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Didn't cost me much to go from am2+ to SB...

Sell your old three, buy new three..


It's not that hard.

And yes, SB will be quite a bit faster than your 9xx's @ 4Ghz.


Here are a few good reasons:

Overclocks higher on easy to obtain cooling.

Overclocks higher on air and water.

Better clock for clock performance.

Your socket is dead.

Much better power usage.

Better single threaded performance.

Lower heat output.

Bigger epeen.

You won't be the guy who has not.
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Originally Posted by armada10 View Post
Already have a stable i7 930 @ 4ghz, is it worth it to upgrade to a 2500k or 2600k sandy bridge?
To be honest, I would say it's not worth the hassle.

Your processor would be just a little bit worse than a 2600K at 4GHz, and if you went to a 2500K you'd lose things like HT and 2MB of cache.
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