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> you bought an i5-2500k or i7-2600k

nearly 4 years later there's still no compelling reason to upgrade
good job! :)
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I have found my people.
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I-Is it bad that I only have an i5-2500 because I never wanted to overclock my CPU in the first place?
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>>45371595
>bought i5 2400
>still no reason to upgrade
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>>45371682
You can still overclock it a bit by fucking with the turbo frequencies. Up to 3.7ghz I believe.
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Thanks! [email protected] with an NH-D14 here. Gotta love it.
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mah niggas
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>>45371682
I-Is it bad that I only have an i5-2500 because I never wanted to overclock my CPU in the first place and then I overclocked it to 4.2GHZ (I keep it at 4.0 due to small cooler) because fuck the police?
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>>45371595

>Using a X4 955 BE
>Still no need to upgrade

Feels good
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>>45371719
Also 560ti. Definitely feeling the age now.. what do you think I should upgrade to gentlemen?
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the transistor count nearly doubled after them you know. Moore's law slowed down a bit but it did not stop.

The only reason you feel no need to upgrade is because we didnt get a new crysis. Consoles have held us back.
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>>45371787
Just wait till AMD released their new stuff. If you don't like AMD then NVIDIA will probably do a pricecut then anyways.
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>>45371809
I honestly don't care where the GPU comes from as long as it's bang for buck. Also, good call..
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>>45371800
>3% jump in ipc for three generations

Sure thing.
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>>45371787
I'm pulling the plug on 970 tomorrow. My backlog is absolutely huge atm and the winter holidays are coming.
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>>45371710
3.7 is stock turbo.

My MSi mobo lets me bump up the multiplier to 40 and then I use FSB to go to 105% if I want 4.2ghz but I usually don't as my poor little TX3 gets loud with 2 92mm fans.
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other than emulating PS2 games what is the point of upgrading?
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>>45371858
Due to insane tax on imports a 970 will cost someone at least 350 euros or 435 US dollars. God damn.
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>bought an i7-920
>6 years later no reason to upgrade

Get on my level
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FX 8320 is the same price with nearly 20% performance boost. up to 30% if you oc
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>checks computer
>i7-3770k

Oh god I feel so stupid
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>>45371905
This. I plan on using it at least 2 more years. Feels glorious.
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2600k master race here
4.6 GHz since december 2011
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>>45371906
Except it's not.
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Recently upgraded my outdated PC without doing enough research. How much of a mistake did I make buying a 3570k at this point? Think i'll have to upgrade my mobo/cpu again in like a year?
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>>45371809
Pirate Islands is based on a new manufacturing process, so it's prone to being delayed or having low yields (which makes insane prices).

I'd just go for a 970 now if you're coming from a shit old card.
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tfw
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3770K master race here
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>>45372032
5.9?
Vista or shitty mechanical HDD?
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>>45371800
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7003/the-haswell-review-intel-core-i74770k-i54560k-tested/6

> first gen core to second gen
> huge jump
> second gen to fourth gen
> its fucking nothing
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>>45372040
:c
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>>45372021
How did you manage to buy a 3 series at this point? Haswell has been out for over a year.
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>>45371905
i7 870 master race reporting in
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>>45371905
>>45371952
I know these feels. Only thing I'm missing is native USB3, SATA3, and UEFI for muh boot times.
But performance wise it still feels high-end, banchmarks be damned.
>tfw running 4.2GHz in air for 4 years
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Wooops
>>45372073
meant for
>>45372046
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>>45371828
>3%
Hey! Haswell to Broadwell was like a 2% increase, now
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If you don't run anything CPU intensive to begin with you could probably still roll with a Q6600.

