Originally Posted by knotsense
What do you want to do, what does your current system not do?
Articles I've seen say SB does very well on simple settings and air, getting beyond that much more problemical and individual chip dependent. TEMPS AND Volts low!
OTOH performance rocks. So would an "easy" 4.5 OC and a fight for every .1 beyond with stability function dependent make you happy?
I'm a cheapskate and new to hobby, would be perfect and teach me nothing, if I could afford it .
What's your dream/ your budget/intent?
First post, hope not off topic.
It does everything perfectly well, I'm just trying to see if there's more performance for my dollar. My budget is whatever my CPU, GPU w/ water block, and mobo sell for. My intent is to have a respectable system that overclocks very well and lasts a long time.
Originally Posted by EastCoasthandle
Are you just looking to upgrade because it's something you do?
To be honest, yes. I want to upgrade because I want 5GHz and because I haven't done anything with my hardware for so long.
The extra performance would be great as well.