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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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    AM2/AM3
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post #181 of 458
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If you are wanting to build a new rig now, I see no point in waiting for BD or IB.

I highly doubt you'll regret it, especially if you don't mind passing on your current PC to your bro, it'll be a really nice build, and I'm sure you'll notice the difference between the 2. If you don't end up liking it, selling the parts will be very easy.

Give it a few days to let the dust settle, and see which board is best to go with.

The 2500k plus a $200 or under P67 board would be ideal, and that rig will easily last you 2-3 years. Get a good cooler and see where you can overclock it @ 1.35v - 1.4v, I personally wouldn't want to go higher for 24/7 use, though these chips can handle it.

My guess is the sweet spot with low voltage will be like 4.5 - 4.8 for 24/7, which is higher than i7 9xx CPU's @ 4.2, with higher power consumption, and higher temps.


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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
Some already have... and I doubt they'll regret their decision. SB really raised the bar for BD to deliver.
Edited by 2010rig - 1/5/11 at 1:17am
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Woah, there's 2 of these threads?! Interesting.
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The thing is with me even 4.0GHZ will be enough and amazing, I've never overclocked a CPU except for my old old AMD Athlon XP 2800+.

I'm a quick learner, however 4Ghz will be pretty amazing in my eyes and 4.5GHZ will be perfect.

I've never had a CPU with a higher clock rate of 3.0GHZ, so I'm assuming 1.0GHZ will astound me in CPU Intensive games.

EDIT: Also this will be my 2nd Intel CPU, the first being a Pentium 3,I've always admired AMD with price/performance ratio,however sadly Intel is leading the charge with no sweat at the moment.

Only bad thing I see for this observation is eventually Intel will start rising their prices as AMD is not competing.

Hence I hope Bulldozer will at least give some competition to Intel,however after seeing i7 920 in action over my friends, I cant wait for Sandy Bridge
Edited by Greatskeem - 1/5/11 at 2:31am
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it'll be a significant increase in performance, that's for sure.

Some people don't like the new overclocking, since it's been overly simplified compared to 1366 overclocking, where you can play with the base clock and really fine tune the OC.

But for people who are new to Overclocking, it'll be quite easy to learn, and very fool proof. You basically set the multiplier to what you want the max to be, 45 = 4500 MHZ, set voltages or leave it on auto ( you want to stay around 1.35v - 1.4v max IMO ), set the speed you want your memory to run at, 1600 - 2000, and change a few other settings, and it's pretty much ready to go. It won't be hard to find pre-set settings for a specific mobo and stuff.



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Woah, there's 2 of these threads?! Interesting.
Yep, Yep, and we have proper poll options.
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Thank you man, I appreciate all the help I apologize if my questions are tiring I just like to get all the facts.

One last thing 2010rig, I can get a new windows 7 License if I un-install my current one, just like revoking an activation in a game,right?

I was an early adopter of windows 7-Ultimate and it cost me quite a bit, 250AUD to be precise.
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post #186 of 458
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Thank you man, I appreciate all the help I apologize if my questions are tiring I just like to get all the facts.

One last thing 2010rig, I can get a new windows 7 License if I un-install my current one, just like revoking an activation in a game,right?

I was an early adopter of windows 7-Ultimate and it cost me quite a bit, 250AUD to be precise.
It's no probs, I don't mind.

Just call up Microsoft and tell them your motherboard died, and need to transfer your license onto your new board. They will give you a new license.
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I save my old windows stickers, never know when you may need a key!
    
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Okay 2010rig thank you, however it looks like I lied man,windows 7 question being the last that is

I'm now very Interested in the Maximus IV Extreme motherboard,If I can spare a bit more cash I should go for it right? or is there something better out there?

EDIT: What currently is the best brand for SSD or are they all pretty much the same?
Edited by Greatskeem - 1/5/11 at 2:59am
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post #189 of 458
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Are you still sticking with 2 cards?

That is a pretty sweet board, and the other one I can think of is the way overkill Big Bang Marshall.

If you don't mind spending the extra cash, and desire those features, then go for it.

You can spend $150 - $200 on a Mobo and still get similar performance out of the 2600k.

Not all SSD's are equal, I'd recommend the x25m from Intel, or the Vortex 2's, 60GB minimum, they're well priced.

X25-M ( I got my 80 GB for $229 a few months ago )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rtex+2&x=0&y=0
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WOW I can't believe how well those new i3's perform with only 2 cores AND being power efficient...

And thank you OP for all the hard work and valuable information. Thanks to the other people that contributed too
Edited by Pentium-David - 1/5/11 at 3:18am
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