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Thanks for the replies, especially two cables! I'll get the tx650 then, I trust your word!

But here's the dilemma: Get a i7 950 now that i'm here in US or wait 1 year to get the new ones?

Two Cables, you said that my current pc with the quad core would hold up, but wouldnt I gain a lot of performance if I got the i7?

Cause then, if the difference between i7 and the sandy bridge is significant, next year I can replace it.

What do you say?
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Thanks for the replies, especially two cables! I'll get the tx650 then, I trust your word!

But here's the dilemma: Get a i7 950 now that i'm here in US or wait 1 year to get the new ones?

Two Cables, you said that my current pc with the quad core would hold up, but wouldnt I gain a lot of performance if I got the i7?

Cause then, if the difference between i7 and the sandy bridge is significant, next year I can replace it.

What do you say?
But the 650W Antec TruePower New is superior to the TX650, and they have basically the same price. The reason why the TPN is superior is because its internals, and not because it's partially modular. The TX650 just kinda pales in comparison to today's good PSUs, such as the TruePower New series.

Anyway, of course there would be a performance gain. But as far as how your system would run Windows 7 with the way it is right now: it would run it like an Olympic Champion. I mean, Windows 7 isn't as demanding as one might think even though it's the newest offering from Microsoft. It's even a bit less demanding in some ways than Vista. Windows 7 is closer to XP in this regard.

But whether or not you need to upgrade from the Q8200, I don't know. It feels more like a personal decision to me. But upgrading to Windows 7 won't cause a drop in performance in the least bit. If anything, it should feel slightly faster - especially if you install the 64-bit version.
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But upgrading to Windows 7 won't cause a drop in performance in the least bit. If anything, it should feel slightly faster - especially if you install the 64-bit version.
I second this. It will run just fine with your current processor and 6970.

If I were in your situation, I would definitely wait for the Sandy Bridge processors since they will be released in a couple of days. If you can't pick it up physically, you could also order online and get it shipped? ( I don't know your circumstances but thought I might as well throw that idea out just in case )

I personally probably could not justify myself buying any of the current generation Intel processors knowing that SB will be coming out soon (unless it was a life/death situation, metaphorically speaking).

I can't really comment on the Q8200/6970 bottle-necking unfortunately. For reference, I run a Q6600/GTX460 and the performance in BFBC2 is very nice (1680x1050, mid/high settings).
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The q8200 is not very good for gaming or overclocking.


an e8400 is better even. You should get a used 775 cpu then when you are ready, make a full platform upgrade.
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I second this. It will run just fine with your current processor and 6970.

If I were in your situation, I would definitely wait for the Sandy Bridge processors since they will be released in a couple of days. If you can't pick it up physically, you could also order online and get it shipped? ( I don't know your circumstances but thought I might as well throw that idea out just in case )

I personally probably could not justify myself buying any of the current generation Intel processors knowing that SB will be coming out soon (unless it was a life/death situation, metaphorically speaking).

I can't really comment on the Q8200/6970 bottle-necking unfortunately. For reference, I run a Q6600/GTX460 and the performance in BFBC2 is very nice (1680x1050, mid/high settings).
That's the problem..Im back home in a few days and I cant order it later, it would end up being the same as buying it in my country, which would mean paying twice the price.

Another thing, the midrange sandy bridge processor probably wont be superior tto an i7 950, right? If i upgraded it now, I think Id have the same performance as id have buying the sandy bridge I would buy (if i stayed more days in Us). Does that make sense?

Well, you said my CPU supports the upgrade..ok. Im just not sure if it can handle one more year till im able to finally buy the new sandy, assuming that i dont get the i7 now, of course.
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That's the problem..Im back home in a few days and I cant order it later, it would end up being the same as buying it in my country, which would mean paying twice the price.

Another thing, the midrange sandy bridge processor probably wont be superior tto an i7 950, right? If i upgraded it now, I think Id have the same performance as id have buying the sandy bridge I would buy (if i stayed more days in Us). Does that make sense?

Well, you said my CPU supports the upgrade..ok. Im just not sure if it can handle one more year till im able to finally buy the new sandy, assuming that i dont get the i7 now, of course.
No, they won't be since they will very likely be limited to OCing, except for the i5 2500K and the i7 2600K.

Waiting another year for an upgrade is kinda long in my opinion. There's a few options for you though:
- Upgrade now and get a new i5 or i7 system or
- Upgrade to a better 775 CPU as The Master Chief said and wait for Bulldozer from AMD which will come in about 6 months.
    
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That's the problem..Im back home in a few days and I cant order it later, it would end up being the same as buying it in my country, which would mean paying twice the price.

Another thing, the midrange sandy bridge processor probably wont be superior tto an i7 950, right? If i upgraded it now, I think Id have the same performance as id have buying the sandy bridge I would buy (if i stayed more days in Us). Does that make sense?

Well, you said my CPU supports the upgrade..ok. Im just not sure if it can handle one more year till im able to finally buy the new sandy, assuming that i dont get the i7 now, of course.
Whether or not it can handle 1 more year depends on you and nothing else.

For example, if my sig rig continues functioning for the next 5 years (which it should), then it'll last me another 5 years regardless of how far ahead this world advances. For me, I think it is a matter of what's practical and not what new technology is out right now.
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a Little late for 775 Socket???
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a Little late for 775 Socket???
For some yeah, but not for everyone. For me, my system is still quite formidable.
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For me, my system is still quite formidable.
Ditto must be a good 2nd Hand market for 775 Socket though..
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