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Old March 8, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by donimo View Post
Hi All. I am sure none of you remember me but I was on quite a bit for a while back in the day (served in the core2 wars). Decided I am a PC gamer after all and dove back in.

I will put up pics in a bit but so far I am happy with my rig. Only 2 things bug me:

- I splurged on a Scythe Mine 2 and get the same temps as with my old Corsair A50? I get a bit better idle temp (who cares) but pretty much identical load temps. Last night was 30-33 idle and 77-79 load.

- Overclocking is too easy, I remember fiddling for WEEKS to get my E6750 stable at 3.6ghz, this 3570k I just went "let's see and all I did was change the multi from 34 to 40 and it was 6 hours prime95 stable, boring lol.

Oh and the difference between Bitfenix's spectre and spectre pro lines is ASTONISHING, I kinda wish I returned the normal 200mm, it is flimsy and weak, the pro could hold up a house and makes an actual breeze under the desk as an INTAKE fan.
You're right, 4.0Ghz is too easy for a 3570K. Those chips will push 5.0Ghz though, with the right cooling. So, if you want a challenge, >5.0Ghz is what you're aiming for.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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