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Old September 8, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Just wondering why you didn't go with an i5-860 instead? Aren't they clocked higher @ stock because theyre better binned chips? Or am I a little off? hehe.

PS: You're still insane 3oh6, you make us all proud... but you also make us feel very inadequate.
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Old September 8, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Just wondering why you didn't go with an i5-860 instead? Aren't they clocked higher @ stock because theyre better binned chips? Or am I a little off? hehe.

PS: You're still insane 3oh6, you make us all proud... but you also make us feel very inadequate.
Jody's only given what he's given, so what you see is what you get. He does take everything as far as possible however, so you should be happy that you're at least getting some kind of results out of these.

Perhaps expect a video next one? LOL. With some editing next time round...
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Old September 8, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Oh and to clear things, it's the same thing but the 860 isn't an i5, it's an i7
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Jody's only given what he's given, so what you see is what you get. He does take everything as far as possible however, so you should be happy that you're at least getting some kind of results out of these.

Perhaps expect a video next one? LOL. With some editing next time round...
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Now you may be asking yourself why I would be using the mid-level Gigabyte board and entry level i5/i7 1156 processor to explore the sub-zero and overclocking aspect of this new platform instead of the high-end counterparts. Simply put, it is all I could get my grubby little hands on. Gigabyte has supplied the motherboard for my testing today and I will be using an ES (engineering sample) Intel i5 750 processor.
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Old September 8, 2009, 11:32 AM
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looks sweet. i can wait to get my hands on some of this tech.
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thanks guys, the i5 750 is all i could get a hold of pre-launch but to be honest, i don't see myself willing to dump a bunch of money in binning CPU's for this platform for the benching scene. it just doesn't have any advantages over i7 for me use and the prices on the higher up processors are pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

for 24/7 users though, there is a ton of value. i just wish the i7 1156 CPU's were a bit better priced. the non-HT 750 is really strong for the price point, but it could even stand to be a few $$ less. match that with the attractive motherboard prices we are seeing so far and you can have a pretty damn nice platform. this UD4P kind of surprised me if i had to be truthful. it really is a solid board and handled anything i threw at it. the BIOS is good, the feature set is great, and the clocking pretty much speaks for itself. it certainly won't be the limiting factor in any 24/7 air/water overclocking...looks like the CPU's are determining BLCK limits more than ever with P55.

if there is anything anyone would like to see, let me know and i'll try...no promises though as things are still pretty busy around here.
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So it's final, 30h6 says that GA-P55-UD4P is a solid board, then it is.. period :p
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Nice work Jody very nicely laid out with some good information. I agree that maybe i7 is the way to go i5 has not shown any real promise yet I hope the prices get sorted as i7 is too closely priced to this imo
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