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well i dont have a motherboard yet and doesnt it have turbo boost

The CPU will automatically turbo boost up when needed. Max turbo boost is like 3GHz / 3.4GHz (4 cores / 1 core) IIRC. With these first gen i7's, it's recommended to disable turbo boost when overclocking so that you get a static frequency (not talking about downclocking) when the CPU is subjected to load either on 1 core, 2 cores, 3 cores, etc.,.
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post #12 of 19
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whats a good motherboard for it and i live australia
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well i might overclock or leave it at stock speeds
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actullay i found this GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3 Desktop Mainbo
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actullay i found this GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3 Desktop Mainbo

I haven't had any experience with that particular model but based off reviews, the general consensus is that it is a pretty decent motherboard with support for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

On a side note, a quick run down of the specs reveals that it has two Marvell SATA III 6 GB/s ports. Marvel SATA III controllers are known to be pretty crappy in comparison with Intel SATA III controllers. This motherboard unfortunately does not have a Intel SATA III controller so beware that if in the future you hook up a SATA III SSD, performance won't be nearly as good as if you were to have it hooked up to a Intel SATA III port.
Edited by NitrousX - 11/12/12 at 9:48pm
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I haven't had any experience with that particular model but based off reviews, the general consensus is that it is a pretty decent motherboard with support for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412
On a side note, a quick run down of the specs reveals that it has two Marvell SATA III 6 GB/s ports. Marvel SATA III controllers are known to be pretty crappy in comparison with Intel SATA III controllers. This motherboard unfortunately does not have a Intel SATA III controller so beware that if in the future you hook up a SATA III SSD, performance won't be nearly as good as if you were to have it hooked up to a Intel SATA III port.

Yeah, but the OP will struggle to get a P55 board that has overclocking support + Intel SATA III controllers + SLI/CFX support. (If that board does?)
I'd just get that, because AFAIK that's the best board that's still sold new in Australia. A friend has one because his AsRock board died and he wanted a new board so that's all he could get for his 860.
 
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post #17 of 19
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ok and if i keep it at stock speed it will be fine
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ok and if i keep it at stock speed it will be fine

My mate runs BF3 on Ultra with 2x 6950 2GB's.. So yes you should be fine. I'd possibly suggest an aftermarket cooler just to prolong the life of it and allow a minmal OC, but it'll be a good chip! Not too much has happened for CPU's since the first gen of i7's apart from the extreme overclocking side. Gaming performance is only a very minimal difference. I almost went with a 920 over this 3570k tbh
 
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post #19 of 19
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ok thanks guys
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