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Old October 4, 2012, 11:34 PM
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There's an Asus P8P67 in the FS section.
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Old October 5, 2012, 01:22 AM
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I'd say get the GPU, how can people be saying a stock i5-2500k is a bottle neck already, I get full usage or just about on both 6950s plenty of times in certain games, and I use v-sync

I play close attention to my usage over the next couple of days. Soon I plan to rock a 79x0 CF or a 670 sli, I don't expect any noticeable CPU bottleneck
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Thanks TedShackley - it'd be interesting to see that, although task manager isn't smart enough to really show if you're bottlenecking one core (which is often the case).

As an update, I swapped my coolers / fans around with a Scythe Gentle Typhoon on my 2500k's GeminII with a 40mm fan at full speed pointed straight at the VRMs. I also swapped the P180's top fan around to use as an intake, to bias towards feeding fresh air to the CPU (and probably raising temps somewhere else in the case). (Yikes this is loud ) With this less-than-subtle setup it looks like I can easily reach 3.8GHz with IntelBurnTest running, or 3.9GHz with BOINC crunching.

I should easily be able to keep 3.8 GHz stable, or at least 3.7 GHz on 4 cores instead of just 1 with this. I guess I can thank AMD faildozer that 2500k at 3.7-3.8 GHz won't be a major bottleneck for gaming for at least another year
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