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Old August 23, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Yeah, I don't really plan on doing any major oc'ing. I just liked the idea of having an unlocked CPU, which is partially why I bought the FX series AMD CPU before. I -was- going to start OC'ing it past the stock 2.6 GHz, but the pump in my water cooling dyed before I got into it and I just got too lazy/annoyed to replace it so I went back to the stock cpu cooler. It's also true that 1156 is being replaced pretty quick. With 32nm CPU's slowly entering the market and 1366 already being out, I don't feel too comfortable buying an older socket type CPU.
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Old August 23, 2010, 01:51 PM
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I just fired up my i7 875k/ msi p55 gd80 for the first time last night. I hit the oc genie button and it hit 3.97 with no bios adjustments at all! It's one helluva chip and that msi board is a very beefy and feature rich board.
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Old August 23, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, I don't really plan on doing any major oc'ing. I just liked the idea of having an unlocked CPU, which is partially why I bought the FX series AMD CPU before. I -was- going to start OC'ing it past the stock 2.6 GHz, but the pump in my water cooling dyed before I got into it and I just got too lazy/annoyed to replace it so I went back to the stock cpu cooler. It's also true that 1156 is being replaced pretty quick. With 32nm CPU's slowly entering the market and 1366 already being out, I don't feel too comfortable buying an older socket type CPU.
LGA 1156 is newer than LGA 1366 by over a year. And most 32nm CPUs are on LGA 1156. Any i7 CPU on LGA 1156 is comparable in performance to i7 on LGA 1366, its just LGA 1366 carries the better chipset.
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Old August 23, 2010, 02:01 PM
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LGA 1156 is newer than LGA 1366 by over a year. And most 32nm CPUs are on LGA 1156. Any i7 CPU on LGA 1156 is comparable in performance to i7 on LGA 1366, its just LGA 1366 carries the better chipset.
Oops, my bad. I confused the 2, I thought the 32nm's were on the 1366, much like the 980x.


Also, back to what dangtx said about cards, I thought the gtx 460 with 1GB VRAM was the answer to ATI midranges that was released a bit after the 768 version. I believe there was a recent article here on Hardware Canucks, and it pretty much killed in the mid range card rankings.

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Old August 23, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Sli has come a lonnggg ways over the past few years (since the GTX 2xx Series), drivers have matured big time.....in many cases an 60 - 80% increase in FPS going single to Sli and in some cases a further 30% - 40% increase going to Tri Sli....don't really see the point in having a higher end Multi PCI-E Slot Board if the idea of Multi GPUs isn't entertained or planned in the future....
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thus if you go intel, and building now, 1156 be it. we dont always agree on what board one should get, i say stick with gigas, dude above likes his msi(truth be told those gd80's are beasts)

whatever you get, do chose a hypethreaded cpu. worth the few extra bucks.

im pretty sure you went over numbers like these : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeF...es/perfrel.gif

and thats stock clocked cards.
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