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Should I upgrade my q9550 system to Ivy?

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My current rig specs are in my signature. I figured that I should wait out SandyBridge, but when I keep reading these posts about Ivy I'm starting to get jealous. I primarily use my system to play 1080p videos, convert videos from one file format to another (eg to play in itunes or for my 360), and for gaming. I'm sure that my current rig could handle Diablo 3 without much issue but my computer is slow as balls loading software and on booting. Would I notice a big difference going to Ivy, or should I just get a new solid state HDD and wait for the next Tick/Tock cycle? I'd be interested in spending no more than 5-600 bucks.
    
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a nice SSD and a fresh install of windows will give you a nice performance boost and wait out a year for haswel which is the next tock..

if you have the upgrade itch then buid a nice ivy bridge rig but still get an SSD thumb.gif
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a nice SSD and a fresh install of windows will give you a nice performance boost and wait out a year for haswel which is the next tock..
if you have the upgrade itch then buid a nice ivy bridge rig but still get an SSD thumb.gif

100% agreed. My q6600 (at stock) still has plenty of punch left, I've been using it as an interim while my new build comes together, and it's plenty fast. An SSD makes all the difference for boot times and software load times.

Definitely wait out haswell IMO.
     
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