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Ok,

So I wanna upgrade to Sandy Bridge as soon as possible, mainly because I'm running a group for an upcoming motherboard.

Problem is I am not made out of money, so I planned on buying the board and the i7 2600k, but will be coming up short, and since I want to be one of the first to own this board I cannot spend a ton of money, only around $350 for the board + CPU. And the board is rumored to be around $180 to $220.

What would be the best side grade from a B55 x4 to Sandy Bridge? I was considering a cheaper i3.
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Westmere i3 would be a slight upgrade and a sandy bridge i3 would be a huge upgrade.
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I would try to get enough money for the SB i3, pretty big upgrade. You will still get increased performance either way though.
    
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Westmere i3 would be a slight upgrade and a sandy bridge i3 would be a huge upgrade.
Thanks.


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I would try to get enough money for the SB i3, pretty big upgrade. You will still get increased performance either way though.
I can afford the i3, just not anything other than that unless I was to find an alternative source of income, such as prostitution. But I don't do that.

Think that the i3 will be significant? I run applications that frequently use my current CPU at high loads.
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What board are you hoarding away for?
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Thanks.




I can afford the i3, just not anything other than that unless I was to find an alternative source of income, such as prostitution. But I don't do that.

Think that the i3 will be significant? I run applications that frequently use my current CPU at high loads.
i3s are very powerful, just because they have a 3 instead of a 5 or a 7 doesn't mean they are a slouch. Most i3s are actually faster than Thubans.
    
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Sell your current rig?

Mow some grass?

Fix a few computers?

Walks some dogs?

Shovel some snow?

I wouldn't settle for anything less than an i5 at least the 2500, k would be a major plus. Sure a lower end i5 or i3 would probably do better than your unlocked x2, but it wouldn't be as awesome

Also $200~ SB boards are for CF/SLI really, I'm not sure I understand where you're coming from on this.
    
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What board are you hoarding away for?
The Maximus IV GENE-Z

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Sell your current rig?

Mow some grass?

Fix a few computers?

Walks some dogs?

Shovel some snow?

I wouldn't settle for anything less than an i5 at least the 2500, k would be a major plus. Sure a lower end i5 or i3 would probably do better than your unlocked x2, but it wouldn't be as awesome

Also $200~ SB boards are for CF/SLI really, I'm not sure I understand where you're coming from on this.
I know the i5 is the best, but I'm mainly aiming for getting a board quickly, and then I'll upgrade to the i5 when my next paycheck comes in. The board is releasing between paychecks for me.

Also I was gonna sell my CPU/Heatsink/mobo/sound card, so that'll help too but not enough fun money to go shooting my 1911 Gold Cup National Match. Well, maybe it will, but money's tight lets just put it that way.
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If you have a Microcenter local to you the i5-2500k is $180 and the i3-2100 is $100.
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I can afford the i3, just not anything other than that unless I was to find an alternative source of income, such as prostitution. But I don't do that.
We don't believe you.

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Will be looking for a report after this swap, I'm curious to real world experience, I currently have a x2 560 unlocked to a x4 B60
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