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I have an SSD and I have no issues with sata controllers on this board at all.

Anywho, I decided to get SB. It basically only cost me $200 to have an Asus Maximus IV Extreme, i7 2600K that clocks to 5ghz and 16gb of ram after selling my stuff.

I think it was a nice upgrade personally. When Ivy comes out, if it's much faster and overclocks much better, then I'll just go ahead and sell the 2600K and get an Ivy chip since it will cost about the same anyways. thumb.gif
     
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it's useless to upgrade especially for gaming ! i mean what task your nehalem can not do ?
I think you should wait for the next gen CPU's thumb.gif
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How is an i7-920 OC'd not good enough?... Just wondering lol
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How is an i7-920 OC'd not good enough?... Just wondering lol

It is good enough. A Q6600 is good enough. It's just better/faster.

I am on a full loop, I plan on getting my chip over 5ghz for 24/7 load, which is a full 1ghz faster than what I'm running at right now. Plus the platform itself supports Ivy Bridge which I hope overclocks better.

And which also means it will let my 240gb Vertex 3 run at its rated speed.

Why NOT?
     
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Hrrm I would wait on Ivy Bridge for 2 reasons:

1. It's right around the corner, like a month or two away I guess.
2. It is touted by intel to have a FAR FAR superior IGP, which I am excited about.

I have a 2500K sitting in a socket doing nothing, not even powered on. I think I am going to sell that here real soon and get a IvyBridge just for the IGP. I am hoping it is at minimum 3-4x as powerful as the current HD3000. If so then I couldn't imagine having a HTPC gaming computer in my living room that has the power of a GTX460'ish with the power usage of only 150watts give or take total computer power draw. 77w being the processor at stock clocks and that power factors the integrated GPU in as well.
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Is IB April 8th or 9th date a paper release or an actual release? I'm holding out on IB personally so curious. I went from an E8400 in Sep 2009, to a q9550 about 8 months ago, but the whole build is just feeling weighed down overall. Needs more power. smile.gif
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that is bull, IB was stated for spring 2012 well over a year ago that site has no clue *** they are talking about

I was referencing the initial date to ship to customers stated here and here and here and here and here.
Yes, it has been delayed from the original Q4 2011 date to sometime in the spring (march/april).
So unless you work for Intel and would like to give quote for the papers, or you can link articles from 2010 that say march/april of 2012, it is not bull.
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Hrrm I would wait on Ivy Bridge for 2 reasons:
1. It's right around the corner, like a month or two away I guess.
2. It is touted by intel to have a FAR FAR superior IGP, which I am excited about.
I have a 2500K sitting in a socket doing nothing, not even powered on. I think I am going to sell that here real soon and get a IvyBridge just for the IGP. I am hoping it is at minimum 3-4x as powerful as the current HD3000. If so then I couldn't imagine having a HTPC gaming computer in my living room that has the power of a GTX460'ish with the power usage of only 150watts give or take total computer power draw. 77w being the processor at stock clocks and that power factors the integrated GPU in as well.

I have no reason to buy Ivy because of the IGP.............. That's moot to nearly everyone on OCN thumb.gif
     
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I have no reason to buy Ivy because of the IGP.............. That's moot to nearly everyone on OCN thumb.gif

The IGP works well for accelerating some functions (I believe it was encoding and something else too)
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Hey, what's all this necessary talk? This is OCN, we don't buy new stuff because we need to, we buy new stuff because we want to! LOL. I mean come on, we're here because we love this stuff! thumb.gif Good move OP, same one I made, except my son has my 920 now. IB will be a drop in upgrade. Good to go!thumb.gif
 
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