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post #11 of 49
and so the fanboy war begins
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post #12 of 49
check out this link.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...i5_2500k/5.htm
It shows overclocking on the new sandybridge processors vs many modern cpus. They beat all of them including the AMDs recommended here and the i7980x (which is faster than the 950 you picked out). they overclocked the 2500k to 4.8GHz but depending on the card and your cooling setup you could definitely get more. I know some people have successfully gotten over 5.0 GHz stable.
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post #13 of 49
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Originally Posted by heyjim View Post
Wasn't there a recall recently relating to sandy bridge?
yeah intel recalled the motherboards with b2 stepping because it was faulty. But the new b3 boards with the problem solved on them should be out very soon. As in within the month. IMO it is worth the wait for the additional performance.
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post #14 of 49
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and so the fanboy war begins
nah man I love amd for gpus and I'm looking forward to bulldozer when it is finally released. Its just that sandybridge outperforms everything that amd has on the market right now in terms of overclocking
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post #15 of 49
heres an article about when the new boards will be out
http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-re...lly/11331.html
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post #16 of 49
Ya I would definitly go for a sandy bridge setup.
There was a recal bc some of the sata ports could fail. But the 2 sata 3 ports are unaffected.
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post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
nah man I love amd for gpus and I'm looking forward to bulldozer when it is finally released. Its just that sandybridge outperforms everything that amd has on the market right now in terms of overclocking
+1

Sandy Bridge overclocks like crazy even on air and is extremely affordable. If OP is mainly gaming then the 2500k would be the best route ($200 if you live near a Microcenter). If you use any multithreaded apps then go with 2600k. Or wait and see what bulldozer has to offer if so inclined.
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post #18 of 49
Thread Starter 
the i5-2500k seems like a good fit, and not a bad price. I guess I would wait a few more days for the motherboard to start to show up, I've only been using my laptop since... mid 2006, it's quite old.

What kind of RAM would be best suitable to OC this?
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post #19 of 49
Do yo uhave an operating system? I dont see that on the list. What a bout a case and a hard drive? Monitor? Mouse, keyboard and so forth? Regardless I think a 750w PSU would be sufficient and a lower graphic card like the 6950 would also suit your needs. You may even be able to go with a I7930 and overclock teh piss out of it. Look around and you will find teh deals my friend.
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post #20 of 49
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Originally Posted by heyjim View Post
the i5-2500k seems like a good fit, and not a bad price. I guess I would wait a few more days for the motherboard to start to show up, I've only been using my laptop since... mid 2006, it's quite old.

What kind of RAM would be best suitable to OC this?
you will be glad you waited. for ram, any ddr3 1600 ram will suite you just fine. I usually buy gskill since it is relatively cheap and performs well but that is just personal preference. Just make sure that you set it up in a dual channel config, not triple channel, because the new 1155 chipset for sandybridge is reverting back from the triple channel config that was used in the first gen i7s

edit: the ram you have picked out in your build will do nicely actually
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