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So can i set x53 directly or have to keep on looking for that ?
The lower the better or can u do x56 ?

This sandy-bridge has some serious potential. Im just upgrading to SB.

2500k can equally compete with i7 960, 2600k can with 990x.
Overclocking is completely up to the cpu, mobo & bios do make a small difference. I first got an MSI gd45 because it was cheap, but it was a bit too cheap, not enough voltage option in the bios (no VTT voltage control, vcore topped out at 1.5V).
The ud4 was better for bios options, my first 2500k topped at 52x multi, second at 51x, third was a charm for 55x multi.
SB in single thread & 4 core apps/gaming smoke the former generation, in multithread the hexacores are still king.

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Very nice performance on a Vertex 2.

The difference between BIOS and UEFI is negligible.

What really makes a difference in an SSD.
Not quite negligible, using the same SSD for p67 the MSI uefi bios was about twice as fast getting to the desktop than the standard bios on the gigabyte.
    
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Not quite negligible, using the same SSD for p67 the MSI uefi bios was about twice as fast getting to the desktop than the standard bios on the gigabyte.
I've seen people getting to the desktop in 11 seconds on a UD7.

You're saying on MIVE, it's 5 seconds?
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Didn't have an M4E, but an MSI gd-45, it took a little under 10 seconds, with the ud4 closer to 15 - 20 seconds (with the way it's set up, you may be set up for a faster boot).
    
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Didn't have an M4E, but an MSI gd-45, it took a little under 10 seconds, with the ud4 closer to 15 - 20 seconds (with the way it's set up, you may be set up for a faster boot).
Well, here's to hoping for UEFI for Gigabyte P67s.
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Nice find!

Adding it now.

Must be new - I haven't seen it on Newegg since today.
Its been on there for a few weeks. It really dont look that bad for the price...
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Its been on there for a few weeks. It really dont look that bad for the price...
Yeah, no, I searched Newegg when I added the Big Bang Marshal. Must have missed it.

The interesting aspect of the Sapphire board is Hydra.

So far, I haven't found an in-depth review of the board. Hexus have a Preview, but it's only a single page.
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In my time of need MSI pulled through once again. GD65 is a monster out of the box for 50 bucks less than the ASUS P68 Pro. I started to get one initially but I havent bought an MSI board for a while. Satisfied like it was my K8N-Neo Platinum ^_^!
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In my time of need MSI pulled through once again. GD65 is a monster out of the box for 50 bucks less than the ASUS P68 Pro. I started to get one initially but I havent bought an MSI board for a while. Satisfied like it was my K8N-Neo Platinum ^_^!
Very glad to hear that!

I hope you'll oblige us and input your overclocking results.. once you get everything going
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meh, I couldn't resist the ppd temptation, ordered a 2600k and a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3...

haven't been on intel for a while, what's the max safe temps and voltages for SandyBridge?
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meh, I couldn't resist the ppd temptation, ordered a 2600k and a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3...

haven't been on intel for a while, what's the max safe temps and voltages for SandyBridge?
Depends on your cooler.

Some people say max 24/7 is 1.38v. Others claim 1.425v is fine.

As you can tell, I'm with the second group.

Regular CPU temps guidelines - don't go over 80C for 24/7.

You should be fine with any high-end air cooler.

Just make sure to run Prime95/ORTHOS for at least a day if you end to do Bigadv for 50,000 PPD.
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