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I think it will be a good investment for future performance and sale value.
The only thing I can see you replacing in a year or so time is the CPU, assuming you picked up a great cooler, as well as a motherboard that is good for OC'ing (so lots of power phases and even onboard heatsinks etc).

You don't have much to lose tbh, don't worry about it.
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The only thing I can see you replacing in a year or so time is the CPU, assuming you picked up a great cooler, as well as a motherboard that is good for OC'ing (so lots of power phases and even onboard heatsinks etc).

You don't have much to lose tbh, don't worry about it.
So a year later i would have to replace the 2600k for a Ivy 1155? That's fine with me. My Cooler is one of the best in the world for heatsinks.

My mate tells me to get a ASUS p8p67 b3 motherboard to overclock. I was thinking a gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3. I have no idea what to do in that area. I am wanting to hit high sandy bridge overclocks past 4.5Ghz HT.

I don't like ASUS overclocking. I found the multi options for the RAM were extremely limited.
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sorry, a little off topic... but how come my cpu usage is always 1%? is this a bug or...?

if i play wow or tf2 or lol or something it goes up to like 30%???? is this right?
    
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Sounds fine to me.

Will the Z68X UD3P B3 be a good overclocking board? It has 12 phase VRM unlike P67 which is good for overclocking.
Edited by BradleyW - 7/25/11 at 5:36pm
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I didn't really like my p67 ud4, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't.

I would go for z68 as well, are you planning to stay in a dual card config?


The low end SBe cpu will be nearly identical to the i7-2600k.

Prices will be like the 920 vs 970 vs 980 before the price drops.
    
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Im upgrading atm to Sandy Bridge 2500K/2600K out of having already stable chipset and coolers around, i really dont want to deal as when 1366 was released, at least on AIR, bearly any coolers around. The Quad channel of SBE seems appealing, but their layout with 2 on each side of the cpu has me thinking a lot of restriction with air cooling again, you are with watercooling so this shoudlnt be an issue, but im planning on upgrading on Ivy Bridge at least the cpu, so the cooler will go fine with it.

Now if i were going with Xfire/Sli and were water cooling i would wait for SBE. But this is not my case, so 2600K seems very appealing atm.

I do think that Sandy Bridge will drop in price with SBE out, but not much, maybe 2600K to $299 and the 2500K $199, maybe bulldozer might make intel drop a little more the prices, but atm nothing is certain. The new Sandy Bridge E are going to be expensive, my guess its going to be something around this, 6 core extreme edition $999, 6 core none extreme $499, and 4 core $350-400, but there are issues with this one as it doesnt come fully unlocked, but it doesnt say locked either, nothing is certain still. But recent articles are placing the extreme edition with in 15% of the 990X, i think the gain is in the middle cpu, where you will get fairly close performance to extreme edition while only dishing half the price, still $500 to me its too much, so 2600K is what ill go and call it a year till ivy bridge.
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SB-E doesn't have the on die gpu, so it won't suffer the same failure of fsb overclocking we saw with 1155.

Unlocked vs locked isn't nearly as important with SB-E imo.
    
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SB-E doesn't have the on die gpu, so it won't suffer the same failure of fsb overclocking we saw with 1155.

Unlocked vs locked isn't nearly as important with SB-E imo.
What do you mean failure? Failure of what? And yeah i am staying dual card. Hoping to get AMD 7950's in the future. 7970's might be too much.
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Sounds fine to me.

Will the Z68X UD3P B3 be a good overclocking board? It has 12 phase VRM unlike P67 which is good for overclocking.
It should be. It's the closest thing to a real EP45-UD3P successor I've seen so far.
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What do you mean failure? Failure of what? And yeah i am staying dual card. Hoping to get AMD 7950's in the future. 7970's might be too much.
The fsb is tied directly to everything, so you can only overclock through the fsb by 3-7 percent at most.

Luckily they made unlocked chips with a small premium (instead of being $1000 EE chips), they still do high multipliers, but there is a lot less room for tweaking.

SB-e has no on-die gpu, thus no quick sync, however you'll be able to overclock the same way we have been before SB without need of 50x or greater multipliers.
    
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