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New build..well newer for me

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man00

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Bought Asus Z97-AR/4670k with 16gb of ram, been using asus p6td deluxe i7-950 for a long time. I ran the i7-950 at 3.2 ghz never a issue at all. Main reason for upgrade was the faster SATA on the Z97 (or I hope so) From what little I read on the I5-4670 seems about the same as the I7-950 speed wise. One more thing my PSU is getting old but never a issue as of yet it is a PC Power & Cooling 750w. Looks like they went belly up or sold out. That PSU should have no problem with the new board/cpu ?
 

EarthDog

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CPU is WAY faster bud... WAY faster.

PSU should be fine, but, in your three threads so far, I don't see a mention of the GPU you are going to be using. You will be fine regardless, but, these are things we would need to know up front. :)
 
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man00

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CPU is WAY faster bud... WAY faster.

PSU should be fine, but, in your three threads so far, I don't see a mention of the GPU you are going to be using. You will be fine regardless, but, these are things we would need to know up front. :)
I thought they were close far as clock speed goes??
 

EarthDog

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i5 750 = 2.66 base 3.2GHz Turbo
4670K = 3.4 base 3.8Ghz Turbo.

I don't find those to be close. On top of that, the IPC (instructions per clock) is much MUCH higher for the Haswell CPU. Look at the link Tir provided for details. ;)
 

don256us

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To restate what was posted, the actual "speed" in GHz only tells one small part of the story. Each generation of chip has found better ways of dealing with data more efficiently. So going from a 1st gen CPU to a fourth gen... Well lots of things have changed within the chip itself. The number of cycles (speed) is less important than how much can be done *per* cycle.

You are going to be happy with the new chip.

PC P&C is/was a great brand. I've had several of their PSUs over the years and was always happy with their product.
 
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man00

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Got the board/cpu and ram up and running. No big issues other than SATA ports are little tough to connect cables. Haven't done any overclocking. I mainly wanted to upgrade for the newer sata/usb 3..Thanks again for the info..