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Should I whip into the Sandy Bridge or whip intro Ivy Bridge when that drops. I really want to upgrade, but I don't know if I should buy now or wait for the Sandy Bridge prices to get whipped before I get something.
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No time like the present i say SB is the cats azz right now. I do have a question though do you plan on going with 2 570s or 580 or 2 6970 on a 3 monitor set up. If you dont i dont see a reason to switch right now. Your current rig should handle a single 580/6970 on a single monitor at 1080.
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post #3 of 25
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No time like the present i say SB is the cats azz right now. I do have a question though do you plan on going with 2 570s or 580 or 2 6970 on a 3 monitor set up. If you dont i dont see a reason to switch right now. Your current rig should handle a single 580/6970 on a single monitor at 1080.
I don't like getting whipped with a OC cap on my 955 C2. I mean I can play BF3 High - Ultra 1920x1080 No AA and No AO w/ 60-70 FPS Fine. I just was wondering if SB will drop when Ivy Bridge comes out this winter - early spring.
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This thread is hilarious.
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I'd say wait for Ivy Bridge, your 955 is ok for now - WAIT WUT 2.3GHz, WHY???
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post #6 of 25
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I'd say wait for Ivy Bridge, your 955 is ok for now - WAIT WUT 2.3GHz, WHY???
That was a typo. I was whipping my hair when I was typing, I meant to type 3.2GHz
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post #7 of 25
I personally think you should save a bit more up and wait till Ivy. In the meantime, OC your CPU to 3.7-3.8 for a little push.

Sound good?
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post #8 of 25
Well, he's got a C2, which have trouble hitting 3.7-3.8GHz.

But yeah, a Phenom II X4 is fine for gaming with that 560Ti.

Sandy Bridge has been out for nearly a year now, prices have actually gone up since Bulldozer's release, it's best to wait it out.
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post #9 of 25
Lmao, that song started playing in my head when I read the title.

Although just wait and whip into IVY bridge.
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post #10 of 25
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Lmao, that song started playing in my head when I read the title.

Although just wait and whip into IVY bridge.
Sounds good, I can whip my hair to that.
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