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With a i920 at the 3.8~4.0Ghz its not worth the cost, even if the SB is at 1Ghz more , I doubt there will be any performance gap in games but in encoding/rendering apps its a massive difference!
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you get more performance in game with the same card on SB than 1366. 15-20% in some cases
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post #23 of 39
This question is asked like 50 times a day.

No, it's not worth the money to switch. If you were starting from scratch, it's better to go Sandy Bridge. But it's not worth the $350-$450 to switch and then the hassle of selling your i7, motherboard and triple channel memory. Most people will rather just spend extra and get Sandy Bridge...

But there's always a few people out there like me that don't care and just want an upgrade from AMD, so you'll find a sale for the X58 but it will take time.
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I agree that with a new build, yes it's worth it. If you have a 4ghz chip, only going to see a difference in benchmarks like 3dmark11 with 1 more ghz
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
This question is asked like 50 times a day.

No, it's not worth the money to switch. If you were starting from scratch, it's better to go Sandy Bridge. But it's not worth the $350-$450 to switch and then the hassle of selling your i7, motherboard and triple channel memory. Most people will rather just spend extra and get Sandy Bridge...

But there's always a few people out there like me that don't care and just want an upgrade from AMD, so you'll find a sale for the X58 but it will take time.
lol like me too, about 2 months ago I upgraded from my Phenom II x2 550 Black to my sig rig, already had the gpu and case so all I needed to replace was mobo, processor and ram, cost me £120 less then I was looking at paying for an i5 2500K setup, I spent a month trying to decide X58 or SB, finally settled on the X58 and I don't regret it. Will last me for quite a few years to come, but probably will upgrade to IB in 2 years
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lol like me too, about 2 months ago I upgraded from my Phenom II x2 550 Black to my sig rig, already had the gpu and case so all I needed to replace was mobo, processor and ram, cost me £120 less then I was looking at paying for an i5 2500K setup, I spent a month trying to decide X58 or SB, finally settled on the X58 and I don't regret it. Will last me for quite a few years to come, but probably will upgrade to IB in 2 years
Yeah, if you wait for a good deal you can save more money by getting a used X58 system. I prefer brand new, but I also prefer knowing it wont be DOA.

The problem with me right now is the deal I'm looking at is only $25 less than my ideal SB set up. So I'm leaning towards a P55 set up too.
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post #27 of 39
Push the 920 overclocks to 4.0+ and call it a day, I could see this being a good upgrade from say my old cpu a q9400 they are night and day, but a 920 to a sb is really just inflating your epeen, 920 will be good to game on for years still with ease.
    
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i havent felt the need to overclock my 920 recently so its at 2.8ghz 1.0V but if i do its stable at 4.5ghz 1.4V
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The 920 cpu's are great gamers with lower end cards or even 1 580 or so. It's when your trying to achieve lots of power, say running surround setups that SB will start to shine over the 1366. Like for some one with 2 or 3 480/580's, SB will have less bottleneck for that situation. a 920 even at 4.5ghz will have a huge bottleneck with tri-sli surround setups running resolutions of 5760x1080 and above. Gotta see it through everyone's situations, not just running a single GTX 460 or something like that. So moving from 1366 to SB does workout for some.
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Originally Posted by IIMaxII View Post
well my brother wants to get a unlocked processor and a mobo with sata 3 i think a 2600k would be the best option if hes gonna buy a new processor and motherboard to begin with
As he is looking at the 2600K, and not the 2500k. I say "yes" it will be better and he won't need to go Ivy or probably the next one either

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