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post #11 of 20
Its not a bad CPU once you get it past 4Ghz.

If im totally honest i think you paid i bit too much ( as we are talking £ here not $) but hey...im sure your happy and its certainly up to some gaming thumb.gif
Enjoy and when your ready to overclock it then you will find LOTS of help on here.
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post #12 of 20
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Hahah! thanks guys, I'm really loving my computer, I was very tempered to buy a whole new one at the end of year but I think I may just keep this PC for 2 or more years and try and get the most out of it
And I will look into Overclocking this little beast :3
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post #13 of 20
not a bad deal then.

you should get a SSD & a better GPU though & youll be rockin.

I forget how old my i7 920 is lol.

Cant believe its been 3 & 1/2 years nearly.

Im really itching to upgrade? somehow I just cant justify it yet.

im waiting for ivy-E I think?
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by dark2034540 View Post

Hahah! thanks guys, I'm really loving my computer, I was very tempered to buy a whole new one at the end of year but I think I may just keep this PC for 2 or more years and try and get the most out of it
And I will look into Overclocking this little beast :3

Sounds like a plan. There's absolutely no reason that the 860 couldn't be useful for another couple years.
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post #15 of 20
Overclock it over 4Ghz and it's more then enough to push any gpu
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post #16 of 20
I've been using the 860 happily since it was released. No plans on upgrading it until maybe sometime after haswell is released.

I recommend turning off multi-threading and overclocking it a bunch.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bradeno View Post

I've been using the 860 happily since it was released. No plans on upgrading it until maybe sometime after haswell is released.

I recommend turning off multi-threading and overclocking it a bunch.

Why would he turn off HT?
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Generally can sustain a higher Overclock with HT off most of the time
    
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post #19 of 20
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Generally can sustain a higher Overclock with HT off most of the time

No point in even buying the 860 if you plan on disabling ht
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post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

No point in even buying the 860 if you plan on disabling ht
Well like others said you can get higher clocks and lower temps.
I run my i7 930 at 4.4Ghz with HT Off as its an easy overclock with very low temps, its my usual for gaming but for working with video i use an OC profile in Bios for 4.3Ghz HT On.

Its also been know in the past that some games (until patched) have issues with HT enabled, also maybe some people just buy the i7 if they get a good deal with the CPU+Mobo etc?
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