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Yeah, I think I'll stick with my current i7 and will wait till Ivy. I think I need a new case before anything. My Antec 1200 is showing its age and half the fans aren't working properly anymore. An LED out of one, 1 fan doesn't work. 1 fan is discolored, one fan's bearings seem out of wack and makes a weird noise.

But that's mostly from moving that sob around throughout college.
Since you're itching to upgrade, buy some new fans.
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Can SB run 16x8 on PCIe or is it only 8x8? Does it depend on the motherboard?
lol...you ask that like it actually matters. It says in the article that it's 16x4 or 8x8.
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Yeah, I think I'll stick with my current i7 and will wait till Ivy. I think I need a new case before anything. My Antec 1200 is showing its age and half the fans aren't working properly anymore. An LED out of one, 1 fan doesn't work. 1 fan is discolored, one fan's bearings seem out of wack and makes a weird noise.

But that's mostly from moving that sob around throughout college.
Let me know and ill take that case off your hands
    
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You don't have PPU disabled in that run .

? 82,000 cpu? lol.
I ran it at stock settings.
    
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Wow, that MSI board does look nice...
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lol...you ask that like it actually matters. It says in the article that it's 16x4 or 8x8.
Of course it does, didn't you get the memo?

This paints a pretty clear picture of x16 vs x8 for the rest of the boards that only run x8 x8.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8
Edited by 2010rig - 12/31/10 at 1:43pm
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It's because of certain people that are moving up to SB and calling the 1st gen i7's crap.
The X58 i7s are certainly not crap, but I seriously hope some newer SB or BD chips will crush it. I mean X58 is still top of the line since 2008, it's time for a new monster.

Right now the only real upgrade for my 4GHz Q9550 would be either a S1156 i7 or a S1366 i7 for a multi GPU setup. AMD is uninteresting for me ATM since the PHII X4 are a downgrade and the PHII X6 are only a slight upgrade/sidegrade in gaming. The price of the Phenoms are very competiting though. It seems like we're going to be stuck with 2007-2008'ish performance for while longer
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The X58 i7s are certainly not crap, but I seriously hope some newer SB or BD chips will crush it. I mean X58 is still top of the line since 2008, it's time for a new monster.

Right now the only real upgrade for my 4GHz Q9550 would be either a S1156 i7 or a S1366 i7 for a multi GPU setup. AMD is uninteresting for me ATM since the PHII X4 are a downgrade and the PHII X6 are only a slight upgrade/sidegrade in gaming. The price of the Phenoms are very competiting though. It seems like we're going to be stuck with 2007-2008'ish performance for while longer
Yah it's kinda lame, AMD was stuck for awhile there under Intel with a few things and they didn't come out with anything new really while the lawsuit was up (which took years to settle).

Intel has very strong chips, but they're nothing new, just faster. HT isn't something I'm really interested in, and it's not new in the least.

If AMD can innovate multi core cpu's with Bulldozer it will be win/win for everyone, even Intel as it will force them to redesign as well.
    
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Of course it does, didn't you get the memo?

This paints a pretty clear picture of x16 vs x8 for the rest of the boards that only run x8 x8.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8
huh? That article completely supports my point. There is no difference between 16x and 8x. The part you bolded from me was the number of slots it can run at 16x and the number of slots it will run at 8x...so I have no clue what is important about that part where it needs to be bold.
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Dude I was agreeing with you, lol, what do you think the rolling of the eyes meant?

I posted that article to educate those who think it makes a difference.

I guess sarcasm isn't as universal as I thought it was.
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