Originally Posted by 996gt2
Originally Posted by swarm87
looks cool, but i dont want to wait till(most likely late) april as i think my p4 might die any day now(damn thing maxes out running youtube videos and i have a whole bunch af preorded pc games coming out soon ) and where exactly can you get a 2700k for $330? is it a typo, did the mean 2600k? becasue if i could get a 2700k for $12 more than a 2600k id be all over that
If you really can't wait, just get a nice Z68 motherboard and a Sandy Bridge Celeron G530 dual core for $50. It will be much faster than your P4 and when IB comes out you can just do a drop-in upgrade to a 3770K since it will work in current Z68 motherboards.
Exactly what I did. Grabbed a G620.
FWIW, 1080p gaming with these is not bad at all. Skyrim actually runs great.
Got it to 104mhz base clock as well, 2.7ghz.. Seems the memory controllers are decent as well, have no issues running 1T CMD Rate.
18gb/s RAM is good enough for me. Considering no AMD CPU in existence can touch that without extreme overclocking, I'd say it's a win,