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Everything posted by DnaAngel

  1. +1 Please search the used parts thread here at OCC Vegeta, alot of great members are constantly selling.
  2. Yea, im gonna try my damnedest to not exceed 1.2v, even if I only get a 4ghz OC. i7s are still damn good chips. back in the day i ran a Athlon FX-57 with a subtle over-voltage and in 6 months i couldn't hold the OC anymore. Ever since then ive been leary bout over volting and tried to do everything I could OC wise without raising the voltage.
  3. I dont know if this still applies, but I remember a article way back when (2003ish) that any voltage above stock, degrades the CPU. Obviously the higher, the faster. Does this still apply? or has the evolution of CPUs corrected this problem? I don't care if .2 volts or 1.20v in the 3770ks example lowers the CPUS life to 5-6 years. Im only looking to use it for the next 2-3 years on a 24/7 OC
  4. Thx so much guys. I shoot for no more then 70-75 just to be on safe side. Hopefully I wont have to jack voltage up too much. Im aiming for 4.2-4.5Ghz 27/7 OC on a 212 EVO with Arctic Silver 5. Will be mated in a HAF 922 case.
  5. Was looking to find out what the MAX SAFE voltage and temps are for a 24/7 2+ years OC on a i7 3770k? Will be running on air (212 EVO)
  6. Agreed, i5 2500k was a killer cpu for the average user. Personally I prefer the i7's because i do alot of rendering and run numerous VM's. Sandys were amazing overclockers, even on air.
  7. Very nice upgrade to your current system. Hope all goes well. Keep us posted
  8. If you have say a 1k$ budget I can link you hardware on a high end Core i7 3770k build im bout to do.
  9. Crossfire wont do that card much justice. its best to just upgrade, trust me
  10. Ok thnx, Sorry to of posted lower end hardware Id go with the AMD Phenom II x6 1045t(120$) and overclock it to match or surpass the more expensive 1100t. or you can stick with a i5 2500k (210$) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1724262&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CJuGgvLunrICFQY3nAodEScA7Q AMd 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998 GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682 ASUS M4N98TD EVO mobo looks good for the phenom and will enbale you to OC it pretty well ( id only get the phenom cpu if you willing to OC) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 for your sandy i5, also gives you room to upgrade to Ivy later on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345 Great ram Have you thought about Bulldozer? Im in the middle of a bulldozer build myself, though in my research, I wouldnt mess with any of the other model other then the 8 core models. The 8120 is the best (just Oc it to match or surpass the 8150 and save 40$)
  11. I load windows in 20 seconds start to finish on my old dual core pentium rig, with only a 250gb Sata 6g HDD main rig takes 14-15 ( could have to do with my longer then usual Sabertooth splash screen idk.) secs start to finish. and i only see marginal improvements on load times over my Velociraptor HDD ect. Thats why I told him not to bother with SSDs right now, not worth the price. I can vid it with my phone and email it to you, if ud like.
  12. the 5750 is very weak in retrospect. You wont beable to play BF3 on any reasonable settings, nor guildwars 2. maybe. GFX cards are a very cost effective upgrade and you can find alot of bang in the 150-200$ range. Not saying the 6850 will "chew up" BF3, but in comparison to your 5750 you will be able to crank settings much much higher in game. The phenom 955 isnt the best CPU for BF3 either but a good friend of mine runs a 6850 with a Phenom II x4 965 just fine most settings high. It really comes down to how optimized your PC is, and that its a project all on its own. I personally have a Dual Core Pentium e2200 rig OCd to 2.8ghz with a OC'd PNY Gt 430 and I can play a good amount of newer games ( need for speed Shift, LOTRO, Mass effect 2, MW3, Dirt 2, WoW, TDU2 ect ect) with mid-high settings (title dependent) but still. Thats only due in part to my extensive hardware/software optimizing.
  13. Its hard to base things on a unknown budget.. -Intel Core i3 2100, AMd phenom II x4 955 as good inexpensive CPUS -Cooler master Hyper EVO is a great AM cooler..not needed it your going to stick with stock. -most DDR3 ram is pretty inexpensive. Depends on the amount you want and speed -hold on to our current HDDs or upgrade to a 250-500gb (depending on need) sata2 or 3 -basic need mobos are a dime a dozen, really just comes down to preference in company at that level. - get the sapphire 6850, will chew up games and for only 150$ - SSds, honestly arent worth the price. Yes they load/boot faster, but a decent sata 3 HDD will do just fine. My sata 3 250gb 8mb cache drive boots windows in less time as it takes for the MB splash screen to come and go. I also have no issues with loading times ect. I have ssds on other rigs and i can tell your from user exp, use that money for other upgrades. Come to ssds at a later time. Swapping out to a Phenom II x4 or i3 2100 + Video card will be your best bet to upgrade above all the rest. As that is where your main performance lies. If your go with the Phenom and then get the 6850 ur looking at a total price of 275 +/-. Add in another 130 to that for the i3+ ddr3 ram. Honestly id go with the AMD Phenom, the 955 compared to your x2 6000+ is like night and day in performance increase.Same applies to the video card upgrade (5750 to 6850). keep in mind you may need a stronger PSU. Heres some links to give to your "family" I picked these parts due in part they are decent hardware and wont break the bank. Easier to present to potential buyers in ur case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&Tpk=sapphire%20radeon%20hd%206850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138329 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396 Or for the slightly faster clock speed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 AS noted previusly, not knowing your finacial status or how much your "family is willing to spend" I based that hardware on ease of convincing?
  14. Getting alot of bad reviews of the board working great then dying, more so then most mfr's. still gonna keep my eye open for other options.. Looking at these 3 atm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830 anyone?
  15. TO give a little more perspective on the build im looking at... Cooler Master HAF 922m mobo? i7 3770k Hyper 212 Evo 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz Msi GTX 570 Thermal take 750watt Im hoping to hit 4.2-4.5Ghz OC 24/7 ( What are the max safe temps and voltages that are safe to run 24.7 for say 2 years ect. On that chip)
  16. ASide from the ASRock..and the deal going on right now. What are some full ATX boards you would hands down recommend,,that have awesome OCing but is also stable as a rock with a 24/7 OC longterm as well as good sound and features?
  17. Got my eye on this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830 any takes?
  18. Thanks IVIY, though id always weary over ASRock boards, all 3 ive ever used were nothing but problems.
  19. Looking for some user feedback/opinions on a damn good board for 200$ or under. To run a I7 3770k -Great overclocking and stability -Great sound quality - Sli ready but not a breaking point atm.
  20. agreed, i ususally do but i sold all my AMD Phenom x6 chips. I literally have 0 AMD chips on hand, and I dont feel like like shelling out extra money just to flash
  21. Would like to know FOR SURE if either of these boards NEED a user updated BIOS to run the FX 8120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3947170&SRCCODE=WEBGOO0163C&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE&gclid=CJ-YhYa4m7ICFcRM4AodWhIA7w Im assuming the r2.0 has the updated BIOS, i knwo the first version needed an updated BIOS. Would like to get the Formula if it does not need flashing. Honestly how much better us the Formula over the Saber? in terms of overclock-ability, Sound quality and overall stability? is it work the 30$ more?
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