There is definitely compelling reason to upgrade for some people, but for "muh games" or other casual shit you're right.
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>>45371595
I know that feel. [email protected] purchased may 2011 mustard ace reportan.
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>>45372114
Maybe if Intel didn't make their six-core chips exclusive to an expensive ass chipset that requires expensive ass DDR4 RAM. That shits hard to justify even if you can leverage the extra performance.
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>>45372142
This
When I saw the $300 price tag on the CPU, I thought I might get it. Even after the $200 mobo, I decided I could give intel my shekels, but with the extra $6,000,000 I would have to spend on RAM, fuck that
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That poorfag feel.
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P3, AMD 3200+, Q9550, then i7 3770 here.
Will probably wait another 4-5 years to upgrade again, maybe more this time.
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>>45372186
Still better than AMD. At least you can play Mass Effect 1
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>>45372186
Core2Duo with SSD still work fucking great nowadays anon, there is no need to be ashamed at all.
I gifted a c2d laptop to my lil bro and its still working better than some new celeron laptops sold right now.
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>>45371595
>tfw CPU don't get better anymore
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>>45371595
>Tfw this.
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>>45372265
They do, but people are way too stuck on "muh clock speeds"! and fraud programmers still refuse to learn how to utilize the features of the new processors.
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Intel literally monopolized the x86/x86-64 CPUs departments, so they don't see any reason to improve.

On the opposite, their CPUs are getting worse in a way, but whatever, it's "the only choice" for high performance, right?
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>>45372305

Eh, the features of most Intel CPU's after Sandy Bridge are largely the same and as
>>45372056

shows, the upgrade to a CPU is not nearly as valuable as it once was.
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>>45372355
yup Sandybridge was the sweet spot upgrade for this generation of chips
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>>45372308
>their CPUs are getting worse in a way
They're meeting market demands. Fewer and fewer people are building their own PCs or actually needing their top line CPUs on a singular basis while cloud services/parallel computing increases the demand for the best $/FLOP kWH/FLOP performance respectively.
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>>45372557
>$/FLOP kWH/FLOP performance respectively
Sorry, that should be the other way round.
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i5-2500K at 4.4 GHz mustard rice here
4.5 isnt stable for me
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>>45371595

I bought an 8320, it'll be 5-7 years before I need to think about overclocking.
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I bought an i7-2600 sitting at stock 3.4GHz in the summer of 2011. This motherfucker runs at less than 45C at extreme load and I haven't had problems with it yet.
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>tfw browsing from a 32bit 1.6GHz single-core pc
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I haven't overclocked my i5-2500k yet (I'm still using the stock heatsink even), but I have that capability if I need it.
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>mfw i'm still using s i7-930
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I want PCI passthrough, though.
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I'm going from a i5-3450 to an AMD 8320.

I feel like I'm going to the dark side boys.

The 4690k just wouldn't go on sale.
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i5-2500k @ 4.6GHz, only turbo boost OC to keep this baby at good condition for as long as possible.
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My little brothers 2600k died a week ago.
As in - machine check exception - RIP inexact, etc...
Might also have been the mainboard.
We decided to upgrade to an 4790k along with a new mainboard.
Then gonna find out which of the two died and sell the one that works.
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Why has development on desktop CPUs stagnated? Is it because Intel have no competition? Is it because of muh consoles?
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>>45373496
You generally don't want to move side to side when buying new CPU or GPU. You wanna go UP in performance.
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>>45371595
There is no reason to upgrade because amd is not competition anymore so intel does not have to come out with new stuff....
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>>45373496
Wtf? You will save barely anything by buying the 8320 because you will have to buy a new motherboard..
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>>45371595
>you bought an c2d-e7400 in 2008
still no compelling reason to upgrade
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>>45373619
We're reaching the limits of what we can do with silicon. There's research going into the next generation of technology but that's not here yet.
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>>45373658

Bang for buck the 8320 was worth it coupled with a motherboard. The same upgrade for Intel would have easily been 300 bucks. I spent 230 on a mobo, cpu and 212.

Intel is good but I like my shekels more. I have an old fermi 570 gtx, probably gonna get a 280x or 290 in december.

AMD in this bitch, it feels so wrong.

>>45373690

My old chipset was 1155 so I would have had to get a new mobo with the intel cpu and it would have been around 300 bucks. Sort of regretting it but I wanna see if AMD is actually as shitty as everyone says.
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The 2500k is such a good processor, everything in my system as worked flawlessly since may of 2011, such a good purchase.
>tfw 2500k
>tfw 6950
>tfw spinpoint f3
feel with me
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>>45373700
Intel has six-core chips available right now, they're just jewing us by not pairing them with mainstream sockets and DDR3.
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>>45373709
My bad, forgot the 4690k is on LGA 1150
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>>45373722
And you know nothing about engineering or physics. Do you really believe that it's trivial just to add in a core (or two) at the chip densities that Intel work with? The socket layout exists for a reason and the old sockets don't necessarily deliver the most efficient performance to a new socket designed for the new architecture.
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>>45373836
Yeah I'm sure there's a really good reason for 6core Haswell-E only working with DDR4.

