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post #11 of 30
I wouldn't wait if you REALLY want to upgrade. Besdies, IB is supposed to use the same socket as SB (1155) so if you got a new CPU now you should be able to just get a new Ivy CPU and be good to go. Or, you could of course wait till June to decide and see how bulldozer does. just had to throw that in there.
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I would wait especially if your just gaming a Q9550/SSD would be a very nice upgrade, what resolution do you use though?

The only thing i would upgrade to right now is a Sr-2 build and thats not happening so i'm going to wait
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post #13 of 30
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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.
lol
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post #14 of 30
wait for sure..... cause after Ivy comes out if the reviews are terrible grab Sandy for cheap... Win Win situation.
    
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post #15 of 30
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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.
Well Said! You got a lol outa me hehe
     
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post #16 of 30
Quote:
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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.
I assume you don't play SC2. That game ran like crap :/
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post #17 of 30
It's entirely upto you, just dont fall into the waiting trap like some people do

When ivy bridge and bulldozer are released there will be more new tech just around the corner and people will wait for this also, it's a never ending battle!

My advice is buy now and enjoy, Tbh my c2q q660 cpu did what it needed to do but i always wanted a new pc so i spoiled myself after saving for ages and ive loved every minute of it!

Sometimes it's more than just needing a new pc but also buying a newer pc for the fun of it
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post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by L1th1um View Post
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?
Depends entirely on what you play. From a Gamer's perspective, I just went from a E8400 myself which I ran at 3.7GHz to this 2500k at 4.4GHz.

Games that run the same that had poor FPS on the E8400:
GTA IV (This game must just run poorly on everything)
Metro 2033
Just Cause 2

Games that received a huge boost that had poor FPS on the E8400:
Civilization V (In loading times specifically)
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Crysis and Crysis Warhead
Far Cry 2
Garry's Mod (You can spawn so much more!)

These are just games that I personally have tried, I'm sure if you Google Sandy Bridge gaming benchmarks you'll find plenty of results. Like this one, but unfortunately that doesn't have the E8400 in the benchmarks, so if you want to compare run a few benches on the games you play the most. Or I'm sure there's comparisons somewhere.
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post #19 of 30
I'm in the same boat as you and I'm waiting, mostly because I'm broke right now. I figure if I save up, I can get something that will last longer, although I've been tempted to pick up a lga775 quad for cheap.

Also, the game I play that my E8400 really struggles with is Bad Company 2
    
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post #20 of 30
Wait for as long as you can, then buy the best your budget allows for.
 
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