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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
People buy SR2's builds for gaming, nothing is overkill or pointless when your an enthusiast. Most if not all enthusiasts are gamers anyway.
Define "overkill". If one defines it on the basis of spending money unnecessarily on hardware that does not noticeably improve performance...then the word "overkill", implies the word "pointless".

Being an enthusiast and wanting fast shiny is one thing...but the op never used the word enthusiast, tho the implication is that he has money burning a whole in his pocket.
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post #12 of 29
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uhm ther is no friggin reason to buy sandy brdige-E it's for server and costs a **** ton for nothing.
if you really cannot wait, and wanna spend more money for a bit of gain, then wait for Ivy Bridge + next-gen ATI or nvidia.
sandy bridge-E is not for us gamers
lolwut

SB-E is for gamers, what are you talking about. The 990-X is a enthusiast oriented chip, great chip in fact.

The server chips are the Xeons, which will come out in SB-E , but again, people will use them because there powerful.


Just because you don't 'need' something, doesn't mean it isn't worth it. This is overclock.net.

Do you think race car drivers go "Oh, its fast enough"
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by noak View Post
lolwut

SB-E is for gamers, what are you talking about. The 990-X is a enthusiast oriented chip, great chip in fact.

The server chips are the Xeons, which will come out in SB-E , but again, people will use them because there powerful.


Just because you don't 'need' something, doesn't mean it isn't worth it. This is overclock.net.

Do you think race car drivers go "Oh, its fast enough"
Cracks me up it really does, people justifying what others spend on systems and words like overkill and pointless thrown around. They seem to have forgotten the nature of this site and community in general.

So many time i've seen people say overkill on SLI, or SB-E or that's a waste of money or unnecessary etc etc.

But people are quick enough to recommend 3DVision or Nvidia Surround on a multitude of displays. I don't get people on this site no more...
 
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post #14 of 29
For your budget, you might build a WORSE rig if you wait for SB-E. Think about it. A SB-E rig will require a very expensive board and chip. Before I go into prices I'm using dollars and estimates, so this is going to be some wishy-washy math. Please correct me with updated numbers if you please. Now, the board is going to be $200-$400 and the chip starts at $500. We're talking $700 MINIMUM for a CPU+Mobo combo. More realistically we're looking at closer to $1000. Compared to the SB rig which would only be like $500 or less for CPU+Mobo. That difference can buy you a TON of GPU power and other niceties.

Personally I think a gaming rig benefits from a great monitor, great keyboard/mouse, and amazingly short SSD load times (especially in those RPG's that load in every room), but that is just me. The more you push into the diminish returns of higher end components, the less money you have to spend on the parts you actually physically interact with on a daily basis.

So yeah, in short, FPS isn't everything for me (BLASPHEMY!!!) once you get past a certain price range and small upgrades get very expensive. I would easily swap some of my performance for something like an ergonomic mouse with a LEFT HAND curve on it (not that logitech one, I didn't like it). I love a well balanced machine that doesn't leave out the human element, and that is something you can easily afford in your budget.

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post #15 of 29
I say pull the trigger. And get what you want. This is Overclock.net, not zomgpinchyourpenniesnooverkill.net.
It's your money, you earned it.

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post #16 of 29
only reason i upgraded was because i didn't have to pay anything but shipping as i traded for everything in my SB, but i would have waited for IB if i had to pay for it. But at the same time i went ahead and made sure i could upgrade to ivybridge.
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post #17 of 29
no
post #18 of 29
Considering a sb-e cpu+board is going to cost you twice as much as a 2500k + board and sb-e is around 10% higher performance than current sandy i would have to say no. Big NO.

Get the 2500k coupled with an ssd and high end gpu, This is overkill for games anyway and will last you for many years!
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post #19 of 29
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Considering a sb-e cpu+board is going to cost you twice as much as a 2500k + board and sb-e is around 10% higher performance than current sandy i would have to say no. Big NO.

Get the 2500k coupled with an ssd and high end gpu, This is overkill for games anyway and will last you for many years!
2500k and SB-E chips are at different levels of the price/performance spectrum, and i can tell you it's more than 10% with 6 cores of SB madness and Quad Channel memory.

I suggested wait for SB-E given his kinda large budget, a months wait aint too long and he can save a tad more if needed by then. Upto him though.
 
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post #20 of 29
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2500k and SB-E chips are at different levels of the price/performance spectrum, and i can tell you it's more than 10% with 6 cores of SB madness and Quad Channel memory.

I suggested wait for SB-E given his kinda large budget, a months wait aint too long and he can save a tad more if needed by then. Upto him though.
Meh, OTOH I doubt quad-channel memory will make any meaningful difference over sandybridge dual channel in gaming...unless Intel heavily outdid themselves compared to i7 dual versus triple channel.

Course till we see actual benchies we're only guessing.
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