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I have an E8400 right now and I was thinking it's time to upgrade, but I don't really need a new computer immediately and with Ivy and Bulldozer coming out later should I just wait? What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 30
go for sandy..its already a big leap from what you have..waiting is crap..and will just make you end up disappointed with what you currently have..
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Welcome to OCN! Could you fill out your system specs so we can know what hardware you currently have?

If you're gaming, the best advice I'd give you is to buy a used Core 2 Quad Q9550 for a low price and OC to 4GHz if you can. That'd give you a huge performance boost over your current E8400. If you have money for a complete system, get Sandy Bridge now or wait a month for Bulldozer. Ivy Bridge is just a die shrink of Sandy Bridge and its only benefits are higher over-clocks and lower power consumption because it's 22nm. For Bulldozer, we don't know. It's very close, though, so I recommend you wait. I can't say the same for Ivy Bridge since it comes out in Q1 2012.
    
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post #4 of 30
Go with the sandy
Ivy is at minimum another 7 months out
    
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For what it's worth, I'm waiting.

I haven't had any game which doesn't run like butter, why change it. The only thing I do that I might've noticed a large improvement on is video transcoding, but I haven't done any since the winter and won't do any more till next winter. The longer you wait, the further your money goes. It's not like what you've got now is holding you back in any substantial regard.
    
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What do you need the computer for, surfing, gaming, rendering, video editing, encoding? Do you actually notice that you're computer is slow? If so in what, gaming (gfx card upgrade?), loading times (ssd?) or is it definetely you're cpu. Need more cores maybe?
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post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade View Post
go for sandy..its already a big leap from what you have..waiting is crap..and will just make you end up disappointed with what you currently have..
Or you could wait and get the 2nd gen bridge CPU's, getting the first of everything is always a bad idea because now they know what they need to fix to make it perfect.
    
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post #8 of 30
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The games I play aren't that intensive, just mostly Starcraft and League of Legends right now. But I plan on gaming more heavily with BF3 and what not later on. I mainly program on this computer. I guess I should have been more specific and said I would get a new build and not just upgrade cause I'd like to get a new graphics card and an ssd also. Which also leads to something else, aren't newer 25nm ssds coming out soon with price drops?
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post #9 of 30
I upgraded from a OC 8500 @ 3.8ghz to a I2600 @ 4.7 ghz

BEST CHOICE I MADE EVER!
    
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post #10 of 30
I wouldn't wait. If you waited and then you died next month you'd die never having known the joy that is sandy bridge or 5Ghz.
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