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Hi,

I was wondering if I should upgrade to the current i7 or should I wait and get the 2500k? I would probably go with an i7 920 if I got the current one.
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This is such a no-brainer question... 2500K all the way.

There's almost no reason to get a Bloomfield rig at this point.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
This is such a no-brainer question... 2500K all the way.

There's almost no reason to get a Bloomfield rig at this point.
Agreed. Unless the prices drop like a stone on the X-58, it looks like SB is the way to go.
post #4 of 19
(I'm his bro)

I guess the real question is which would be a better option:

I5-2500K with a decent mid range P67 board

or

I7 with a decent mid rang X58 board

I am thinking that they would both be similar in performance. Does anyone have a link to a decent comparison between an i7 in a 1366 board vs the 2500K? I only keep on finding 2500K vs an I7 in a 1156 board.

Personally I am thinking that Sandy Bridge might be the better way to go . . . just sort of odd that the PCI-E lanes have been cut down and it also loses a memory channel.
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post #5 of 19
Check out the Sandy Bridge review at Anandtech.
post #6 of 19
if its between the 2500k and 920 then I would ask are you going to use the extra threads for encoding and such? then I'd probably grab a i7 if not get the 2500k.

Ultimate answer is get the 2600k lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_k View Post
Hi,

I was wondering if I should upgrade to the current i7 or should I wait and get the 2500k? I would probably go with an i7 920 if I got the current one.
THis is a great resource: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/49?vs=45

Just change the processor comparisons in the drop down list.

has me thinking of changing one of my rigs for SB.
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post #9 of 19
Well unless the current I7s drop, like 40 or 50%. I would want the sandy bridge. I am reading where they are hands down OC monsters. But my 950 should keep me for a while. I have seen some 950s going for $200 lately.
Edited by lone1dog - 1/5/11 at 9:18pm
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post #10 of 19
no get the old i7 because you asked a rhetorical question
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