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post #11 of 15
If you're gonna overclock, definitely go with SB. It's marginally more expensive to get a 2500k/2600k, but the overclocks are pretty sick. A 4.2 OC is pretty standard on x58, where you can expect to get at least a 4.7 on air with SB. There's almost no comparison.
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SB is great for overclocking, but fun, i think not. For me half the entertainment of an overclock is the satisfaction you get after you hit the sweet spot after many tweaks here and there, little more voltage here, little less there.

If you want a 'fun' overclocking experiance go X58, if your after an out of the box, 1 button overclock, go sandy bridge. The difference in gaming with a 920 compared with, say, a 2600k will only be noticeable on multiple high end GPU systems as they wont bottleneck as bad.

Wish you all the luck with your choices.
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Yes I'm going to overclock whatever platform I go for. The PC will be used for gaming mainly with some video editing too. I just know those 8 theads are going to be a big help when it comes to video encoding, also I'm going to get a performance increese with gaming over my x2. I just think X58 is the way to go atm as far as pricing as I could get an Asus ROG board for about the same price as an asus p8p67 pro.

Final thoughts?
Gaming + minor vid editing, then go SB...

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SB is great for overclocking, but fun, i think not. For me half the entertainment of an overclock is the satisfaction you get after you hit the sweet spot after many tweaks here and there, little more voltage here, little less there.

If you want a 'fun' overclocking experiance go X58, if your after an out of the box, 1 button overclock, go sandy bridge. The difference in gaming with a 920 compared with, say, a 2600k will only be noticeable on multiple high end GPU systems as they wont bottleneck as bad.

Wish you all the luck with your choices.
Your right, oc'ing an X58 will be much more fun plus X58 is going to be a cheeper upgrade path for a whole better mobo.

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Your right, oc'ing an X58 will be much more fun plus X58 is going to be a cheeper upgrade path for a whole better mobo.

Thanks.
Is the system in your sig the one getting the upgrade?

If so is your power supply the G7 PSU maplin sell? If yes i seriously recommend that you get a better PSU for overclocking. Wouldnt want you to blow anything using a cheap PSU.
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