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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 #11 of 62
It looks like a great processor but I am waiting got ivy bridge before I consider buying a new processor.

I can't see bulldozer being better then sandy bridge or ivy bridge but only time will tell.
post #12 of 62
Waiting for Ivy Bridge
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post #13 of 62
Looks like an awesome processor. Don't need it though.
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post #14 of 62
I have 990 so sandy bridge is not the option for me... waiting for IVY bridge
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post #15 of 62
I'm fine with my C2Q
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post #16 of 62
It's way too good. Very big step in architecture advancement core for core in any previous class of processors.
     
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post #17 of 62
Great Processor

I had my doubt about upgrading from a q6600 to another quad core, but omg. BC2 as well as some other games run like a completely new game, I think I benefited from this processor upgrade more than any videocard upgrade.

Also 4.5ghz with a hyper 212 + with temps below 48C!
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post #18 of 62
It's really not that impressive compared to X58, just cheaper.
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post #19 of 62
Hmm.. I've been debating on updating my PC and have thought of going this route. Would it really be worth the cost to upgrade over what I have though? I rarely bench and never fold, just gaming.
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post #20 of 62
Came from a q9300 to a 2500k and the diff is amazing
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