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    Yes
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    No, please explain in post :)
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post #21 of 54
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
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.
95% of 1366 boards will not be able to break 230BCLK and that prevents 90% of people from even sniffing 5ghz.

Also I don't believe the 24x multi in his 960 has stable past 190bclk. Probably has to use 21x like most of us
post #22 of 54
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Originally Posted by iGustopher View Post
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.
You don't need RAID 0 just for Data Drives.

Just because one member's EVGA board blew up because he put too much voltage through it doesn't mean every single EVGA board will blow up if you know how to properly overclock it. I had a Corsair IV Formula blow, does that mean we should never buy anymore motherboards from ASUS ever again?


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Originally Posted by sexybastard View Post
95% of 1366 boards will not be able to break 230BCLK and that prevents 90% of people from even sniffing 5ghz.

Also I don't believe the 24x multi in his 960 has stable past 190bclk. Probably has to use 21x like most of us
Well, you know what I mean, just telling him to exercise some caution with a 6 phase board, and a power hungry 960.


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Originally Posted by JMattes View Post
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.
Exactly, you can already max everything without even overclocking, obviously you don't need Sandy Bridge.
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For $1500 you did not do very well..if you have the option to start over I would try to pursue it, even at the cost of shipping and restocking fees..
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post #24 of 54
Looks pretty good IMO. Though, you need a triple channel set, so i would aim for a 6 gig kit, 1600mhz and not 1333mhz.
post #25 of 54
Should have gone with sandy bridge, but if you already got the 1366 there's no sense in returning it. Its still a great setup, there just won't be any upgrade path for you and the performance is slightly lower than say a 2600k. No worries!
post #26 of 54
snelan:
It was just a suggestion. That's what I do, and I'm secure with an external and have great speeds.
Also, what I meant to get at with the meltdown is that the EVGA board he chose has a low Power phase count.
    
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post #27 of 54
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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.
Why would anyone need marginally faster speeds for back up? the only way you get significantly faster speeds is if you short stroke mechanical hard drives and no way that is worth it for storage.

you didn't clarify 8gb for sandybridge at all.

1 user posting how their mobo blew up and now all evga boards blow up when overclocked. yes that makes sense.

OP already bought all his stuff. He cut the UPC off the board mobo so he can't return it. It would be way too much of a hassle to return it all and he would probably have deal with restocking fees. 99% of retailers don't even allow CPU returns. Only exchange.

OP should have consulted OCN before buying his rig be he already has it and its a very fast PC with a great CPU. What games honestly need a 5ghz SB CPU to play well?

It's good in a sense since most new games don't need top of the line hardware to run so most people can get by on older hardware. But OP and his 1366 rig are set for years to come. This is the result of so many console ports.
Edited by sexybastard - 6/12/11 at 7:39pm
post #28 of 54
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I would have to read up on overclocking processor and Ram. I tried to do it once and my system wouldnt boot up. (Anyone that knows how to set everything for my specs, I would greatly appeciate a PM)

As far as the raid goes. I just graduated college and have no need for any of my old files and my work stays on my work computer for now. So having a raid doesnt do much for me unless in increases loading speeds, but i think a SSD would be all I need.
post #29 of 54
1366 still has a lot of years left and Sandy Bridge isn't as much of an upgrade as you might think. The only problem I have with your build is the 570 HD. I also bought the GTX 570 HD and the non-reference design has a lot of cons to it. There are less components on the PCB and the cooler is from a GTX 560 which means that you will not be able to OC as well. Also, you could have gone with one of not the best 1Tb HDD out there, the samsung F3 1Tb. 1600 mhz ram will not give you a noticeable performance increase, maybe only a frame or two.

EDIT: My rig costed me around $1300 with the monitor
post #30 of 54
You have a great rig!

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