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s0up2up

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#79365 17-Mar-2011 01:07
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Hey there,
I have the following build in mind:
http://pricespy.co.nz/mypage.php?a=S0up2up&k=31341

And I have two questions in mind:
-What is the better motherboard between the Asus P8P67-M Pro and the Gygabite Ga-P67-UD4-B3?
-And if I was to overclock the CPU to 4.1Ghz would I need to install an aftermarket CPU cooler?

Cheers,
Brendan 

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Niel
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  #449094 17-Mar-2011 07:09
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I used to love Gigabyte over all other (first time purchase ~20 years ago), but lately rate them well above average rather than great (same goes for Samsung). At work we buy only Asus and seems to be excellent.

Going from 3.3 to 4.1 I would get a good quality after market cooler no matter what people say. It is 25% faster which will generate significantly more heat (about 60% more). I would not go more than 10% (20% more heat), or on an old PC which has lost it's value I might push it to 20-25% just to get a bit more use out of it for a non-critical PC.

As an electronic engineer I would be very cautious of overclocking so much. It is common practice to "bin" components according to how well they were manufactured instead of manufacturing to a specification, so the 3.3GHz chip will come out of a batch that was not as well manufactured as a 4.1GHz Chip. At times they may choose to just relabel 4.1GHz chips because they are low on stock of 4.4GHz chips, but you will not know which you got until the day you cook your chip which randomly writes to the hard drive and destroys your very important final year thesis just as you hit the print button. I've seen it too many times.




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  #449127 17-Mar-2011 08:49
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Save up a bit of extra cash and get a SSD as well, you'll definitely notice the difference between SSD/HDD.

Otherwise that build looks good. Anandtech and techreport have reviews on both those boards.

 
 
 
 


s0up2up

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  #449146 17-Mar-2011 10:04
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I'm tempted to say that I would be using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 as an aftermarket CPU cooler... Any knowledge of what overclock I could rack up on that?

Also what is the non pro version of the Asus like? 

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  #449148 17-Mar-2011 10:08
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Also does anyone have any knowledge of the Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD? How much space is needed for an OS?

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  #449150 17-Mar-2011 10:34
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I just got a CM hyper 212+ cooler earlier this week, overclocked my Phenom x4 3.0 to 3.7 with more room to go when i start playing more with voltages. under load i get 60deg on this overclock (which is about where i was on stock cooler at stock speeds!)
Great cooler for a great price. Check out the overclock.net owners thread, 142 pages worth :) there are pleanty of people in there getting great results with i5's and i7's. http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/632591-cooler-master-hyper-212-plus-club.html

edit: Just had a quick read, user's are getting 4.9ghz overclocks on the 2500k with the hyper 212 Cool

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  #449224 17-Mar-2011 13:27
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I too use a hyper 212+ with an i7-930 (2.8) running at 3.65 on a gigabyte x58 ud3 board, very nice set up.

As for SSD's, I have an ADATA S599 64GB that is extrememly fast, win7 OS takes up ~15GB and apps 30GB. I have a 500GB raid array that I stick mostly everything on and syslink the user folders to. This is a great setup and boots extremely quickly.

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  #449283 17-Mar-2011 16:11
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The X25-V is an old SSD. Look at something with a Sandforce chipset if you can.

 
 
 
 


s0up2up

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  #449294 17-Mar-2011 16:41
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Cheers,
Might as well go for the ADATA S599...
Also what are the differences between these two models of graphics card?
I can't for the life of me figure it out:
-http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=751134 and
-http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=784824



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  #449302 17-Mar-2011 17:02
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As far as i can tell its a mix up on pricespy website, they interchange those part numbers through both pages. I.e. they are the same cards, you will notice there arnt any double ups of retailers.

Forgot to add. That is my exact gfx card, very nice card! great performance! :D

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