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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
  • 37% (135)
    775
  • 6% (23)
    1156
  • 10% (39)
    1366
  • 16% (60)
    AM2/AM3
  • 29% (106)
    Waiting For Ivy Bridge
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If you just got it, and can return it, I'd say go for it, wait it out a bit if you can though, I'm sure clock for clock reviews will be out soon, but I've already seen 5 GHZ on air at this review with the Asus Maximus IV Extreme.

The 950 will do 4.2 on air, but not much more.
I'm not in rush of building as I still buy parts one by one, but it looks like I won't go wrong with either the 2500K or 2600K though. Just wait for MicroCenter to have a sale on the 2600K and I'll be all over it.
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I'm not in rush of building as I still buy parts one by one, but it looks like I won't go wrong with either the 2500K or 2600K though. Just wait for MicroCenter to have a sale on the 2600K and I'll be all over it.
Exactly, 5 GHZ on air is impressive, heck I'm even contemplating grabbing a 2600k to play with 'till IB comes around, ha ha.

I'm gonna wait 'till I see more data though.

All the reviews have 3.4 vs 3.06 for example with the 950, what if they had the 950 @ 3.8 vs 3.4? I'm sure it would be a different story.

But like I said, 5 GHZ on air will never be reached on a 950!
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Exactly, 5 GHZ on air is impressive, heck I'm even contemplating grabbing a 2600k to play with 'till IB comes around, ha ha.

I'm gonna wait 'till I see more data though.

All the reviews have 3.4 vs 3.06 for example with the 950, what if they had the 950 @ 3.8 vs 3.4? I'm sure it would be a different story.

But like I said, 5 GHZ on air will never be reached on a 950!
You do know that guy says not to do a 5GHZ on the CPU chip. Besides the chip only overclocks when you running heavy load, it isn't constant.....
post #24 of 458
It's gonna be sweet to upgrade to the i5 2500k Sandy bridge. I'm glad I spent my was to be pc build money on audio equipment in 2010 instead of going for the core i5/1156 set up.

Now with the Sandy Bridge coming out soon (especially the i5 2500k) I'll know i made the right choice. I had my Amd dual core Athlon for way too long ! It's gonna be a pleasure to burn my old computer.
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Intel i7 2600k is an amazing CPU:



Look at its performance compared to i7 975 (costs around £550.00
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I've seen several 5 GHZ overclocks with some really great temps. I would probably tweak it a lot, and settle somewhere around 4.7 - 4.8 for a 24/7 OC, that sure beats my 4.2 every day OC on air:



I'm still not sold on switching over, and will hold my ground and not upgrade 'till Ivy Bridge, since that too will require a separate socket for the Enthusiast 6 - 8 core chips.

I wish Intel didn't require so many sockets, Imagine if 1155 mobos supported ALL Ivy Bridge processors? I guarantee you a lot more people would be upgrading to SB now, and then buying a 6-8 core processor when IB launched.
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A poll with a 775 option yesss!!!!!!
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A poll with a 775 option yesss!!!!!!
YEP! I predict this will be the most popular option too, and where most upgrades will come from.
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[singing]It's soooo hard...to say good-bye...to yesterday ...many great times with my LGA775

not any more!!! finally, a real reason to upgrade

LGA775, it is time to put you to rest...so long fella and I must say that you went down fightin'
post #30 of 458
I'm on socket 939 atm. SB would be a nice improvement for me.
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