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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
  • 37% (135)
    775
  • 6% (23)
    1156
  • 10% (39)
    1366
  • 16% (60)
    AM2/AM3
  • 29% (106)
    Waiting For Ivy Bridge
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post #171 of 458
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@Greatskeem - I won't quote your long post.

1. For your uses, you are better off going with the 2500K.

2. You can get 8GB RAM DDR3 1600 MHZ for about $100 ( 2x4GB sticks ) so that leaves you an upgrade path shall you ever need 16GB, which I doubt at this point.

3. You can get a solid mobo for under $200, like the UD4, or an Asus board like MSI P67A-GD55.

4. Be sure to get a good cooler like the NH-D14, and you will likely be able to go past 4.5 GHZ.

5. If you can add a Zalman Cooler to your 470, that will reduce noice, and lower your temps drastically, then you can add 2nd 470 with a built in cooler, like the Twin Frozr II, but only if you can score for around $250, they go on sale plus rebates regularly.

This will be a cheaper upgrade path, unless you sell your 470, and get a 570 instead, but it may not bet worthwhile.

I see in your sig you have a 5870, you could also add a 2nd, though Xfire issues may arise.

6. Get a single SSD like the 120GB x25m as your boot drive, and a 1TB F3 for your data, and install the games onto this drive as well.

Use the SSD for windows and your most used apps.

7. 16x 16x vs 8x 8x doesn't affect performance, I think we've covered that several times in this thread. Read this:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8

If you plan this smartly, you won't come anywhere near $2000, since you already have some parts you can use like the PSU, Case, Monitor, you could even get another Windows license by calling up Microsoft, and telling them your old mobo died, and they'll issue you another license.
Edited by 2010rig - 1/4/11 at 10:53pm
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The worst part is I just got a water block for my gtx 470 that was benchable on air @ 900 core and it's just sitting there with $6 worth of high end thermal paste waiting to get lit up
That sux
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Yeah, it does...

Can't wait to compare the difference between my 1090T's bottleneck in Vantage vs the i5-2500k though

I won't cheat on the vga clocks!
    
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What's the whole deal behind the pcie lanes. Why do I hear it's limited to running 8x / 8x speed on a socket 1155 board, but then there is supposedly an asus board with nf200 chip that can run 3 cards at 16x speed? Also can someone recommend a sandy bridge matx board that can OC the 2600k to about 4.5ghz using an H50, and be able to run crossfire x.

FYI: the h50 cooler is compatible with socket 1155.

Hoping to have my build complete by next week.
    
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Quote:
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Hijacking my thread views!
That's not your thread, it was Jean-Luc's, and always will be, RIP JL, ha ha

Besides there's a PROPER poll here

Quote:
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What's the whole deal behind the pcie lanes. Why do I hear it's limited to running 8x / 8x speed on a socket 1155 board, but then there is supposedly an asus board with nf200 chip that can run 3 cards at 16x speed? Also can someone recommend a sandy bridge matx board that can OC the 2600k to about 4.5ghz using an H50, and be able to run crossfire x.

FYI: the h50 cooler is compatible with socket 1155.

Hoping to have my build complete by next week.
There will be boards that support 16x 16x, ( not sure any MATX will ) heck the Big Bang Marshall will support 16x 16x 16x 16x, besides, I'll say it again, from my post above:

7. 16x 16x vs 8x 8x doesn't affect performance, I think we've covered that several times in this thread. Read this:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8

Did you know that not even a 580 maxes out a 16x lane?

I don't know which if any MATX boards will have 16x 16x, but we'll see.
Edited by 2010rig - 1/4/11 at 11:41pm
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post #177 of 458
@2010rig

Thank you man, for taking your time to help me out, I think I might need a new PSU/Case as I kind of wanted to leave my current pc, excluding the card as a backup PC or give it to my brother.

The Monitor I like alot which I'll be keeping for the time being, I'll let the dust settle down first then start upgrading.

I'm not making a huge mistake am I? going from my processor to i7 2600k/i5 2500k,With the cpu's being overclocked to 4.5GHZ it will last me 2 years at least?

I was thinking of waiting for Ivy Bridge/Bulldozer but I just cannot wait for it, I need a new PC by March at the latest for gaming purposes.(Shogun 2 Total War mainly)
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@Greatskeem: go for i5 2500k,i'm the same as you ,many games will come in March.
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post #179 of 458
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
@Greatskeem - I won't quote your long post.

1. For your uses, you are better off going with the 2500K.

2. You can get 8GB RAM DDR3 1600 MHZ for about $100 ( 2x4GB sticks ) so that leaves you an upgrade path shall you ever need 16GB, which I doubt at this point.

3. You can get a solid mobo for under $200, like the UD4, or an Asus board like MSI P67A-GD55.

4. Be sure to get a good cooler like the NH-D14, and you will likely be able to go past 4.5 GHZ.

5. If you can add a Zalman Cooler to your 470, that will reduce noice, and lower your temps drastically, then you can add 2nd 470 with a built in cooler, like the Twin Frozr II, but only if you can score for around $250, they go on sale plus rebates regularly.

This will be a cheaper upgrade path, unless you sell your 470, and get a 570 instead, but it may not bet worthwhile.

I see in your sig you have a 5870, you could also add a 2nd, though Xfire issues may arise.

6. Get a single SSD like the 120GB x25m as your boot drive, and a 1TB F3 for your data, and install the games onto this drive as well.

Use the SSD for windows and your most used apps.

7. 16x 16x vs 8x 8x doesn't affect performance, I think we've covered that several times in this thread. Read this:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8

If you plan this smartly, you won't come anywhere near $2000, since you already have some parts you can use like the PSU, Case, Monitor, you could even get another Windows license by calling up Microsoft, and telling them your old mobo died, and they'll issue you another license.
Wow, you layed this out soooo well. (seriously) Not, if I only had the $$$ lol
post #180 of 458
Man, having an AMD CPU and such, and I still totally support them.....

...BUT , there going to need something out quick, to challenge this i7 sandybridge, I can already see alot of AMD fanboys making the switch over to intel this time around
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