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post #41 of 52
So which board i should chose?

E3 GEN 3 FOR 140 euros

or

E4 GEN3 160 euros?

I will be using it with 2500k to overclock to 4.5ghz at least on air.
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post #42 of 52
I can tell you my results when my board arrives on Thursday. I have a 2500k and will try to OC up to 4.5 ghz on air. Any good settings someone would recommend?
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post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by shanbcn View Post
So which board i should chose?

E3 GEN 3 FOR 140 euros

or

E4 GEN3 160 euros?

I will be using it with 2500k to overclock to 4.5ghz at least on air.
This prices are quite high. I paid 125€ for my e4 gen3 p67 (z68 should be 15€ more tops).
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post #44 of 52
When is asus releasing their gen3 mobos?
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post #45 of 52
when they run out of stock of PCI-E 2.0 switches.
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post #46 of 52
Thread Starter 
Spent the last few days stress testing P1.00B with 25K@4.5GHz and 2 x 4GB KVR BCSE@1866CL10 with numerous video transcodes, hours surfing and also successfully completed Hard Reset (ahem, 1st time around at just the easiest level...). Very good mindless bash everything in your way game with an attempt at a story line.





Looks like P1.00B is all good and stable for some o'cing at Auto LLC. Nice!
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post #47 of 52
would I regret going with the extrem3 insteadof the extrem4, trying to cut down cost to make my wife happy. would be getting a 2500k to go with it.
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post #48 of 52
only if your board doesnt oc as high as you wanted
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post #49 of 52
id go for it, its not much difference, id think the OC should be the same.
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post #50 of 52
come on guys,if your thinking of Overclocking I'd wait for the Extreme7 bios to mature, give it 1-3 months and then, only then would you be able to get those boards to go 4.6ghz to 5ghz OC'd.


Extreme 3 I'd be happy with 4ghz, be realistic it's $130 so don't expect miracles.
    
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