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Poll Results: Which route would you pick?

 
  • 65% (54)
    $280 for the P55/1156 Upgrade
  • 34% (28)
    $500+ for the Sandy Bridge Upgrade
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post #11 of 64
Not upgrading until 8 core CPUs exist and are affordable.
    
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post #12 of 64
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First, it's Ivy Bridge, not Ivory Bridge.

My main concern would be, the jump from Yorkfield to Lynnfield isn't as significant as the jump from Yorkfield to SB. Then again, $280 is like upgrading to a Q9550 and the i5-750 will perform better than that. One caveat, how well does the MSI overclock? If it can do 3.8~4GHz, I'd say go for it.
MSI GD65 is a sweet mobo from all the reviews I've read. So I'm quite sure I should have no problem with OC'ing. I know it has some vdroop to deal with but I'm used to that since I used to own a 790i Ultra and the current mobo I'm using now.

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Not upgrading until 8 core CPUs exist and are affordable.
If I was able to have at least a stable 3.6GHz with this XFX 750i, I would continue to wait and I would not have started this thread
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post #13 of 64
The cost of a SB CPU is like $179.99 plus a mobo which some are coming in pretty cheap plus some RAM is only like $350 or so. If i had to choose, I would go SB
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That Mobo overclocks well. OCC reviewed it and got a I7-870 to 4.2GHz.
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
First, it's Ivy Bridge, not Ivory Bridge.

My main concern would be, the jump from Yorkfield to Lynnfield isn't as significant as the jump from Yorkfield to SB. Then again, $280 is like upgrading to a Q9550 and the i5-750 will perform better than that. One caveat, how well does the MSI overclock? If it can do 3.8~4GHz, I'd say go for it.
Off topic: I wish it was Ivory bridge, you can't make a bridge out of Ivy.

I surpose you can make even less of a bridge out of sand... hmm

On topic: I'd go for the i5 if it's that much cheaper. If you were buying the mobo + CPU retail i'd say go SB. Don't forget you'll need DDR3 RAM though.

scratch that, didn't read your post correctly.
post #16 of 64
If you're always waiting for deals you'll always be waiting. Every time your goal project is within reach, there will always be something new around the corner. So go for whatever it is you actually want. Personally, I say buy your friends 1156 setup and save up for ivy down the road if you want to get a top end rig built.
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Um, that 760 deal is great, if you don't want it can I buy it?
     
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The cost of a SB CPU is like $179.99 plus a mobo which some are coming in pretty cheap plus some RAM is only like $350 or so. If i had to choose, I would go SB
...So where's the bargain compared to $280?
post #19 of 64
P55 ftw... and you should be able to find ram cheaper than $100 nowadays yes?
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post #20 of 64
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If you're always waiting for deals you'll always be waiting.
Bro, I'm a deal finder

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Every time your goal project is within reach, there will always be something new around the corner.
Nooooooo kiddin'

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So go for whatever it is you actually want.
Oh I will definitely do so

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Personally, I say buy your friends 1156 setup and save up for ivy down the road if you want to get a top end rig built.
Now this is all you had to say...Thanks
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