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So I needed an upgrade from my old c2d rig as it wasn't cutting it for bfbc2 anymore . I wanted to go for classic SB 2500k build but it seemed too expensive for my purposes so I checked 1156 prices on ebay. Old i5's are certainly overshadowed by sandy bridge but a 4 ghz nehalem will still handle any modern games with ease.

Open box Biostar TH55HD- $32 shipped from newegg
Used i5 760- $122+$9 shipping
Used Reference GTX460 1gb- $90+10 shipping
4gb hyperx blu- $36 sale on newegg
Spinpoint F1- $55 on sale newegg
Optical- LG Dvd burner- $19
Case- Xigmatek Asgard II- $30+5 shipping
PSU- Xigmatek pc402 400w- $30

Total: $438

This $32 mobo really surprised me as it allows for all possible memory timing adjustments, voltage adjustments etc..

I haven't tested max fsb but it handled 190x22 just fine for 4.18 ghz OC. Runs stable at 22x182, 4 ghz o/c with 1.3 vcore and memory oc'd to 1820 mhz w/ 9-9-9-27 timings.
GTX 460 is oc'd to 875/1750/2200.

I could post benches if anyone's interested, I think this is pretty good for sub $450 rig .
Edited by xeon22 - 7/20/11 at 7:26pm
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you can build a sandy bridge computer for the same price.

but other then that is looks like a good rig for the price.
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That's a good deal, especially when a 1156 i5 can still perform very well, at about half the cost of a 2500k. How much can that PSU push on the 12v rail anyways?
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you can build a sandy bridge computer for the same price.

but other then that is looks like a good rig for the price.
Can you post the build? I tried to do the same but 2500k is $180-190 used and you would need to spend an extra $70 on the mobo as only p67/z68 allow oc.
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That's a good deal, especially when a 1156 i5 can still perform very well, at about half the cost of a 2500k. How much can that PSU push on the 12v rail anyways?
PSU has dual 20A 12v rails, plenty for this rig. Advertised wattage on 12v is 384w.
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Interesting...perhaps I shall sell my sig and look for a used 1156 or 1155 system Never been really motivated, but you got a fairly good rig that whips mine for cheap.
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Interesting...perhaps I shall sell my sig and look for a used 1156 or 1155 system Never been really motivated, but you got a fairly good rig that whips mine for cheap.
1156 is a great socket. Its support ranges from dual core i3's to quad core i5's and i7's (with some i5's being dual cores). The performance you get with this socket is enough to handle any game today and tomorrow.

Though I'm not sure how 1156 stacks up against 1155 in price and performance.
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Originally Posted by xeon22 View Post
So I needed an upgrade from my old c2d rig as it wasn't cutting it for bfbc2 anymore . I wanted to go for classic SB 2500k build but it seemed too expensive for my purposes so I checked 1156 prices on ebay. Old i5's are certainly overshadowed by sandy bridge but a 4 ghz nehalem will still handle any modern games with ease.

Open box Biostar TH55HD- $32 shipped from newegg
Used i5 760- $122+$9 shipping
Used Reference GTX460 1gb- $90+10 shipping
4gb hyperx blu- $36 sale on newegg
Spinpoint F1- $55 on sale newegg
Optical- LG Dvd burner- $19
Case- Xigmatek Asgard II- $30+5 shipping
PSU- Xigmatek pc402 400w- $30

Total: $438

This $32 mobo really surprised me as it allows for all possible memory timing adjustments, voltage adjustments etc..

I haven't tested max fsb but it handled 190x22 just fine for 4.18 ghz OC. Runs stable at 22x182, 4 ghz o/c with 1.3 vcore and memory oc'd to 1820 mhz w/ 9-9-9-27 timings.
GTX 460 is oc'd to 875/1750/2200.

I could post benches if anyone's interested, I think this is pretty good for sub $450 rig .
Add your system from the CP. I've got my i7 870 set the same 22x182, and it's been nice. I had a i5 760 before this CPU, and I've noticed no discernable difference gaming, I wanted HT for folding/encoding. But def a powerful system for $450, nicely done.
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Congrats ! Nice build, love my 760.
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