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Can you even run 5GHz 24/7 on SB?
     
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Can you even run 5GHz 24/7 on SB?
If you are comfortable with 1.5v then yes.
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Can you even run 5GHz 24/7 on SB?
yes you can theres a guy over at extremesystems with is SB cpu @ 5ghz 1.45-46 volts.
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You can run it up to 1.52v per Intel specs.

So whatever you feel good about until then, or up to there so long as your cooling is adequate you're good.
    
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But that's just my opinion.
Yea, we get it it. You love the SB and I do too, but that doesn't help the OP since he already made his choice and he's already bought the damn chip. All yer doing is making him feel negatively.
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Then consider it preparation for the next few months when the forum is filled with SB benchmarks??

I guess I dunno, but I feel since there are thousands of people viewing this thread they should get some information out of it.
    
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These are all just opinions...

But my opinion is that 1.5 points in a multi-threaded and HT loving program isn't worth $700. Hope you can do 4.5GHz.

But that's just my opinion.
First, most people in my situation "upgrading" from 1366 aren't just spending $317. Going to the 1155 platform costs double that with a good motherboard. Seccond, what are the benchmarks with the SB doing Tri Sli? I plan on going there as well. Third, do you know of any benchmarks comparing both CPU's at 4GHZ? I'm not being sarcastic, I would really be interested. And last, I wasn't concerned about "bang for buck" just what worked best for me. I also hope you enjoy your new SB CPU.
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Yea, we get it it. You love the SB and I do too, but that doesn't help the OP since he already made his choice and he's already bought the damn chip. All yer doing is making him feel negatively.
Hey TSM, nice to see you again! Anyways, I don't feel negatively and I appreciate his opinion. I am completely happy I went this way. I read all the benchmarks before I did it and I"m not looking back. The 980x was a better overall CPU for what I'm trying to do (audio production, tri sli).
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Thanks for that info. I know I can run Tri-Sli alone but I also have a Pci-E sound card and given the choice I'd rather run Regular SLI and keep the sound card then get rid of it. Thanks again for the help though.
sell the stx buy the st problem solved?
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sell the stx buy the st problem solved?
As it turns out there's an x1 slot right above the first x16 slot so Tri Sli with the STX is no problem. Thanks though!
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