Back in the OC game...anything change?

My current rig I built last year in January. I'm planning on handing it over to a family member and building another one.

i5-2500k OC'd to 3.3

In the past year has a better OC chip come out than the i5?
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  1. Nope. Plus your 2500K isn't even overclocked :P

    Wait until next year for Haswell, and then overclock that!
  2. nope, nothing changed much. wait for next platform
  3. Ivy Bridge doesn't overclock as well as the Sandy Bridge so it would be better to wait for Haswell and see what that can do.
    If you absolutly can't wait then the Sandy Bridge E would be a better choice than Ivy Bridge.
  4. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

    Did you know that the i5-2500k comes with a stock speed of 3.3ghz? So what did you overclock on that cpu?
  5. Whoops, I think my BIOS must have reset.

    My 2500k is running stable with multiplier at 49 and vcore of 1.39v.

    I spent about $1000 in January last year on the stuff listed below. Would I be able to do much better for a $1000 right now?

    i5-2500k @ 4.9ghz (1.395v) + H70
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3
    Geforce GTX 460
    2 x 4GB Vengeance DDR3 1600
    Samsung 1TB 7200
    Lite-on 24X DVD-RW
    Asus ML238H 23'' monitor
    Antec EA650
  6. Everything would be equivalent except the GPU. There's absolutely no point in replacing that PC.
  7. Unless you want to wait for Haswell there would be no point in getting a new build now. The only thing I can see you doing is getting a newer video card.

    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    If you take out the 460 and replace it with this GTX 670 then you would have atop quality gaming Pc.

    EVGA 02G-P4-3684-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW LE 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    There is also this card to consider and it would add to the performance of your Pc. What you can consider doing is to swap out the video card and keep the 460 so that when Haswell comes out and you decide to go for that cpu , you could put the 460 back in and put the newer card in your new build.
    I would also not run your current cpu at that voltage as it will shorten the life of it , If you go over 1.38v for an extended period of time it shortens the life of the cpu and if you want to give it to a family member then you would want the cpu to last a while longer.
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