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Poll Results: stay with my 955BE or switch over to intel 2500K

Poll expired: Dec 14, 2011  
  • 67% (21)
    stay with my 955BE
  • 32% (10)
    switch over to intel 2500K
31 Total Votes  
post #11 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by naizarak;15326619 
If I were you'd I'd wait for next-gen Intel CPU's.

Scares to think their price with no-one to challenge them (i know is a cliche by now, but its true) frown.gif
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post #12 of 20
It really depends on what else you do with your system. Two great features for SB (Z68) are Virtu (media encoding) and SSD Caching. For gaming, you're still good with the 955.
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post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
my machine is purely a gamer i think i may stick with the 955 get a 990FXA bord with 8gb of 2000mhz DDR3 ram.
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post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCa;15326598 
mmm thanks for this; I've been thinking about this topic for a while and I think I'll just grab a SSD and new GPU (a new pair of headphones is also possible if not buying a new PC hihihi) and just wait another year for a new CPU.

Great choice.

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post #15 of 20
Might as well wait on vid cards too then. Wait for Maxwell, the gen after kepler. Just keep waiting......

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post #16 of 20
2500K is about a 40% improvement over a 955. With over-clocking involved, the difference can be a little greater. While this may sound like a lot on paper, in the real world in actual use, very few people would be able to detect a difference. More importantly, in gaming, this difference shows up less drastically in most titles as the GPU is usually the bottleneck.

IMO it's best to hold out on upgrading or replacing until the difference in performance is going to be multi-fold. The machine in my sig rig will probably be with me as my main machine for 5-10 years. When I build a new one, it will probably be an order of magnitude better. I see no value in replacing hardware every time the wind blows and a new series of hardware comes out. There is a lot less difference in performance from one generation to the next than many are lead to believe.
     
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post #17 of 20
I find it pretty dumb for AMD users to switch to Intel just because Bulldozers failed to meet their expectations. Seems such a "desperate" move.
The 955 is great for gaming. If you want something to far exceed the 955, the switch to the 2500k is non sense imo, Ivy would be worth the wait.
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tech14;15327921 
I find it pretty dumb for AMD users to switch to Intel just because Bulldozers failed to meet their expectations. Seems such a "desperate" move.
The 955 is great for gaming. If you want something to far exceed the 955, the switch to the 2500k is non sense imo, Ivy would be worth the wait.
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All very true. The next rendition of bulldozer (or piledriver) will hopefully be far superior to AMD's current offerings.

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post #19 of 20
I wouldn't switch now. 955BE kicks arses still and yes, wait next gen Intel processors. I'll stick with my 965BE until games run slow. You know!
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post #20 of 20
Agreed with what most are saying, the next gen Intel CPU are coming up and if you really want SB, still wait. Prices will drop when IB comes out. And even then the 6xx GTX cards and 7xxx Radeon cards will be out then too.

Might as well hold of for a maybe 6 more months, save up and get a beast after IB and the next gen cards come out. I say 6 months cause let the new architecture settle, drivers, bugs whatever, let it all get fixed and get the somewhat final product.
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