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How much are you going to OC?

-shrug- as much as I need, IF I need biggrin.gif

Since I'm buying this rig I might as well try to go the most current I can. Unless there are drawbacks.
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I chose that SSD mainly because of the high read/write speeds. What's wrong with it?

Its less reliable and the extra cost isn't really worth it.
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Its less reliable and the extra cost isn't really worth it.
Oh. In that case i'll go back to the intel520
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Thanks for the info. Would investing in a good water cooling kit help if I decide to OC with Ivy?

It will most certainly help as you will be able to clock higher later when games become more demanding. But do not expect to see insanely high clock like Sandy even with a WC setup.
    
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It will most certainly help as you will be able to clock higher later when games become more demanding. But do not expect to see insanely high clock like Sandy even with a WC setup.

That way you make it sound like Sandy is more future-proof when it comes to gaming? smile.gif
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Lol that is not my intention. Keep in mind that clock per clock ivy is faster.

Lets put it this way: if I were to recommend someone and they had no current chip, I'd say go with Ivy. If they already have Sandy, then I'll say stay with it.
    
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Lol that is not my intention. Keep in mind that clock per clock ivy is faster.
Lets put it this way: if I were to recommend someone and they had no current chip, I'd say go with Ivy. If they already have Sandy, then I'll say stay with it.

To elaborate more, Intel goes by a "tick-tock" model with their processing chips. Every Tick is usually a die-shrink. Every Tock is an entirely new architecture. They alternate which is released each year.

Sandy Bridge was a Tock. Ivy Bridge is a Tick. Ivy Bridge is faster because it is the new chip, but it's not the dramatic change that Sandy Bridge was when it was released. The next Tock is due for next summer, code named "Haswell".

Seeing as how Haswell will be a new socket and you will not be able to upgrade, get the faster chip, the Ivy Bridge.
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Lol that is not my intention. Keep in mind that clock per clock ivy is faster.
Lets put it this way: if I were to recommend someone and they had no current chip, I'd say go with Ivy. If they already have Sandy, then I'll say stay with it.
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To elaborate more, Intel goes by a "tick-tock" model with their processing chips. Every Tick is usually a die-shrink. Every Tock is an entirely new architecture. They alternate which is released each year.
Sandy Bridge was a Tock. Ivy Bridge is a Tick. Ivy Bridge is faster because it is the new chip, but it's not the dramatic change that Sandy Bridge was when it was released. The next Tock is due for next summer, code named "Haswell".
Seeing as how Haswell will be a new socket and you will not be able to upgrade, get the faster chip, the Ivy Bridge.

Well in that case. Ivybridge it is biggrin.gif.

That leaves me with the motherboard as undecided. Any suggestions? I don't know what makes a good mobo...
post #19 of 22
I can come up with suggestions tomorrow after waking up. Meanwhile you can go to each company's Z77 boards clubs on this forum and see the pros and cons of owning one.

From the top of my head...ASRock Z77Extreme6 is a good solid board I hear.
    
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I can come up with suggestions tomorrow after waking up. Meanwhile you can go to each company's Z77 boards clubs on this forum and see the pros and cons of owning one.
From the top of my head...ASRock Z77Extreme6 is a good solid board I hear.

Currently navigating this list http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&subid=2261&sortby=priceAsc

Thanks and goodnight smile.gif
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