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hey guys im upgrading my pc Q1 of 2011 and dont know if i should upgrade my ssd's and gpu, mobo and ram or go for sandy bridge and now do the ssd's and get a lesser gpu ? id also have to get a new water block for the new cpu socket. i upgrade once a year so it means no sandy bridge untill 2012, not really sure of the best move...
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i think your current rig is fine for a long time yet, I don't consider 1366 > sandybridge a real upgrade, More like a sidegrade.
If you where to say, get a better ssd the performance increase would be much more noticeable
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hey guys im upgrading my pc Q1 of 2011 and dont know if i should upgrade my ssd's and gpu, mobo and ram or go for sandy bridge and now do the ssd's and get a lesser gpu ? id also have to get a new water block for the new cpu socket. i upgrade once a year so it means no sandy bridge untill 2012, not really sure of the best move...
The enthusiast level SB will not be coming out at the beginning (thinking 3rd of 4th quarter 2011). Those will be the chips to upgrade to. Your i7 9x0 chip will be more than fine for the upcoming future.
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So the i7 2600k won't come out in January?
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Your rig is fine now,but a new video card would be your best bet.Switching to sandy bridge isn't going to gain you fps like a new video card will.
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So the i7 2600k won't come out in January?
It will come out in January but it's not the enthusiast chips. The 2600K is simply a E5640 (32nm 4c/8t 12mb) with a slightly different architecture, 8mb cache, and much higher stock speeds.

The difference in performance between them clock for clock is minimal, but it's also a comparrision most people aren't doing since the E5xx0 series is so uncommon.

Compare all of them:
i7 950 (4c/8t 8mb 3.06ghz 45nm) Bloomfield
2600K (4c/8t 8mb 3.40ghz 32nm) Sandy Bridge
E5640 (4c/8t 12mb 2.66ghz 32nm) Westmere
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post #7 of 11
Keep the i7 920. If you really want maybe get a new gpu, or a bigger ssd. I would say your pretty set right now.
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post #8 of 11
Don't upgrade to Sb there is no reason too.
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Originally Posted by InfernoUk View Post
hey guys im upgrading my pc Q1 of 2011 and dont know if i should upgrade my ssd's and gpu, mobo and ram or go for sandy bridge and now do the ssd's and get a lesser gpu ? id also have to get a new water block for the new cpu socket. i upgrade once a year so it means no sandy bridge untill 2012, not really sure of the best move...
I'd stick with the LGA 1366 and i7 9xx you have, you have a lot of room to upgrade your current platform. I'd would have to agree with others, that early on SB is not really going to be much of an upgrade,(based on what I have been reading) especially if you care about $$ a little. Besides, it's never a bad idea to sit back when something new comes out and wait for the technology to mature a little, see what the reviews are, and learn about the tech a little more in depth and make an informed decision.

my $.02


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yup i will have a nice review of the sanydbirdge platform as well as OC guide and everything come release.
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