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Poll Results: Which route would you pick?

 
  • 65% (54)
    $280 for the P55/1156 Upgrade
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    $500+ for the Sandy Bridge Upgrade
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post #22 of 64
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
...So where's the bargain compared to $280?
UMMM....$70 more for a brand new cpu/mobo/ram that will probably last him longer than used one. I would do it. Just me though.
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UMMM....$70 more for a brand new cpu/mobo/ram that will probably last him longer than used one. I would do it. Just me though.
If you can show me how you can buy a Sandy Bridge cpu/mobo/ram (specifically MSI P67A GD65 or Gigabyte P67A UD4, i5 2500K and some good OC'ing ram for $350), I would definitely go that route. The fact is that you can not. I've done that research.

Remember...$180 for the P55 mobo & i5 760. I can find some good OC'ing ram for a good price. i5 2500K will be $194 (after tax @ MC) and the P67A mobo I would buy would be at least $200 after tax. That's $400 without the ram. So please show me a SB deal. I prefer a SLI mobo
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post #24 of 64
For sure buy your friends mobo/cpu. That is an awesome deal.
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post #25 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
If you can show me how you can buy a Sandy Bridge cpu/mobo/ram (specifically MSI P67A GD65 or Gigabyte P67A UD4, i5 2500K and some good OC'ing ram for $350), I would definitely go that route. The fact is that you can not. I've done that research.

Remember...$180 for the P55 mobo & i5 760. I can find some good OC'ing ram for a good price. i5 2500K will be $194 (after tax @ MC) and the P67A mobo I would buy would be at least $200 after tax. That's $400 without the ram. So please show me a SB deal. I prefer a SLI mobo
i5 2500k=$179.99
ram=$50-$60
rest for a cheaper mobo=$120ish

total=$350-$360

Now your asking for a monster oc'ing machine. I was just saying that you can get the SB for around $350 yes you can go higher or lower on some of the prices for preference. But he can get it for around that price.
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Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
i5 2500k=$179.99
ram=$50-$60
rest for a cheaper mobo=$120ish

total=$350-$360

Now your asking for a monster oc'ing machine. I was just saying that you can get the SB for around $350 yes you can go higher or lower on some of the prices for preference. But he can get it for around that price.
Understood...I am aware of that already. That's why I had specifically stated $280 vs $500 in the very 1st post of this thread

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If you were buying the mobo + CPU retail i'd say go SB.
Just curious...why?
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post #27 of 64
Understood...I am aware of that already. That's why I had specifically stated $280 vs $500 in the very 1st post of this thread


So where is the $500 coming from then? I just showed you for another$70 bucks or so you could get the SB.
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post #28 of 64
Take the deal.

SB is a clock per clock advantage of only 11.3%

Save money for Bulldozer.
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post #29 of 64
$280 for the P55/1156 Upgrade

I'd wait for IB for a real upgrade but your friend's deal will keep you going, till then.
post #30 of 64
I say go for the I5. I find it funny how everyone says wait for this, wait for this, and when it finaly comes there is something else to wait for. I chose the O5 becuase it is a sweet deal and will get you off of the LGA775 socket and will free up some other upgrade options.
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