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As the title says I am getting rid of the x58 chipset and going with the z68 build.

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Why? What's wrong with your 960? I thought upgrading from Nehalem to Sandy Bridge is more like a side-grade?
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I you have made your decision to upgrade, why dont you wait a little more to go with Z77+Ivy?
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post #4 of 31
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It is sort of but with a 2 year old cpu and build, there isn't much more that this thing can take. And I want to NOW instead of later.
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post #5 of 31
I'd say wait for Ivy bridge mate, then you could either get a 22nm CPU, or hopefully you will be able to pick up a 2500K or 2600K cheaper.
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post #6 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

I'd say wait for Ivy bridge mate, then you could either get a 22nm CPU, or hopefully you will be able to pick up a 2500K or 2600K cheaper.

THIS SO MANY TIMES OVER.

Just wait until the end of April. These new chips use less power and can clock even higher than SB, with 5-15% increase clock for clock, well worth the wait. I know I'm waiting until then, well until June really.
     
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post #7 of 31
He said he want to upgrade NOW rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaosAD View Post

He said he want to upgrade NOW rolleyes.gif

And I'm saying it can wait. Unless he is losing wads of money, or the build is just plain BSODing (Which in a small span as 2 years is highly unlikely), he can wait until Ivy, a worth it wait. It is beyond stupid unless there is a real reason such as a loss of money, in which case go right ahead, but if there isnt, and the computer chuggs along just fine, sit tight like the rest of us x58 users.
     
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post #9 of 31
If he needs a build right now under no circumstances I'd say go with a 2500K and a cooler and overclock the hell outta it thumb.gif
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post #10 of 31
My x58 is now 3 years old (before the 960 was conceived). I'll be switching too, BUT for IVY Bridge, not for the soon to be out-dated Sandy cane. wink.gif

If I can wait a few more weeks then so can you. thumb.gif
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