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Poll Results: What to get for a Gaming PC build within the next month or so?

 
  • 29% (14)
    High-end X58, Core i7 950 system (GTX 580)
  • 36% (17)
    Mainstream Sandy Bridge P67, i7-2600K System (GTX 580)
  • 34% (16)
    Neither (wait for SB 2011?)
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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by cmeeks View Post
Except FSX
lol this is the main reason to my upgrade daaammmmm its demanding!!

Bring on ms flight
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
you see i could have said all of the above when 1366 was being released over 775,
Who would do the rma, his friend? Who is going to do hardware troubleshooting, his friend? Who is going to run around trying to fix every little problem that new hardware has, his friend?

I have 2-usb 3 ports on my pc. If I plug anything that is usb 2.1 or higher into them, the pc becomes extremely unstable and bluescreens. When I updated the bios, it really has stop the problem. But for a few months there, the new usb ports where unusable. What does the friend say, oh don't use those until they bother to fix the bug?

I am just saying that any new pc will have driver issues, but it is very hard to tell the difference between hardware failure and driver issues. IF you are a good friend you might not have a problem running over every time the new baby hiccups. But that is between you and your friend.
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post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
I like the points you guys are making. I'm not sure if I am any less torn between the two then I was earlier, however I like the debate.

I've shared the link to this thread with my friend and he is really likes the comments.

I fully aggree that the X58 platform is tried-and-true tech that has had ample development time to work out the bugs. That is something that is definatly weighing in the decision. It is also hard to overlook the performance of the new sandy bridge processors though. It's definatly a hard choice. It's a shame they didn't release the enthusiast stuff now, it would have made for an easy choice.

As far as budget goes for his build, the current X58 system that I configured for him was going to run about $1500-$1600 (including a case). There really wasn't a set budget, but he would like to stay in that range. To be honest, I haven't looked at prices for the new sandy bridge hardware. We don't have a microcenter nearby, so he'll be ordering stuff online.
    
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by RiverOfIce View Post
buy the newest now and be happy with it for years to come
Just like to point out that I called it on this one, chewy, you just bought his friend a recalled pc, congrats on that.

Well now he is going to completely screwed years to come. Chance are he will not even know he has a failing machine.

As I said before and will say again. It was a maturity issue, the older the tech the less likely something like the sandybridge recall to happen. The newer the chip, the more likely something like this will happen.

Just wanted to bring this up, because I knew it would come around and bite someone.
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post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
My friend actually hasn't purchased gone through with purchasing any parts for his new computer yet. Financially, things have been getting in the way of his computer purchase up to this point. However, he is still leaning towards a sandy bridge setup.

From everything that we have seen, the SB issue only affects 5-15% of SB owners, and they are supposed to have everything taken care of by the end of February. I still think that X58 is a great platform, but it appears that sandy bridge is the way to go unless you are planning on getting a 980X and Quad SLI.
    
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by markag View Post
My friend actually hasn't purchased gone through with purchasing any parts for his new computer yet. Financially, things have been getting in the way of his computer purchase up to this point. However, he is still leaning towards a sandy bridge setup.

From everything that we have seen, the SB issue only affects 5-15% of SB owners, and they are supposed to have everything taken care of by the end of February. I still think that X58 is a great platform, but it appears that sandy bridge is the way to go unless you are planning on getting a 980X and Quad SLI.
Or you don't live in USA where rma is fast and painless. I will be happy if i see those things fixed by the start of april So X58 Pew Pew Pew....
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post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
To be honest, I don't know when he is going to want to purchase his computer now. He wants to do it soon, but with his recent car accident and an issue with his payroll, it might be april or may before he actually starts buying.
    
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post #28 of 28
I'm not sure how long it will take sandy bridge to be back in action. However, judging by the fact that you have waiting for socket 2011 as an option, time is not of the essence here, so I would recommend waiting for 1155. If you really want a new computer now, then socket 1366 is still fantastic.
    
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