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Haha, I don't like black and blue either - that's what turned me over to Gigabyte this round...their matte black boards are incredible looking, in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-478-_-Product


ASUS's lower boards are blue and black as well, they're not nearly as sweet looking at the Maximus iv Extreme's awesome red and black coloring.

As to WoW and your current rig, I know WoW loves clock speed. So if you can clock your CPU to 4.0, you'll see a boost. I definetly see an FPS difference on ultra at stock 3.4 clocks as opposed to my 4.6 overclock.

I know you said you're not an overclocker, but remember, this is overclock.net, not stockclock.net - if you come here, we're going to recommend enthusiast to extreme overclocking.
    
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Haha, I don't like black and blue either - that's what turned me over to Gigabyte this round...their matte black boards are incredible looking, in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-478-_-Product


ASUS's lower boards are blue and black as well, they're not nearly as sweet looking at the Maximus iv Extreme's awesome red and black coloring.

As to WoW and your current rig, I know WoW loves clock speed. So if you can clock your CPU to 4.0, you'll see a boost. I definetly see an FPS difference on ultra at stock 3.4 clocks as opposed to my 4.6 overclock.

I know you said you're not an overclocker, but remember, this is overclock.net, not stockclock.net - if you come here, we're going to recommend enthusiast to extreme overclocking.
well thats why i came here i want to start overclocking but i cant find any guide for my current CPU and the sandy bridge can easily be clocked to 5.00ghz thats why i though maybe thats a good starter and an i7 wich i never had before (well my laptop has it but not much comparible to a desktop one) so...
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well thats why i came here i want to start overclocking but i cant find any guide for my current CPU and the sandy bridge can easily be clocked to 5.00ghz thats why i though maybe thats a good starter and an i7 wich i never had before (well my laptop has it but not much comparible to a desktop one) so...
Haha, well, the 775 socket is older now, but yes, SB is certainly easier to overclock. 5.0 GHZ is achievable, but it's really not a 24/7 OC on most chips. Anyway, here's a 775 guide: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=515316

Basically, you should go into the BIOS, set your voltage to 1.25v, and your FSB to 370. That will get you 3.33 GHZ. You have an unlocked multiplier, but I've never messed with that chip, so I don't know how far you can take it. Probably to 10x, at least.
    
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Haha, well, the 775 socket is older now, but yes, SB is certainly easier to overclock. 5.0 GHZ is achievable, but it's really not a 24/7 OC on most chips. Anyway, here's a 775 guide: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=515316

Basically, you should go into the BIOS, set your voltage to 1.25v, and your FSB to 370. That will get you 3.33 GHZ. You have an unlocked multiplier, but I've never messed with that chip, so I don't know how far you can take it. Probably to 10x, at least.
Thx for the link i'll have a look into it but still would like to go for a new mobo and cpu though as your said it is easier to overclock and it can achieve more peformance i'm sure about the i5-2500k (its 188 euros here) the i7-2600k is 269 here there only 5 euros diffrence in the locked and unlocked version so thats not a hard pick. i got 500 spending room this month can wait for 2011 socket or the bulldozer (always wanted to try out AMD) or get a p67 what would be best (i would like to stay arround the 400 500 is just the max)
post #15 of 24
Have you considered getting your current "underachieving" CPU, MB and ram appraised here? You will likely discover that you can sell it here at the marketplace for more than you want to spend to replace it. I could be wrong, but your existing setup will probably run stable at 4+Ghz for a long, long time.
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Have you considered getting your current "underachieving" CPU, MB and ram appraised here? You will likely discover that you can sell it here at the marketplace for more than you want to spend to replace it. I could be wrong, but your existing setup will probably run stable at 4+Ghz for a long, long time.
you mean that i sell it on the forum here? hmm i was rather thinking of selling it to one of my friend they want to upgrade their computer too... but i'm not sure what to do then i'm not sure if i mentioned but i also want to go for a second GTX 570 (or maybe HD6990 or GTX 590 (GTX590 seems to suck so dont think that good idea (i mean suck as in die fast) and i've always wanted a good AMD GPU never had one always been at Intel and Nvidia never gave the other side a try
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He could do that but he's got quite a bit to go before he's eligible to sell goods on this site. I think it's 35 rep to start selling on this site.

EDIT: But yea he could get it appraised without any rep I believe.
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He could do that but he's got quite a bit to go before he's eligible to sell goods on this site. I think it's 35 rep to start selling on this site.

EDIT: But yea he could get it appraised without any rep I believe.
Well i still dont know what to do now, you guys start talking about selling my stuff here when thats ABSOLUTLY not the thing i came to the forums for. I wanted a good motherboard for not to much and for a beginner in overclocking thats good for gaming and makes my WoW run at 60FPS at maxed settings at 1650x1080 or 1920x1080 (might upgrade my screen sometime to 1920x1080) thats what i came for here so i want tips about that not tips about what to do with my old cpu and motherboard! its nice of you guys but i rather have tips on what mobo/cpu to get
post #19 of 24
I still haven't seen a budget or do you have one?
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post #20 of 24
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I still haven't seen a budget or do you have one?
i said a budget in my main message and in a message later on: i want something arround 400 and 500 is the max i want to spend (on both the CPU and Mobo)
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