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Are these still *the* bang-for-buck overclocking chip for gamers? It was when I got mine. Just haven't kept up as well as I should, so I was wondering.

Yes, in fact some still prefer the Sandy Bridge processors over the Ivy Bridge counterparts.

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I wish they could do CPU sli/crossfire that would be awesome and a reason for me to buy another one!!!
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Naw, not offended. Just didn't want to take on another thread to maintain. Just thought it'd be easier than this. tongue.gif

I'm in Washington and pay sales tax on Amazon orders, but not on Newegg. But to be fair, that probably shouldn't be a deciding factor, right? In the most ethical behavior, anyway.

If you bought from Amazon.com today, you'd pay 219 unless I'm missing something... but yeah.

You know, I think Amazon is sort of backing a legislative push at the federal level to require all online retailers to charge tax. That, I think, is coming very soon, so eventually it will be a moot point for all of us anyway.

Regarding whether these are still the top chip... that's up for debate. But if you want to overclock, the Sandy Bridge chips at least WERE (upon release of Ivy Bridge) performing better than Ivy Bridge chips due to the switch from solder to thermal paste between the chip and the heat spreader on the cpu. Not sure what Intel has or hasn't done since then about that as I've stopped paying attention to that thread.

And most importantly sorry for being overly pissy. doh.gif
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You mean to tell me you can't sandwich two i5's together using military grade peanut better to effectively make an i10? I've been had!!! That would be awesome though, but heating would probably be a problem unless you soak everything in mineral oil.
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I wish they could do CPU sli/crossfire that would be awesome and a reason for me to buy another one!!!

You mean... like this?

It requires Xeon CPU's but it's designed for gaming. biggrin.gif Worth considering if you have a deep pocket.
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You mean to tell me you can't sandwich two i5's together using military grade peanut better to effectively make an i10? I've been had!!! That would be awesome though, but heating would probably be a problem unless you soak everything in mineral oil.

I think you're supposed to use both peanut butter and marshmallow fluff to create a fluffernutter layer which all CPU's prefer to straight up peanut butter which is just more sticky than tasty by itself.
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Micro Center regularly sells these for 160 in store:
http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
They usually beat Newegg for CPU prices, but Newegg has the upperhand with cheaper GPUs.

Very true, but Microcenter will always price match as well...
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Naw, not offended. Just didn't want to take on another thread to maintain. Just thought it'd be easier than this. tongue.gif

I'm in Washington and pay sales tax on Amazon orders, but not on Newegg. But to be fair, that probably shouldn't be a deciding factor, right? In the most ethical behavior, anyway.

If you bought from Amazon.com today, you'd pay 219 unless I'm missing something... but yeah.

You know, I think Amazon is sort of backing a legislative push at the federal level to require all online retailers to charge tax. That, I think, is coming very soon, so eventually it will be a moot point for all of us anyway.

Regarding whether these are still the top chip... that's up for debate. But if you want to overclock, the Sandy Bridge chips at least WERE (upon release of Ivy Bridge) performing better than Ivy Bridge chips due to the switch from solder to thermal paste between the chip and the heat spreader on the cpu. Not sure what Intel has or hasn't done since then about that as I've stopped paying attention to that thread.

And most importantly sorry for being overly pissy. doh.gif

 

Some time next year here in NJ we'll be paying sales tax even on Amazon orders because of a Amazon warehouse being built here.

 

Then again you know how it is with these deal threads, I've been an OP on some so I do know. biggrin.gif

 

Sometimes, (though not with this deal) there's the same day equal or better prices of the same item that's worth mentioning to only help out our fellow Man (and some women) without intention of offending the original OP. wink.gif

 

OCN where money makes a hole in ones pocket. tongue.gif biggrin.gif

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I think you're supposed to use both peanut butter and marshmallow fluff to create a fluffernutter layer which all CPU's prefer to straight up peanut butter which is just more sticky than tasty by itself.

Yes, but don't forget mayonaise for TIM.
 
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whistle.gif "A spoon full of mayonnaise makes the peanut butter go down... the peanut butter go down... the peanut butter go down..."

Yeah, sorry nick et al for being a ****. I forgot I actually like talking to people on OCN or something. Y'all are always awesome. I have had more recent forum experiences that have made me forum-reclusive. I should stop that. tongue.gif

And yes... OCN is where money comes to find a new owner.
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