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  1. n-ster

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    nvm the question of before...

    which one in your opinion is better...

    ECS (+ 65$ in my pockets) or gig ud5?

    I went with ud5...
     
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  2. bogmali

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    He can definitely sell that for <$240 if it is a proven OCer. It might not be in here but other forums, consider it sold for $210-$240.
     
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    That is what I was thinking... but in that case, wouldn't it be better to just keep it? or is it worth the risk to buy a D0? maybe he could even do a little bit of profit huh? but I think I would like to know if D0 is usually better than this chip or not...
     
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    to me if its proven to overclock, id say keep it because the first batch of D0s may not even overclock worth a damn, beyond that when something is opened its value goes down very quickly.
     
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    interesting thoughts... but when you see the i7 thread wit the D0s :eek: idk, brb gtg eat, but I'm thinking... real hard :p
     
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    is his microcenter a definite D0?
     
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    well, if you go yourself and choose I think so... and Microcenter has most D0s but not all I believe...
     
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    That's a good question, and even with DO's there is no promise of a good overclock. For instance, my first CO was a much better overclocker that my first DO, and it stayed much cooler. My new DO is the best of all the chips I've had. So, it's really a role of the dice. That's what makes i7 unique. You can't depend on anything like batch numbers etc. You are almost better off looking for used chips that have shown to be good OC'ers and snag them. As for the chip he already has, 4.2ghz on 1.4v and NOT bench stable isn't a great sign. I'd probably selling it and buy another, if it was me.
     
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    and if it were bench stable? I had totally forgotten to ask him that lol
     
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    If it was OCCT stable with reasonable temps, that would make it a decent chip.
     
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    new question

    EDIT : went with ud5
     
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    If you take a look at my system specs you know what I'll say. ;)
     
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    haha.... it was a great deal... not for me for now though... first for assassin48 who is going to sell it to me after he has fun with it xD
     
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    going to pair it up with 2 4870x2
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    don't burn the mobo now :D
     
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    Lol i wont :D
     
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    how many watts of heat will there be on that poor mobo... good thing its heavy o_O
     
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    hopefully you get something ;) I say hide the link before anyone else joins from TPU... cause then your chances go lower xD
     
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    you're LN2ing it????????? or DICE?

    don't spend too much now!
     
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    dice

    my pot dosent have the brackets for lg1366 so might as well upgrade my pot
     
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    dude... way too expensive! I know people that use some pots that they made... like they used some copper cylinder or something...
     
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    i have one but no lg 1366 mounting plate

    i could learn how and make it myself
     

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