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    XS has done it to me again...

    Well, you guys have done it to me again.



    I was in Microcenter (ostensibly to buy quieter fans for the family pc) and ended up walking out the door with an i7 2600k and a Z68 mobo.

    In my defense, I noticed that they were giving $60 off select mobos with purchase of the i5 2500k. I managed to talk the salesman into giving me the same deal on the i7. I also had to promise the little lady I'd sell my 1366 setup on the 'bay.

    Not sure if that was just luck or if the bundle deal actually applies to both. Either way, might be worth checking out if you're close to Microcenter.

    I've been playing with clock speeds, and this thing is all I dreamed it could be. I suspect I'll run stock speeds and undervolt for awhile to save power. I can always OC later if I crave more PPD.

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    nice but you don't buy a K to leave it stock

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    Ugh stock? Did this forum become GrandmaSystems and I missed the memo? Lol I'm just playing, Congrats on the new system I can't wait to get on the SB/IB goodness.
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    Hey man, your talking to a guy who had a ~3.6 GHz stable Core 2 e6300. I was kinda surprised by how easy it is to OC the SB chips. There really isn't alot to play with. Not like the "old" days.

    I am planning right now to pick up some sort of IB system in addition to this one about a year from now. Probably use it as a pure cruncher with Ubuntu server or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoota View Post
    Ugh stock? Did this forum become GrandmaSystems and I missed the memo?...
    Quote of day right there!

    shifty803: congrats on the new purchase!

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    Yeah sb is kinda fool proof huh.
    Cruncher #1: EVGA Z68 FTW | i7-2600k @ 4.5 | 6GB Ram
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    T400 for non-crunching



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    Quote Originally Posted by retro77 View Post
    Quote of day right there!

    shifty803: congrats on the new purchase!
    Last I checked, even Dear Old runs an overclocked Westmere!

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    Stock...?!?! Get outta here!

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    Next you guys will have me smoking behind the playground with the other cool kids.

    Soooo... I caved to peer pressure. Now running *edit* 4.3 GHz *edit* on my board. Pretty good since I bought one of the cheapo Z68's, not the high end. If I go any higher I get forced to increase my voltage a bunch, so this is a happy medium.
    Last edited by shifty803; 11-20-2011 at 08:44 PM. Reason: 4.3 GHz now

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    Woohoo! Peer pressure wins again! lol

    But honestly, going from 1366 to SB saves so much power as it is a decent OC still nets you quite a bit of power savings.
    Cruncher #1: EVGA Z68 FTW | i7-2600k @ 4.5 | 6GB Ram
    Cruncher #2: Supermicro Dual-Socket | 2 x 6-core Opterons | 4GB Ram
    Cruncher #3: 8-core Xserve 1,1

    T400 for non-crunching



    "But don't think you'll run me over - It's, ah, planting season here in Texas... and the farm is growing..." -Otis11 on crunching WCG

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    Nice overclock!!

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    I can't take credit for the overclock really. A trained monkey could overclock this thing. Actually, a monkey without the training could probably do it.

    The newer 2600k's seem to be good as far as voltage versus clock speed. 3.8-4.3 GHz is the sweet spot where the performance scales almost linearly with wattage , or so I've read.

    http://208.65.201.106/showthread.php?t=2195927
    Last edited by shifty803; 11-21-2011 at 08:09 AM. Reason: fixing link

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    thanks for that link, very well done and the graphs are self explaining.


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