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Will it be worth the wait for Sandy Bridge B2?

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I currently am running a LGA 775 socket proc (E6700 OC @ 3.5 GZ). I am wanting to upgrade sometime this summer.

Originally I was thinking of going with i7-2600k Sandy Bridge (socket 1155) quad core using dual channel ddr3, but after reading a little I see that intel will be releasing Sandy Bridge B2 (socket 2011) later this year with 6 and 8 core cpu's and using triple channel ddr3.

Anyone know the approx price range of these new processors? Will the release of these new series lower the price of the i7 2600k significantly?

Basically what I am asking is, will it be worth the wait to get the Sandy Bridge B2 later this year?
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If you've got the money now, then do the upgrade now. That's what I'd say.

Later this year (after 2011 is released), you'll hear about the latest and greatest new i5's that'll be coming out early next year. So you'll wonder if you should wait for those....the cycle continues.

If you've got cash for an upgrade, then upgrade. That's my point of view. And considering you're coming off a 775 dual core (early generation even) at a low-ish clock speed...jumping into even a 2500k will be LIGHT YEARS faster.

Although considering that BullDozer is only a month away at most, I WOULD suggest waiting the short month to see what AMD has to offer.
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Just going to Sandy Bridge that is out right now is freaking amazing. Personally I see no reason to wait unless you really need the power. Otherwise just get SB. Also I doubt the price will be lowered as P67 chips are like the like the P55 i7/i5/i3 chips. They are targeted at a much wider range of the market. 2011 will become the new 1366 chip as 1366 i7s were targeted at high end/enthusiasts who need the extra power, memory bandwidth, and extra PCIe lanes it offers. Although the 2011 chips will have PCIe 3.0 and a few other nick nacks here and there.

Just think of the 2011 chips as the bigger, meaner brother of the current SB chips.

A 2600k will make your C2D look like a scooter next to an F1 car. SB is so damn fast. Plus it overclocks like a nobody's business and runs really cool too!
 
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ok! thanks for the advise guys.

My budget is around 1300-1500 $. Below is what I'm looking at getting, suggestions/comments?

proc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231459

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139001

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118074

I upgraded my graphics card about 4 months ago so I don't plan on getting a new one. Already have a Intel X-25M 120GB SSD for Win 7 and a raid0 1TB array for storage.


I work as an intern for fujitsu so I get some comp parts on the down-low cheap cheap.
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Will SB give you enough power to do what you want to do? If yes, purchase now.
 
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
If you've got the money now, then do the upgrade now. That's what I'd say.

Later this year (after 2011 is released), you'll hear about the latest and greatest new i5's that'll be coming out early next year. So you'll wonder if you should wait for those....the cycle continues.
This. Waiting is a never-ending cycle of, "Ohh, the NEXT generation..."

Upgrade now. You won't regret it.
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