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  • 12% (1)
    Go with the Core i5 2500(k)
  • 62% (5)
    Wait on Ivy Bridge
  • 25% (2)
    What wrong with a 2009 model Phenom II?
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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by CDub07 View Post

Really? Might look into upgrading my GTX 580 with aftermarket cooling. Looking for a change but I have to admit my system still is revving right along. May keep saving and look into get a Intel LGA 2011 x6. Looking to go big as Bulldozer was not something that would set up a system to last a few years after building.

If you're considering 2011, then keep saving and look at Ivy Bridge - E which should be coming around April ish.

I don't consider X6 -> 2500K nearly a big enough jump for a full mobo upgrade.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by omega17 View Post

If you're considering 2011, then keep saving and look at Ivy Bridge - E which should be coming around April ish.
I don't consider X6 -> 2500K nearly a big enough jump for a full mobo upgrade.

This exactly, encoding might be the one thing the X6 beats the 2500 on. Not worth the jump
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post #13 of 21
eh..x6 to 2500k..for encoding? i'm not so sure that it'd be better.How about watercooling and clocking moar?
umm..i like the mobo choice thumb.gif
sandy bridge runs 2133 Rams flawlessly..may give moar performance
If you're only running @ 3.62..clock it up! devil.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 1/24/12 at 2:59pm
 
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post #14 of 21
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Wow this thread didn't turn out nearly the way I thought it would. So since AMD let me down and yall are all saying the Core i5 isn't enough performance gap between my X6 the only thing I can do is wait 4 Ivy Bridge. I still my jump to the i5 2500k. It was scoring 95fps on the first pass while my x6 was bringing 70+. Will think hard over the next few weeks or month.
Edited by CDub07 - 1/24/12 at 2:56pm
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

eh..x6 to 2500k..for encoding? i'm not so sure that it'd be better.How about watercooling and clocking moar?

I second this. I'd keep the x6, build a nice water loop, OC the CPU a bit more, and wait on IB.
Edited by svthomas - 1/24/12 at 3:04pm
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by CDub07 View Post

Instead of just typing some long drawn out back story I will just list what I had picked out.
Intel Core i5 2500k -$229.00
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3 - $204
G-Skill Ripjaw X 1866 8GB - 59.99
Total - 494.97
The motherboard can be downgraded but i choice it cause of the SATA ports. I have 5 HDs and want to also have a Bluray reader/burner and dvd burner. Also the hydra switchable graphics is a must to. I will use everything from my current rig except the dvd drives and ram and my H50.

not worth it. there won't be any 'huge' substantial gains from this switch. you are better off with another GTX 580, but then you mobo don't support SLI unfortunately.
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post #17 of 21
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If you're gaming, I'd say it's only slightly worth it. If you can sell your current parts to make some of the money back, then it's definitely worth it.
What do you do with your computer?

Agree.. gaming experience will be the same. If you're doing other things on the side such as photoshop and other creative applications that require this kind of power.. then yes.
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post #18 of 21
I said the asrock extreme 3 gen 3 not extreme 4 gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20z68%20extreme%203

it has 6 ports 2 sata 6 and 4 sata 3
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post #19 of 21
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Really? Might look into upgrading my GTX 580 with aftermarket cooling. Looking for a change but I have to admit my system still is revving right along. May keep saving and look into get a Intel LGA 2011 x6. Looking to go big as Bulldozer was not something that would set up a system to last a few years after building.

Well you mentioned the encoding part, thats pretty much were the x6 in close. Gaming wise, the i5 kills tho. Hence why we're not really giving you the full on "go ahead" to the i5 due to the encoding part you mentioned.
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post #20 of 21
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I said the asrock extreme 3 gen 3 not extreme 4 gen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20z68%20extreme%203
it has 6 ports 2 sata 6 and 4 sata 3

I know. I need at a minimal at least 7 Sata ports. None of the lower $100 boards have more than 6 ports.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post

not worth it. there won't be any 'huge' substantial gains from this switch. you are better off with another GTX 580, but then you mobo don't support SLI unfortunately.

Actually thinking of getting rid of the GTX 580 for a something a little more power conservative. Thinking GTX 560TI 448 Core.
Edited by CDub07 - 1/24/12 at 3:28pm
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