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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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How the things looks, the i5-2500K seems a good option to upgrade the rig above my sig. Don't you think guys?
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It's where I'm heading.


x6 is cool for benchmarks, but I never noticed any difference outside of that over my 965 that I couldn't attribute to the better NB overlock.
    
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How the things looks, the i5-2500K seems a good option to upgrade the rig above my sig. Don't you think guys?
Absolutely, if Balla is switching over to the 2500k, that tells you something.

Plus, check out the poll results.
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The price is the kicker for me, slightly less than a 1090T, yet it destroys the 1090T.

AMD is just trying to rally with higher factory clocks right now.

Like the 975 which is about $190 retail...
    
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The price is the kicker for me, slightly less than a 1090T, yet it destroys the 1090T.

AMD is just trying to rally with higher factory clocks right now.

Like the 975 which is about $190 retail...
Who would buy a 975 for a new rig? When the 2500k is only like $20 more, and it utterly dominates it. For AMD's sake, ( and our sake ) I hope BD is all it's cracked up to be, or Intel is gonna have a field day knowing they have no competition. For now, their Price / Performance / Power Consumption is top notch, and nothing can touch it. These are the 3 P's that AMD was banking on, and now they've been beaten to the punch, what's new right?

Like I said, if YOU are switching over from the 1090T, Intel must be doing something right. Excellent chip at an awesome price, what's not to like?

I can't find many faults if any to SB, ( oh yea, the conspiracy over DRM, LOL ) that other thread is hilarious, and it's actually a deal breaker for those who were never going to buy it anyway.

Like you said, some people are just sad ( and pirates, ha ha )
Edited by 2010rig - 1/4/11 at 10:23pm
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So I'm about 70% decided on upgrading to Intel Sandy Bridge, My motherboard is not that good and never bothered overclocking my CPU.

If I upgrade I will be overclocking,so is it advised If I want a bit more performance in CPU Intensive games?

Will the system(Sandy Bridge i7 2600k@4.0GHZ-4.4GHZ) at least last me for 2 years with a GPU upgrade in a few months or at the end of 2011?

As for DDR3 ram, 1600MHZ or 2000MHZ? and I was thinking 6-8GB DDR3,I open up a lot of applications at once, the system is 90% used for gaming and 10% for other tasks.

Other Tasks:
Viewing large HD video content, streaming and ripped content.
Opening large or creating large compressed files(win.rar, 7-zip)
Opening up a lot of applications at once


My cpu just doesn't cut it at least from what I have been experiencing, I will be Transferring my current GPU to the new Build.

or

Put my GTX470 in that is gathering dust,I'm just concerned the heat from the card will limit the cooling of the CPU.

I need to get the following new parts:
CPU:i72600K
Ram: DDR3 1600-2000MHZ 4,6 or 8GB
PSU:850-1000(I'm planning on finally doing sli or crossfire)
Motherboard:High quality motherboard with good overclocking capabilities as well as SLI or Crossfire and USB 3.0.(preferably native)
HDD: SSD? or ordinary HDD?
Blu-Ray Player or Player/Burner

I also need to ask what 8x/8x bridge means for me? At least for the time being that is, If I use a single card?

Surly 16x will give me better performance for a single card right?

My Budget will be $2000 maybe willing to stretch it to $2300 which equates to the following:

$2000AUD=$2,003USD
$2300AUD=$2,303USD

$2000AUD= £1287GBP
$2300AUD=£1480GBP

Sorry for my long as hell post, I just don't want to rush into anything,If anyone can answer some of my questions, I would very much appreciate it.

Thank you.
Edited by Greatskeem - 1/4/11 at 10:24pm
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lol - I probably have stayed on my 1090T if my mobo didn't fart out or the chip itself..

Either way I RMA'ed my chip to newegg and while it was RMA'ed I decided I was gonna go DDR3, which got me looking at $180 motherboards and then I saw the price on the i5 and things started to click.

Sold my 1090T - sold my ddr2 - bought the board in my sig for $180 (image that), bought the ram in my sig for $75, never lost any money on either of it... Still need a chip, so overall the cost of going to SB with the i5 and a ddr3 upgrade is going to be the cost of the chip -$10.


Why not?
    
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lol - I probably have stayed on my 1090T if my mobo didn't fart out or the chip itself..

Either way I RMA'ed my chip to newegg and while it was RMA'ed I decided I was gonna go DDR3, which got me looking at $180 motherboards and then I saw the price on the i5 and things started to click.

Sold my 1090T - sold my ddr2 - bought the board in my sig for $180 (image that), bought the ram in my sig for $75, never lost any money on either of it... Still need a chip, so overall the cost of going to SB with the i5 and a ddr3 upgrade is going to be the cost of the chip -$10.


Why not?
Solid upgrade. I would've done the same thing if I was in your shoes.

I hope this is a sign of things to come from Intel, imagine IB 6 core processors in the $300ish range, or at the price current 950's are selling?

According to Intel, the new standard will be Quad Cores, replacing Dual Cores for entry level, 8 cores replacing 6 core for high end, so that means 6 core process will be mid-high end.

The 8 cores ( 16 threads ) will obviously be $1000 to replace the 980x, but what if they priced them at $500 - $700? that would be insane. This will only be done if they have competition, so for our sake, I hope BD delivers, and is at least competitive.
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@Balla: May i ask? what are you using to onl? your lappy?
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Yah I'm using my overclocked Dell Studio 14z with T6500 @ 2.1GHz cranking out 2.5Ghz

Also has a 9400m gpu I also overclocked just to raise up the settings a bit in LoL while playing on my 1080p screen still

It's really my girlfriends that I gave her after deciding to go with a desktop - but she knows who is #1 around here.


The worst part is I just got a water block for my gtx 470 that was benchable on air @ 900 core and it's just sitting there with $6 worth of high end thermal paste waiting to get lit up
    
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