But next years quad core chips being DDR3/DDR4 hybrids.
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mfw I have a [email protected], 8GB RAM, 7950s in CFX running 7970 shaders and don't understand what anyone is talking about lag in FC4/W_D with their fancy Devil's Canyon Maxwell Volcanic Islands bullshit
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>>45373877
>Devil's Canyon Maxwell Volcanic Islands bullshit
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>>45371595
[email protected]=because I dont need to OC(member of stable 5GHz club)
Feels goodman.orc to be elite of elite, quad GTX980Ti cant bottleneck this puppy

One of best buys in my life...
Second was when I bought 4850 at the day of release and it broke 1 year after, so I got 4890 (and around 250$ back , prices were lowered)with prolonged varranty,cycle repeated once a year until 6950 3gb(that motherfucker worked until the end of varranty)
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I-Is it time for an upgrade?
I would love to get a R9 290x or 970 (which one) for now and then make a huge upgrade (perhaps with ddr4) in a year or two. Or I could do it now, getting Devil's Canyon and two 970. Thing is I'm kinda tight on money and I'm not sure if I can pull it off. What do /g/onorrhoidaleuxipershalx
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>>45373977
And shitty plugin forgot to upload pic.
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I was one of the lucky ducks who got it for $170USD, price matched with NCIX to Microcenter's in-store only deal.

feelsgoodman
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>>45373722
Intel is working on UniDIMM so you can use future processors with DDR3 or DDR4. The tech isn't ready yet, but may be by the time Skylake comes out.
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>>45374009
Derp, forgot to add i5-2500K
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>>45373409
Yeah a good friend of mine still has the i7-950 and is going strong. Got it for pretty cheap with an Intel Retail Edge deal.
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>>45373977
If you have an SLi ready motherboard, there's no need to change anything. Buy two 970s and leave everything else as-is until Skylake next year.
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i7-2600k at stock speeds
8GB RAM
GTX 780

I've got upgradeitis for Skylake, but why bother? The i7-2600k is still stupid fast and runs 50 degrees at fullt tilt.
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>>45374058
...and that's where I fucked.
Micro ATX 350D w/ Z77 Micro-ATX. The 670 can barely fit in there.

>go to atx

Case, Mobo, Thermal Paste.. is it worth it?
At this point I should make a new one.
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>>45371595
>2600k
i couldn't be happier with it.
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>>45371905
>>45371952
>>45372080
Tripple number the best, i7 920 masterrace
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>>45371595
bought an i7 920 almost 6 years ago, still no reason to upgrade, I recently upgraded my GPU that was more than enough.

that said, I will probably upgrade next year anyways.
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>>45371595
Was one of the first here doing a few benchmarks to show it off. Original date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

I have that itch to build a new machine but there is 0 reason too, with the thermal performance of the newer chips they are a massive downgrade.
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>>45374086
Huh? You can SLi on mATX, if you don't need slots for anything else.
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>>45374114
old as fuck sunspider results
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i5-2500k at 4.2GHZ for 3 years now
in my top5 purchase
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>>45374125
I won't take a pic of the inside of my 350D, as you would puke, but the situation is that with this mobo (Z77 Professional-M) I honestly just can't.

As a matter of fact, the card currently is on the 2nd pci-e slot, wouldn't even fit on the 1st as it collides with the 6 3.5mm jack hub.
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>>45374114
more old shit, had to have just booted it up at this point and came straight to /g/
Original date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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>>45374086
but the 350d has clearance for the gpu to span the entire depth of the case
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>>45371682
Did the same thing. Overclocking is retard.d
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>got a i7 2600k 3 years ago
i dont feel like upgrading
feels pretty darn good
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>>45374114
and pic of case after I got my noctua
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>>45374162
see >>45374156
The 350D is honestly cash, small and sexy. The thing is the fucking motherboard. At the time I was going for a small red-themed thingy and that was the only real available offer (pls no haterino for gaymen brand)

Also would getting like, LGA2011, 4930K and dual 970 be worth it? I don't feel like going to DDR4 as it's too expensive yet, going with devil's canyon would be cheaper but I want to be future proof for a while. Going with the 4930k/X79 would be a good idea?
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i7-2600k at 4.6ghz
Thank you based Hyper 212 EVO
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>>45371595
Not a good job it's Intel's bad job at making better CPUs.
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>>45371595
Yeah, but I am still waiting on 20nm GPUs.
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>>45371595
>nearly 4 years later there's still no compelling reason to upgrade
good job! :)


>have 2500k.

