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i7 860 vs i7 2600k vs i7 Ivy Bridge

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I'm debating whether I should upgrade to a 2600k or wait for Ivy Bridge.

My current setup is in my signature, I am a video editor and am curious to know if the 2600k will be a noticeable performance boost in comparison to my current system. If I get a 2600k I will be overclocking it to atleast 4.0 GHz. With that I'm worried that Ivy bridge will blow the 2600k out of the water when it comes out. I am unsure about what I should do.

Could anyone provide some insight on the matter? I would really appreciate it, thanks!

If I do upgrade I'll be selling my current system to a friend.
Edited by Necrodox - 6/15/11 at 6:33am
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post #2 of 24
If you're a video editor, wait for Sandy Bridge extreme.
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post #3 of 24
Are you making money with the Video editing? If so, time is money. Make the jump. If Video editing is just a hobby and your not making money with it, maybe wait. Pretty sure Ivy is going to drop in the same board. You can always pitch the 2600k and get Ivy.
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post #4 of 24
What kinda budget are you looking at? With X79 boards appearing at Computex, enthusiast Sandy may be in the wild before too long.
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post #5 of 24
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I'll probably be selling my rig for around 1500-1700.

I don't have a steady income with video editing but this summer I'll be doing a lot of editing to kick of a partnered YouTube channel to hopefully start rolling in an income.

The sandy bridge extreme and ivy bridge are different right? I'm currently at school so I can't really research a lot of this stuff, if someone could do a solid comparison between the ivy and SBe it would be a big help.

If I sell my rig for 1500-1700 I'll probably throw in another $300-$400.

If the SBe or Ivy will be superior in every way then I might aswell wait but I'm not 100% yet.

Thanks a lot guys.
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post #6 of 24
Please use the search button, or the arrows at the bottom of the forums. This question is asked 5 to over 9000 times a day and it's getting annoying to see it flood the latest discussion portion of the home page.

Your i7 860 will be fine for a long time, I wouldn't do any upgrading until 6 core processors for Intel are cheap.
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrodox View Post
I'll probably be selling my rig for around 1500-1700...If I sell my rig for 1500-1700 I'll probably throw in another $300-$400.
You can make 2 complete SB rigs for the amount you're asking.

Regarding your current rig, the upgrade is not worth it. You should at least wait until you can clearly see an all-around performance increase that will be worth the investment. That 860 will do fine for what you need for at least a couple of years or maybe even longer.
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
You can make 2 complete SB rigs for the amount you're asking.

Regarding your current rig, the upgrade is not worth it. You should at least wait until you can clearly see an all-around performance increase that will be worth the investment. That 860 will do fine for what you need for at least a couple of years or maybe even longer.
I could but I also plan on buying a stronger graphics card for moderate gaming, a better water cooling system and I'm really liking the Corsair 800D.
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post #9 of 24
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I'm curious to know which will provide me with the best performance for video editing. SBe or Ivy.

I could then revolve my decision on upgrading to one of the latter.
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post #10 of 24
I'm personally waiting for Ivy as an upgrade to my sig system. But I'm primarily a gamer so there isn't quite an incentive for me to upgrade right now.
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