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post #11 of 31
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The proc. will probably be a i7-950 unless sandy bridge really impresses me (lol)

Look at the new reviews and benchmarks on them that just came out, SB is great. You can pick up an i5-2500k + motherboard for less than the $400 you planned on spending on the i7-950. Or, if you're going to actually make use of HT, pick up the i7-2600k with a less expensive motherboard.
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so what are you actually recommending? SB or existing i5?
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Originally Posted by hexer4u;11871371 
so what are you actually recommending? SB or existing i5?

Both the i5-2500k and i7-2600k are Sandy chips.
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post #14 of 31
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OK, got it! Thanks.
3 more days until SB launch (or so I heard)
post #15 of 31
Haha I *just* stressed out the last two days climbing over forums, checking deals, learning all the tech to build my first system... and then saw this post. I was so focused on checking the current tech that I missed out entirely on Sandy Bridge O_O Glad I found this post, now I'll wait a few days to see if the deals on the current tech change or, fate forbid, I want to build an entirely new system with the new chipset, haha.
post #16 of 31
Thread Starter 
I just read a review about sandy bridge and I can say I'm quite impressed.
Since i7 2600k is almost the same prince of i7-950 I might switch my choice to SB.

However, since it's not yet available here, and when it will be, it will most likely be extreamly over-priced, I might have to make a tough decision.

The review can be found here: http://www.techspot.com/review/353-intel-sandy-bridge-corei5-2500k-corei7-2600k/ written today 3 January 2011

I'm quite curious how much time will it take to be available in shops here.
post #17 of 31
Get SB, an ASUS RAMPAGE p67, crucial C300, NOT A WD BLACK, but a spinpoint F3 and a 570, then sli later.
     
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post #18 of 31
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WOW, straight to the point!
Thanks!
post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by hexer4u;11872320 
WOW, straight to the point!
Thanks!

No problem.
More specifically: i5 2500k (price unknown)(prob $200 possibly)
mobo: Rampage ( guessing around $200)
RAM: 4gb ($50-100) either Muskin or Gskill, something with low timings (7-7-7 or 8-8-8)
PSU: Seasonic x-850 or antec equivalent $150+
GPU: evga 570 : $350
HDD: Spinpoint F3: $60
Case: personal choice
SSD: Crucial C300 (depends on capacity, starts at $140 For 64gb)
CPU cooler: TRUE, SLIVER ARROW or NOCTUA NHD14. doesn't matter really, just get a cheap cooler that's silent, air cooling gets you to 5+ ghz on ES samples for the 2600k before. So basically any cooler that you fancy.
Hope this helps.
Once you get more money:
Buy a second 570 and more ram
     
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F3s and Caviar Blacks are both awesome and essentially the same thing.
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