Is time to upgrade.
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>>45374182
You can't really overclock them but the turbo setting lets them run at a higher clock rate when needed, so like 95% of the time its at stock or lower clocks
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>>45374086
Maybe worth getting an AMD R9 295X2 instead? It's two R9 290s on one card, with an integrated liquid cooler you can easily mount in a 350d.

Obviously you pay a premium for such an esoteric card, but it's still gonna be cheaper than replacing your CPU, case and motherboard that are completely fine performance-wise.
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>>45374182
>Overclocking is retard.d
The only people who can say this are ones who cannot do it. Who wouldn't want another 30% or more performance for free?

My 2500k has been running at 4.6GHz for over 3 years now with no problems at all.
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>>45374255
>not 4.4

pleb
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>>45374093
>>45374098
I dont have i7 920 but I know Intel went to far with those CPUs,are still viable CPUs. they realised with that technology they dont have to do anything else but to refine it,


If someone would offer me i7-990X Extreme Edition and newest AMD flagship CPU, I would take Intel in a heartbeat.
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>>45371595
>yfw I'm still using Core 2 Duo processors on my personal machines and still haven't needed to upgrade

>yfw I'll be using these for the next five years still

>yfw my next machine is going to be an ARM cluster, with the only display being an AR projected desktop through Oculus-style goggles
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>>45374279
>lower overclock being better?
Um, what?
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i5 2500k @ 4.7/4.8. Feels good.
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>>45374125
Now, this is comfy case, I would only change to single stronger GPU
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>>45374291
Overclocking it over 4.4 wastes 60% more electricity for what, 2% performance increase ? This has been widely known for a while now
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>>45374321
Might as well get a mac
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>>45374340
do you have a source on that?
my kill-A-Watt doesnt show 60% rise in power use and i get way more than 2% increase.
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>>45374341
>use all that saved money from not buying gaymen shit for hipster shit instead
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>>45374246
Not a bad idea, honestly.
The price also looks really sexy, I have found it at 900€ or more.

Thing is that rad scares me. I wouldn't know where to put it honestly. I already have a H80 placed on the rear exhaust fan because on top it wasn't fitting. Where I'm supposed to place this?

Surely over performance and with this price is well worth it over the 970 (getting two would cost me around 800 with shipping alone) but... idk. Is it worth it? I have never looked into these dual processors hybird monsters.
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>>45374340
Maybe on some chips but I certainly don't see that kind of power difference on mine. At 4.7/4.8 my required voltage starts skyrocketing but 4.6 hardly required anything more than 4.4.

And on top of that, it rarely ever runs at its full 4.6GHz anyways and if it needs the extra performance then I don't really care about the extra power use.
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>>45373714
I feel with you. I was really hoping that AMD would come out with something good at that time but instead we got shitdozer. Then I picked up the i-2500k and it's been great.
>>45374009
I got it for $150 at mc. I probably should have bought one when they were 100 as a spare.
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>>45374390
The top of the 350d is supposed to fit a double radiator...

pic related
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>>45374383
Cause you're measuring from the wall, which is using far more power than just from the CPU(HDD, Fans, MB, GPU, PSU overhead). CPU should just be a fraction and unless you are running at 100% cpu usage 24/7 it really makes no difference.
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>>45374441
if i do the same test twice only changing the clock speed/Vcore it should give you something close. its not perfect but you wont get anywhere near 60%

>source on 60% please?
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>>45374390
You should be able to fit your H80 at the top and the 295X2 radiator at the back.
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Why would I want to overclock my 2500k? Does it have any advantages in gaming? Browsing? Or is it simply to have a louder fan and increased bsod's?
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>>45374554
gaming on good engines: no
gaming on shit engines that rape one core: yes
number crunching like video encoding: yes
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>>45374477
Best I could find
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>>45374477
>>source on 60% please?
I think he is thinking if overclocking AMD CPUs

