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I am going to start overclocking and already have AMD i am thinking of switching to intel but that would cost me about 500 dollars for the processor and motherboard i want... should i get intel? or should i stick with AMD and build watercooling system for overclocking.


Note: I am on stock cooling right now
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post #2 of 16
If you go Intel, wait for Ivy bridge next year. It will be even better then SB. No point in switching over at this. It's not like you are using a dual.
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Intel definitely if you wanna upgrade. 1155 is the easiest to OC.

But a WC system would be nice as well, as you can get a decent OC on that chip to maximise performance. Up to you tho .
    
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Erm I'm assuming you have the Black Edition 965 with unlocked multi... it's quite easy to get started overclocking, as you simply raise the multiplier and adjust voltage while watching your temps...

Though if you actually have 500 to throw around then yeah, you will see an increase in performance with a 2600k or something, for example.
 
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post #5 of 16
Personally myself I like Intel so I would recommend them IF you didn't already have an AMD Cpu. Since you already have it, work around it and experiment with it. Think of it this way if you screw it up badly it wasn't nearly as expensive as if your ruined your Intel during your first overclock Then go to Ivy bridge after for sure.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
Intel definitely if you wanna upgrade. 1155 is the easiest to OC.

But a WC system would be nice as well, as you can get a decent OC on that chip to maximise performance. Up to you tho .
1155 is teh EASIEST to OC, but AMD is the second best for learning to OC since it will run you through almost every aspect of overclocking. The only one better than AMD for OCing (learning) is 775 since to get a perfect OC you have to synchronize FSB and DRAM in a 1:1 ratio.
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post #7 of 16
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Thanks for input i think i will stick with amd and start working with that, once i switch to intel i will just buy a new cpu block ^_^
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post #8 of 16
If that money is totally disposable, by all means upgrade to a 2500k+Mobo. Shop at Micro Center if you happen to have one near you. They have awesome combo deals. You should also look into going SLI, purchasing a better monitor, and picking out a decent CPU cooler.
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post #9 of 16
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Well actually if i get a universal waterblock i will have water cooling once i start intel (after AMD practice) and be able to start overclocking immediatly. BTW i'm working for my money its not disposable... my parents dont give me money for blowing away on computers xD

Also if i mess up something somehow better i learn on AMD it will take like 200 bucks to replace haha
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post #10 of 16
I would play around with your 965, I wouldnt watercool it, but I would get like a nice Noctua D14 and overclock what you have before you try anything else. Play with and learn with what you have with a better cooler and wait for Ivy Bridge, it will be worth the wait... If you want any help on your 965 OC, reference This article, it will help wonders, Also you can PM me for questions if you want.
 
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