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Not sure why one would purchase a brand new LGA 1366 build, given that there are many people who are selling used rigs...
But whatever floats anyone's boat smile.gif

And yes, sandy bridge is faster than any quad core i7, i7-980X and i7-970 probably are a bit quicker, time will tell.
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...And yes, sandy bridge is faster than any quad core i7, i7-980X and i7-970 probably are a bit quicker, time will tell.
With your logic, a Yugo with a supercharger is faster than a Enzo Ferrari.



Sandy Bridge = poor man's i7.
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Play with it whats done is done and keep in mind its an i7 not a p4 ..
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Sandy Bridge = poor man's i7.
Bloomfield is old tech.

32nm > 45nm
80W TDP > 130W TDP

YEAH.. Totally worth it to go with a 950 over a 2600K
    
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The tone that some people take seems to have gotten signifcantly meaner lately......
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LOL. If that was indeed a real purchase, you paid $70 more for that 950 than it costs @ microcenter.
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LOL. If that was indeed a real purchase, you paid $70 more for that 950 than it costs @ microcenter.
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post #38 of 232
Does the job well. Nice build.

You're right. Forget the SB 'cuz P67 (8x/8x CF/SLI) sucks.

Real enthusiast waits for 2011 Socket which is still away.. or buys the high end platform of today instead of mainstream of future.
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post #39 of 232
why is everybody getting so defensive about SB? is it that much of a massive jump forward that u would get rid of your proboly just 1 year old CPU and MoBo? waste of money i think. now socket 2011...that would be worth it.
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post #40 of 232
I'm not spending any money on anything new until Ivy comes out. It's worth the wait for a year, I can save up and buy other things that I will need in the mean time. If you want to buy a 1366 system when SB is coming out soon, its not that big a deal.

1366 is still great, but thats like buying an old xbox when the new one is about to come up with backwards compatibility. not a huge deal but I can see why some people are freaking out here lol
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