I am curious about that sleeper PC, what CPU cooler is that? Did you have to jam the GPU into the HDD bays?
     
  3. M300

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    GPU is ever so slightly inside the bay part.
    The Cooler is the Noctua NH-L12 and i have bent it so it fits, the cooler otherwise would not allow the GPU to be installed.
    board is the Gigabyte H61n-USB3.0
     
  4. Astyanax

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    why is that cpu cooler upside down.
     

  5. M300

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    It is in the only way it can fit, and if it mattered.. which it don't...
     
  6. Clanger

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    Ive had 2 kaveri apus, have an 880k, G5400 and i3 8300 and they all cut(did) the mustard for my needs, use your own judgement and experience and sod the nay sayers.

    If they want me to use the latest sooper dooper 30ghz 1000 core monster with 3 petabytes of ram then they can bloody well buy them for me and pay my electric bill. My money, my choices, i know my needs.
     
  7. Hypernaut

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    I just upgraded from an i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz to an AMD 3600 and I'm not seeing a huge jump in frame rates. Arma 3 I guess and my FPS counter on CSGO is off the charts but the game feels the same. I didn't upgrade for blooming numbers. I expected a night and day difference. I should have waited for 4000 or 5000 Ryzen
     
  8. BuildeR2

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    I had a similar thing happen when upgrading a friend from an i5-3570k@4.4GHz to a 2700X@stock. He needed the extra cores/threads for work, but he noticed that games were either running the same or worse on his RX580 8GB. The only game we found so far that ran better was Ghost Recon - Wildlands, since it used to peg his i5 at 100% on 1080p medium settings.

    We also play a good bit of Civ VI and he noticed slightly faster AI turns, but slightly more stutter while scrolling across the map. Perhaps there is still something to be said for ring bus in 2019 depending on the games and framerates you aim for.
     
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  9. Undying

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    3600x would smash 2500k in every newer game that can use more than 4threads but csgo and arma are not one of them. I would say thats a worst kinda example.
     
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    I needed stitches after messing with mine!
     

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