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K guys heres my story, when Sandy Bridge came out I had ordered the MSI P67A GD65 motherboard slong with a Intel i7 2600k processor. But I had ordered mine around the time Intel was holding sales on there P67 motherboards due to the chipset failure. So they cancelled my order on the P67 mobo and told me that they won't have them in stock till the end of April so I went ahead and order this: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-p5...-review-test/1 As you guys can see it's a high end motherboard and a very sexy one at that. I love this board as it's my first MSI board. Great features, lots of leds on it telling you how the board is acting and it overclocked my i5 660 CPU(which I had to purchase to go along with this mobo) to 4.5Ghz. My first time ever achieving such a high overclock, especially since I'm running it under water . The thing is that I see that Tigerdirect has the MSI P67A GD65 in stock! Heres the link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...755&CatId=6978 . Note that its the new B3 Stepping which addresses the Sata II ports that were recenlty affected. So my question is, Should I upgrade???? Any help is appreciated!
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a 2500k will out perform your i5 easily, it will clock as well if not better and has hyper threading. I'd definitely do it if I had the cash, you will see a significant increase in my opinion. But then I won't use a put without Hyper threading since I'm a folder.
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Thanks for the suggestion Argosy! I was thinking bout that myself. I already have the i7 2600k unboxed. I just have this setup for the moment since Intel did there recall. But seeing as there slowly re-releasing the new B3 Stepping motherboards I'm just thinking is it worth it to upgrade? My i5 660 which is clocked at 4.5 GHz is probably bottlenecking my two MSI 570's. Since I noticed some low benchmark scores.
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