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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

02 Jun 2013   #51
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Doug, if you want to send me the hardware, I will get to testing it......let me give you my address... lol
I will work on it, the IGPU in the haswell's are looking good too


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02 Jun 2013   #52
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Doug, if you want to send me the hardware, I will get to testing it......let me give you my address... lol

The only thing I personally would change is the CPU cooler. What you have listed is great for a mild OC, but for aesthetics, performance, and sound levels, I'd go with a closed loop water cooler. Just a suggestion.
No thanks, 4.5 GHz on the Ivy Bridge or whatever voltage on the Haswell is sufficient for me to play the latest games on max settings 1920x1080 I hope.
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02 Jun 2013   #53
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Actually yes, from what I heard listening to a Haswell intro today, this on board power capabilities has great tuning of the ram and being able of maximizing the mobo ram speed settings. I would consider going with a higher Mhz ram set. Around 9:45 he speaks to the voltage advantages.




It's a bit of a guess to know where the sweet spot is but your seeing MSI touting 3000Mhz....wow !
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02 Jun 2013   #54
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Guys, remember the news we are getting from the hardware review sites was most likely from engineering samples. The retail version may be a lot different. Remember what we all heard about Ivy Bridge from the hardware sites when they came out. The retail versions that a lot of us have are very different than the reviews were.
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02 Jun 2013   #55
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Guys, remember the news we are getting from the hardware review sites was most likely from engineering samples. The retail version may be a lot different. Remember what we all heard about Ivy Bridge from the hardware sites when they came out. The retail versions that a lot of us have are very different than the reviews were.
Very true !
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03 Jun 2013   #56
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Guys, remember the news we are getting from the hardware review sites was most likely from engineering samples. The retail version may be a lot different. Remember what we all heard about Ivy Bridge from the hardware sites when they came out. The retail versions that a lot of us have are very different than the reviews were.
I got the feeling by the way some of that review was worded and by the date it was published that it was not an engineering sample they were using.

But it matters not, regular folk on many forums will have the chip by tomorrow and we can see how they do with overclocking.
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03 Jun 2013   #57
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That's right, we will have a slew of information to read about soon enough. I've always thought that whatever the final word, there is no reason to upgrade to it unless you are running a system older than Sandy Bridge.......and I'll stick by that.
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03 Jun 2013   #58
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
That's right, we will have a slew of information to read about soon enough. I've always thought that whatever the final word, there is no reason to upgrade to it unless you are running a system older than Sandy Bridge.......and I'll stick by that.
Exactly, from all I hear the big news is the internal power controller and it's potential in most normal uses to extract large power savings so portables can run longer and have better graphics.
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03 Jun 2013   #59
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That seems to be the focus of Intel's attention. Although the unlocked desktop CPUs have a higher TDP than ivy Bridge. There does not seem to be a lot of improvement in the efficiency of the processor though. I'm waiting to see what some of the overclockers clubs say about it when they have had time to have a go at it. There does seem to be a few advantages to the chipset though, and some of the higher end motherboards have some nice features. Whether they are part of the chipset or add ons, I don't know. I still think most of the hardware review sites tested with engineering samples. That is traditionally Intel's SOP. They have to sign non disclosure agreements not to release the info until a certain date. That is Intel's MO. The sites have to have the chips early enough to build the rigs and do the testing and write the articles so they will have them ready in time. Sometimes it takes them a while to figure out how the Chipset and CPU operate to try their tests. This one overclocks much more like the Sandy Bridge-E than the Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge. It takes time to play with them.
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03 Jun 2013   #60
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

What makes me nervous and I think we'll find with the overclockers is that with this extremely fine wire inside its design must control voltage and amps or it would just meltdown. I wonder if the smaller we go the more fragile and less overclockable these chips become?
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