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Im looking at upgrading my rig to an intel setup. i have a radion 6970 that im bottlenecking like crazy and im hoping to end that. I posted a screen shot of my cart i have on newegg right now and wanted to get some opinions on what i have before i purchase. My goal was to stay under 500 and im darn close. I'd like to overclock this to 5ghz if possible. I dont know anything about this mobo I have here. What are the ups and downs of it? Any input would be helpful. Thanks!!

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Don't plan on going to 5Ghz on a H50. Temps won't be comfortable. But I can see you getting to 4.0 or 4.3Ghz smile.gif

Everything else looks good! Not sure about your PSU though.
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Don't plan on going to 5Ghz on a H50. Temps won't be comfortable. But I can see you getting to 4.0 or 4.3Ghz smile.gif

Everything else looks good! Not sure about your PSU though.

I would probably upgrade PSU before overclocking. Do you think this one would still swing it on stock clocks?
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Yeah! It will be a lot better than your 6400+ any day smile.gif

When you get it just OC and stress test till you find an OC that you feel comfortable with temperature wise.
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post #5 of 17
That power supply is fine really.

http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/1045231-phaedrus-quickndirty-psu-calculator.html

As you need a 400 watt power supply for everything with a 6970 with headroom for overclocks.

What cooler master case do you have?
post #6 of 17
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Sweet, that info helps Casz.

Does anyone know anything about this motherboard? Is it any good? Any restrictions?
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post #7 of 17
If you plan on overclocking I would suggest a better cooling. Get at least an H70 or D14 noctua. smile.gif
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post #8 of 17
It's superb motherboard though I do prefer ASUS and their EFI bios and built-in bluetooth over gigabyte standard BIOS. Though I see combo so don't know if you were able to throw in a ASUS P8P67 pro.

But you can run 2xSLI with 8x in dual mode if you were hoping for SLI if not you could downgrade to either ASUS P8P67 or Gigabyte UD3 if you wanted to. But yeah it's a good motherboard smile.gif

Yeah definitely look into Noctua NH-D14 or Corsair H70
post #9 of 17
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I heard about the EFI bio's and it sounds awesome. I just modified the cart with this and it brought up the price to 525 after its all said and done. Hmm, is it worth it confused.gif
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post #10 of 17
It's your choice whether it is worth it or not smile.gif
If it is get the rev 3.1 its the same price though you get the ASMedia USB Controller smile.gif
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