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I'll be sure to post my results here for you 2010...

Bought my i5 last night with second day rushed
    
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Originally Posted by Greatskeem View Post
Sorry I'm a little lost, have not been keeping up much, I keep hearing i5 2500k is better for gaming due to me saving $100.

But what do you mean we can only do Turbo as far as base overclocks are concerned?

I thought i5 2500k was fully unlocked, does the above apply to the i7 2600k as well?

I'm clueless when it comes to overclocking, have not overclocked in years and back then I sucked too boot

If you could explain what you meant in detail, I would appreciate it.
Overclocks only affect the Turbo Multiplier. This means that for most boards, CPUs will be at stock clocks until Turbo is in effect. That is when the CPU will be at 4.5Ghz or whatever it's overclocked to. When Turbo ends, the multiplier goes back down to stock clocks.

The Gigabyte boards seem to be able to get around the Multiplier Throttling by turning off a BIOS setting called Real Time Ratio Change.
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@RPG2, does this mean I should switch my preference from Asus to Gigabyte?

Thanks man. (especially for going into detail)
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Thread Starter 
I have been looking for prices recently, and here are direct links to the lowest prices ( as of right now ) for all the items.

Intel 2500K - $225
Intel 2600K - $329

ASUS P8P67 PRO - $189
Gigabyte UD4 - $189

Corsair 4GB Memory - $49.95

SSD - x25-m 80GB - $204.95

Recommended SSD - X25-M 120GB - $229

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.95 ( 2 recommended in Raid )

EVGA GTX 570 - $359

MSI GTX 470 - $250 AR

NZXT Phantom - $139

Noctua NH-D14 - $79.95

HX-750 - $129 AR ( Recommended )
HX-850 - $159

Windows 7 Premium Builder's Edition - $99
Edited by 2010rig - 1/9/11 at 1:10am
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2010rig, I truly appreciate you going out of your way to help, you really shouldn't of gone to that extreme

However those prices are so amazing that now I feel remorse staring at my parts....as I already bought everything except CPU+Mobo.(Even the additional Card)

I'll copy and paste this, and if you can tell me if you find this okay:

"BTW 2010rig I went through PriceUSA to order from newegg and they ship the items to Australia.

Here is what I got from NewEgg:

1x Intel core i5 2500k $224.99
1x ASUS P8P67 Deluxe $239.99
Total: $464.98 = $466AUD+ PriceUSA service charge comes to $519.

If I bought it in Australia: $650

I still have not ordered yet though, I could change to PRO and save maybe $60AUD."



My budget for the mobo is $240US so knowing this I go for ASUS still or Gigabyte?
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post #386 of 458
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Originally Posted by Greatskeem View Post
@RPG2, does this mean I should switch my preference from Asus to Gigabyte?

Thanks man. (especially for going into detail)
I personally haven't seen the reviews of the Gigabyte boards. I imagine there isn't much difference between similarly priced ASUS and Gigabyte boards. Go read some reviews on Gigabyte boards to decide if there are any feature or quality differences.

I hate the fact that our OCs will only be in effect when Turbo is, and I think that is determined by the % load on each core. If I am correct, <10% load won't invoke Turbo but something like 40-50% would.

ASUS and Gigabyte are the top two largest brands, with MSI being 3rd IMO. Though they make quality boards with unique features like the DigiVRM and EPU program/chip, they lack features like onboard power switches/debug LEDs that are present on much cheaper boards like the ASRock extreme 4 and the Biostar P67 board.
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@Rpg2

Thanks man I truly appreciate that, I wanted Asus as it presented the most bang for buck and had all the features I wanted.

However now that you mention It, I'm sure Asus will update the bios in due time and let us not be restricted by Turbo. (Wishful thinking )

Thanks again.
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ASUS will definitely have BIOS updates, but if Gigabyte already has it, you can go with the UD4 or UD5.

BTW - can't you cancel the other order?
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ASUS will definitely have BIOS updates, but if Gigabyte already has it, you can go with the UD4 or UD5.

BTW - can't you cancel the other order?
Which order? You mean the Case,Ram, SSD/HDD etc?

No I cant sadly, It is already here sitting in front of me, I didn't spend too much though, I found a good and cheap shop with good customer service.


CPU+Mobo? I never ordered, I came here for advice first before clicking

So considering I save a lot by going PriceUSA+Newegg, is it now worth paying extra for the Deluxe over the Pro?

I need a cool board that will allow me to overclock nicely, that USB 3.0 controller is not too shabby as well
Edited by Greatskeem - 1/9/11 at 1:36am
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post #390 of 458

MSI seems to have the new bios also (the not bios bios)

    
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