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you cant return cpu's for a refund?? really? hmmm didnt know that

honestly it wasnt the best move dude.. especially with sandy bridge almost out for the same price
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Anyways, AnandTech is one of the worse review sites for CPU benching. You must also consider the fact that a 60 Hz monitor will no output more than 60 fps. If he generates 80 FPS on his AMD and 100 FPS on his i7 for gaming then it was surely a side grade. However, it is alright, as his i7 is indeed fast (let alone faster than his previous) and he is still alright if he so chooses to stay with the i7 build. He is still going to game well over his monitors refresh rate and have a great experience for years to come!
I don't get how you can call an improvement a side grade. And it's not like every game runs over 60 fps. If I could get 54 fps vs 48 with amd I'd take it. As for anandtech, honestly, is it a matter of inaccuracy or a matter of just not favoring the results? I don't even see how you can call something like that into question as all you'd have is other sites to go by, which someone else could easily accuse of being in accurate as well.
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I checked microcenters return policy and they dont accept returns on cpu's for refunds

Oh well hopefully ill be able to overclock it a bit and reach near the SB i5 speeds. Judging by the benchmarks If i overclock it abit I should be pretty close to the stock i5 2500k speeds. Or maybe thats just a pipe dream.

Anyone know how much i can overclock this i7? Not use to intel cpu's, im use to my amd processors becomming very unstable after a 400mhz overclock (or maybe thats just a mobo issue)
Man that sucks. Well, you'll be fine. That i7 is going to be a great CPU for awhile still. Still has at least 2 years left out of it, if not more. i7s can generally hit anywhere from 3.8-4.4 depending how fine you are with the temperatures. However, ya, it does depend on your motherboard, your cooling, and the method of overclock you use. Most of the time the overclock fails because of the memory. So maybe take that in mind when your overclocking your new i7.
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