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If you ditch it i know you could sell it here. hell i may even be interested for my ghosting machine, if the price is right.
 
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Tempest, I'm from Eastern Europe, I don't think I'll be willing to send it all the way to the US!
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Are you cpu clock-speed limited at anything? Yes, you will see, for example, a gain in game fps, but it's kinda beside the point if you're not actually limited by something.

On the other hand, it's always nicer to have something newer. Might want to wait out prices if you're not itching too bad.
    
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Dude I'm on the same boat you are, I'm also betwin builds but in my opinion just wait for Ivy Bridge, we are only a few months away from it, witch will give you a bigger length for your hardware update.
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What do the rumors say about IB release date? I recall something like Q2 2012, that one seems really far away.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Karlz3r View Post
What do the rumors say about IB release date? I recall something like Q2 2012, that one seems really far away.
Early to mid 2012...if you want you can check out the Sandy bridge-E and Ivy bridge discussion thread in my sig that munaim1 and I made
post #17 of 23
You should wait. I am but I've got a QX9650 at 4Ghz. : o
post #18 of 23
I went from a Q9650 @4.0GHz to an i7-2600k and it improved my fps in Witcher 2 and Metro 2033. It also brought up my minimum fps radically in comp of heroes, dawn of war 2, etc.
However, all of these games were playing well before.

I would wait for Ivy Bridge - it should force SB parts down. If you don't you won't be disappointed either.
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Thanks for everyone's comments!
I guess I'll be waiting for at least SB-E for now and then see if I'll wait for IB as well or not.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanWebster View Post
Wait for IB, it is only a few months away!
try half a year
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