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Core i5 Overclocking and Feedback

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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Core i5/i7 (1156) Overclocking and Feedback

    750 owners, UNITE! Mine coming this week, anyone else building up an i5 rig?

    i5 750 Results
    1) Cold Storm - 4.6GHz - 220x21 - AIR - Xigmatek Thor's Hammer - EVGA P55 SLI
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    2) johnnyfiive - 4.4GHz - 220x20 - H20 - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
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    3) Fitseries3 - 4.4GHz - 210x21 - AIR - Xigmatek Dark Knight - Gigabyte P55M-UD4
    4) johnnyfiive - 4.35GHz - 207x21 - AIR - Noctua NH-U12P - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
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    Cold Storm, Chicken Patty and skylamer say thanks.
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    Just came in.

    i5 750 2.66GHz
    Pack date: 8/6/09
    Batch: L925B615

    results to come next week!
     
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    yep i bought my i5 750 the day it was released gonna arrive tomorrow :rockout:
     
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    I think I'll be getting a 860 soon. I want that hyper-threading boost. These new cpus are weird... 870 beating 975 clock for clock? and costing half as much... just feels weird. I guess LGA 1366 might end up being phased out after all.
     
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    They are so cheap I'm thinking about just getting one and putting myself even further into dept. Is it bad if you want to build a system you don't need just cause you have a couple extra parts and components for a decent rig are so cheap? :laugh:

    Makes it worse that there is a Microcenter close to my parents. :banghead:
     
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    ack, id be all over it mastr! microcenter 1156 cpu's are cheap!
     
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    What boards is everyone getting?

    I'm real temped to just get an Asus because, well, I'm on my 3rd one. P5B -> P5Q Pro -> P6T6

    Its just I know what I'm getting but still would like to get something else just to give it a spin. Maybe a DFI or Gigabyte since they are talked up so well. Just trying to keep it south of $200, if possible. I think I can do memory, cpu (860), and board and have an entire system for less than $500.
     
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    im gonna be watching this thread.

    if anyone finds a cheap 750(under $190) let me know.

    im going to be replacing my main rig with a GB p55 ud4p and a i5
     
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    Oh Snap!

    I always forget about the tax. That's like when I saw the 920 for 229 I was like :eek: and :rockout: and then realized that I needed to add tax and figured out the new price and was like :slap: and :( but realized it wasn't that bad just not as good as I initially thought. Newegg does that to you. Make you forget about tax that is. :laugh:
     
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    Just ordered two i7 870's for 180$.

    :D
     
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    Nice mud!
    Mastr, I recommend the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. Goes for $149 at NewEgg and seems to be one of the better P55 boards. The P55-GD80 from MSI is damn good as well, but I'm a big ASUS fan. I'm still waiting on my P7P55D Deluxe to come in.
     
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    Board and RAM should be arriving today or tomorrow. Numbers by the weekend. :)
     
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    Is the i5 better than Q9550?
     
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    alright i got my mobo and just waiting for ram to arive i have a i5 750,GIGABYTE P55-UD3R,G.SKILL RIPJAWS 2000mhz,KINGWIN 1000watt PSU,BFG GTX280,HAF 922,WD 320GB(OS),WD 500GB GREEN (STORAGE) so it all arives tomorrow so ill have it all together with some #'s for everyone

    also i have a 2 4890s and a 4870 i can throw them in and get some benches in so everyone can see the diff scores with all those cards

    4890,4890 crossfire,4870,GTX280 :rockout:
     
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    I debated on which one I wanted to pick up...the i5 or i7 860. It came down to multithreaded games and I will have this new p55 rig built around the time Bioshock 2 launches and I know Biochock was a multithreaded game so that's how I picked...i7 860 ftw!

    I just realized I entered the specs to the PC I had BEFORE some douchebags broke into my place and stole it. Supposedly I left a window unlatched before I left town for a road trip in February . I had to purchase the last Gateway GT5692 that my local Best Buy had the day I got back because I can’t live survive without a computer for work. Sad story but true.

    It will be nice to have a decent gaming PC again.

    And I am debating on a mobo to get between this MSI mobo, this ASUS board, and this EVGA board. My cousin raves about MSI boards but the IDE will be wasted and raid looks ridiculous to set up. I trust ASUS boards and I fortunately have not had a problem ever setting one up. Plus that one comes with x-fi which is appealing since I no longer have it. I’ve been leaning towards the EVGA board because I’ve wanted to experience something other than AUSU. I have no idea which one I am going to go with…but it’s going to come down to whatever is in stock at Fry’s….unless I can be persuaded otherwise.
     
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    Where are you getting $149 for the Deluxe?

    EVGA, DFI, or Gigabyte would be my only other options other than Asus. Does any of those support fan controlled headers for fans other than the cpu like the Asus boards do?
     
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    I'm In

    Purchased a combo I5-750 + MSI P55-CD53 +2x2Gb Corsair 1600C9 more than a week ago.

    Just managed to gentle push my combo to 3.2Ghz. I'm using Hyper TX3 for cooling and it give me 44oC at idle and 65oC when full load (room temp 29oC)

    It is the CPU temp is normal or I should check for something? like thermal grease etc

    Thanks,

    TA
     
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    My mistake mastr, I meant P7P55D, not the Deluxe. ;)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404&cm_re=p7p55d-_-13-131-404-_-Product

    My P7P55D Deluxe arrived yesterday, should have some numbers by the weekend. We shall see how it does.
     
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    Yes

    I built one as well on a gigabyte p55-ud4p with 2000mhz gskill ripsaw ram. I got all 3 on a bundle at ncix. I went with a coolermaster hyper 212 cooler and added a second fan, and used antec formula 5 compound.

    Well...

    Without messing with anything in the voltage dept, it's running at 3.66ghz, idle at
    high 30's~low 40's, loading at high 50's~low 60's. I haven't ran tests for hours or anything...but I did run a few prime 95 tests to stress the cpu and she's still ok, cool as a cucumber. That's a 38% increase, for a $30 cooler, $10 fan, and 2 seconds in the bios. I'm very happy with it. There's no question this rig could do a lot more but I'm happy with my results as they are. In terms of gaming performance, my card doesn't get much of a benefit after the cpu hits 3 ghz anyway, due to diminishing returns.
     
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    my board will be here tomorrow and cpu on monday.

    i ordered a psu and soon getting a new case if someone would just bu my old one.

    i'll be OCing the FUCK out of my setup before retiring it to my duty as my main rig for typing to all you guys ;)
     
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    All auto voltage settings, so nevermind the 1.5v+ b.s....

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    too easy.
     
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    is there any point in getting the 860? I know that eventually I may see some benefit in games but is it worth the extra £££? I got a msi gd80 half price :) do you think i will need to update my psu? had it a few years now... SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF 650w
     
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    The only reason to get the 860 is for HT, the 750 and 860 will ultimately overclock the same. If you do any type of encoding (or anything that would use more than 4 threads), enough that you hate waiting, then definitely get the 860. If you don't, then its really not worth the jump in price honestly. I personally would skip 1156 and go straight to 1366 if you could afford it, but since you got a free GD-80... hell.... get the 860 if you have money to spare. Might as well have the overall better CPU if you can afford it.
     

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