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i7 920 to i7 2600k...worth it? Poll

Poll Results: Worth it going from i7 920 to i7 2600k?

 
  • 14% (8)
    Yes, definitely worth it buy now!
  • 69% (39)
    No, not worth doing it.
  • 16% (9)
    Yes, but wait for prices to come down whenever that may be
56 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Folks, as stated is it worth going from my 920 to the i7 2600k? Also what are prices likely to be in UK for 1155socket and the 2600k cpu?
post #2 of 15
Worth depends on what you're doing. In general I'd say not. You might get some more PPD folding-but not enough to justify the expense IMHO.
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post #3 of 15
No, SB is not as powerful as the i7 9XX CPUs, but SB overclocks really well.
    
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post #4 of 15
No dont do it.
     
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakingSoda;11830372 
No, SB is not as powerful as the i7 9XX CPUs, but SB overclocks really well.

but the 2600k is nearly as good as the extreme i7 chips and likely to be less than half the price?
post #6 of 15
You guys this cpu is the best...it can reach 5.3ghz on air proof.gifhttp://www.overclock.net/intel-general/890563-10-days-till-sandy-bridge-released.html
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post #7 of 15
Ivy Bridge FTW. Sandy Bridge NOT FTW.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by $ilent;11830407 
but the 2600k is nearly as good as the extreme i7 chips and likely to be less than half the price?

It is alittle above $300

http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/890563-10-days-till-sandy-bridge-released.html

there is a price list on the first page
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Overclocker/Gamer;11830410 
Ivy Bridge FTW. Sandy Bridge NOT FTW.

Bulldozer FTW
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Overclocker/Gamer;11830410 
Ivy Bridge FTW. Sandy Bridge NOT FTW.

Isn't Ivy Bridge going to be i5s/i7s still except with a smaller manufacturing process?
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