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Old 01-08-11, 02:04 PM   #13
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Then why did you get a black edition cpu?
Having the ability to change both the NB and the multiplier allows you a lot more freedom for overclocking. It basically allows you to set anything (CPU, NB, RAM, etc) where ever you want it.

Are my fears unfounded? A lot of people are saying that overclocking SB using the "bus" doesn't yield very good results. Is that incorrect?
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Old 01-08-11, 02:06 PM   #14
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Default Re: So who and why Sandy Bridge?

I'll be jumping on the 2600K bandwagon. The price is right, the performance is excellent, and I don't intend to move beyond a single GPU.
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Old 01-08-11, 02:19 PM   #15
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Default Re: So who and why Sandy Bridge?

If I had the money/was building a new system any time soon I would probably get SB.

But yeah if you a C2D or something similar the 2500k/2600k look very good - especially if you ahve been wanting to upgrade for a while!
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Old 01-08-11, 02:49 PM   #16
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I have a X58 3x SLI board and a i7 920, so I'm skipping SB. I'll probably get a 950 and maybe a SSD for 2011. I don't see the point in changing everything out.
Why not just overclock the 920?
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Old 01-08-11, 03:32 PM   #17
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The only review Ive seen for SB the guy got the CPU to over 5GHz on air... that's pretty impressive. I'm moving to SB.
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Having the ability to change both the NB and the multiplier allows you a lot more freedom for overclocking. It basically allows you to set anything (CPU, NB, RAM, etc) where ever you want it.

Are my fears unfounded? A lot of people are saying that overclocking SB using the "bus" doesn't yield very good results. Is that incorrect?
Correct. Using Sandy Bridge the bus might only overclock by about 10%. Just buy a K series and you can use the multiplier. When most reviewers are showing 4.4ghz+ shouldn't be a problem for most CPUs by bumping the multiplier, I don't see any reason to even worry about having other options to overclock with.
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I just bought an i7-2600k, ASUS P8P67 Pro, 8GB Corsair XMS PC3-1600 RAM, and a Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock for my current gaming rig in my signature. The Q9650 just wasn't it anymore in most games with both my 460 FTW cards. Let's see if I can hit 5GHZ now!

I will post pics and benches once I get everything. Right now, I only have the CPU ($279 at Micro Center).
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The only thing I hate about SB is that pretty much all overclocking is done via multiplier. That takes the fun out of a good, hardy OC via the system bus. I'd rather have to push the hardware using some skill rather than typing in a number in the BIOS.
The only reason people do what they do is because they can't adjust the multiplier. Just because you can use the multiplier now doesn't mean you can't push the other components.
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Old 01-16-11, 05:26 PM   #21
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Nah you can't. The Base Clock is pretty locked this time with little to no headroom.
Ahh. Oh well, at least the multi is unlocked then if you have a K series.
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I have a X58 3x SLI board and a i7 920, so I'm skipping SB. I'll probably get a 950 and maybe a SSD for 2011. I don't see the point in changing everything out.
would a 950 give significant improvement?
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would a 950 give significant improvement?
Just gonna be incremental most likely.
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Default Re: So who and why Sandy Bridge?

I'm still Using My Q9650 from Nov 2009. Should i Upgrade to Sandy Bridge??

It would mean going from DDR2 to DDR3 also.
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