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Hello I am trying to catch up with the times after my hiatus with computers. I kept up slightly but this new sandy bridge platform has gotten me all confused. I was looking to possibly build a rig within the next year (still in the thinking stages). I really enjoy overclocking, however sandy bridge I noticed only supports multiplier overclocking. This has benefits but at the same time disadvantages...So I was really considering going socket 1366...but that appears to be a dying socket...then again a 920 should be all set for the next 5 years or so.

What do you guys think? 1366 is the way to go with board overclocking, or 1155 is the future.

Then there is 2011 and 1156...what is with those? Is there a guide to get me caught up. Thanks!
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post #2 of 18
go 2011 its a brand new socket and is oc very well... there are only a feew chips out so its def goign toget bigger when ivy gets rolling
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For Intel it's going to be 1155 (SB or IB) or 2011 (SB-E or IB-E). 1366 is being phased out.
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Originally Posted by bk7794 View Post

Then there is 2011 and 1156...what is with those? Is there a guide to get me caught up. Thanks!
This guide is quite useful for socket 2011
http://www.overclock.net/t/1189242/sandy-bridge-e-overclocking-guide-walk-through-explanations-and-support-for-all-x79-overclockers/0_50

I think 1155 and 2011 are very good for overclocking.
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post #5 of 18
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go 2011 its a brand new socket and is oc very well... there are only a feew chips out so its def goign toget bigger when ivy gets rolling
Yeah but the overclocking seems boring. Iwas watching a test video on the linus tech tips and all you basically do is raise the multi and the vcore...You don't have to do anything to the ram or anything right?
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For Intel it's going to be 1155 (SB or IB) or 2011 (SB-E or IB-E). 1366 is being phased out.

Will ivy bridge be better for overclocking? I am also sure that if I do get a 1366 socket that it will last me for a while...but me and new faster things really catch my attention well. haha.
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post #6 of 18
not true you can play with the settings but auto can do it for you... its been like that scince 1366...
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not true you can play with the settings but auto can do it for you... its been like that scince 1366...

You could do that with my 775 as well...I just heard that there is not much performance gain out of messing around with the other settings/
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2011 procs dont really OC that great in general, I would look to a 2600k.
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post #9 of 18
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2011 procs dont really OC that great in general, I would look to a 2600k.

but like I have stated, it looks to be almost boring and would be more or less just a general pc rather then an overclocking rig. Am I right?
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post #10 of 18
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but like I have stated, it looks to be almost boring and would be more or less just a general pc rather then an overclocking rig. Am I right?

raising the multiplier will only get you so far... after that, when you start hitting things that need LN2 or DICE you are going to need some skills to break further and really start overclocking, multiplier alone isnt going to cut it
    
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