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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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    1156
  • 10% (39)
    1366
  • 16% (60)
    AM2/AM3
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    Waiting For Ivy Bridge
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post #61 of 458
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asus p67 pro and p67 deluxe review

http://bjorn3d.com/articles/ASUS_P67_Motherboards_P8P67_Deluxe_and_P8P67_Pro/1973.html

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I cant wait either, my Q6600 is showing it's age especially when folding.

This time around for me it's expensive as i am replacing a whole system from the case to the monitor, When ivy bridge comes out all i have to pay for is a new mobo and cpu, if i wanted too. Im sure sb will still sell used for good £££ to put towards the ivy bridge.
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Now as the day wears on and I see more reviews I think I might upgrade to the i5 2500k. Q4 2010 is a long ways away for Ivy Bridge and that is assuming no delays/product availability/all the rumors being right.

Will be around $500 for the cpu, mobo, and ram I think plus I plan on stepping up to a 580 before my 90 day window closes for an extra $130. Getting basically THE top of the line computer for less than $600 and I might not need the extra performance of an Ivy Bridge setup.

All the gaming benchmarks look GPU bound to me so I am thinking screw Ivy Bridge and use the extra money I was going to spend on that to put towards a new graphics card on the next refresh, gtx 6xx or whatever.

Until new consoles come out I do not see a lot of games taking advantage of 6 or 8 cores as most are just starting to use 4.

I can always sell the i5 2500k and the motherboard down the line so I might take a small loss but it would probably be worth it to have a new cpu/mobo/ram now then wait at least a year.

Convince me not too?

Might wait a month or so though for the motherboard bios's to be tweaked from some of the problems reviewers are having.
    
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post #64 of 458
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Now as the day wears on and I see more reviews I think I might upgrade to the i5 2500k. Q4 2010 is a long ways away for Ivy Bridge and that is assuming no delays/product availability/all the rumors being right.

Will be around $500 for the cpu, mobo, and ram I think plus I plan on stepping up to a 580 before my 90 day window closes for an extra $130. Getting basically THE top of the line computer for less than $600 and I might not need the extra performance of an Ivy Bridge setup.

All the gaming benchmarks look GPU bound to me so I am thinking screw Ivy Bridge and use the extra money I was going to spend on that to put towards a new graphics card on the next refresh, gtx 6xx or whatever.

Until new consoles come out I do not see a lot of games taking advantage of 6 or 8 cores as most are just starting to use 4.

I can always sell the i5 2500k and the motherboard down the line so I might take a small loss but it would probably be worth it to have a new cpu/mobo/ram now then wait at least a year.

Convince me not too?

Might wait a month or so though for the motherboard bios's to be tweaked from some of the problems reviewers are having.
Can't convince you not to in any way, you've got the right idea and logic.

Yes, wait it out to see how mobos and bioses turn out, etc.

The only thing I would suggest is maybe sticking with the 570, and overclocking it. Kepler will be a sweet upgrade!
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post #65 of 458
Well, i must admit, for a Gaming platform, that i5 2500K IS FreaKING Awesome!

I would have one, if i didn't have this i7

Great stuff right there. Congrats INTEL!

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post #66 of 458
Ok I bought my ram and my motherboard...

Which one of you rich Intel guys is going to send me the 2500k?
    
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Well, i must admit, for a Gaming platform, that i5 2500K IS FreaKING Awesome!

I would have one, if i didn't have this i7

Great stuff right there. Congrats INTEL!

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Agreed, if I was on AM3 or socket 1156/socket 775, it is an awesome upgrade.
 
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I am a little out of the loop when it comes to DDR3 ram (still running DDR2) so I am wondering what kind of RAM to get with a p67 motherboard and an i5 2500k. I see in anandtechs test they were running DDR3 1600 but I see in a lot of peoples sigs they are running DDR3 2000 with i7's.

What RAM speed should I get?
    
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I am a little out of the loop when it comes to DDR3 ram (still running DDR2) so I am wondering what kind of RAM to get with a p67 motherboard and an i5 2500k. I see in anandtechs test they were running DDR3 1600 but I see in a lot of peoples sigs they are running DDR3 2000 with i7's.

What RAM speed should I get?
Stock is 1333, but it natively supports up to 2133-2400 depending on the board by a simple BIOS adjustment . In reality, 1333-1600 is fine.
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My Q6600 Is starting to show its age, probably going to upgrade to the 2500k. I mainly game.
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