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post #1 of 13
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Hello Overclocker's! I am having an itch to upgrade something thumb.gif

My current rig is below in my signature.

Running on a AX650 PSU, i5 2500k OC'd to 4.7GHz and just upgraded from GTX 460 SLI's to 1 GTX 680 SC signature+. Edit: Have a 120gb SSD intel smile.gif

Are there any better mobo's out there that would improve my rig's performance?

Also I have never overclock'd RAM and I am not sure if the ram I currently have is "good".

Thanks for any information thumb.gif



tl;dr:


Which ram + motherboard is worth replacing the current ones I have right now"?
Edited by moonshine6456 - 5/3/12 at 9:05pm
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post #2 of 13
usually an xmp optio is avail to oc .i would use xmp since it is intel supplied if i read correctly .everythin should be optimised fairly safe.keep a watch on your cooling tho
post #3 of 13
Ssd !! Best upgrade if you don't have one. There are tons of guides and opinions on the forum. Check it out !
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post #4 of 13
Overclocking memory isn't really worth it unless you have to do it because you're overclocking a processor with a locker multiplier.

You can buy faster memory, which with an Intel setup can pull a few extra FPS while gaming. Nothing major but between 2 and 10 FPS I believe depending on the application.

Upgrading the board isn't really going to make any difference either - it would be silly to spend money on a board without a solid reason to, like a new CPU with a different socket or something.

I'd suggest saving your money for the best possible CPU you can afford, after that buy another 680 and ROCK AND ROLL!!

Not worth spending money anywhere else, you rig is nasty the only thing to improve on if anything at all is the CPU.
post #5 of 13
Easy! Get a new case (Caselabs, Tj07, etc.) and watercool everything!

Drop them temps, increase them clocks, increase them aesthetics!
post #6 of 13
Get an SSD.
Buying a second 680
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post

Ssd !! Best upgrade if you don't have one. There are tons of guides and opinions on the forum. Check it out !
Yes of course! I have a 120gb intel one right now! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by drbaltazar View Post

usually an xmp optio is avail to oc .i would use xmp since it is intel supplied if i read correctly .everythin should be optimised fairly safe.keep a watch on your cooling tho

thanks for the info will do my homework on this tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

Overclocking memory isn't really worth it unless you have to do it because you're overclocking a processor with a locker multiplier.
You can buy faster memory, which with an Intel setup can pull a few extra FPS while gaming. Nothing major but between 2 and 10 FPS I believe depending on the application.
Upgrading the board isn't really going to make any difference either - it would be silly to spend money on a board without a solid reason to, like a new CPU with a different socket or something.
I'd suggest saving your money for the best possible CPU you can afford, after that buy another 680 and ROCK AND ROLL!!
Not worth spending money anywhere else, you rig is nasty the only thing to improve on if anything at all is the CPU.

Thanks for the information! Which CPU would you recommend? Have not been up to date with the new processors rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 13
I would ask the Intel guys... I'm not an Intel guy, you seem to be one haha
post #9 of 13
I Honestly think you have a nice computer already cooked.
Your money is better used elsewhere. If you really wanna spend then you could try doing some nice sleeving on your cables, buying better/more silent fans, some illumination, etc.

Of course, you can always spend all you have and buy IB 3770K plus latest/greatest Asus ROG MB, quad sli, etc. But nothing of that I going to make sense since I bet your current machine is already maxing out all the games out there...
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by crackerssss View Post

Easy! Get a new case (Caselabs, Tj07, etc.) and watercool everything!
Drop them temps, increase them clocks, increase them aesthetics!


I have always wanted to try watercooling, but never actually did. How much would a whole watercooling setup cost? And what case would you recommend?
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
256gb 830 Samsung SSD h100 push pull windows 7 ulti Ducky DK9008 Shine II White 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
650w Corsair AX 810 Switch  razer deathader 2013 puretrak complexity edition 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
256gb 830 Samsung SSD h100 push pull windows 7 ulti Ducky DK9008 Shine II White 
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