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I currently have an x58 setup I built 2 years ago. I haven't had much luck with overclocking this 930...I think I must have gotten a dud.

I'm looking to build off an asrock z68 board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157269

The question is... Do I wait for Ivy Bridge? Or just go ahead and build a sandy bridge. This board supports PCI 3.0... I'm inclined to wait for the 3.0 cards. I need a single card solution that will be faster than the crossfire 5870s. Ideas?

PS. The sig is a lie, I never got this processor stable at 4.0.
Edited by m1ke1991 - 11/6/11 at 11:37pm
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TBH id hold out more, the 930 still rocks people socks. If you are set on it though picking up a gen3 board and a sandy cpu with the ability to upgrade to ivy in the future isnt a bad idea. Id just get something with CFX support so you can run those 5870s til the next gen of cards comes out, they will definitely a single card pcie 3.0 solution that outperforms those 5870s, and with less power consumption no doubt
    
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i will wait till ivy bridge and the new gen vid cards come out, then upgrade everything.... you got an awesome set up already that can play the best game on the market right now BF3, at ultra settings with basically everything turned on.

If that is the case why waste money on buying something that is almost 'replaced' generation products? You bought a good computer from last generation, that can last through the current SB / 500 series / 6000 series products.

If you aren't having 'luck' with the OC of your 930, i say who cares, it might be a defective cpu, but even at stock it won't bottleneck your 5870s, and it is still a good quad core to handle any game on the market.

I wait for the stuff coming out in 2012, as you have absolutely no need to upgrade as of right now, you won't see much difference in the upgrade.

if seeing 'benchmark' numbers rock your world, then by all means upgrade to SB, but for sure you be kicking yourself when all you see are 'benchmark' numbers, but no real improvement whatsoever as nothing on the market right now really challenges your setup.
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I have gotten 3 in a row stable at 4.05,all I did was follow the guide offered here. I made only a voltage change to RAM so it wasn't that I had some special ability working over RAM timings.I will comment simply by reading your specs that it is your mobo and desire to run 12gb of RAM that is holding you back (that is if you followed the 'quick and dirty way to 4.0" offered here). There are some reasonable arguments presented why "golden chips" exist but I think a good bit of parroting exists with this explaination.I am making the conclusion that if there are golden chips there have to be some far from being golden. I feel you can't have the golden if you aren't going to acknowledge the duds.The question is do we call a chip that meets design intent a "dud"?
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im in the same situation but with a 860. I wanna wait for ivy bridge but i don't know when it will come out.... and plus I'm selling my pc to a friend.... has there been a release date set for ivy? that i don't know bout... I feel the op's pain :0(
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I currently have an x58 setup I built 2 years ago. I haven't had much luck with overclocking this 930...I think I must have gotten a dud.

I'm looking to build off an asrock z68 board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157269

The question is... Do I wait for Ivy Bridge? Or just go ahead and build a sandy bridge. This board supports PCI 3.0... I'm inclined to wait for the 3.0 cards. I need a single card solution that will be faster than the crossfire 5870s. Ideas?

PS. The sig is a lie, I never got this processor stable at 4.0.
Yeah, I thought about getting this mobo and maybe a cheaper SB processor while waiting for the IB processors. Then perhaps I could sell the SB in favor of the IB. Currently I have an OCZ SSD that I'm getting half the speed out of because my mobo doesn't support sata 6gig/s

So if I remove half of my ram I could get better numbers? o.O

Also... I think i'll have to get different ram for this new mobo. I don't believe it supports 2000 mhz ram.
Edited by m1ke1991 - 11/7/11 at 12:17am
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I currently have an x58 setup I built 2 years ago. I haven't had much luck with overclocking this 930...I think I must have gotten a dud.

I'm looking to build off an asrock z68 board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157269

The question is... Do I wait for Ivy Bridge? Or just go ahead and build a sandy bridge. This board supports PCI 3.0... I'm inclined to wait for the 3.0 cards. I need a single card solution that will be faster than the crossfire 5870s. Ideas?

PS. The sig is a lie, I never got this processor stable at 4.0.
Try to get an i7 3930k & asus p9x79pro/asus x79 sabertooth but if you are short on budget then get an i7 2600k & asus maximusIV extremeZ/asrock z68 fatality gen3.
The asrock z68 extreme7 don't have great reviews.
Hope this helps!
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Yeah, I thought about getting this mobo and maybe a cheaper SB processor while waiting for the IB processors. Then perhaps I could sell the SB in favor of the IB. Currently I have an OCZ SSD that I'm getting half the speed out of because my mobo doesn't support sata 6gig/s

So if I remove half of my ram I could get better numbers? o.O

Also... I think i'll have to get different ram for this new mobo. I don't believe it supports 2000 mhz ram.
1. Running your SSD at SATA2 vs. SATA3 is merely benchmarking again. Or are your really concern about boot into windows cutting it short a mere few seconds?

2. Cheaper SB will make your SSD go slower as the CPU is slower compared to the current one you have. What you mean by 'cheaper"? All the i5 that isn't the i5-2500k you won't get any decent OC compared to your current cpu, hence it will be slower. Whats the point?

3. You can stick 2000 mhz ram into the 1155 boards, it will either read it as 2000 mhz or default back to 1600 mhz. DDR3 ram is DDR3 ram. They are all compatible running at which ever speeds the mobo can support.

Yes getting 1155 setup now...the only thing you will lose money on later when IB comes out is the SB processor you spent today, but don't forget I am sure there be better and nicer features/power mobo coming out when IB comes out. The mobo you get today for the SB will be older stuff compared to the new stuff when it comes out.

So once again, wait for IB as your current computer is more than adequate for anything.
Edited by mcc21 - 11/7/11 at 10:10am
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