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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by turrican9;13171910 
That Sabertooth is so ugly frown.gif And I've heard it has weaker CPU VRM setup VS Asus P8P67 PRO/EVO

Hmm i think its sexy/clean looking board personally! ( but to each his/her own) I havent heard anything about vrm setup?
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Originally Posted by kcuestag;13171923 
I'd choose any of the following for a nice Overclock:

- Thermalright Silver Arrow
- Noctua NH-D14

They're both great for the price, they're huge, yet they're very quiet biggrin.gif

Both great coolers,
I also really like my H-70 clean install/good temps/great looks.
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post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by turrican9;13171872 
Beware, Gigabyte still has these coldboot-loop-cycle issues. Some fixes it buy disabling the 'Legacy USB Storage Detect' in bios.

This bug has been with Gigabyte at least since the days of P35 boards.

This and its driving me freaking nuts ><<br />
@16gb ram, Ram is one of those things if you have enough adding more doesn't make anything faster, but if you haven't got enough then its a huge performance boost. 8gb should be plenty to future proof you, If you can for a similar price get tighter timings go for it but the actual performance increase from it is not worth splashing out on imo.

what are you looking to use this rig for? Im going to throw out the same advice I do every time and say the chances are you do not need a 2600k and that you would see a bigger performance boost using the 2500k and pumping the extra $100 into a better gpu or something like that. For gaming the 2600k gives you nothing extra really but bragging rights. If you fold or do lots of rendering or cad or whatever then by all means the hyperthreading will be usefull to you and well worth the extra $

cooler wise, I wouldn't buy another h70, I would buy another noctua lovely cooler about the size of a small house though tongue.gifgood site for cooler reviews
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post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dr216;13171992 
This and its driving me freaking nuts ><<br />
@16gb ram, Ram is one of those things if you have enough adding more doesn't make anything faster, but if you haven't got enough then its a huge performance boost. 8gb should be plenty to future proof you, If you can for a similar price get tighter timings go for it but the actual performance increase from it is not worth splashing out on imo.

what are you looking to use this rig for? Im going to throw out the same advice I do every time and say the chances are you do not need a 2600k and that you would see a bigger performance boost using the 2500k and pumping the extra $100 into a better gpu or something like that. For gaming the 2600k gives you nothing extra really but bragging rights. If you fold or do lots of rendering or cad or whatever then by all means the hyperthreading will be usefull to you and well worth the extra $

cooler wise, I wouldn't buy another h70, I would buy another noctua lovely cooler about the size of a small house though tongue.gifgood site for cooler reviews

And You've tried disabling the 'Legacy USB Storage Detect' feature?
    
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post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by turrican9;13172016 
And You've tried disabling the 'Legacy USB Storage Detect' feature?

yup and flashing the bios, I'm about to pull the trigger on the final solution, buying another bloody mobo from someone else and selling this POS on eBay tongue.gif
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post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dr216;13172114 
yup and flashing the bios, I'm about to pull the trigger on the final solution, buying another bloody mobo from someone else and selling this POS on eBay tongue.gif

I'd recommend my Asus P8P67 EVO, it's great motherboard for the price and I am in love with it.
    
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post #27 of 40
think I may give Sapphire Pure Black P67 a try looks kind of sweet, everything else i've seen from sapphire has been good so tempted to give their mobos a shot.
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post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dr216;13172575 
think I may give Sapphire Pure Black P67 a try looks kind of sweet, everything else i've seen from sapphire has been good so tempted to give their mobos a shot.

I would rather check for reviews first, I didn't even know Sapphire had motherboards for sale for P67 eek.gif

So far it's been proved at least around forums that the best overclocks have been set on Asus' motherboards smile.gif
    
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Yeah, Asus are quality motherboards. As much as I also love Gigabyte boards I have to recommend Asus.

As I've said, Gigabyte still has this Coldboot-Loop-cycle-reset settings bug.
    
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post #30 of 40
I hate Asus for their useless stupid features that never work and there pure for marketing purposes(EPU 6,Express Gate,Drive Expert etc)..

Also I hate how Asus cripple their mid/lower range mobos (P5Q Pro/Pro TURBO for example) to protect their high end products..

Unlike Gigabyte which lower/mid range products (like EP45 UD3P/UD3LR)are still capable of great overclocks just like their very top end mobos like EP45-Extreme..

Asus has nothing on Gigabyte in the term of BIOS features,Overclock and HW component implementation..

As a Asus owner trust me I know..wink.gif

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