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Ha I'm in the same boat, actually have the 950 from micro center sitting in my desk unopened. Mobo on the way. I've gone back and forth.

I decided that the 2600k with tax and everything for me will be close to $400. Thats what I payed for this cpu and board. I don't really want to skimp down to the 2500k as it looks like the 950 will hang with it.

I think I will build this and then see what intel offers with socket 2011 later this year.

The date is like january 9th I believe. I called micro center they arem't sure when they will get them. I wonder if they will sell them at a discount right away?
Also in the same boat. After reading alittle about SB and the pricing, I'm still leaning towards a 950 build for under $450. I have some OCZ DDR-3 ram laying around. I just need to grab a single stick from Mc or newegg and I should be all set. I really don't want to get the 2500k without hyperthreads...

2600k close to $400 is too much for me. Especially just for a cpu. I'll wait for ivy bridge.
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post #22 of 68
My 2 cents is that, Your system is pretty good ... so why change? Only change if you see a ground shaking product that you feel that it will bring lots of performance upgrades.

Even changing you i7 920 for a 950 won't be a very intelligent choice because ... you won't notice much ... :x And if you are at 3.8Ghz @ 1.2v ... damn, you got a great chip and you can clock it higher if you want more performance.

So, my 2 cents is to wait for SB, IB... even if its just to check performance...

All my statements were wrote thinking that your new build is to replace your actual build of course. If it's a new rig, gaming rig, just w8 and see SB... i think for gaming it will be the sweet pot
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post #23 of 68
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Also in the same boat. After reading alittle about SB and the pricing, I'm still leaning towards a 950 build for under $450. I have some OCZ DDR-3 ram laying around. I just need to grab a single stick from Mc or newegg and I should be all set. I really don't want to get the 2500k without hyperthreads...

2600k close to $400 is too much for me. Especially just for a cpu. I'll wait for ivy bridge.
Yah I agree. Also fyi you can run 4 sticks in triple channel. I did not know this. So you can just grab a pair if thats all you can find. I have 4 sticks in my sig and was happy to hear I can use them all.
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I had the same dilemma. I was on the fence between waiting for the Sandy Bridge or going with the awesome deal at micro center. I chose to go for the 950 at micro center after what a friend of mine told me. He said that although the sandy bridges are designed to be better than the i7's out right now, it will take a while before they truly release some sandy bridge cpus that are worth their money in performance. After hearing that, I chose to go with i7 950.
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Depends on what you are going to do with the computer. If you use truecrypt or anything like that, you get hardware support for AES which is Really nice on SandyBridge / Gulftown.

It's only the SB mid-range that's coming in january, is it really worth waiting for?
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It's only the SB mid-range that's coming in january, is it really worth waiting for?
^This
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I had the same dilemma. I was on the fence between waiting for the Sandy Bridge or going with the awesome deal at micro center. I chose to go for the 950 at micro center after what a friend of mine told me. He said that although the sandy bridges are designed to be better than the i7's out right now, it will take a while before they truly release some sandy bridge cpus that are worth their money in performance. After hearing that, I chose to go with i7 950.
Your friend is incompetent.
post #28 of 68
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It's only the SB mid-range that's coming in january, is it really worth waiting for?
why does it matter if it's mid-range when it will have better clock for clock performance than i7 9xx

at this point, it's not much of a wait either, lol
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Your friend is incompetent.
What makes you say that?
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If you guys wait till january 6th or 8th whenever NDA is up, I am going to have a comparison for you guys x58 vs P67 both at high clocks, as well as an OC guide.

If any of you have read my reviews you know it will be in depth and through.
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