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CPU Anyone tempted by a day one Sandybridge purchase?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ph4ZeD, 3 Jan 2011.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    I used it here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/07/how-to-overclock-the-intel-core-i5-2500k/4

    The latest BIOS' are much better than the pre-launch ones that's for sure. It's a decent board, but the ASUS P8P67 Pro is often slightly cheaper with better features imo. I've not used that one mind, but I've seen some good reviews.
     
  2. Ljs

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    Also reviews here and here, although I'm sure Bindi's is better... ;)
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Yep I am in the process of putting together a 2500K or 2600K Sandybridge build (the only difference being the processors).

    I am helping out a colleague at work by selling him my i7 920 system for a very good price (sans 460's) so I need to build something new and well it can only be SB!

    My i7 system needed some money thrown at it to bring it back up to date (Win 7 and an SSD to start for example) and I really want to try Eyefinity (1GB on my 460's isn't enough for proper multi monitor gaming), therefore it makes more sense to start from scratch with a new build than update my existing one.
     
  4. ardz

    ardz What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers, :thumb: couldn't see the wood for the trees. Does look slightly better on paper but I think I'll go with the Gigabyte; I'm running an Asus P5KC at the moment have been for the past few years with a Q6600 and I've had nothing but headaches from it - was my first Asus mobo too so it's kind of put me off the brand a bit :lol:
     
  5. Cyber

    Cyber What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, i was very tempted by the ASUS P8P67 Pro but then i saw that MSI are offering VAT back until the 17th Jan. And saving the £20 over the ASUS is just too good to pass up imo :D
     
  6. JuMpErFLY

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    Thanks for that, saved me some grief, I probably wouldn't have spotted that! Cutout is too high, just :(. Posting from my new build :D
     

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