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#1
I'm not really happy with performance of some games in pcsx2 like tekken 5 and jak games so I decided to upgrade. My choices are:

(1)Pay for a motherboard that will allow me to overclock.
(2)Pay for an i5-660.

I have the power to support it, but I've never replaced a motherboard and I'm the type to screw up somewhere lol. The i5-660 is at 3.33 ghz and turbo's up to 3.6 ghz. Money isn't a problem. Tongue

Also, what's the difference between 660 and 661?
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#2
If money isn't a problem, the safest and fastest way to get better speeds with PCSX2 is getting the newer processor.
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#3
I Agree with Bositman.

As for the difference between the 660 and 661 is pretty much Power Consumption. If you are not happy with the results from pcsx2 you are getting, then upgrading your processor would be the better choice since you will get higher clocks by default and probably won't even need to OC it at all.
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#4
Would that be enough? Some games like tekken 5 are giving me like 45 fps with speedhacks. It appears to be a 400 mhz difference with an extra 270 mhz due to turbo. Will the next release be any faster?
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i3-530 @ 4.3 ghz
GTX 470 OC 725/1450/1875
6 GB DDR3 RAM
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#5
(05-01-2010, 09:29 PM)jmuuss Wrote: Would that be enough? Some games like tekken 5 are giving me like 45 fps with speedhacks. It appears to be a 400 mhz difference with an extra 270 mhz due to turbo. Will the next release be any faster?

I mean, if it isn't, just oc that i5
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(05-02-2010, 03:16 AM)Xellon Wrote:
(05-01-2010, 09:29 PM)jmuuss Wrote: Would that be enough? Some games like tekken 5 are giving me like 45 fps with speedhacks. It appears to be a 400 mhz difference with an extra 270 mhz due to turbo. Will the next release be any faster?

I mean, if it isn't, just oc that i5

I see theres an i5-670, I'll save up a bit more for that I guess.
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i3-530 @ 4.3 ghz
GTX 470 OC 725/1450/1875
6 GB DDR3 RAM
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#7
If your motherboard doesn't have any OCing capability, then I would suggest you to just buy one instead of the processor. It's not smart to buy the Core i5 670 when you can OC the 660/661 to that level with no problem saving you $$.

If you just want to stay away from overclocking in general, then by all means save up and buy the i5 670.
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6Ghz
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Nvidia 275 GTX Co-Op
HDD 2x750GB Raid 0
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OCZ Game XStream 700W
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(05-02-2010, 05:25 AM)Master_DX Wrote: If your motherboard doesn't have any OCing capability, then I would suggest you to just buy one instead of the processor. It's not smart to buy the Core i5 670 when you can OC the 660/661 to that level with no problem saving you $$.

If you just want to stay away from overclocking in general, then by all means save up and buy the i5 670.

Hmm depends just how easy it is. I hear I have to re-install windows? The most I've messed with my computer was replacing the power supply.

And yes, none. These brands like Gateway are evil like that.
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GTX 470 OC 725/1450/1875
6 GB DDR3 RAM
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#9
Why r u buying i5....??.....doesent make any sense to buy i5 processor for pcsx2. becoz pcsx2 uses only 2 cores...better if u buy cor2duo or core2quad with more than 3.Ghz speed.......if u buy i5 then it gives performance same as core2duo or core 2 quad upto 3Ghz speed
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#10
Q: Overclocking needs formating/re-installing Windows?

A: No

Q: How easy can it be?

A: Just need to change one setting in the BIOS unless you plan on going crazy


Judging by your answer above, I would recommend you to buy the new processor. Not because OCing is that complicated but, because you most likely don't have proper cooling and it is best to be safe than sorry.


Edit: @ samrat4u: Buying a Core 2 Duo is out of the question in his case. Why you might ask, well the reason is very simple, he's using a i3 already meaning he has a 1156 socket motherboard.
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6Ghz
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Nvidia 275 GTX Co-Op
HDD 2x750GB Raid 0
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Window 7 Ultimate
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