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Poll Results: Was it a good build for my first try?

 
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    Yes
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    No, please explain in post :)
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post #11 of 54
JMattes, the i7 960 is an insanely fast CPU, if your gonna be gaming, don't worry about it. The only reason you would want to go Sandy is if you have insane GPUs, or do some mad 3D rendering. It seems these days that "Get Sandy Bridge" has become like "But can it run Crysis?".

But that mobo you bought only has 6 phases, so I would say don't push past 4.2GHz.
    
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post #12 of 54
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:/ I doubt i'd be able to return it.its still technically within the 30 days of me buying it. But I did mail in the rebates on the mobo already. What do you guys suggest. the 17th it will be 30days.
At this point, if you already bought it...its a tough call. All down to you. I'm anal, so I probably would But the performance isn't going to be a ridiculous enough difference to go without for that long.
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not sure i like much at all about this build... the case and gpu and monitors work but i would consider switching all the rest.
    
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About Sandy Bridge: Basically it's a higher performing CPU for less money and power. That's it. If you go 1366 it's very fast, as a previous post mentioned.
    
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post #15 of 54
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About Sandy Bridge: Basically it's a higher performing CPU for less money and power. That's it.
I wouldn't say "thats it"...those are AMAZING qualities
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post #16 of 54
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About Sandy Bridge: Basically it's a higher performing CPU for less money and power. That's it. If you go 1366 it's very fast, as a previous post mentioned.
This, honestly, for gaming, I would be fine with my old 1090t, I bought this 2600k on an impulse buy and basically use it for e-peen.

EDIT: What I mean is, unless you are working with the Chinese building a Sandy Bridge farm super computer, socket 1366 will be able to handle anything you throw at it, and can even be more efficient than SB, like in multi GPU setups.
    
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post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by iGustopher View Post
Get a small SSD.
Try 2 500gb hdd's in RAID0
Slim down to 8gb RAM. you'll never take up all of it.
Get sandy bridge!!!
Stay away from EVGA mobo's they have shown to blow up while overclocked.
agreed on ssd

why raid 0 storage drives? stupid for data back up.

8gb on 1366 would run dual channel. you want 6 or 12 to make use of triple channel memory.

evga boards blow up when overclocked? blanket statement of the year.

you shouldn't post things you don't really know about.
post #18 of 54
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agreed on ssd

why raid 0 storage drives? stupid for data back up.

8gb on 1366 would run dual channel. you want 6 or 12 to make use of triple channel memory.

evga boards blow up when overclocked? blanket statement of the year.

you shouldn't post things you don't really know about.
EVGA boards can be very good, but his specific board is a 6-phase design, which is fine for Sandy, but the 1366 socket draws more power, so no 5GHz runs.
    
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post #19 of 54
sexybastard:
Good.
Why not? Faster speeds and I'm certain he has an external backup.
I was telling him 8gb if he went SB.
ANd yes, there was a post on the forums earlier this year about a user's EVGA board blowing up and melting when too much voltage was put through the CPU Power phases.

You shouldn't post things you really don't know about.
    
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post #20 of 54
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I have tiple channel Ram chips at the moment. I was honestly debating an overclock, but since I dont know how to yet (this being my first build) I dont see much of a point since my system does function on ultra settings without it.

I will say I did get a 2 year warranty from Microcenter on ALL key parts (Motherboard, Video, Processor, Power) The guys at micro center said wait a year and start returning **** for store credit for what you paid for it and get new parts.
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