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I want to upgrade to sandy.. but not quite sure on which chip and I dont know which motherboards are good ocers and reliable.. also ram! suggestions needed! my current sig rig is sold
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Can't give you any recommendations without a budget.
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would like around 400 pounds for the motherboard cpu and ram

as thats all i sold on my rig
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I would say P8P67 Pro + 2500k + 8Gb Corsair Dominator C9
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Don't worry about the motherboard, since the overclocking potential relies completely on the CPU with Sandy Bridge.

Overclocking is done mostly through the multiplier, so you aren't increasing any bus frequencies on the motherboard like previous generations.

You don't need a good clocking motherboard (such a concept is irrelevant with SB), but a good clocking CPU.

Any P67 or Z68 model will be a great companion to an unlocked CPU.
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I'm thinking about upgrading to sandy bridge also, but i want to try a different mobo then asus and have about the $400 $500 budget. But is it worth it to upgrade to SB from my current setup or wait for ivy bridge? Also, when will I be able to get socket 2011?
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Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post
I want to upgrade to sandy.. but not quite sure on which chip and I dont know which motherboards are good ocers and reliable.. also ram! suggestions needed! my current sig rig is sold
400 pounds is good enough.

CPU: Core i5 2500K OEM
MOBO: Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
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Originally Posted by tekjunkie28 View Post
I'm thinking about upgrading to sandy bridge also, but i want to try a different mobo then asus and have about the $400 $500 budget. But is it worth it to upgrade to SB from my current setup or wait for ivy bridge? Also, when will I be able to get socket 2011?
The Q9550 is still a very capable CPU. OC it a bit more if possible (3.6GHz perhaps). Probably wouldn't notice much of a difference in gaming. Ivy Bridge might make more sense in your case. Rumor Mill says end of year...looking more like early next year though.

If you still want to do the upgrade:

CPU+MOBO Combo: 2500K + Asus P8P67 Pro
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
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