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Poll Results: What to do with my CPU?

 
  • 9% (3)
    Get new RAM and cooling, reach for 5ghz 24/7
  • 3% (1)
    Get x79 and 3820, RAM and cooling, expensive but worth it
  • 0% (0)
    Get AM3+ and FX-8350, RAM and cooling, less expensive and almost the same
  • 24% (8)
    Wait for Haswell
  • 63% (21)
    Be content with what I have
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post #21 of 29
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Ive already said I have an Intel 330 SSD.

Reapplied thermal paste now (Went with EVGA Frostbite I had laying about), about the same temps. 1c less on one core and 1c more on another etc. Not sure if theres a cure time on it but its there at least.

After removing EIST Im doing 4440mhz on under 1.3v, that has to be a pretty decent clock for that voltage. Im going to redo the overclock now, just wanted to dip in to check replies while checking temps. Highest core 68c atm.
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Ive already said I have an Intel 330 SSD.

Reapplied thermal paste now (Went with EVGA Frostbite I had laying about), about the same temps. 1c less on one core and 1c more on another etc. Not sure if theres a cure time on it but its there at least.

After removing EIST Im doing 4440mhz on under 1.3v, that has to be a pretty decent clock for that voltage. Im going to redo the overclock now, just wanted to dip in to check replies while checking temps. Highest core 68c atm.

I hit 4.8GHz on 1.36V on my 2500K and friend runs 5GHz at 1.408V. 1.3V is a lot for just 4440MHz unfortunately.


Not sure what EVGA Frostbite is or how good it is but you should look at getting some Gelid GC Extreme or Liquid Ultra if you wan't to get those temps down more.
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post #23 of 29
Sorry, I must have missed where you said you had an SSD already - I don't believe it was in the original post.
post #24 of 29
I think you should just OC your i5-2500k to 5.0Ghz. It should be enough for games. I am running my i5-2500k at 5.2Ghz(24/7) and I don't think I will need an upgrade soon if all I do is gaming.
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post #25 of 29
As far as pure gaming goes there really isn't a CPU to beat an overclocked 2500k. And I'm not saying that because I have one. If you look at various benchmarking websites; Guru3d, hexus, tomshardware they prove that a 2500k can keep up with a 3960k even in gaming. Don't change it, it won't do anything. I feel money is no problem for you then get a few SSD and raid 0 them. That will make it fluid. with all SSD and no HDD even a i3 will be quicker and more responsive in day to day tasks.

670 in SLI is a little over kill for 1080p unless you just want to build it now and not touch it for a few years, or use every mod possible for Skyrim at once.I can only see far cry 3 and crysis 3 using the 670 SLI get a boost.
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post #26 of 29
Yeah sure computers are fungible and oh yeah I run mine at 5.2 24/7. Uhum, sure LMAO, so much BS in this thread.
post #27 of 29
There's plenty of people who run Sandy Bridge at 5GHz+ 24/7, it's fine if you have a golden chip.
OP, just stick with what you have for a while, at least until Haswell. The 2500K is probably still the best value gaming chip you can get because it generally overclocks like a beast.
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post #28 of 29
Nothing to worry about. Most games are GPU bound and for the rest an overclocked 2500K is more than enough.

Wait for the next generation of CPUs.
post #29 of 29
I recently upgraded from 2500k to a 3770k in my gaming rid. I didn't need to but did fancy a new cpu for my media pc. Went for the 3770k as it was on sale at the time and dropped the 2500k into the media machine.
I wish in hindisight I'd just bought another 2500k. For what I use the Ivybridge cpu is total overkill and it just runs hotter than the Sandy. I've noticed ABSOLUTELY no difference between the 2 chips apart from one made a hole in my wallet.
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