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post #21 of 42
IMHO I would stay on your 1090T @ 4ghz and wait for Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge.
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It's not that much of a difference when comparing a regular i7 and I meant an intel hexacore. The AMD models aren't to great for 3D benching.

I've been tempted to mess around with an amd rig, but don't want to spend much on one. The "clocks high on air" thing with SB is cool and all, but makes your Phase kind of a waste. I never got to use mine with SB, since I got it afterwards. It did help me get some nice clocks with the 920 and also helps with tuning.
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EDIT: Anyone remember how much the ASUS P8P67 PRO went for. Its under revision so newegg has no prices on those boards.
The original price was $190. Newegg also had an i5-2500K/P8P67 PRO combo for $395 (save $20) when SB was first released.
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OK, so guys need help quickly here as other stuff is sold. Would this combo be good???



Thanks guys
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OK, so guys need help quickly here as other stuff is sold. Would this combo be good???



Thanks guys
If you have a phase change unit, don't get that board. Get yourself at least the ud3r, you need as many power phases as you can get when using that type of cooling.
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post #26 of 42
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OK, good thinking. What about this board.

Also I noticed the x58 sabretooth is decently priced.
Edited by jfizz84 - 3/11/11 at 5:45pm
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Sorry to double post but had another question. How come the i7 has so many sockets and which socket is the best?
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Sorry to double post but had another question. How come the i7 has so many sockets and which socket is the best?
Socket 1366 was the enthusiast socket from 2008. 1156 was introduced as a midrange socket around 2009ish(?). Socket 1155 is the newest socket, support the Sandy Bridge series processors. They overclock far more than any other previous processors. I mean you can hit 4.8ghz on a decent air setup. If you plan on using phase, 5.2ghz+ would be easily achievable. I don't see why you're considering sidegrading to a socket 1366 system.

Basically, if you were wanting to go the 950 route, it's a major sidegrade with practically no benefit. If you actually want to upgrade (still unnecessary IMO) then you should get the 2600k and a p67 board.
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post #29 of 42
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Too many probs with the SB boards and most of the boards haven't even been re-released yet. I ended up getting a 960 and an ASUS P6X58D-E board.
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Socket 1366 was the enthusiast socket from 2008. 1156 was introduced as a midrange socket around 2009ish(?). Socket 1155 is the newest socket, support the Sandy Bridge series processors. They overclock far more than any other previous processors. I mean you can hit 4.8ghz on a decent air setup. If you plan on using phase, 5.2ghz+ would be easily achievable. I don't see why you're considering sidegrading to a socket 1366 system.

Basically, if you were wanting to go the 950 route, it's a major sidegrade with practically no benefit. If you actually want to upgrade (still unnecessary IMO) then you should get the 2600k and a p67 board.
5.2ghz is not easy, on any cooling. Like previously said, sandy bridge overclocking is entirely dependent on the quality of the cpu. If the cpu can't do 5.0ghz, then it can't.
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