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#71 Stoneysilence

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

Any good articles about what's so big about IB vs. SB?
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

Not the only place, but I like Anandtech.  I just wish they had put up some temp info, but re-reading this, I'm sure I'll just stick with getting an IB.
http://www.anandtech...core-i7-3770k/1

I'll just have to decide if I wanna go i5 to save money, that that's support important to me, but also for it to be cooler since it doesn't hyperthread.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

View PostOminous, on 13 April 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

No over locking and I get 7.6 in the widows experience in every catagory. Gonna need a real heatsink and a new ssd and GPU.

That's what I don't understand about the WEI. At scock my 2600k gets 7.5 and overclocked to 4.6-4.7ghz I only get 7.7, one time I got 7.8 after a few runs.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Yea I get 7.7 @ 4.8 GHz on my i5.

I mean for $199 I couldn't really pass this up.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

How dumb are you gonna feel when they have the same deal for ivy bridge cause you couldn't wait a few days?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

View Postpmc64, on 14 April 2012 - 10:56 AM, said:

How dumb are you gonna feel when they have the same deal for ivy bridge cause you couldn't wait a few days?

Probably wont feel dumb....if all the info were have been seeing is true.
Slightly faster, but hotter, and more expensive.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostOminous, on 11 April 2012 - 06:48 PM, said:

Part of me wants to buy a top end IB and replace my i5 and put the i5 in my HTPC....but then I'd have to buy 2 new motherboards and fuck that lol.

But you'd be fucking cool!!!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Picked up the 600T and H100 today at Fry's.  I like dealing with Fry's, but I hate it when something you want was a return.  I don't want to open a box that someone's already deflowered, I want my shit virginal!  So had to drive to the other Fry's in the area to get an unopened 600T.

I get in a freakin zone when I start planning on what system parts I'm going to need, but I sit here and try to think of all the possibilities and I'll end up ordering like a few extra cables and/or fans that I don't end up using because I'd rather have everything here at one time so I can put it together rather than start doing it and go "damn, I need a longer cable for that".  I'm going to miss not having a case that has a slide-out tray a little, it was always nice putting shit in and then just slide the tray in, but I'm also excited about the possibility of having a clean looking case for once instead of cables all over.  By Grabthar's Hammer, this will look clean!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

View Postktownhero, on 13 April 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Shit, I just realized I can get this deal at the Microcenter next door to me...  Fuck.  I wanted Ivy but a 2600k for $200?  TEMPTED!

Coming from a Q6600, you are justified in either upgrade.  I thought I was hanging tough with an i7 860.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Heh, I'm using an 860 at the moment.  Honestly...I don't really think I have to upgrade, this runs fine.  But I'm a geek and waited this long, so time to get the newest thing.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

Still using a C2D E6600 on my desktop...
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

I think I have one of those still sitting in a mobo around here, along with the Xeon X3350 (which is basically a Q9450, but it was hard to find a Q9450 early on) in it's mobo.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

Here's a new article that has some good info on the Z77 and compares a SB on the mobo I'll most likely cough up a lung for vs a Z68.
http://www.xbitlabs..../intel-z77.html

The basic gist is, pretty much the same, just a few new features, no reason to upgrade from a Z68.  Considering I'm coming from a P55 though, I'll want the newest, even though I can see some merit in the argument about getting a Z68 that has more mature drivers when prices start dropping.  But still...I want da newest.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

Ugh, fell in love with that ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe, even if it's an expensive bitch.  Going through the manual ahead of time, cuz that's the way I am, and getting disappointed by some gotchas that you wouldn't know without reading.  Like I was excited about hearing about this Intel Rapid Start, that it's faster than the older hibernation cuz it writes to SSD, and now I notice in the ASUS manual that it says it's only for 8GB RAM or less.  Well that's a pisser, even if you have the space to do it.

Bigger pisser is, one of the reasons I liked this mobo was that it had 2 eSATA ports, like I have now on my EVGA P55.  I have a HDD dock plugged into one, and a BD burner in an enclosure plugged into either.  Well I just saw in the specs a " * these ports are for data hard drives only.  ATAPI devices are not supported".

I am face palming so hard now.  Now I gotta either install the drive in the case, which I didn't want to do, or get a SATA to eSATA bracket and use that...hmmm, wait a tick, I think I have one of those that came with another enclosure that I used for my DVR.

I gotta make things so complicated.

On the plus side, I was watching a video on this mobo and the guy made a suggestion and blew my mind cuz I didn't know about it.  So ok, my system drive is an SSD on the Intel port, so no need for their rapid shit since I'm not booting to a HDD.  So I figured the Marvell SATA3 connectors would go unused.  But ASUS has it set up that if I put a HDD and a SSD on the Marvell ports, that HDD will use the SSD for caching, and that would be great for the HDD if it's my games drive.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

How long is that micro center deal gonna last? A friend of mine wants to jump on it and that gigabyte mobo but it's gonna have to be a couple of weeks.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Why is he saying "Pro-Cess-Ors" ????
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

View Postcaleb1915, on 15 April 2012 - 06:45 AM, said:

How long is that micro center deal gonna last? A friend of mine wants to jump on it and that gigabyte mobo but it's gonna have to be a couple of weeks.
The cpu deal? It's been going on since launch.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

I7s were not $199 at launch.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

They've been $199 or 209 for a long time, right?
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

No, they've been over $300 for a long time. This is an incredible deal for one. :P
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

I have an i7 860, I'm waiting for Haswell.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

View PostGalacticus, on 15 April 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

They've been $199 or 209 for a long time, right?

That's te i5

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

I don't keep track of the exact price but I think it's been the same price since launch. All i know is that Fry's priced matched my 2600k for a 2500 cause that's all they had left on the website and I dunno if the manager knew the difference.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

I ordered this mobo:

http://www.amazon.co...pd_rhf_gw_p_t_4


Anyone here thinking of using a mSATA SSD?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

This i7 deal is a pretty recent promotion. Also if you buy an intel motherboard along with a 2600k you get $50 off.

The microcenter in Dallas is out of stock :(  I bet Frys would do a price match tho.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Does Frys usually get new processors when they release?  I rather have IB on the release date than wait for shipping.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

I'm sure they will, but each Frys is different from each other so I dunno...

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

http://www.nordichar...ndy-bridge.html

So IB was supposed to be 77W TDP all this time, and now, unless this is a fake or misprint, it's a 95W TDP.  :shrug:
Not the end of the world, but asplains some of the heat issue.  I'm not worried about it OCing less too, at least coming from a non-SB, cuz from some of the tests I've seen, a 200 - 300 Mhz difference in IB vs SB equals about the same scores.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

Damn.  At least it will be faster than my i5 760.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:10 AM

welp, everything ordered now but the CPU.  One more week.

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