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20% increase will BARELY do anything for gaming. You are long due for an upgrade, so just upgrade now.
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20% increase will BARELY do anything for gaming. You are long due for an upgrade, so just upgrade now.

you realize that a Sandy Bridge CPU is only about a 20% upgrade from what he has now right?
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Look, upgrading is fine. Waiting for IB isn't a big deal, if his schedule permits it. IF HIS SCHEDULE PERMITS IT. I was running my geritol rig, and had the money to upgrade right after AMD released the 7900 series. I could have waited a month or two for kepler, but I pulled the trigger. I just wanted the update (and I had bought some of the parts already so eh). Other people would be willing to wait. If you only update your system once every 3-5 years, a month or two is nothing.

That said, the big deal about IB is that it will be able to overclock to higher levels, with less volts, which in turn means less heat. So, you'll be getting better numbers out of the gate, but the "4.5 overclock" analogue of current generation SB chips is going to be higher, and just as easy to get to (from what prelim reports from testers have indicated). As I said earlier, though, the CPU is pretty much never going to be your bottleneck, until you're running 3-6 monitors and/or running sli or xfire GPUs. The real reason to wait is that as the new stuff comes out, everything going to drop in price. I'd normally just say "go for the 2500k" but there ARE some programs, and probably more in the future, which will support hyperthreading. So, it's probably worth it to get an i7.

Beyond that ONE characteristic (hyperthreading), though, it's probably pretty irrelevant. If you want to OC at all (it's really easy, just be conservative and methodical with it as you get comfortable with it), get an unlocked chip, but otherwise get the cheapest you can which meets your needs. I'd personally say get a 1155 chip as you'll save money on your motherboard, but it's really your call.
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Look, upgrading is fine. Waiting for IB isn't a big deal, if his schedule permits it. IF HIS SCHEDULE PERMITS IT. I was running my geritol rig, and had the money to upgrade right after AMD released the 7900 series. I could have waited a month or two for kepler, but I pulled the trigger. I just wanted the update (and I had bought some of the parts already so eh). Other people would be willing to wait. If you only update your system once every 3-5 years, a month or two is nothing.
That said, the big deal about IB is that it will be able to overclock to higher levels, with less volts, which in turn means less heat. So, you'll be getting better numbers out of the gate, but the "4.5 overclock" analogue of current generation SB chips is going to be higher, and just as easy to get to (from what prelim reports from testers have indicated). As I said earlier, though, the CPU is pretty much never going to be your bottleneck, until you're running 3-6 monitors and/or running sli or xfire GPUs. The real reason to wait is that as the new stuff comes out, everything going to drop in price. I'd normally just say "go for the 2500k" but there ARE some programs, and probably more in the future, which will support hyperthreading. So, it's probably worth it to get an i7.
Beyond that ONE characteristic (hyperthreading), though, it's probably pretty irrelevant. If you want to OC at all (it's really easy, just be conservative and methodical with it as you get comfortable with it), get an unlocked chip, but otherwise get the cheapest you can which meets your needs. I'd personally say get a 1155 chip as you'll save money on your motherboard, but it's really your call.

The only reason I haven't upgraded for so long is I've not really needed too. My current system is perfectly fine and runs everything I need. ( I could ride push bike to work but I choose to drive a 2.5ltr v6...need...no...want....yes ).Upgrading as with 80% of people isn't because the system they have doesn't do what they need. I can and do OC more just to educate myself. I work in IT and like to know as much about everything IT related as I can. I want to upgrade as I can afford to and I want to.

I don't mind waiting a month or two it really doesn't matter to me. Having the fastest system in the world also isn't my goal. My main goal is just to get the best I can ( whether I use all it's capabilities or not lets be honest who ever does? ). If I wait a month and get something that will if I need it too last that 1 year longer then bonus.

Good advice and defiantly food for thought. +1

thanks

Taylor

It may be that when the new IB comes out I don't think the price/performance is worth it
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Holy cow, i did not notice your GPU. Kudos for an awesome oldschool rig. 8800 rules. You even have OCZ reapers biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Holy cow, i did not notice your GPU. Kudos for an awesome oldschool rig. 8800 rules. You even have OCZ reapers biggrin.gifthumb.gif

haha ty it was/is my baby. and still going strong
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Well taken a leap and bought the first bit. A samsung 830, 256GB SSD.

I know I won't get the full benifit until I upgrade the MOBO but hey it spreads the cost out smile.gif
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Use this thread to set that bad boy up. I LOVE my samsung drive. Using that guide, I dropped my windows install from like 30 GB to under 10. Also, it helps control some of the small read/write stuff that windows does passively.
 
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Use this thread to set that bad boy up. I LOVE my samsung drive. Using that guide, I dropped my windows install from like 30 GB to under 10. Also, it helps control some of the small read/write stuff that windows does passively.

ALready had it book marked smile.gif I've been installing them at work recently and that guide has readlly helped. Boeses happy, users happy. Me HAPPY should be here tomorrow yay can't wait smile.gif
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Hi peeps,
Had a frackar with my pc of late and spent a week trying to figure out what was wrong. Only to discover it was a bloody driver for the GPU lol.
Anyway. During this time I was almost convinced I had to buy new bits. Now it's all fixed the Fiancee has granted me permission to upgrade anyway yay.
So wanted some advise/opinions on the hardware. So far I'm looking at
Intel i7 Core 3820 3.60GHz
MSI X79A-GD65 Intel X79 or Asus p9x79 or Asus sabretooth X79
Kingston HyperX Genesis Blu 8GB DDR3 or corsair vengance Lp 8gb

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler ( comes with it ) I may keep my old one in my sig rig!
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 ( when the price comes down once the new 600 series come out )
Planning on 2x 64gb ssd's in raid for main OS
Keeping my PSU and Tower I expect as I think they are good enough ( from my sig rig).
Any thoughts peeps?
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Well waited for the IB to come...Still not sure it's it's really worth the leap from my first post but been having a look and come up with this my my IB build IF I choose it over the SB-e

i7- 3770k
H100 corsair
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 - Gen3, Intel Z77
8Gb (2x4Gb) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600Mhz

I've looked and apparantly I can fit the H100 with no issues into my tower. I will be getting the nvidia 680 about a month after I get this lot ( not sure which revision evga, msi etc )

I've gotten the SSD already and I'm happy with that.

Any idea's you lovers of performance you...

Cheers:thumb:
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