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post #11 of 19
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Okay, this is my advice.

It's widely known that whatever $ you initially put into something, you are most likely not going to get that money back out. Furthermore, I can already see that you have the "upgrade bug", and it naturally occurs when new hardware comes out and it's difficult to ignore . You still have a great processor and the amount of time/effort, etc that you're going to have to put in to milk that $ that you'll receive selling off your cpu, motherboard, memory most likely isn't even close to the amount that you're about to throw down on a new system. So what I am about to say will require some patience, and you most likely will not go in this direction because it will be a wait... but I personally, with your processor, would wait until Haswell after IvyBridge. With Intel's "Tick/Tock" manufacturing IB(Tick) & Haswell(Tock), Haswell will be the upgrade to get in my opinion. Now I might just be saying that because I already have a i7 2600k processor, but know that I went from a 2.0Ghz C2D to what I have now.
I see where you are going, im not waiting to get the same $ i put into it now. But ATM high end 775's are still going for some decent amount of $ and 2600k is IMO pretty low on cost.

Sorry to say, but I'm not waiting to Haswell, AFAIK its excepted to release early - mid 2013 and that is best case. I like to play games at pretty high graphics and there is no way that I'm doing that with even a Q9650 in a year never the less two years.

I'm maxing out on BC2, but with BF3 etc coming out i cant see that i will be playing that at High.

I will wait for Ivy, and probably go for it then, if performance is not as great as expected, I'll go for a 2600k.
post #12 of 19
I'm in your same situation, and I'm waiting to see 'Dozer and Ivy. I'm single GPU, single 1080p monitor, no good reason to move other than something new to play with.
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post #13 of 19
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I see where you are going, im not waiting to get the same $ i put into it now. But ATM high end 775's are still going for some decent amount of $ and 2600k is IMO pretty low on cost.

Sorry to say, but I'm not waiting to Haswell, AFAIK its excepted to release early - mid 2013 and that is best case. I like to play games at pretty high graphics and there is no way that I'm doing that with even a Q9650 in a year never the less two years.

I'm maxing out on BC2, but with BF3 etc coming out i cant see that i will be playing that at High.

I will wait for Ivy, and probably go for it then, if performance is not as great as expected, I'll go for a 2600k.
I dont see a reason not to buy the 2600k now for it's price its not going to cost more than the newer tech and the 2500k/2600k will run any game for a loooong time to come yet, In my opinion i would buy the 2600k now as it's already priced very well, and is a big step up from what you have already.

i do see the point of waiting but there's always new stuff around the corner and you could find yourself waiting for a long time!
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post #14 of 19
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This was what i was thinking as well. I could probably get about 300$ for my parts (Parts are a lot more expensive here in Norway)

Then i would look for a used 2600k + memory here. Get it shipped from US and buy the board new/used in Norway (Shipping a large board from US is not worth it) This way i guess i could get a a decent 2600k rig for about 500$ on top of my 200$ from the parts i sell.

If im not wrong a 2600k overclocked hard will last me at least 2-3 years until Haswell or even later.
post #15 of 19
Wait for ivy, because Bulldozer will be out by then, and you'll have plenty of choice, and it's only the end of the year for it. C2Q is still a decent chip, and in november you can buy yourself a great xmas gift, either Ivy, Sandy or Bulldozer depending on cost and benchies.

And whichever one of those you do get later in the year it'll hold you very nicely for 3 years or so, and still be decent then. If you really wanted to hold on to it, then it won't be junk for 5 or 6 years.
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I was in the same position, but as I have my board,chip, and ram sold for $400, and my upgrades cost me about $650, I7 2600K,corsair vengance ram, AsRock P67 Extreme6, it was a no brainer to me. I just received my new gear just an hour ago My god I can't wait to overclock this thing I would say go for it. After all , the P67 chipset will be able to run some of the ivy chips. And as far as the top end Ivy, i'm sure they will be very expensive. Just look at it this way, there is never a bad time to upgrade, or maybe i'm just a little
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post #17 of 19
Ivy Bridge is late Q4 2011 or early Q1 2012

But thats speculation
post #18 of 19
Sandy bridge is a great platform, if you upgrade now you will be very happy, plus there is something to be said for instant gratification.

Waiting will reap you more cores and quad channle memory. The overclocking will be more like X58 as it will be a bit deeper .... so if you are a gamer it prolly bmakes sence to go 2600K with 4 cores and four virtuals you will have even next gen games covered if they infact really start to take advantage of more cores ....

That being said if you do a ton of encoding and use multi threaded application a lot of the time waiting may bring more to the table.

Many will say even a 2500K will cover you for a very long time for gaming ...
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post #19 of 19
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You guys are killing me

I think i will wait another month and see what BD gives, and then upgrade. Dont think i can wait another 6-7 months.

As soon as i get in the mood for an upgrade i go all

EDIT: I do little to no hardcore encoding, rendering etc. Mainly games and some easy programming (C++, MySQL etc)
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