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Some parts are pretty old (~2011) and some parts are pretty new (~2015). But the machine still runs like a charm. The next major upgrade (which will be CPU/Mobo/RAM) has to wait…

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Buid looks amazing man... The cable sleeves alone deserve a +1

The SandyBridge i7 is still a great gaming CPU, especially when overclocked.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I ran an overclock for a long time but since I upgraded to Windows 10 the overclock doesn't seem to work anymore. Setting an OC in the UEFI is no problem but no tool reports the correct OC. I have to figure this out some time :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

only reason for a sandy bridge upgrade is to a x99 platform work workstation for gaming its fine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends. Sandy Bridge is now getting to the point where you need an upgrade for noticeable FPS gains in some games now.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

digitalfoundry had an interesting live fps analysis and showed that with the high frequency ram, OC sandy bridge is very similar to skylake. imo only reason to upgrade is either for more cores like e937 said or for usbc, more lanes etc (mobo/platform features)

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frNjT5R5XI4 this was the film. 2500k still relevant, amazingly!

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

That video is awesome. Looks like I have to upgrade my RAM and finally come back to overclocking :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah it also really shows that there aren't that many games which will be CPU bound if you even have a 5 year old 4.5ghz+ quad core with 2k+mhz ram :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Spot on +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i know you from tomshardware :) Hi!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrong sorry

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! I want to ask, are you using the stock fans? What's your opinion of them? I'm planning on buying the MasterCase Pro 5 myself and keeping the stock fans would save me $45.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I'm using the stock fans. They are very quiet. Not comparable to something like Noctua but quiet enough to save the 45 $ :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Go corsair

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

title + 1 Sandy bridge + 1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
"Even a 1st gen i7, will last forever." - FACUNDO

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

i really like how the blue cables hold. what is that that holds them in line?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Those things are called "Cable combs". I bought them from modDIY: http://www.moddiy.com. This company ships from Hong Kong which was the cheapest solution for me (I'm from Germany). You should definitely check if there's a more convenient place to buy them somewhere near your location.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I see high temps here

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't do a thermal test in a long time. Maybe I should do one again. But my CPU isn't overclocked at the moment so hopefully there's nothing to worry about :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not directly a bottleneck but the Motherboard is kinda cheap and lacks features. Especially the SATA ports are placed in a stupid location. Only two of them are accessible with a second graphics card installed.

Regarding an "aesthetic bottleneck": I'm very unsatisfied with the RAM. But getting nice looking DDR3 RAM isn't that easy anymore. Unless you want to spend tons of money :D

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Im sandy bridge :p