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Poll Results: What do you think of your Sandy Bridge rig?

 
  • 51% (96)
    I love it! couldn't be happier
  • 23% (44)
    It's "ok" nothing special though -- I'm waiting for BD or IVY
  • 21% (40)
    Not sure, haven't purchased anything yet.
  • 2% (5)
    I hate it
185 Total Votes  
post #1 of 62
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

I've had my SB rig for about a week now, maybe longer.

I built it with the specs in my sig.

I am loving it.

I came from a Q6600, 780i, and 4GB DDR2-800

I get about 34k (sig is not current) with my rig in Vantage.

I am just blown away...

All I need now is an SSD!

So what do you guys think of Sandy?!
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post #2 of 62
I built 2 sandy rigs for my friends a few weeks ago and I love them, if only I can trade my 1156 rig for it. Its so easy to overclock and the overclock ceiling is so high compared to past generation cpus from intel or amd.
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post #3 of 62
It's nice, a good performance boost for those coming from the C2Qs but I don't feel it separates itself from X58 enough in real world tests to justify an upgrade.
post #4 of 62
I dont really care about it.
post #5 of 62
Love it. Upgraded from an AMD quad, so it's definitely an improvement from what I had before. Obviously I need to upgrade a few other things yet, like the GPU and maybe an SSD and better PSU, but it's been going fine so far.

It also overclocks fairly easy, the jump to 4.5GHz is pretty noticeable. I've had it higher, but I don't really need it any higher unless I wanna just go for benchmarks.
post #6 of 62
Thread Starter 
bump!
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post #7 of 62
Love it! even more than i did my old 775 rig when i bought that back in the day
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post #8 of 62
I picked up a 2500k a while back for 3d benching & single thread 2d, it is nice to be able to run a chip over 5Ghz without having to prep & freeze.
I do hope there is more to overclocking with ivy bridge though, fighting to get to the max clocks is half the fun & sandy just makes it too easy, takes 10 minutes to get to 5.5Ghz & no tweaks or cooling will get any more.
As far as performance though, sandy kicks ass clock for clock.
    
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post #9 of 62
Delicious.

Yes, that's the word I'd use.
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post #10 of 62
I loved it enough to upgrade from an i7-870, then again I fold with it.
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