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Thread: Seeking advice on core upgrade. (good overclocking i2500k system)




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    Question Seeking advice on core upgrade. (good overclocking i2500k system)

    Hey lads,

    I'm seeking advice on a core upgrade that will overclock well. My present E8400 @3.6Ghz just doesn't have the grunt I need.

    I plan a cpu, mobo & RAM upgrade.

    Present basket is:

    • Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z68XP-UD3P (Rev 1.0) - 117.21
    • 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-10666 RipjawsX (7-7-7-21) Dual Channel kit - 43.00
    • Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K - 157.18
    • Total: 317.39



    I'll be reusing everything else, (see sig) the only thing i'm unsure about is my cooler. Its a Arctic 7 pro cooler, which has done me fine till now.

    I'd like to get 4Ghz - 4.5Ghz out of the i2500k, does this ram, mobo and old cooler sound like a good combo to achieve this (easily, novice overclocker here).

    I'd really appreciate any feedback, just looking for the best 'bang for buck' setup. But happy to pay a little extra of quality. As I believe 'you get what you pay for'. I need a good quad core cpu to handle the cpu intensive flight simulators that are bring my present rig to its knees. I'm assuming the i2500k is still the best cpu around....

    Thank you.
    Last edited by MadTommy; 06-11-2012 at 04:09 PM. Reason: typo
    -Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.60GHz
    -Gigabyte EP45-DS3R Bios version F10
    -Artic Cooling, Freeze 7 pro
    -Corsair 2x2GB 1066MHz (CM2X 2048- - 8500 C5) (5-5-5-15)
    -EVGA GTX 480 with Backplate/Bracket SuperClocked
    -Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
    -Corsair TX650 (650W)
    -Cooler Master CM 690 case.
    -Microsoft Windows 7 X64.
    -120GB OCZ SSD & 4 500GB SATA HDs

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    Default Re: Seeking advice on core upgrade. (good overclocking i2500k system)

    :(

    These forums are not what they used to be, shame. I'll seek advice elsewhere.
    -Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.60GHz
    -Gigabyte EP45-DS3R Bios version F10
    -Artic Cooling, Freeze 7 pro
    -Corsair 2x2GB 1066MHz (CM2X 2048- - 8500 C5) (5-5-5-15)
    -EVGA GTX 480 with Backplate/Bracket SuperClocked
    -Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
    -Corsair TX650 (650W)
    -Cooler Master CM 690 case.
    -Microsoft Windows 7 X64.
    -120GB OCZ SSD & 4 500GB SATA HDs

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    Default Re: Seeking advice on core upgrade. (good overclocking i2500k system)

    Have you looked at an ivybridge CPU and z77 board? Z68 is older
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    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
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