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I agree on the topic of 2x4gb sticks. not really sure what the sandybridge stuff is about and so on..
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I agree on the topic of 2x4gb sticks. not really sure what the sandybridge stuff is about and so on..
2500k @ 4.0GHz will demolish any AMD x4 processor. By about 50%.

2x 4GB Corsair ram $79 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-324-_-Product
 
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2500k @ 4.0GHz will demolish any AMD x4 processor. By about 50%.

2x 4GB Corsair ram $79 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-324-_-Product
Widen the gap more at 5GHz with a better cooler.
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2500k @ 4.0GHz will demolish any AMD x4 processor. By about 50%.

2x 4GB Corsair ram $79 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-324-_-Product
Not only that, a 2500k can easily do 5Ghz on a top tier cooler like the NH-D14 or the TR Silver Arrow.

I have Better RipJaws X RAM CAS 8 DDR3 1600 in the build I'm working on, basically comes to about $78 right out of the gate because of the Combo it's in.

I'm almost done.
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Okay, well I think that sort of overclocking is out of the picture for now. Dont even think he wants to overclock that is
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If your friend doesn't OC and single GPU, you can get a solid 600w psu if this can save some money. It It should be fine for this type of rig. 6950 max can go is 200w.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/12/11 at 7:45am
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Okay, well I think that sort of overclocking is out of the picture for now. Dont even think he wants to overclock that is
That's absurd, Sandy Bridge Overclocking is very simple. CPU Multiplier and Vcore, THAT'S IT.


On previous platforms we have to OC mostly via FSB or BaseClock, and that brought all sorts of craziness with it because so many other things needed to be taken into account like RAM(tied to FSB), MCH, VTT, uncore, CPU PLL, LLC, and so on and so on.

You slap the 2500k in that Z68 Motherboard, set the CPU Multi to anywhere between 40x-50x (4Ghz to 5Ghz) and just set the vCore that gets you stable in a combination of tests like HyperPi, OCCT, Prime95, LinX, InterBurnTest, Folding@home, etc..


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