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First, Sorry for bashing Intel for all those years.

I ended up putting all my closet pc stuff and my AMD system on Craigslist. Everything sold like instantly, except this lanboy air. Even managed to get almost full price for the 4.3ghz x6!

So then I started ordering, Ive got a nice package coming Wednesday with my new radiators, tubing and wire sleeve! I've decided to not half "butt" this build, im going to use ALL of the screws and no matter how bored I get I will not take it apart just to clean and rebuilt it (psh 1-2x a week, yes i should get out more). Also a 650D I snagged for $149!

Then I found this on Craigslist and went and snipped it up:

2600k w/ stock cooling at 4.5ghz with stock voltage
Asrock P67 Pro3 Motherboard
4x2gb random ddr3
Ati 4870
Antec One Hundred case w/ ocz psu
1x random old hard drive

Got it home and after DESTROYING my tiny studio apartment i found the 1155? water block mount.

Booted here up, disabled everything that sounded bad, 50x multiplier and voltage at 1.425-1.430v Ive been running prime95 since i turned her on abd so far its rock solid stable!

Even with only one 6970, cheap ram and a cheap motherboard im still getting huge performance gains across the wall vs my old x6/crossfire!

To Order:
Asrock p67 Extreme4 (also taking better recommendations)
8gb Corsair Dominator GT?

I'm pretty pumped


That is all.
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post #2 of 10
Nice find man. Welcome to the evil empire!!

Whats your price range for ram. And whats your intentions for the system. Ive been running 8GB 1600 Vengeance pretty solid. (now trying to sell ) Stepping up to G.Skill RipjawsX 2133 for folding.
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post #3 of 10
methinks a gigabyte p67-ud4-b3 over the asrock, since if its going in that 650D, it needs to look sexy

then....sell off everything else or pick up an i3, attatch it to that p67 pro board, then put it, the 4870 and the old ram together in the 100 case for a nice folding rig
    
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Does the "gigabyte p67-ud4-b3" suffer from any voltage droop-age problems?

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Originally Posted by mad87645 View Post
then....sell off everything else or pick up an i3, attatch it to that p67 pro board, then put it, the 4870 and the old ram together in the 100 case for a nice folding rig
Good Idea!
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Does the "gigabyte p67-ud4-b3" suffer from any voltage droop-age problems?



Good Idea!
wouldnt think so, gigabytes boards have always been solid for me (5+ years using them)
    
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Looks like you got yourself all you need right there. AS Rock is a fine board, get whatever appeals to you and will fit your color scheme.

What are you going to do with your old components? The Antec 100, 4870 etc. Maybe make a backup build or give away to a needy family member for Christmas?
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nice find.
you dont really need 8GB RAM for games just yet but if you can find a good deal its good idea to snap it up.
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here's a preview

idk about the temps =/
notice one core is nearly 10*C cooler... seating problem maybe?
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Use coretemp or realtemp, hw monitor tends to report wrong temps.
And most boards have vdroop, fix it with LLC.


Oh and welcome to the winning team.

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Asrock Z68 Extreme4

G.skill Ripjaws X 8GB (Blue)
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