Author Topic: Sooooooo, what do you want for christmas, or xmas, or whatever you choose to call it?  (Read 1801 times)

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Core i5 is what I have in my gaming PC.  Built it about 5 years ago now, still plenty of power for modern games.  My GPUs are a little outpaced, though.  Still using some EVGA GTX670FTW cards.  With a little help from an SLi bridge I can still run most modern games comfortably on medium settings, if I pick and choose some of the advanced graphics settings I can get high textures but reduced visual effects.

Might grab some 900 series cards if I can find a good deal on them.  Then after that if I'm not willing to go into overclocking maybe I'll consider going i7.
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its weird an entry lever i5 (socket 1155) is almost 10 LESS than my i3 2100 lol
Aaron
but either way will have to wait until after new years price cuts anyways
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Watcher, the 10 series cards are highly recommended if you can afford them. But the 900s will still be a sizable upgrade. As for the i5 vs i7, i7 is overkill for almost any gaming application. There's basically no situation in which having an i5 instead of an i7 will be your bottleneck. Much more productive to invest in a better GPU.

As for your processor yama, make sure that whatever processor you upgrade to has the same socket as your current one, otherwise you'll need to upgrade your motherboard too.

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oh i know. a friend is giving me a 1gb 7750. which will take p[lace of my 1gb 4870. my mobo is a socket 1155. hoping to do this before too long tbh. within a few mos at most. the gpu will be in , in a few days.
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Another small thing I'll probably ask for this year is a plasma lighter. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Novelty-WaresTM-Flameless-Rechargeable-Windproof/dp/B06ZXY6XPC?tag=top505-20&th=1


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Been wanting one of those as well. They sell them on TV around here. The atomic lighter lol. But no matter what its used for it does well.
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Slight bonus, friend showed me how to get windows 10 free ( via microsoft) and it upgraded and activated. now the only thing holding me back is not having say 8gb of ddr3 and or (both?) an i5 upgrade. trying to get in as a lab rat ( i.e. clinical trials) this will pay both for christmas as well as comp upgrades lol
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