More power use, no performance gain.
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>>45374554
Obviously it's hugely advantageous in gaming as can be seen in this chart.
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>>45373714
>2500k
>spinpoint f3

I love you

>only thing feeling age is 550ti and large case
>getting a smaller case means getting a new mobo
>not sure if ready
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Who here is Q6600 master race?
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>>45371595
TFW i5 sandy bridge non-k master race

Just bought a 970 and it's not bottlenecked by my 4 year old CPU

Feels good man
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>>45374601
Yeah, I was wondering if he was thinking of AMD. Bulldozer has some insane power scaling with frequency.
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>>45374632
It never was master race.
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>>45374629
What about Raid 0 Spinpoints?
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>>45374595
thats fair. i am not sure how it would scale with all the cores and hyper threading turned on.
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tfw phenom ii 955, it's an ok feel for 5 years of good service, would be great if i didn't waste time on new shiny video games like everybody else here
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>>45374156
How does the top slot clash with the 3.5mm jacks? It's nowhere near.
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I have 2600k, not OCed. Cooler is NHU12S. Guess it's time to overclock.

I'd only wish it had Vt-d.

Though Haswells have cool new features like FMA.
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>>45374664
Was this model, one of the fastest platter drives available and I got 2 for $86 total

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244
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>>45374690
>>45374516
>>45374436
This is the situation now.
It's the H80 rad probably that's in the way.
Back when I built it there was no way I could manage to fit it on top. The tubes also were a pain.
I also tried to install a 120mm up there as an exhaust but it wouldn't even fit becuase of the cpu cables on the left and the dvd drive on the right.

Now I honestly wouldn't know how to fit that behemoth of a card inside here. Card lenght is not an issue, the tubing and rad is.
I could post more pictures to show the mess if necessary.

>dvd drive is not plugged
Plug and play whenever is necessary. I managed to fit 2HDD and 2SSD in there so yeah.
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>>45374775
Why not put the DVD drive in the lower bay.

Or just get rid of your DVD drive, nobody uses that shit anymore.
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>>45374775
Just get a slim fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835705067&cm_re=slim_120_mm_fan-_-35-705-067-_-Product
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There is never a compelling reason to upgrade if you're happy to live with shit
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>>45374775
Another picture of the "issue".
>flip the rad around
Doesn't change a thing. Actually, it makes things just worse because the tubing doesn't really love to be twisted around.
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>>45374799
Nor is there a compelling reason to upgrade when Intel have done almost nothing but lower power consumption for the last 3 generations.
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>>45374290
>ARM cluster
>AR desktop
>oculus goggles
Things that won't happen for $500!
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>>45374790
>>45374798
I use the drive every now and then but that doesn't address what the issue is.
Getting a slim fan is a good idea, the problem is that the R9 295X2 has that monstruosity of a 120mm rad + fan that's probably as wide (5cm) as the H80 rad is. That wouldn't fit on the top nonetheless.
I could think of a custom mount somewhere but at this point I should just get an ATX and be done with it.
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>>45374284
yeah I primarily want to upgrade because of things like native Sata 6Gb and USB 3.0.
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>>45374843
You're allowed to install a radiator in the front intake if you must, it's just not as efficient as an exhaust.

<- works for this rich faggot.
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>>45374623
>Stalker 2
Damn near gave me a heart attack
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>>45374882
>hey I need to add a stick of ram
>or plug a sata in
>...

Fractal Design XL-R2 I'm looking at you.

Aside from this, that behemoth (295x2) has fucking 500w TDP. Would a 850W be enough for everything to breathe? (perhaps i7, 16gb ram, all the coolers + fans, 4 hdd / sdd)
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>>45374046
>>45373409
both are awesome.
950 owner here.
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How long do you think a 4690k is going to last?
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>>45374882
>You're allowed to install a radiator in the front intake if you must, it's just not as efficient as an exhaust.

why would a radiator that get's fresh air be less efficient than a radiator getting cooled by already pre-heated air from inside the case?
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>>45374941
>500w
>One cute little radiator
Holy shit lol.
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>>45374554
I only overclock because of a marine mammal.
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>>45374941
> We have seen the complete PC draw over 600W Watt, a 850 Watt PSU as such is the minimum we recommend.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-r9-295x2-review,12.html

