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If the time can easly be measured in weeks...I ussually say wait if you want, but remember that availablity at release might not be that great. So you might end up waiting longer yet. If you measure it in months...don't even think about waiting. Just do what you want now.

However, for just gaming? Right now all but three or four games will be maxed on older quads. A Phenom 2 or Core2Duo CPU will run most games fine if coupled with a good GPU of course. I haven't even had an itch to upgrade yet since my old i7 860 isn't breaking a sweat yet.
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
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.
There was some benchies, unfortunately the lab test did not consist of games (spoil sports). But initial impressions on quad channel bandwidth it was pretty monstrous, i'd be surprised if it didn't make an impression given how much bandwidth it'll be throwing about. Only one month to go for release so we should get more in depth coverage in the coming weeks.
 
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post #23 of 29
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okay would i be better off wait until SB-E comes out to see if SB prices fall? and i have a XFX 7800gtx that could tide me over until the next gen GPU's come out. Would the asrock extreme4 p67 gen3 be forward compatible with sandy bridge-e or ivy bridge? through a bios flash is it?
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Originally Posted by trev179 View Post
okay would i be better off wait until SB-E comes out to see if SB prices fall? and i have a XFX 7800gtx that could tide me over until the next gen GPU's come out. Would the asrock extreme4 p67 gen3 be forward compatible with sandy bridge-e or ivy bridge? through a bios flash is it?
SB-E is a physically different socket from Sandy. I.e. LGA2011 compared to LGA1155, no BIOS flash can increase the size of the LGA.
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post #25 of 29
I would say get it now. If you keep waiting for the next best thing you are going to be waiting forever. It’s an endless cycle of improving technology and the next best thing is always just around the corner. I finally purchased my system after waiting for BD, I wanted to be BF3 ready.

If this system is just for gaming I would recommend dropping to a I5-2500k and cheaper CPU cooler and use the money saved to CFX 2 6950’s, Games are much harder on GPU’s probably always will be.
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post #26 of 29
If you plan on ultra high resolution setups like eyefinity or 120hz in the future, SB-E SHOULD be more future proof provided PCIe3.0 is supported.

The extra lanes will be needed for the multi gpu setups.

For those saying PCIe hasnt been saturated, we must consider the next gpu refresh is a full node down to 22nm, a potentially massive step, the extra bandwidth may be needed sooner than we think.

Quad channel ram?

I wouldnt be surprised if Win 8 finds a way to use it, or if you do some heavy editing you'll need it.
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post #27 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
SB-E is a physically different socket from Sandy. I.e. LGA2011 compared to LGA1155, no BIOS flash can increase the size of the LGA.
Not quite sure where i was told that but there you go ya gonna update the wish rig and see what you think about it cheers
    
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new CPU's goona be a lot dearer for the unlocked version too

http://www.fudzilla.com/processors/item/24222-sandy-bridge-e-starts-at-$294
    
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post #29 of 29
I highly doubt it will be worth gaming, get a 2500k and done.
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