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Old 09-25-11, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Out of the Dark Ages

I'm finally doing a base system upgrade.....CPU, RAM, mobo and HSF....I figure since I only run vid card I can milk a little more mileage out of my Power&Cooling 610w Silencer. Keeping the EVGA 570 and HDs also....

Anyway, I'm replacing what is in my sig with:
Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
EVGA M020 Superclock CPU Cooler
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love it. pics when u r done.
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Old 09-26-11, 04:51 AM   #3
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I have to work the rust out and OC this set up. What kind of CPU clocks can I expect?
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I have to work the rust out and OC this set up. What kind of CPU clocks can I expect?
i think people have been getting to 4.5ish area fairly easily.
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Old 09-26-11, 06:40 PM   #5
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i think people have been getting to 4.5ish area fairly easily.
That would be awesome
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i think people have been getting to 4.5ish area fairly easily.
Very easily
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Old 09-27-11, 05:22 AM   #7
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Maverick, looks like you have a setup very close to what I'm getting.....Can I ask what setting you used to get 4.5ghz?
I am not new to PC or OCing but I've just been out of the game for a while. I'm rusty on my tweaking and not overly familiar with the new platform.

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Old 09-27-11, 08:37 AM   #8
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Maverick, looks like you have a setup very close to what I'm getting.....Can I ask what setting you used to get 4.5ghz?
I am not new to PC or OCing but I've just been out of the game for a while. I'm rusty on my tweaking and not overly familiar with the new platform.

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Your 2500K will spoil you. All you have to do is turn up the voltage and the multiplier.

So much easier.
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Old 09-27-11, 05:55 PM   #9
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I got it together this afternoon...still have to backup then I can get the old system gutted.



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Congrats! This setup looks beautiful, I really love Gigabyte's new black PCBs, and that heatsink is impressive. My Z68X-UD4-B3 + i5 2500K arrived yesterday, but I forgot to take pics . I haven't yet started overclocking, but it is so much faster than my previous Q6000 that I don't really feel I need to (for the moment, at least).

The greatest thing, however, is the improvement in loading times. My SSD was running OK on my previous board, but now... Windows 7 takes 6-7 seconds to load. In fact, with 'quick boot' enabled, it takes about 30 seconds from the moment I turn the machine on to the moment all desktop items are displayed and the disk activity light goes off! I see our setups are now fairly similar, so I strongly recommend an SSD (I use it just for the OS and FSX, and I store all data on the WD Blacks).
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Old 09-28-11, 11:59 AM   #11
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I really wanted to add an SSD to this build, but to be honest I had to keep some cash in reserve for the up coming games I want.
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Maverick, looks like you have a setup very close to what I'm getting.....Can I ask what setting you used to get 4.5ghz?
I am not new to PC or OCing but I've just been out of the game for a while. I'm rusty on my tweaking and not overly familiar with the new platform.

thx
Setting's are in my sig. These chips are so easy it's like cheating. I can make 5Ghz stable but it hovers in the high 80's under load which is way too hot for me.
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