>>45374970
More efficient for the thing being cooled, but it raises the ambient temperature of your case so all the passively cooled shit like vregs suffers for it.
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>tfw still using a Q6600
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>>45375018
>but it raises the ambient temperature of your case so all the passively cooled shit like vregs suffers for it.
that actually makes sense
for this particular case at least
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>>45374981
>two fucking non-downclocked R9 290x on a single bandwith
>same specs as two cards, but in one pcb
>plus the "cute" radiator
>500w is surprising for you

Do you even?
>http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-r9-295x2-review,12.html

>>45375018
It says 850w-1000w.
Now I know going ham on the psu is stupid, but the RM850 I have now is pretty damn perfect and I wouldn't like to change it only if necessary.
350w is enough for all the other machinery equipment? Even under slight overclock + future upgrades?
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Can I get an opinion on my build?
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>>45371905
i5-750 here
>tfw want to upgrade computer for the sake of it
>only use it to browse imageboards and watch chinese cartoons
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I bought i5-3570K about three years ago

Did I do good?
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>>45375075
Toms ran two of them from a quality 1000W PSU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-r9-295x2-1000w-psu,3907.html

A good quality 850W should handle one of them no problem.
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There are people on /g/ that literally think a 4970k isn't a major upgrade over a 2600k? There are literally people this stupid?

>2600k is 20% lower IPC
>2600k has no AVX2, no modern features or extensions
>2600k has substantially higher power consumption
>2600k doesn't have 3d transistors

Enjoy your obsolete tech if you want, but don't lie to others and tell them your garbage is relevant or good.
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>>45375120
Do you think the RM850 is a good quality PSU?
Could run what you call "Wangblows" for 40 days straight without turning off, and doing some heavy load everyday for those days. The only reason I turned it off is because I wanted to.
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>>45375075
>350w is enough for all the other machinery equipment? Even under slight overclock + future upgrades?
According to HWMonitor my i5 2500K pulls about 125-130 watts with Intel Burn Test running at 2.6GHz, YMMV with binning an what voltages you need at your overclock. 850W should leave you with plenty enough headroom for the rest of the system as well.
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And I didn't even need to overclock it yet. Will buy a big cooler and replace the thermal paste after Christmas and go wild on the jiggahurts.
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>>45375122
4790k*

There's a thing that puzzles me though.

Is the 4790k just an overclocked 4770k? Is it worth that 30€ more? Honestly the only thing that makes me differ it from the 4770k is the "top" factor.
>wow you got a 970 instead of a 980? what are you, poor?
Even though performance-wise they don't justify their price difference.
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>>45375122
> replacing your CPU and motherboard for 20% more performance, when nearly everything is GPU or IO bound anyway
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>>45373700

Bullshit. We are not even close to the point of silicon becoming a bottleneck.
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>>45375122
>2600k has substantially higher power consumption
I don't know what the situation is with the i7 line, but if you overclock the 2500K and 4670K to equal clocks, the Haswell will actually use MORE power. Only stock the power consumption is lower, and even then not by much. And it'll still be only 5% faster than the Sandy Bridge at the very most, in some applications even slightly slower.

tl;dr Intel haven't improved their CPUs at all since Sandy Bridge.
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>>45371595
Yep, my 2600k is still doing just fine. Only thing i've upgraded is my video card. I think I might be able to go another generation or until the graphics card makers max out PCIe X16 and they come out with some new standard. (unless they already have and i'm a slowpoke).
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>>45375162
4790k is binned higher, which usually means better quality and more OC headroom. Of course this is not guaranteed. You can get lucky with a lower binned chip.
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>>45375161
Just got a hyper 212 and a couple noctua fans today. Sound of silence at 4.7 on my i5-2500k running prime95 feels good man.
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>>45375227
So if I don't give close to a quarter of shit about overlcocking I should get a 4770k?

>>45375120
>Then again, we can also remember situations when a single AMD Radeon R9 295X2 managed to shut down a PSU (PCGH, 1200W Enermax Platimax), or even destroy it outright (Tom's Hardware, Corsair AX860i). In these cases, the power supplies should have had more than enough capacity to handle the hardware.

