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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    yeah it wasn't v1.7, it went to that setting after I updated the bios, and refused to boot up thank god lol. am at work now so cant confirm what I set it at, think it was 1.3. at 4.5ghz. I ran far cry 3 in 3d vision and noticed a performance boost with that overclock. skyrim was still a...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    ^ I use a fan for cooling, its a Zalman CNPS14X. when I say not very stable I mean it runs but some games crash out after a few minutes, this is when i over clocked to 4.5. at the moment I am trying some higher voltages but am not very experienced with overclocking so am being very cautious...
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    GTX 780 / CPU

    apologies, I thought I might get a different slant on it from the GPU point of view. will not go for the CPU upgrade for now. Delete thread Thanks
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    I'm playing skyrim, fallout 3, far cry 3 and witcher 2 (not played much yet). the Bethesda games perform the worse, especially in 3D vision. Far cry 3 isn't actually too bad, just stutters in some areas. I just finished tomb raider, which played very well but did have slight stutter in 3d...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    yep it seems to improve performance if i push the over clocking, buts its not very stable. but as said it seems pointless to spend a load of money on an upgrade at this point. thanks for the advice
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    the one I have is the 2500K, I have it over clocked to 4Ghz at the moment. when i check the CPU and GPU usage the CPU is definitely using more power than the 780, sometimes its only a little more but in general it lags behind. i don't really want to upgrade if there is no point but I'd also...
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    GTX 780 / CPU

    I am currently running a GTX 780 with an i5 2500 but think I am experiencing a bottleneck in some games, and especially if I use 3D vision (am aware barely anyone uses this lol). I was wondering if an upgrade to an i7 3770 would show much of a performance improvement in this situation? I...
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    Upgrading from i5 2500K - for gaming

    I am running a GTX 780 with an i5 2500 and am wondering if a CPU upgrade would help performance, especially in 3D vision. The general view seems to be that a 2500 doesn't bottleneck a GTX 780 but am wondering about this in certain scenarios, such as 3D vision use and games that seem to require...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    My situation with my set and Bethesda games up has been improved a lot by overclocking my Core i5 2500K to 4ghz, it surprised me the difference it made. there were also a couple of pesky mods causing slowdown, it took an age to find but that hi res book jackets one for Oblivion slowed down all...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    Thanks for the reply guys, I might do a few more tests and look into the CPU situation, either overclocking or upgrading it. My current spec is: - Asus P8P67 Pro Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Corsair 650 power supply Windows 7 (64 bit) EVGA GeForce GTX...
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    GTX780 and Bethesda Games

    I recently upgraded from my 580 to a GTX780 and am pretty disappointed with the performance I am getting on games like Fallout 3, Oblivion and Skyrim. I have done most of the tweaks and my 580 ran these games ok but on average settings. I was hoping with the 780 I could crank things right up...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    yeah it seems rare for people to actually want to do this lol. I didn't really want to go SLI but if that is better for 3D I would definitely consider it. To be honest I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of games that run in 3D with the help of Helix mods. Its such a shame that its not...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    Yeah I can understand that. I had to make a lot of concessions to get it working to my liking, one of the biggest things was sitting position in terms of headaches, changing the whole work area. Further back and my eyes were not so strained, but it is a hassle getting all the settings right...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    yeah getting into 3D wasn't a decision I took lightly, there was a lot of messing around but once I found the settings I liked I found the immersion factor worth the short falls, the difference between being in a game and watching it. The lightboost helps a lot with the darkness. my main...
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    Upgrade for 3D

    well eye candy wise I'm not looking to set the world alight but would like the 1920x1080 and fairly decent texture detail, think i'm most concerned with keeping the frame rate up for the 3D and for the graphics to be at least average. thanks for the help, I will look into the 780.
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