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Originally Posted by bratas;13788091 
gotta agree you might be better off flipping the Sandy now, once Sandy -E is released in the next upcoming months you will take a larger hit if your going to try and sell your current stuff to help subsidize your total upgrade funds.

@Tig you do realize Ivy Bridge isn't releasing until next year. Socket 2011 which is about to be released is Sandy Bridge, specifically Sandy Bridge -E but still Sandy and is the replacement for 1366.

Sandy Bridge is NOT the replacement for 1366. Sandy Bridge is the replacement for 1156.

I disagree with the Sandy Bridge upgrade idea. You're not going to notice much of a difference in speed going from an i7 to Sandy Bridge. Many people have said that they don't notice any sort of real world difference between their 1366 and 1155, mostly because Sandy Bridge was never intended to outperform 1366 by very much, if at all.

Sandy Bridge-E is the replacement for 1366, and if you want to upgrade platforms it would be a waste of money to get anything else.
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Sandy Bridge is NOT the replacement for 1366. Sandy Bridge is the replacement for 1156.

I disagree with the Sandy Bridge upgrade idea. You're not going to notice much of a difference in speed going from an i7 to Sandy Bridge. Many people have said that they don't notice any sort of real world difference between their 1366 and 1155, mostly because Sandy Bridge was never intended to outperform 1366 by very much, if at all.

Sandy Bridge-E is the replacement for 1366, and if you want to upgrade platforms it would be a waste of money to get anything else.

maybe you should re-read what i wrote which is what i stated, Sandy -E is the replacement for 1366. It is still Sandy architecture on the chip. I don't care how you slice dice or ****en shove it up your ass, it's Sandy Bridge. Only difference is 4 Channel DDR3 vs 2 Channel DDR3.

Edit and yeah it has more cores, regardless it is still same architecture.
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Originally Posted by bratas;13788591 
maybe you should re-read what i wrote which is what i stated, Sandy -E is the replacement for 1366. It is still Sandy architecture on the chip. I don't care how you slice dice or ****en shove it up your ass, it's Sandy Bridge. Only difference is 4 Channel DDR3 vs 2 Channel DDR3.

Edit and yeah it has more cores, regardless it is still same architecture.

Quad channel ram? where did you hear that? If you're referring to those x79 boards at computex those are still dual channel boards..

Anyways, I'd say his rig should last him until ivy unless he specifically needs a faster processor. If he's not doing anything that would benefit from SB then watercooling sounds like a good option to me.
    
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by bratas;13788591 
maybe you should re-read what i wrote which is what i stated, Sandy -E is the replacement for 1366. It is still Sandy architecture on the chip. I don't care how you slice dice or ****en shove it up your ass, it's Sandy Bridge. Only difference is 4 Channel DDR3 vs 2 Channel DDR3.

Edit and yeah it has more cores, regardless it is still same architecture.

My mistake, I suppose I misread your post. It's sort of easy to get mixed up, though, you don't exactly display a mastery of the English language. rolleyes.gif

Anyway, Sandy Bridge-E is going to most certainly have better performing chips than the current 1155 offerings. There are going to be more cores, more pci lanes, more cache, and higher stock frequencies to name just a few. It is intended for the same market as 1366 was, so it seems logical to go that route rather than going from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream platform. tongue.gif If nothing else wait for Ivy Bridge at the very least.

Sandy Bridge really isn't worth the money. I seriously do not know how you could justify it, really.
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn;13788724 
Quad channel ram? where did you hear that? If you're referring to those x79 boards at computex those are still dual channel boards..

Anyways, I'd say his rig should last him until ivy unless he specifically needs a faster processor. If he's not doing anything that would benefit from SB then watercooling sounds like a good option to me.

x79 boards are Quad Channel
http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/38500/gigabytes-ga-x79a-ud3-lga2011-motherboard-seen-computex
I can list you links for every board vendor displayed there if need be.

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http://www.techpowerup.com/146647/ASRock-X79-Extreme4-Pictured.html

Edit 2
@ Airolden I never claimed to be an English major tongue.gif
The only reason I suggested getting rid of 1366 now is for maximum sales profit, example you can get $1k for your system now, then you wait to sell the rig once 2011 is release i highly doubt you will get $800 for the same rig. Who in their right mind is going to pay for a 1366, when they can purchase a 2011 for a little more say $1100? yes i am using hypothetical numbers.


EDIT 3 hell hit 1000 posts here, lol not that I really give a **** but meh.
Edited by bratas - 6/7/11 at 2:51pm
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post #16 of 21
Buy a bigger SSD so more stuff can benefit from the speed goodness. Or buy an Asus Xonar and some nice speakers/headphones to enjoy the wonderful sound quality?

Beyond that? Wait for Bulldozer and s2011 to be out and look at the benchies, it's not worth shifting from 1366 yet.
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post #17 of 21
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x79 boards are Quad Channel
http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/38500/gigabytes-ga-x79a-ud3-lga2011-motherboard-seen-computex
I can list you links for every board vendor displayed there if need be.

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No need to be sarcastic. I was unaware it was quad channel.

Anyways, you ignored my point that his 920 will be completely sufficient unless he has an explicit need for SB while he waits for ivy which is imo not that long of a wait.
    
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post #18 of 21
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No need to be sarcastic. I was unaware it was quad channel.

Anyways, you ignored my point that his 920 will be completely sufficient unless he has an explicit need for SB while he waits for ivy which is imo not that long of a wait.

most people don't want to wait until Jan 2012 and that Ivy release is supposed to be on the 1155 paltform, I am sure socket 2011 Ivy won't release until Aug-Sep 2012. He is already having the itch to upgrade and Sandy Bridge -E hasn't even released yet. The reasoning was from a pure economical aspect. Does his current system meet his needs more than likely, will even switching to a 1155 Sandy setup increase his performance, yes tho not very noticeable more than likely. Will a switch to socket 2011, which is said to be a 20-30% increase over current Sandy be noticeable, again that depends on his needs and what he does with his system.
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There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from an i7 920 right now. It's just not necessary.
    
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There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from an i7 920 right now. It's just not necessary.

Agreed!!!
 
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