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Never heard of the Z77X UP7... with a quick research it seems like it is a good clocking board. LGA1155 boards are going for much $$$ and it is hard to find any under ~175$. Currently have a 2600k with a GA-Z77M-D3H MVP (can't control voltage) that I paid 240$ CAD. I guess I could sell the combo for a bit more than what I paid. Anyway, what do you guys think?
1 CAD ~= 0.7 USD
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post #2 of 26
Not worth going from a 2600K to a 3770K its a sidegrade.
Save up some money and move to Z170 or X99 instead.
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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Not worth going from a 2600K to a 3770K its a sidegrade.
Save up some money and move to Z170 or X99 instead.

I'll sell the 2600k + mobo. Z170 is 500$ for the i7 + 200$ for a mobo (800$ easily).

I might also keep the 2600k depending how it clocks.
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post #4 of 26
That PSU you have under your sig is not this one is it?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73
Edited by shilka - 10/8/15 at 3:56pm
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post #5 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

That PSU you have under your sig is not this one is it?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73

Link broken.
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post #6 of 26
I know you cant link JG reviews for some reason.


Copy and paste or type it like this in the address bar dont click on it.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73

Should work.
Edited by shilka - 10/8/15 at 3:58pm
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post #7 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I know you cant link JG reviews for some reason.


Copy and paste or type it like this in the address bar dont click on it.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73

Should work.

Looks like it! What's up?
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post #8 of 26
Its god awful and the worst Corsair PSU of all time.

Ripple is about 105mv at full load which is pretty much atrocious.
On ripple, and its effects on overclocking

If you have that one you should replace it as its by far the worst part in your system.
With 105mv ripple Its about as good as those $30 PSU´s you can find in a Best Buy or PC hardware store bargain bin.

Quote from Phaedrus2129

My personal preference is to see numbers in or under this range:

+12V - 80mV
+5V - 30mV
+3.3V - 30mV
+5VSB - 50mV
-12V - 80mV

Any power supply which has ripple outside of those proscribed by the ATX specifications can and will cause short term hardware damage (over a period of days to months, depending). Anything outside of my preferences may cause long-term reliability degradation and other issues, though it won't damage your hardware in the short term.
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post #9 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Its god awful and the worst Corsair PSU of all time.

Ripple is about 105mv at full load which is pretty much atrocious.
On ripple, and its effects on overclocking

If you have that one you should replace it as its by far the worst part in your system.
With 105mv ripple Its about as good as those $30 PSU´s you can find in a Best Buy or PC hardware store bargain bin.

Quote from Phaedrus2129

My personal preference is to see numbers in or under this range:

+12V - 80mV
+5V - 30mV
+3.3V - 30mV
+5VSB - 50mV
-12V - 80mV

Any power supply which has ripple outside of those proscribed by the ATX specifications can and will cause short term hardware damage (over a period of days to months, depending). Anything outside of my preferences may cause long-term reliability degradation and other issues, though it won't damage your hardware in the short term.

Are you serious? How is it rated 9 on Jonny?
It was suggested to me by members of this forum a long time ago.

Edit: Everywhere I look, it says this is a fine PSU. Where did you get the information of high ripple?
Edited by Just a nickname - 10/8/15 at 4:24pm
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post #10 of 26
I have no idea how it got a 9 but it does not deserve that score, and whoever suggested it to you probably has no idea what ripple is or it had ripple that high.
If you want to upgrade anything get rid of that PSU as its by far the worst part in your system.

You are lucky you have not loaded it high enough, if you had you could have started to damage your system if not killed some of it outright.

Its not not very good and thats the nice way of saying its junk.

If you seen the review you can actually see the 5v rail will go berserk in one of the load tests and go as high as to 80mv, which is 30mv outside what is allowed under ATX specifications.
Edited by shilka - 10/8/15 at 4:28pm
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