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Bump. I'm going to pull the trigger on this tomorrow and purchase the 2500K and p8p67-pro...already bought the ram for $20 off one day

Any last words?
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post #12 of 16
If you get a bad chip in terms of needing more than 1.5v for 5.0ghz OC an h50 will run very hot , im talking 80+ in prime . If you get a good chip that needs less than 1.5v your temps will be a lot better with the h50. Although the 2500k for the most part seem to run a lot cooler than the 2600k considering the hyper threading.

You have solid parts picked out , that mobo is good and OCs just as well as the more expensive counterparts.
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Originally Posted by sockpirate View Post
If you get a bad chip in terms of needing more than 1.5v for 5.0ghz OC an h50 will run very hot , im talking 80+ in prime . If you get a good chip that needs less than 1.5v your temps will be a lot better with the h50. Although the 2500k for the most part seem to run a lot cooler than the 2600k considering the hyper threading.

You have solid parts picked out , that mobo is good and OCs just as well as the more expensive counterparts.
I believe that the 2500K chips are binned more evenly than the old i7's were on the 1366 socket, so we'll hope for the best. I realize that I really won't get much performance increase from 4.5 GHz to 5 GHz in gaming. 4.5 should be plenty
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With these beastly chips 3.8-4.0 does fine even. You don't see much/if any performance boost in 4.0 clocks in gaming with these guys.
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Bump. Did some MAJOR cable management mods today on my Antec 300 Illusion... may post pictures in a new thread. I ordered the stuff and it's coming tomorrow. I am excite. Build log?
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Originally Posted by Doodlebro View Post
I believe that the 2500K chips are binned more evenly than the old i7's were on the 1366 socket, so we'll hope for the best. I realize that I really won't get much performance increase from 4.5 GHz to 5 GHz in gaming. 4.5 should be plenty
4.5Ghz is all you should go for. The H50 scales TERRIBLY with temperatures, I know my TRUE gets up to 76'c with my overclock in Prime95. An H50 at similar volts/5Ghz goes way beyond 80'c and then shuts down the PC.
So under 75'c with your H50 is not a possibility really.
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