Originally Posted by Kappy03
I have been using an i7 930 since it was released and I've been really happy with it. It's on an ASUS P6X58D-prem., if that helps with anything. Back in the day, that CPU plus that mobo was $600! That's how it goes with computers though, the newest, greatest thing, will be outdated the next day. That doesn't mean it won't perform well, though.
I was able to overclock it to 3.6ghz, stable, using an aftermarket heatsink. I can't remember the model of the heatsink, but you can probably find a better one nowadays anyway. Most newer heatsinks are still 1366 compatible. Send me a message if you get the 930 and would like to see my BIOS settings.
I've already got a unused hyper 212+, any clue how far that will take me OC wise? I love to OC for no reason at all
If the i7 930 + that mobo i'm trying to get is still available, i'll hop on that
then probobly get a refurbished p67 and sell it somewhere. If not, i'm in trouble and have to find good deals!
Edit- Looking at this
, the 2600k looks far superior, even on stock clocks. Is it just worth it trying to fix the pins and going for the 2600k?Edited by pwndupure - 7/10/12 at 10:54am