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The 2500k/2600k just seem boring. They are both great chips, but everyone has one. I like to be a little different.

Are there any overclockable Xeon chips that are sandy bridge based?

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lol.... what? not sure if trolling>
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The 2500k/2600k just seem boring. They are both great chips, but everyone has one. I like to be a little different.

Are there any overclockable Xeon chips that are sandy bridge based?

Thanks
Mine's not boring.
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If you want SB Xeon your gonna pay a ton more for nothing. What's wrong with your 1055T? thats a good chip.
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I'm being serious. It just seems boring to me to simply up a multi add some voltage and that's that. I know if I buy one of those chips, I'll hit around 4.5 ghz and it'll run fine.

What's the fun in that?!
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If you want SB Xeon your gonna pay a ton more for nothing. What's wrong with your 1055T? thats a good chip.
And the 1055T is a great chip. Had it for a year now, and with the added rage of bulldozer, I just have this need to give Intel some of my money.
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The 2500k/2600k just seem boring. They are both great chips, but everyone has one. I like to be a little different.

Are there any overclockable Xeon chips that are sandy bridge based?

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Then keep your 1055t? Its not TOO MUCH of a difference going from 1055t to 2500k... I mean if its a new build, go 2500/2600 or if you're on p4-e8xxx series, go sandy.
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I plan on going i5-2500k and I don't think it will be very boring.
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i sympathize with sb being boring..gappo said "even a monkey can OC sandy bridge" lol ..and truthfully..i found it kinda meh..fast..but meh..how about Lga 1366 for you? at least you can adjust the fsb n stuff
 
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I'm being serious. It just seems boring to me to simply up a multi add some voltage and that's that. I know if I buy one of those chips, I'll hit around 4.5 ghz and it'll run fine.

What's the fun in that?!
Yes, overclocking the 2500K and 2600K can be this easy and it can be this simple. However, you can still make it as complex as you want. You can still adjust the BCLK in increments of 000.01MHz, etc. You can go nuts if you want to.

It is completely up to you. You can make overclocking 2500K and 2600K very simple and easy, or you can make it very complex and time-consuming. It just depends on your style.

So they are exactly the opposite of "boring".

Therefore, if you don't want boring, then don't get a CPU that doesn't allow you this much freedom. Instead, get either a 2500K or 2600K.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/14/11 at 3:46am
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