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I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
07-31-2012, 07:34 AM,
#11
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Nope, with an AMD processor that is not the case. AMD CPUs are less efficient so you would have to overclock to 4.5 GHz to be equal to a Intel 4 GHz.
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07-31-2012, 09:31 AM,
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RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Well that sucks... Didn't know that. Tnx!
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07-31-2012, 11:00 PM,
#13
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Update: I decided to say "screw the budget" and get upgrades that will last me for years.

All new upgrades:
- SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
- CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler
- G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
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08-01-2012, 06:47 AM,
#14
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
I would get the K version and a better motherboard because overclocking WILL last your computer much longer. About some 2 years more.
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08-01-2012, 02:52 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-01-2012, 03:18 PM by PwnBroker.)
#15
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
(07-31-2012, 11:00 PM)Alex2290 Wrote: Update: I decided to say "screw the budget" and get upgrades that will last me for years.

All new upgrades:
- SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
- CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler
- G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

good choice.

(07-31-2012, 07:34 AM)ricky07652 Wrote: Nope, with an AMD processor that is not the case. AMD CPUs are less efficient so you would have to overclock to 4.5 GHz to be equal to a Intel 4 GHz.

not really, the higher IPC of the intel chips really have more to do with it. amd designed their 32nm chips with stable IPC spread across the cores and tried to compensate with turbo'ing the clock speed up and adding more cores. it didnt fair well with single threaded applications, programs, games, etc. my guess was to cut costs they designed one do all chip for desktop/server applications since they dropped those same cores in their new Opty servers. it sounds like AMD has learned a lesson and has increased IPC on their piledriver cores along with a new clock technology that supposedly lowers load power consumption.

intel on the other hand, designs their consumer chips based around their laptop designs and transfers that design to the desktop. that gives us a low power(at load), high IPC design suitable for most single threaded consumer applications. combine that with $4billion a year in R&D and they will always outperform AMD.

the part about overclocking to 4.5 vs 4.0 for the same performance is a bit extreme as can be seen here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/FX8150/13.html

the drawback is the huge power draw draw of over 170w more than the i5-2500k at the same overclock speed.
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08-01-2012, 09:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-19-2012, 08:32 PM by Alex2290.)
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RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
(08-01-2012, 06:47 AM)ricky07652 Wrote: I would get the K version and a better motherboard because overclocking WILL last your computer much longer. About some 2 years more.

I agree. I bought the i5-3570k instead since it was on sale and only $15 more. However, I think the motherboard I have will be just fine for my purposes. Tongue I'm not planning to extremely OC it, so I am staying with the motherboard I picked.
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08-19-2012, 08:37 PM,
#17
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Update: I had to return the cooler as I underestimated it's size...!

Everything is running nicely. However, when I overclock my i5-3570k to 4ghz I am getting 45-52 C on very light load (web browsing) and mid 70s on full load. I'm still using the stock cooler. I want to upgrade to a better cooler, but it's very hard to find a decent cooler that will fit inside my Rosewill Challenger case.

I was thinking about the Noctua NH-L12 but this review says that it's not really for overclocking, but for HTPCs and the sort.

I have read that the Hyper 212 Plus fits in my case, but just barely. I'd rather not take the risk.

Any suggestions?
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08-19-2012, 09:35 PM,
#18
RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Get the NH-C14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6835608020
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08-19-2012, 09:49 PM,
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RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
Shouldn't be overclocking on the stock cooler.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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08-19-2012, 10:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-19-2012, 10:26 PM by Alex2290.)
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RE: I followed your build 2 years ago, time for an upgrade!
(08-19-2012, 09:35 PM)ricky07652 Wrote: Get the NH-C14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6835608020
I'm wondering if that will fit in my case. It has a 130mm height.The last cooler was 160mm and was way too big. I did a rough estimate when putting together my upgrades, and I think I'd be comfortable with 120mm. 130 is probably good to go, though. Also wondering about RAM clearance...

What's the best way to measure what I can fit?

(08-19-2012, 09:49 PM)Pineappl Wrote: Shouldn't be overclocking on the stock cooler.

Yeah, well, I was just testing. I didn't plan to keep it OCed for long without a decent cooler. I already reverted back to stock settings.
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