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Old 01-06-11, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Go i7 860!

So, I've managed to get a stable OC of my i7 860 from 2.8GHz to 3.7GHz with the Noctua NH-D14. I can't believe that I basically got a 900 MHz upgrade for $80...

Although now I'm pretty sure that I won't need to upgrade for years, which is good! (but not as exciting)
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Old 01-06-11, 12:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Go i7 860!

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So, I've managed to get a stable OC of my i7 860 from 2.8GHz to 3.7GHz with the Noctua NH-D14. I can't believe that I basically got a 900 MHz upgrade for $80...

Although now I'm pretty sure that I won't need to upgrade for years, which is good! (but not as exciting)
Congratulations!

This is honestly where I'm at with my 920. Only it's stock.

I think I'll sooner hit a RAM limitation than a CPU one to be honest. And I think I'll sooner hit a GPU limitation than a RAM limitation.

Kinda' nice to have a rig that'll last ya', isn't it?
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Old 01-06-11, 09:02 PM   #3
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It sure is! My Q6600 + 4gb DDR2 + 8800GT lasted me over 3 years . And it wasn't all that high end in 2007. So I'm hoping this build will last me until the next generation of consoles!
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