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Finally - A Sandy Bridge Thread that isn't 1000+ tags long, clouded with "Which PSU for my..." back-and-forths, or doubles as a fanboy FightClub.

Here's the deal - look me up, and see my "Emmett" Build Log. Been there for over a year now (when family size goes up, funds go down). Untold hours into 1366 data. More compiled hours of video reviews than the Original "Dune". Then, this last month's SB craze. Sad to say, but I have been finding this stuff daunting!

So, put together a duplicate wish list of components, and replaced P6X58D-E with P8P67D, i7 950 with i7 2600K, and Corsair 3x2GB XMS3 1600 Cas 7 with Corsir 2x4 XMS3 1800 Cas 9. $350 US increase in cost.

Small voice whispers in my ear as I see the NewEgg Check Out,
"These aren't the droids You're looking for..."

Can someone please slap me up on some foolish assumptions I have made?

1) 1155 chipset utilizes Dual Channel DDR3 RAM. What was wrong with Triple Channel? Somehow, I feel dirty stepping down the number ladder...

2) 1155 Motherboards less expensive? Sure! What about multiple PCIe x16 lanes? Oh, only 2 "I've" seen so far? I've spotted some saying that SLI or CF on x8 + x8 will compete just shy of x16 + x16, but again the number slide down leaves me fearing the butt-plop at the bottom...

Please believe me, I am NOT a 1366 fanboy! The idea of getting 4.6 within 5 minutes in a mouse-interfacing ASUS bios reaches in and raps on my tuning fork. However, I am not one to dive in. This thread seemed very focused as I stated above, and hope that I can save flipping from pg 326 to pg 327 to etc on other threads to get the skinny. Thank You in advance!
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post
Sure a stock 2600k at 3.4Ghz is faster than a stock 920 @ 2.66Ghz. But if you over clock them to the same levels at 4+ Ghz, the 2600k and 920 are virtually identical. Show me a gaming benchmark that says otherwise.

Most gaming sites aren't getting 2600k's past 4.6Ghz which is essentially what I have my 920 at. If I got a 2600k up to 5Ghz I'd maybe see a 5-10% increase.
Why clock them to the same levels? SB can clock higher and so you gain some performance from that. I know that I won't say "hey I think I will stop OC'ing my 2500K at 4Ghz instead of the 4.7 - 5Ghz it can reach".


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloudbreaker View Post
Finally - A Sandy Bridge Thread that isn't 1000+ tags long, clouded with "Which PSU for my..." back-and-forths, or doubles as a fanboy FightClub.

Here's the deal - look me up, and see my "Emmett" Build Log. Been there for over a year now (when family size goes up, funds go down). Untold hours into 1366 data. More compiled hours of video reviews than the Original "Dune". Then, this last month's SB craze. Sad to say, but I have been finding this stuff daunting!

So, put together a duplicate wish list of components, and replaced P6X58D-E with P8P67D, i7 950 with i7 2600K, and Corsair 3x2GB XMS3 1600 Cas 7 with Corsir 2x4 XMS3 1800 Cas 9. $350 US increase in cost.

Small voice whispers in my ear as I see the NewEgg Check Out,
"These aren't the droids You're looking for..."

Can someone please slap me up on some foolish assumptions I have made?

1) 1155 chipset utilizes Dual Channel DDR3 RAM. What was wrong with Triple Channel? Somehow, I feel dirty stepping down the number ladder...

2) 1155 Motherboards less expensive? Sure! What about multiple PCIe x16 lanes? Oh, only 2 "I've" seen so far? I've spotted some saying that SLI or CF on x8 + x8 will compete just shy of x16 + x16, but again the number slide down leaves me fearing the butt-plop at the bottom...

Please believe me, I am NOT a 1366 fanboy! The idea of getting 4.6 within 5 minutes in a mouse-interfacing ASUS bios reaches in and raps on my tuning fork. However, I am not one to dive in. This thread seemed very focused as I stated above, and hope that I can save flipping from pg 326 to pg 327 to etc on other threads to get the skinny. Thank You in advance!
Here we go:

1. The difference between 2 and 3 memory channels is not very apparent in evey day use.

2. The P67 chipset is limited to 16x lanes total for graphic usage. So 8x 8x CF/SLI is the "true max" without somehting like an NF200.

3. 1155 /= replacement for 1366 it is a replacement for 1156. Socket 1365 will be the replacement.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 1/9/11 at 6:54pm
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post #23 of 74
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Originally Posted by fastsite View Post
Intel themselves said it is barely an upgrade for 9xx series owners.
Im surprised Intel themselves would say that
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You're on OVERCLOCK.net....
intel sells CPU's to more than just OCN

...for the average user QQing about how crap their PC is, this would be a good move if they're into gaming on OEM machines

for everything else there's AMD
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maybe you should compare cpu intensive games?
Those are the benches i'm waiting to see
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I'm sticking with my existing i5 750 and i7 860 gaming rigs, and my Q9550 based workstation is still more than fast enough even at stock speeds for my web and imaging workflow. I don't bother replacing gaming processors or GPUs unless they can't keep up with my monitor's refresh rate.

Seeing that I have 254 titles on Steam that all work perfectly on my current systems (curse those sales and my poor impulse control) and of those at least 200 are still waiting to be played. So it is going to be a loooooong time before any upgrades happen for gaming purposes. The Folding at Home machine is another matter all together, if I could have a more efficient and faster CPU for folding then sign me up as electricity costs add up over time easily justifying an upgrade.
lol steam with 254 titles! I think if you quit your job and turned your computer chair into a toilet you still wouldn't finish playing all those games through.
Edited by CallsignVega - 1/9/11 at 7:07pm
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CPU: Core i7 930@4.124Ghz

CPU: Core2Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz @ 3.8Ghz


Wasn't earth shattering back then, but people still swear by them today for some odd reason... It's like everything cycles.

The c2q people were probably saying the same thing the i7-9xx people are now, the people getting the new gen cpu are probably saying the same thing the i7-9xx people were saying to the c2q people back then.
    
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post #28 of 74
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lol steam with 254 titles! I think if you quit your job and turned your computer chair into a toilet you still wouldn't finish playing all those games through.
I think you just gave me a great idea for a chair mod

To be honest at least 30 of the titles are smaller indie games, but it's still more titles than my entire 20 year console game collection combined. Let's just say Diablo III is the only game I plan to purchase in the foreseeable future.

OK back on Intel topic.
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post #29 of 74
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I have a 920 D0 at 4.55Ghz on air. I was just saying that even if I got a 2600k up to 5Ghz, I'd have at most 5-10% gaming performance boost.
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Im surprised Intel themselves would say that
Well it's not too hard to see why; LGA 1366 is still alive and kicking despite what the hype might lead you to believe. New motherboards like RIII Black Extreme and G1 Killer are on the horizon and as far as labeling is concerned, it is still an Enthusiast level platform while the SB will remain Mainstream.
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