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Quick i7 spec check before pressing order

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BenJ, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. BenJ

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Aug 2006

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    Location: Warrington

    Want to reach 4ghz. Going to be using Scythe Gentle Typhoons on cooler but OCUK don't sell them :(

    Everything best bang for buck and up to the task?

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  2. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

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    get a 920 do retail, warrenty + cheaper + it still hits 4ghz? Maybe :p
     
  3. sjcf1

    Hitman

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    Location: West Yorkshire/Birmingham

    This.
     
  4. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

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    Last edited: 14 Apr 2010
  5. Fallen god

    Soldato

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    Yea go with the UD3R its best bang for bucks and is future proof and still hits 4ghz well.
     
  6. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

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    It maybe worth waiting until the Phenom II X6 is released in the next week or two as it may help reduce the price of the Core i7 processors.
     
  7. BenJ

    Hitman

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    I saw one of the reviews that said it only had two USB ports, is this right, picture looks like it too, but the spec says diff. I'd need more than two and would go for it if it has these and is a stable good clocker

    oh and ye existing parts will be used, although card to be upgraded with 5850, eventually two in crossfire and an intel SSD to be added later
     
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  8. BenJ

    Hitman

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    Location: Warrington

    anyone know?>
     
  9. GJ02

    Soldato

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    id say not
    just loook on this forum and the gigabite forum about problems people are having with the ud3, this is why i went ud5
     
  10. Troezar

    Mobster

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    The reviews on the OC website also highlight a number of drawbacks with the board layout...
     
  11. BenJ

    Hitman

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    Location: Warrington

    Thats what swung me towards the ud5. Now I really am confused lol.
     
  12. stulid

    Capo Crimine

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    the UD3 has ten USB2 ports, and two USB3 ports.

    its in the latest custom pc mag, good review! 91%
     
  13. Venares

    Wise Guy

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    While I cant comment on the UD3R I can tell you that the UD5 is utterly ROCK SOLID :D
    Had mine comming up a year now and its been utterly flawless running at 4Ghz day in, day out.
    Hands down best board I've ever owned.
     
  14. Sayso

    Mobster

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    4Ghz prime stable is not a given on either board, ive had 6 x58 boards and 4 I7 920s, the way each mobo/CPU combo clocks varys quite a bit, if you want 4Ghz i would be more worried about the power supplied by the mobo and also the cooling of NB/mosfets rather than how many sata 6gb and usb 3 ports it has.
     
  15. BenJ

    Hitman

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    What would you say is the cheapest most stable overclocking board you have had out of those 6 x58 boards then?
     
  16. GunRunner

    Hitman

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    Same here!