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Insomniator

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Oh wow, I completely forgot there was a line between Core and Sandy Bridge :p
 

thesmokingman

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Well, I decided to split the difference. I ordered 12GB of memory, a 1TB Muskin Reactor SSD and an Asus MG278Q monitor. If AMD cuts prices week after next, I will pick up 2 Sapphire Fury to give him one, and put a second in my system.

The new monitor at a higher resolution should take some load off the CPU and put it on the GPU.

I'd skip the Fury and wait on Polaris. Then for you wait for Vega since yer already on a Fury, then move that to your spare rig.
 

Deders

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Oh wow, I completely forgot there was a line between Core and Sandy Bridge :p
It's not uncommon to forget. The gen only stayed current for about a year at which point most upgraded to sandy bridge. I had an oc'd i5 750 up until 9 months ago and it still played games that were too much for core2 quads.
 

Sheep221

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It's not uncommon to forget. The gen only stayed current for about a year at which point most upgraded to sandy bridge. I had an oc'd i5 750 up until 9 months ago and it still played games that were too much for core2 quads.
From past release cycles, there had been 1 year on average between Core i generations with each socket being occupied by one tick and one tock architecture.
Such as
1156 Lynnfield -> Clarkdale
1155 Sandy Bridge -> Ivy Bridge
1150 Haswell -> Broadwell
1151 Skylake -> Kabylake
 

james1701

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The board I have is the Asus Rampage III Extreme.

The memory I bought won't be here till Tuesday. The SSD should be here tomorrow. I will work on putting in the new SSD and cooler this weekend. The monitor came in today, and I picked him up a Logitech C920 and a Blue Snowball mic. If all that works, add in a decent MKB and mouse, and new set of cans before I decide on a GPU and he'll be happy.
 

Deders

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From past release cycles, there had been 1 year on average between Core i generations with each socket being occupied by one tick and one tock architecture.
Such as
1156 Lynnfield -> Clarkdale
1155 Sandy Bridge -> Ivy Bridge
1150 Haswell -> Broadwell
1151 Skylake -> Kabylake
If that's the case then it must still be 2012.
 

Sheep221

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If that's the case then it must still be 2012.
Why so? Started with lynnfield in mid 2009 and broadwell and skylake were released one after another last year that means 7 years of mainstream core i which satisfies the basic arithmetic.
 
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Overclock your Uncore and QPI interconnect. Core O'clock did a little for me for games, HT on helped with DX11, but the Uncore and QPI speed really helped. I would say QPI the most. I use rig 2 for gaming, sig
 

Deders

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Why so? Started with lynnfield in mid 2009 and broadwell and skylake were released one after another last year that means 7 years of mainstream core i which satisfies the basic arithmetic.
I thought I'd replied to this. I wonder if it's appeared in another thread.
I thought It has released Jan of 2008, but it seems...

Lynnfield - - - - Sep 2009 - 3 months
Clarksdale - - - Jan 2010 - 12 months
Sandy Bridge - Jan 2011 - 16 months
Ivy Bridge - - - Apr 2012 - 14 months
Haswell - - - - June 2013 - 15 months
Broadwell - - - Sept 2014 - 11 months
Skylake - - - - Aug 2015

Not sure if Clarksdale counts technically as it was purely a die shrink and only used in dual core CPU's, so maybe 15 months for Lynnfield.

Also though Broadwell was much closer to Skylake.
 
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I've got a R9 280X in a 4670K rig (only 4.2Ghz), no FPS dips at all at 1080p. Though, the new games are starting to bend that card to its knees at decent settings.
 

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