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My first is looking to get a new computer within a month, he wants to know if he should build a 1090T rig right now, or wait a few weeks for i5 2500k?
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Build The sandybridge computer.
    
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Sandy. Even current Core i5s are better.
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The SandyBridge will probably be faster regardless of OC...and be significantly more expensive.
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SB will be much faster, but probably more expensive
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
The SandyBridge will probably be faster regardless of OC...and be significantly more expensive.
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SB will be much faster, but probably more expensive
Sandy Bridge will be cheaper and faster by a good 30% clock for clock :

Core I5 2500K - 239.99
Gigabyte P67 UD4 - 172.67
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...4~7GIGB096.htm

Total : 412.66

1090T : 229.99
ROG CIV 890FX : 209.99

Combo Price : 424.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.564876
    
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Sandy Bridge will be cheaper and faster by a good 30% clock for clock :

Core I5 2500K - 239.99
Gigabyte P67 UD4 - 172.67
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...4~7GIGB096.htm

Total : 412.66

1090T : 229.99
ROG CIV 890FX : 209.99

Combo Price : 424.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.564876
Dude you're comparing a near top-of-the-line AMD board right now to a low-mid range Intel.You can get an AMD board that'll do the job for half the price of the one you spec'd.
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Dude you're comparing a near top-of-the-line AMD board right now to a low-mid range Intel.You can get an AMD board that'll do the job for half the price of the one you spec'd.
Doesn't mean much though because the new chips will blow the 10xxT series out of the water. Will be worth every penny of the very minor price difference.

Also, a UD4 isn't low-mid range. It's more like low-upper range.
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thx guys im gnna tell him to wait it out!
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Dude you're comparing a near top-of-the-line AMD board right now to a low-mid range Intel.You can get an AMD board that'll do the job for half the price of the one you spec'd.
I KNEW someone was going to come in and ***** about my board selection. I could have easily picked the UD3 which was cheaper but instead picked the UD4. If he wants the UD5 or UD7 add a good hundred dollars onto the price BUT the UD4 for the money looks like a great board.

The K models are unlocked so he doesn't need a high end board to overclock.




Edit - 14 phase power on the UD4. Very nice gigabyte
    
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