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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. phill

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    What chip where you using to hit 5.3Ghz?? Sounds like you might wanna use that one!! :D

    I'm unsure of these Ivy Bridge chips.. I've no idea what models are ok and what ones are too hot to touch!!

    I did have a phase unit a long time ago but I never used it very often. I went back to water cooling afterwards as it was a lot easier and for the things I did I could get away with Dice or something now :D
     
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    Crap, it was a 2500k, did x55 multiplier ;)

    All Ivy's are hot but that makes no difference with a phase unit :D
     
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    Ah right :D That makes a little more sense :D

    I see some people run them at fast speeds but I'm still not sure if I should stick with a 2600k or something if I'm just gaming...??

    What Ivy CPU would you go for??
     
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    If you 2600k is at 4.8Ghz+ then there's no point in making the move to Ivy, unless you want PCIEX 3.0 support?

    I would go for a 3750k :D

    And unlike Sandy bridge, Ivy Bridge actually has voltage scaling with the cold!!!
     
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    Well at the moment I have an i7 920 @ 4.6Ghz (well technically two I guess...) but as I'm giving them away and I have a 2600k here that's not doing anything but that'll do 5.2Ghz I wondered about using that...

    The thing is I use Eyefinity and I was wondering what is best to do.. I have 3 3Gb GTX 580's at the moment but they are going away to our two boys and one to my friend so I will be able to upgrade from those to something else.. I was thinking about the 7970 3Gb or even a 6Gb or even the 670 4Gb or even the 680 4Gb... I game with 3 30" Dell panels (7680 x 1600) but I've been told to hold out a little more and change those to TV panels as the refresh rate and res will be higher etc is better and I wouldn't get ghosting... (I couldn't see any myself) but I'm not sure what is best to do...

    Any thoughts?? I was quite tempted to just hold out completely until the Octo cores came out and get one of them instead....
    Any pointers?? :)
     
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    Check ANY review of the GTX 680/7970 and you'll see that the higher the resolution the more the 7970 pulls ahead of the GTX 680 so at 3x 1600p the 7970 will decimate a GTX 680.

    I have no mobo or CPU so give me a 920 :D
     
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    Well I was wondering simply because the 7970 has more ram to start off and that the 4Gb 6xx versions are touching £500 for one card where I can nearly get two 7970's for that...
    I know there's a few people that rave about the 680 and rightly so they are an amazing card, but I'm after something that'll work well at the big res, not 1080P or anything less....

    Well I have two EVGA Classified boards each with golden 920's in and 6Gb of ram to give to our boys, each with a 3Gb EVGA 580 GTX in too...

    I need to upgrade it, but I wanna make a big jump in performance....
     
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    They're lucky boys!
     
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    Wouldn't you prefer a new one?? :toast: :laugh:
     
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    Oh right, is there any newer reviews with that showing?? I'm particularly interested in the 7970 6Gb edition but I'm unsure the difference in the price from the standard 3Gb model...
     
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    I suppose that would do as well :laugh: :toast:
     
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    I'm going to post a mini review of the BiWIN Smart soon :) The mSATA one is for SRT.
     
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    Swapped old gtx 460 soc to zotac gtx 480 amp! for some extra performance. Exceeded my expectations, completely inaudible and runs at <70c. Not bad for the crappy revision fermi.
     
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    Well I do have a 5Ghz + 2600k, 8Gb ram and another 3Gb GTX 580 to sort out for someone :laugh: :toast:
     
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    I'll be giving the 2600k away just because its laying about doing nothing and likewise with my i7's, the boys can enjoy them now :D I've also built a QX9650 @ 4Ghz, 2Gb ram and a GTX 280 with a HX850 that I'm giving to my wifes brother as an upgrade from his AMD 64 3200+ I think :) I look forward to see what he thinks of it :D

    I'm just wondering what to get for myself as a new build to replace the two i7's and what will cope well with some 7680 x 1600 action too :)
     
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    Install drivers.....
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    Like a boss!:pimp:
     
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