I just shat a brix.
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>>45371595
Eh, built a e4500 C2D computer back in like '07. Got a T430 in '13. About to build a i5-4590 system. The thinkpad was nothing short of a disappointment. Looking forward to having a beast computer so I can actual get some VM's going.

Is the 4590 the best thing for me, bang for buck wise? I do not plan to overclock. I just want something current and with V-Pro
>>
>2500
>not 3570K

Kek
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>>45375162
I think the biggest difference between the two is really the thermal compound they used inside the package, the Devil's Canyon is supposed to be a bit better for overclocking because of it. It also finally gets VT-d support.

If you don't plan on OCing then the fact that its turbo values are a good bit higher are nice I guess.
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>>45375122
>>45374383
pretty good vs a 4770k at 4.4Ghz
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>>45375247
o...ver...clocking.
please.
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>>45375122
Keep telling yourself that upgrade was worth it.
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>>45371595
Yep. It's weird, I'm usually itching to upgrade on year three and I upgrade on year four, but this one will last me a long time.
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>>45375267
I get chips for cheap off intel retail edge. Get on my level kiddo. Got a 4790k coming for xmas for $99. There is no excuse not to upgrade your processor if you shop smart. I upgrade my processor & mb every 6 months with each new intel retail edge.
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>mfw stock clocked 5 year old i5 750 still recking shit

Find me a benchmark where this is a serious bottleneck for gaymen with a GTX 780 and I'll actually upgrade.
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>>45375321
>I get chips for cheap off intel retail edge
and you dont buy the hex cores?
you must be poor.

i put money into things other than a CPU and mobo every 6 months.
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>>45371736
>>
Let's compile a list of GOAT CPUs:

-2500k
-Q6600
-955 BE
-960T
-i7 920
-Athlon 64
-Celeron 300A
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>>45371637
>Bought an i5-750 like 6 years ago
>STILL no reason to upgrade

Thanks wintel monopoly
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Guys, is >>45374390
http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00JMI5HPO/ref=gno_cart_title_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2OTD0I8TWQPQU (link to Amazon)

a scam? It's literally half the price.
The other models are priced at 1100€ or more (pic related)
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>>45372056
>power usage
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>>45375542
They are £500 inc VAT in the UK, which is €628. Sounds about right.

>>45375548
> caring about 27 watts in a desktop
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>>45375582
Then why are the others so pricey?
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>>45375582
Suck my dick gayboy
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Mine's been running 4.6ghz all these years, like it even gives a fuck.
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Meanwhile AMD fags need to upgrade every year so their shit isn't obsolete. Top lel
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>>45375686
Yes, but AMD doesn't change sockets every other year either.
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>have brand new i7-4800mq
>laptop processor, about as powerful as an i7-2600k minus overclocking
Did I do good?
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>>45375755
yes
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>>45375094
>780ti

why
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>>45371905
dat feel when using same mb/ram/cpu/psu for 5 years and it still runs everything
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>>45371595
Yesss
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>>45372186
I still have one of those in my macbook, still does great
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>>45375686
I bought a AMD Phenom 1100T in December 2010 and it is still running all games on max settings. AMD STRONG.
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>>45371595
>bought an i7-2620m
>got an i7-2860qm from work
>never use my i7-2620m anymore

Maybe this is just mobile processors, but EVERYTHING is slower on my 2620m. Significantly. I write in C, Haskell, and Scala; the 2620m takes longer to do similar tasks, and has worse battery life.

Thinking about upgrading to an X1 Carbon to ease my misery.
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>>45376048
Are you sure it's not just a slow HDD in the 2620 laptop?
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>>45376105
Dual SSDs, and no, since compilation is CPU bound not disk bound.
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>>45376105
Wait, disregard. You went from a dual core to a quad core. No shit it's faster.
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>>45376048
http://ark.intel.com/products/52231/Intel-Core-i7-2620M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz
http://ark.intel.com/products/53476/Intel-Core-i7-2860QM-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

There are VERY significant differences between the two processors, one is dual core with hyperthreading and the other is quad with hyperthreading.
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>>45371595
i7-2600 race reporting in.
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>>45376120
>>45376190
I'm just sad I didn't get to use my machine for more than half a year :(
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I upgraded from an i5-2500K to an i7-4790K.

Haswell is miles better for Dolphin and emulation.
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