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Michael M.

Michael M.

Joined on 11/09/06

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P-6860 flying now

Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz 6MB L2 Cache Socket P 35W Dual-Core BX80576T9300 Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz 6MB L2 Cache Socket P 35W Dual-Core BX80576T9300 Processor

Pros: Gateway P-6860 came stock with a T5550 (1.83). Put this baby in and it not only performs better because of a faster clock speed but the FSB is faster which means the memory is working faster. The windows index went from 4.8 to 5.4. It also increased the memory performance because of the link. Memory score went from 4.5 to 5.1. Over all score is 5.1 because it goes with the weakest link which is my memory until my 4 gigs of G skill 4-4-4-12 comes in.

Cons: 319 is a little pricey but hey you pay for performance

Overall Review: If you have a Gateway P-6860(BB) buy this processor now. Not only does it run faster but its running about 15C cooler than with the stock T5550. I've seen it get up to 55C during gaming with AS 5 applied. Thats awesome for a laptop. Can't beat the 45nm chips.

Most Critical Review

horrible

SOLEUS AIR LX-100HP 4-in-1 10,000 BTU Capacity Portable Air Conditioner/Heater/Dehumidifier/Fan with Remote Control
SOLEUS AIR LX-100HP 4-in-1 10,000 BTU Capacity Portable Air Conditioner/Heater/Dehumidifier/Fan with Remote Control

Pros: none

Cons: loud, and doesn't cool at all.

Overall Review: Don't buy. I live in upstate NY and this thing still doesn't cool worth a hoot.

780 TI classy in SLI

EVGA 03G-P4-2888-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 03G-P4-2888-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Fastest single card out there. Great bench marking and ready for next gen 4K monitors. Playing Titan Fall at over 130 FPS with all eye candy as high as it goes on a 120Hz monitor.

Cons: expensive but you already knew that. Now I don't know about anybody else but I had to reload the bios files on both cards to get a game stable SLI config. Which would make these a poor pick for anybody wanting out of the box performance. Also they dont come with back plates!!!!!! they are classy versions and don't come with back plates!!!!!

Overall Review: Got these running 24/7 at 1137 with 1200 boost. Downloaded skyn3t's bios version. Both cards hit 1300-1350 no problem. Got a few benches at 1400 in SLI. Both are liquid cooled using EVGA hydro copper blocks. Dropped an egg for not coming with a stable bios and no back plate.

4930K

Intel Core i7-4930K - Core i7 4th Gen Ivy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80633i74930K
Intel Core i7-4930K - Core i7 4th Gen Ivy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80633i74930K

Pros: 6 cores, 12 with HT. Great processing power for demanding programs.

Cons: Not so sure about this 22nm process being any better with overclocking or heat than the 32. Price, but you get what you pay for.

Overall Review: Have this on an Asus Black Edition at 4.3 HT on and 1.28 Vcore. Weird because anything over that even with Vcore bumps becomes unstable.

After one year

Intel Core i7-3820 - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73820
Intel Core i7-3820 - Core i7 3rd Gen Sandy Bridge-E Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor - BX80619i73820

Pros: 32 nm, runs on low voltage for a high overclock, runs very cool for speed, and overclocks to the moon with very little coercing. I have had this since day one on an ASUS Rampage IV Formula clocked on all four core's at 4.75Ghz, at 1.4 Vcore. Max temp on custom waterloop is 56C after 3 hours of prime.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I really dont think I'm upgrading until next gen of Intels come out. This has been a great CPU and will continue to use until Skylake is realeased.

10/21/2013

great ram once again Gskill

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL

Pros: The ram sticks are black not green like they show in the pic so they match my setup perfectly. Now on the the stats. After a BIOS update in an EVGA SLI 3 (E767) fired the system up and all 24gigs showing just fine. I have it running at 1640 MHz 9-9-9-24 1.51 DimmV. Ran prime 95 for about an hour just to make sure there were no problems with it at that speed. Have i7-950 clocked to 4.4 with no overclocking problems using all 6 dimm slots. Ran into problems before using all 6 dimms and overclocking.

Cons: None, even the price is awesome. I paid $240 for 6gigs a year and a half ago. there are no cons with Gskill.

Overall Review: I have built a lot of systems and I always use Gskill ram, I have never had a failure with them. I cant say the same when I go out and get some corsair, OCZ, or Kingston if that's what the customer wants. Have had multiple failures in other brands, but Gskill impresses me every time.