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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 8:12pm
well of course, but lets be fair, we are comparing the tail end of penryn to the very beginning of i7.

best things come to those who wait, wait a couple of month the prices will be different.

I have waited more then a year, I can wait a couple more month if needed
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 8:19pm
Luckily you have the capacity to wait.
I have NO patients. Smile

Im just hoping that the liquid cooled 940 can get to 4.0Ghz. If it can hit that high i will most likely get it. Unless i feel like being ridiculous when i order and go with a liquid cooled 965. Its quite possible that the latter will happen. The 5Ghz quad core is just...arousing. (5Ghz x 4 processor's = 20Ghz of processing power?) (5Ghz x 8 processors(Hyperthreading) = 40Ghz of processing power?) Smile

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  Quote XpubuX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 8:22pm
Hugyoull probably have to push it to 5 youself I doubt DS will do that high of an overclock so be prepared for that.
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It will be worth it. At least i think so. Or at least down the road. Benchmarks showed that it overclocked finally unlocks total potential of CrossFireX and 3way-SLI. Since i will be using CrossFireX down the road, having a cpu that can keep up will be a nice edge.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 8:25pm
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Hugyoull probably have to push it to 5 youself I doubt DS will do that high of an overclock so be prepared for that.


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I hope you realize the person that reached 5.4GHz on a 965 was using a 3 stage cascade (-100C)...
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5.4 is carzy to begin with
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 8:34pm
Wow. Ok then. 4Ghz will satisfy me then.
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4, 4.2 is great IMO
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:08pm
Ya. Isnt the 920 capable of getting to 4.0Ghz? I would expect a little higher out of the 940 then. Right? Smile
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:18pm
Don't know, will have to wait and see what it can do.

I'm an extreme user myself.

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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:22pm
Im not willing to dish out an additional 500 dollars over the 940 for the Extreme 965. Its really not gonna make a HUGE difference. But some people just have to have the cutting edge. 
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Yes I know, I like to play tho and I like unlocked
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:25pm
Im sure that a ~4.0Ghz 940 with 6 gigs of triple channel ram and a ATI 4870x2 will be sufficient to play any game for the next 2 years.
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Atleast, probably 4 years
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I just said 2 years. By then there will most likely be a game that can push this card. Then i just buy another one and say hello to my new best friend, CrossFireX!
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I see, ya say hello to my little friend
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Wink Wish i could right now.
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:33pm
Several people around the forums have got the 920 to 4GHz but @ 1.4v, it's sort of ridiculous -.-

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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 9:38pm
Wow. Then we can expect roughly 4.4GHz from the 940 right?
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well depends, are you gonna be pushing your own OC or expecting a 4.4 from DS?

thanks for that skyR

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Ill ask DS to push it as far as they can and still have it stable. If they get it under 4.0Ghz ill be kinda disappointed and push further myself. 
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They do moderate OCing, you will need to push it yourself
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If im going to be over clocking it myself should i even bother paying for them to do it?Also if i OC it more than they do would it void my warranty?


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no ocing it more would not void your warranty but if you fry your chip, I don't see why it would be covered

but having it oc, will have it under warranty with oc. also they do the hard work for you, you just come by and add a bit here and there.
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This is very true. Like i said, ill just ask them to push it as far as they can. Hopefully they will give me what im looking for, 4.2GHz+ but im not going to hold my breath. Smile

Hmm wonder if liquid cooled will be enough for 4.4ghz...
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I definitely going LC
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Oh of course i am too, without a doubt.
Im just wondering how far you can push a 940 with the liquid cooling that DS offers.
At least until heat becomes too much. But i don't for see it being a problem.

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chip to chip the answer would be different, you will know what yours can do when you get yours
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 10:16pm
Ya. Its time like these that time just can't seem to go fast enough. Wink

Oh well. I wonder if DS already has the i7's and is testing them out?
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They do their making a vidio on their testing with it at least that wha they said a while ago.
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Can you possibly dig up a link to the thread for me?

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I think youd be lucky for them to oc the 940 to 3.8 dont get your hopes up till they start selling the chips.Star
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Page three in general questions threads titled Nehalem whats your take.
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I've had my hopes up for awhile now. If they can not give me the OC im looking for, I will simply go after it myself. Not trying to sound like a jerk or anything, but I want what I want.
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