"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
Since this older i5 could drive 3 GPUs without a sweat why would you pay so much and then overclock?
Hello everyone! My current build is:
MSI GTX 980
AMD FX 8350 with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Processor cooler
ASUS m5A99FX PRO R2.0
G. SKILL Ripjaws X series 16GB (2 x 8 GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Corsair HX series HX750
Western Digital Black 1TB HDD
But I wanted to switch to an i5 6600K and I was wondering how exactly I should do that? I was thinking of just backing up my important files, formatting my HDD, moving my parts over to my new motherboard and then just do a fresh install of Windows 7, would that work? If so, what motherboard(s) would you guys recommend? Also will all my parts work with that new motherboard? And with my CPU cooler would it be easy to just move that over? My last question is if I wanted to add another TB how exactly would I do that? And does it need to be the same HDD as I have now? Thank you so much for any help, it is greatly appreciated!