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post #11 of 20
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now, back to overclocking, which was my original reason for joining, if i get the i5 2500k can i overclock it safely without shortening the life of the cpu? which heatsink should i get? how much does it cost? will my build now hit 900$? not that i mind spending money, i just hate wasting money, and if you are going to do something, you might as well do it right
post #12 of 20
Sure, I can run it safe for years oc 4.2 through 4.5. Id say anything over 4.5, 24/7 might decrease life. But that's debatable.
post #13 of 20
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lol, thank you yet again, i have one last question, is the i5 2400 really that much worse than the 2500k? if i could overclock that, then we would be talkin' but, if it really does make that much difference, then so be it
post #14 of 20
U can go 2400, but its locked. You'll still be able to oc it. Prolly only to about 3.8 or 3.9. For the $40, go 2500K.

edit. its LOCKED, sorry
Edited by CtrlAltElite - 3/10/11 at 9:07am
post #15 of 20
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that settles it then, now the only question is when are they going to get that mobo back in stock?
post #16 of 20
they slowly trickle in. Check every day. Morning afternoon and night.
post #17 of 20
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they slowly trickle in. Check every day. Morning afternoon and night.
And they sell out pretty fast too, so keep an eye out.
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post #18 of 20
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well, it had BETTER be good costing 187.86, that is absurd, this will be the only time my mobo cost more than my case, hd, psu, dvd drive, and ram COMBINED!

edit: i may not buy the rest of the stuff for like 2-3 months, but i am going to grab me one of those mobos the beginning of next month!
Edited by phantasmor - 3/10/11 at 9:26am
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well, it had BETTER be good costing 187.86, that is absurd, this will be the only time my mobo cost more than my case, hd, psu, dvd drive, and ram COMBINED!

edit: i may not buy the rest of the stuff for like 2-3 months, but i am going to grab me one of those mobos the beginning of next month!
What motherboard were you looking at? The Biostar TP67XE should be cheaper once it gets back in stock, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better P67 board IMO.
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post #20 of 20
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i was looking at this one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-574-_-Product
but that one you suggested is more than 30$ cheaper, and in stock! not on Newegg, i couldn't find it on newegg

edit: on second thought, i will wait a few months until bulldozer and ivy bridge are released, which is when exactly?
Edited by phantasmor - 3/10/11 at 10:53am
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