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    Lynnfield i5 750 worthy upgrade to.. ? for gaming

    Remember there's many if playing here... No one have the perfect answer, we can merely suggest our opinion. And we cannot tell what 300$ will buy next year. I don't see any emergency in the way he approaches refreshing his platform. Sometimes not moving is the right move!
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    Lynnfield i5 750 worthy upgrade to.. ? for gaming

    My bad for the 150$ price: just threw that out of nowhere. And also depends on location... Now before talking about amd vs intel stuff, intel generation, etc, let me ask: How much do you have on hand of either money or will to upgrade? And do you own a ssd? The right solution for your...
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    Lynnfield i5 750 worthy upgrade to.. ? for gaming

    The only cpu worth upgrading to, considering you're using the dead 1156 socket, would be a i7 8x0 series cpu. And only if you could find one on the cheap, let's say under 150$. You could consider upgrading to the 1155 socket, as 200-250$ can buy you a quite potent cpu/motherboard combo. From...
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    EVGA classified X58 LE E759 NF2000 chip.

    I don' think you'll get that much of an increase performance wise, a little from clock speed increase (4,3-4,4 seems like a walk in the park for any sandy) and a little from more instruction per clock cycle. Nothing i think you'll be able to feel, but definitely an upgrade. Where you will see...
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    2560x1440 Monitor $350!

    Too bad i live in canada... My yamakasi catleap bit the dust earlier this year and i seriously could use a replacement!
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    Rads flow and cooling

    Then it all boils down to how much surface the rad has. Obviously, the thicker the better, assuming the length, width and fin density (in fins per inches, FPI) are equal.
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    Rads flow and cooling

    If you don't have enough contact surface to transfer heat from the rad to air, how high is your airflow won't matter at all, you'll have reached the max cooling that particular rad can accomplish. Getting 0,1 degree better temp going 4k rpm over 2500 is pointless. It is way better to get...
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    Intel to Demo SSD Overclocking at IDF 2013

    Not talking about bclk straps (100, 125, 166 and 250 iirc), but the tolerance of the bclk when using any given strap: the same 5-10% max variation from "stock" value ( something like 155 to 175 mhz when using the 166 strap, for example) applies. And i'm pretty sure when you're using say the...
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    Intel to Demo SSD Overclocking at IDF 2013

    Since when overclocking the pci-e bus is a good thing? The last three intel cpu generation (sandy, ivy and haswell) are all limited to 5-10% max bclk variation, mostly because the pci-e bus really doesn't like to be set at anything but 100 mhz. And i don't think the pci-e will be the...
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    Quick Question about load vs idle "sensor test"'s numbers

    Thanks for the (quite detailed) answer! That is why i should use ibt to see max temp AND prime 95 for the mandatory 24hrs stable run... Again, :toast: for your great work! For the rest, go habs go! Even though the last few years (well maybe 20 last ones...) are not that good, one day will...
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    Quick Question about load vs idle "sensor test"'s numbers

    Good afternoon, May the future be good for you unclewebb, For the software you created is just one of the best i've come across in my life. Simple, quite efficient and powerful. My personal reference when it comes to intel cpu, and a mandatory tool in any "Drivers" folder... :toast: Now to...
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    Moving to Canada - Where to shop for new rig components?

    directcanada.com has some of the best prices available (for both product and shipping), and any order over 300$ gets free air shipping (quite fast: vancouver to montreal in one day!). First place i check if i need something! Ncix.ca, newegg.ca, and memoryexpress.com are also worth checking...
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    Multi Core PI @ LINPACK

    Poor little g540...
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    Corsair 900D Early review

    A watercooling project is never finished: you're just out of money...
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    Folding Pie and Milestones!!

    1200$ for : sr-2 2x l5639 6 x 4gb of those hot samsung sticks A gtx 260 A complete (save the motherboard and gpu) watercooling loop, sporting a 360 rad A zx 1250w psu All in a lian-li full tower case, modded to fit the beast and it's cooling solution.