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I am new to overclocking and in the process of building my first pc... So far this is what I have.

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I am now at the point I need to buy a cpu but I don't know that a 1100T is worth the small bump in performance that I should be able to achieve with a simple overclock. Also this being my first build I am looking for some advice on which cpu and ram would work well with this setup and give me plenty of room to learn how to oc. You all are the experts so please let me know your thoughts....

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What manufacturer is that board from? If it's an MSI one, it has a 4+1 unheatsinked mosfets and will not run a 6 core cpu for long, before catching fire.

And yes, it's a waste of money compared to say 1055T. The only upside is that they are higher binned and have unlocked multipliers.
Edited by Devilmaypoop - 3/11/11 at 10:56am
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It is the MSI.
I am going to do a budget build for my 7 yr old son next month and would not be opposed to putting the 870a in his and buying something that will suite my needs better. I would like to stick with MSI though. I dont plan on running multiple video cards just 1 6950.

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I would like to stick with MSI though.
Well, have a good luck finding a board that doesnt have 4+1 phase setting and horrible quality mosfets, because MSI has alot of those.

If you went with Asus you could easily get a MUCH better board for the same price or less.
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I will 2nd the concern over MSI boards, admittedly I have never owned one, but i sure have seen a lot of threads with them catching fire.
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What manufacturer is that board from? If it's an MSI one, it has a 4+1 unheatsinked mosfets and will not run a 6 core cpu for long, before catching fire.

And yes, it's a waste of money compared to say 1055T. The only upside is that they are higher binned and have unlocked multipliers.
Unlocked multi is a big win in my book. Not every 1055t is 4.0 bound... I struggled so hard to get mine to reach 4.0. I didn't keep it there because my room turned into a sauna.
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Asus or ASRock, very happy with both

Also, just get an aftermarket Heat Sync and you can overclock to the same speed or higher than the 1100T

Get the 1090 and overclock:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
    
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What manufacturer is that board from? If it's an MSI one, it has a 4+1 unheatsinked mosfets and will not run a 6 core cpu for long, before catching fire.

And yes, it's a waste of money compared to say 1055T. The only upside is that they are higher binned and have unlocked multipliers.
lol You should probably check the motherboard before you claim it's 4+1 unsinked. It's clearly 10 phase with a heatsink...



I don't think the 1100T is worth it. If you would like a black edition, pick up a 1090T, or else grab a 1055T and crank that FSB.
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lol You should probably check the motherboard before you claim it's 4+1 unsinked. It's clearly 10 phase with a heatsink...
I googled it and all the pics were clearly 4+1 O.o That one wasnt even there.

EDIT: Oh ffs, I think I typoed something there while searching, my mistake
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You can save $30.00 and get a 1090t which is unlocked and only 100mhz less than the 1100t.
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