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went from a 1366 i7 950 to 1155 i5 2500k since I knew my bloomfield was going to bottleneck my new gpu setup. I wasn't too comfortable having my 950 @ 4.4 as it was still a bit unstable and finicky. 4.5 should be easy for my new SB.

btw, Balla for pres
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I said IB or SB-E. I didn't just say SB-E, I also included the point of IB. Then you brought up price=performance, which is another thing I'm after. I spent 270 for my RAM+MoBo+CPU, while it would have cost me 440 to get 1600MHz Ripjaws, a P8P67 pro, and 2500k, and that's with buying the combo for sale at Microcenter and the RAM from newegg(MC doesn't carry it by me).
I didn't really bring up price for performance. The argument you made in your first post was based on that line of thinking, so you brought it up from the get-go.

You started the thread suggesting for LGA1366 and LGA1156 users to skip LGA1155, the reason being "Sandy Bridge is better than these two older sockets, yeah, but not by enough to justify the price, so stick with what you have". So essentially, you said it was better, but not by enough to justify the price. Okay, that makes sense. I'm following you. I can agree with that.

Here's where the confusion arises from. After that, you yet then turned around and contradicted your entire point, by suggesting LGA2011. That doesn't make sense! If LGA1155 is not a good value for LGA1366 and LGA1156 owners, how is LGA2011 going to be? It's essentially going to be the same thing we have now, and yet cost even more. That would make it a worse value, yet you suggested it over LGA1155 because it was a bad value?

Do you see why most people aren't understanding your thread now? Your original point/suggestion had sense to it. The thing is, you turned around and sort of contradicted yourself with the next point/suggestion.
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I didn't really bring up price for performance. The argument you made in your first post was based on that line of thinking, so you brought it up from the get-go.

You started the thread suggesting for LGA1366 and LGA1156 users to skip LGA1155, the reason being "Sandy Bridge is better than these two older sockets, yeah, but not by enough to justify the price, so stick with what you have". So essentially, you said it was better, but not by enough to justify the price. Okay, that makes sense. I'm following you. I can agree with that.

Here's where the confusion arises from. After that, you yet then turned around and contradicted your entire point, by suggesting LGA2011. That doesn't make sense! If LGA1155 is not a good value for LGA1366 and LGA1156 owners, how is LGA2011 going to be? It's essentially going to be the same thing we have now, and yet cost even more. That would make it a worse value, yet you suggested it over LGA1155 because it was a bad value?

Do you see why most people aren't understanding your thread now? Your original point/suggestion had sense to it. The thing is, you turned around and sort of contradicted yourself with the next point/suggestion.
I suggested to wait for ivy bridge which is going to be 20% faster. Then I said 2011 is also going to be another option.2011 will have more cache and mostly will be a new stepping for higher ocs. you can't say how much its going to be. plus I suggested ivy bridge
    
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Pretty happy with my 970, nothing really seems to stress it so i dont think ill be upgrading for a bit
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Pretty happy with my 970, nothing really seems to stress it so i dont think ill be upgrading for a bit
970 will last for quite a few years.
    
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The idea of sandy bridge was to bring high-end performance at medium prices. But if you have already an first-gen i7 it's not worth the upgrading.
But my i case had a Q9400. i know that Ivy was coming such as SB-E But considering prices and time i choose SB to be the logical upgrade.
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The idea of sandy bridge was to bring high-end performance at medium prices. But if you have already an first-gen i7 it's not worth the upgrading.
But my i case had a Q9400. i know that Ivy was coming such as SB-E But considering prices and time i choose SB to be the logical upgrade.
This. It's good for 775 and older stuff, but not for 1156 or 1366. I'm waiting for either 2011 or IB. IB-E will be on 2011 I hope.
    
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And history will repeat for each generation. it's getting boring really.
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And history will repeat for each generation. it's getting boring really.
Never has changed really. x79 looks sexy though
    
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post #70 of 75
i cannot denied it. But unless you are a video editor or some pro. Or planning of using it for gaming is a waste of money.
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