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Hello, as my name suggests I was an AMD fan for a while. Recently my pursuit of performance led me to realize that I need to get away from AMD. So today I ordered a used i5 2500K and a used ASUS P8Z68-V Pro along with a CM Hyper 212Evo (yes I know its not the best but it fits in my case and budget). I was wondering how far I could expect and try to overclock my processor and what temps are good bad and horrible as I know almost nothing about Intel.
Edited by EpicAMDGamer - 8/22/12 at 1:43pm
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Welcome to Intel!
Great CPU, cooler, and Motherboard choice! I am assuming you got the Gen 3 motherboard?

Sandy bridge Overclocks very well. You can find a lot of information in the Overclocking guide in my sig. I used it personally. 4.5 GHz stable in 10 minutes.

I bet you can easily reach 4.5. 4.6 - 5.0 is a bigger wall and requires a bit more playing to get it right.

When I had my I5 2500K @ 4.5GHz @ 1.335v, I was getting around 35C idle and 65C load. Folding, and with a 670. Folding is very stressful so that was definitely working the PC its hardest. I get about 70C max with my 670, so that can be adding some heat to the CPU as well. I have a Hyper 212+ cooler and love it. Im sure you'll love your evo.

All the items you bought were good choices actually.

Good luck!
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Welcome to Intel!
Great CPU, cooler, and Motherboard choice! I am assuming you got the Gen 3 motherboard?
Sandy bridge Overclocks very well. You can find a lot of information in the Overclocking guide in my sig. I used it personally. 4.5 GHz stable in 10 minutes.
I bet you can easily reach 4.5. 4.6 - 5.0 is a bigger wall and requires a bit more playing to get it right.
When I had my I5 2500K @ 4.5GHz @ 1.335v, I was getting around 35C idle and 65C load. Folding, and with a 670. Folding is very stressful so that was definitely working the PC its hardest. I get about 70C max with my 670, so that can be adding some heat to the CPU as well. I have a Hyper 212+ cooler and love it. Im sure you'll love your evo.
All the items you bought were good choices actually.
Good luck!

Welp actually I didn't get the Gen3 its just the normal PRO afaik. Its comming from geeks.com on ebay and their description isnt the best but the picture provided of the mobo shows it says PRO not PRO/GEN3 so I'm assuming its just PRO.

The exact 2500K i was going to buy on eBay for $160 got sold so I had to get one for $200 and I'll have to wait a week until I get more money to actually get the 212EVO.

I'm hoping this was a good choice which I really think it is considering the i5 smashes the Phenom II's and will beat the faildozers.
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Welp actually I didn't get the Gen3 its just the normal PRO afaik. Its comming from geeks.com on ebay and their description isnt the best but the picture provided of the mobo shows it says PRO not PRO/GEN3 so I'm assuming its just PRO.
The exact 2500K i was going to buy on eBay for $160 got sold so I had to get one for $200 and I'll have to wait a week until I get more money to actually get the 212EVO.
I'm hoping this was a good choice which I really think it is considering the i5 smashes the Phenom II's and will beat the faildozers.
Where are you located?
What price are you being charged for the ASUS mobo?

Have you bought that i5 yet or no?
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$84 with free shipping

and no I didn't purchase anything yet, I will later today once I confirm the money I deposited in my account finished transfering.
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I really hope you arent expecting to much of an increase when gaming. Asuming you overclocked your 1090t, your 550ti would be a heavy bottleneck when gaming. Unless you are talking about games like SCII and Civ5. Most other modern games will have a much better increase from a GPU upgrade.
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I really hope you arent expecting to much of an increase when gaming. Asuming you overclocked your 1090t, your 550ti would be a heavy bottleneck when gaming. Unless you are talking about games like SCII and Civ5. Most other modern games will have a much better increase from a GPU upgrade.

See I was originally going to spend my money on a Sabertooth 990FX and a 212EVO so I could properly overclock my 1090t but I was planning on getting 2x 7950's this christmas and I know that my 1090t would be a HUGE bottleneck to 2x 7950's and thats why I'm going with the 2500K which I could later upgrade to an i7 or something.
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Pennsylvania USA
$84 with free shipping
and no I didn't purchase anything yet, I will later today once I confirm the money I deposited in my account finished transfering.
Are you near Philly\St. Davids? Theres a microcenter there. Microcenter has the BEST prices on Intel CPUs.
Location: http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/st_davids.html
i5 2500k: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Probably a good price on the Motherboard but not sure if you should go for it, since its outdated and I have no knowledge on that website. They appear to seem legit though.
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Pennsylvania USA
$84 with free shipping
and no I didn't purchase anything yet, I will later today once I confirm the money I deposited in my account finished transfering.

that same i5 CPU brand new in the box is at Micro Center for $159.99. If there is one by you I highly recommend you save yourself the $$

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