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post #1 of 14
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Id like to do an uograde to my processor and motherboard, and I know the architecture has changed since my last build in 2008 (see sig rig). How much different are the Sandy Bridge processors from the Wolfdale that I'm using? Is the overclocking done in the same manner?

I'm looking to get the 2500k, as its right at the top of my budget. How does it perform, overclocked, vs my current processor?
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post #2 of 14
It simply destroy your CPU smile.gif
And it will most likely reach 4.6Ghz + thumb.gif
post #3 of 14
0 comparison. It will OBLITERATE your current speeds. That being said expect to pay ~$150 for an adequate motherboard. thumb.gif
post #4 of 14
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Im definitely prepared to pay about that much for a halfway decent mobo.
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post #5 of 14
And at least a Hyper N 212 + Push/Pull to cool it past 4.2Ghz.
So add an other $35-$45.
post #6 of 14
As others stated no comparison, SB is awesome and well worth the money. Upgrade time!
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A decent air cooler is definitely part of the new build, thanks for suggesting one.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47 View Post

A decent air cooler is definitely part of the new build, thanks for suggesting one.

My Hyper 212+ handled 4.5GHz with ease. Never saw above 70-75C with Prime 95 or IBT.
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post #9 of 14
OP - As far as coolers go I suggest at least looking into a H80 or H100. Between their amazing warranty and the ridiculous performance you can milk once you get a performance push/pull fan config they are hard to beat. biggrin.gif
post #10 of 14
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I guess my days of using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro are numbered. Wow, I havent done a serious upgrade in over 3 years! This is exciting smile.gif
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