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The more I think about it, the more I want get a sandybridge.

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Hello Folks,



I been beating my head on the table for the last hour, YES I HAVE A RED MARK ON MY FOREHEAD, trying to make a conclusion on rather to just refund my non opened i7-950 intel chip back to Frys and exchange it for an sandybridge processor instead. I would have aleast 1 more day after the sandybridge comes out to exchange the i7-950 because I had bought the i7-950 after Christmas sale. Frys was having a $200 bucks sale on it, and I picked it up. I have also not bought the x58 motherboards yet because it was still way too expensive. I was hoping those x58 motherboard would be cheaper by now, and Asus has not even drop any x58 boards for less than $150, I mean he quality ones and the crap like Asrock.

Anyways, the reason why I want to exchange the i7-950 is because of the turbo boosting feature that the sandybridge has to offer, and it is easy nature of overclocking without the risk and effort, YES I AM LAZY, I WANT TO PRESS ONE BUTTON AND IT GOES AUTOMATICALLY GETS ME TO 3.8 GHZ, GUILTY AS CHARGE . I will be a first timer when it comes to overclocking.As matter of fact, I took the time to read the steps on how to overclock on forms here. However, I have draw to a conclusions about overclocking the i7-950.

1. It will only produce excessive heat. I saw alot of members here putting huge coolers for their cpu, which means more money being spent on expensive cooling. In the side note, I want everyone to know that my computer will be in my tiny room with no windows open or AirCon for that matter, my room is very small. I think my room will be a oven after an hour game play. Yes, I am building this computer just to play Starcraft 2, YES SHAME ON ME AND HOPE MYSELF TO DIE.


2. Prices on the Sandybridge build and I7-950 build will probably be same. With good quality x58 motherboards not dropping at all, and I HATE REBATES AS MUCH AS I HATE THE ENGLISH NAZI, I am thinking there isn't any point in getting it as a budget build as specially when prices on x58 motherboards arent even drop significantly. I did the calculations for both rigs and quite honestly the Sandybridge is a bit cheaper because I don't have to pay extra for cooling.

3. I will not be using any SLI or Crossfires features on the i7-950. I think 1 videocard is good enough for me because having extra card will only give more excessive heat and wasted energy. Just so everyone knows, I only have 1 monitor, NOT EVERYONE CAN BE RICH AS PICARD lol. To be honest, I don't even know how the SLI works, all i know is that u can have addition monitor, Great Whoopee Do. I only going build the rig to play Starcraft 2 and because my computer is ten years old.


In conclusion, I am still kind of torn about the whole fact the new LGA1155 motherboard will not be giving alot of 16x pci slots like the x58 motherboards and I am not sure if those new LGA1155 motherboards even support the triple channel rams, I bought the stupid rams and now I can't refund it because I already DID THE STUPID REBATES. Another thing that troubles me is that the whole DIGITAL RESTRICTION MANAGEMENT, I am not a fan restriction in any shape or form in the cyber world even if we don't know much about it.



Anyways, give me an opinion on what you think and what I should do about my situations. BY THE WAY, ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH CLOCK SPEED ON THE PROCESSOR AFFECTS GAMING? I am wondering how much will it affect on starcraft 2.
Edited by zeheero - 1/7/11 at 11:36pm
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If you can get it for the same price, go SB. Besides, everyone is getting the $169 MSI-P67Pro. It doesn't take much to over clock SB.

There is little benefit to having triple-channel RAM especially if you're gaming. I would say, since you are gaming there is no benefit to having triple- over dual-channel RAM, so it is essentially a non-issue.

On the issue of PCIe lanes: Since you are not going to be using multiple graphics cards it is a non-issue for you as well. But lets say you were going multi-gpu and you wanted to build a Sandy Bridge gaming rig. x16/x8 is the same as x16/x16 on the x58, there is no noticeable performance penalty as the bandwidth on the x8 lane is satisfactory for todays and foreseeable future GPUs.

On the issue of DRM: Your stance is nonsense, but thats an argument for another day. Unless you aim to pirate software of some kind, this DRM shouldn't concern you as it doesn't even pertain to anything other than some proprietary digital distribution platform that Intel is apparently backing.

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Instead, the microchip superpower insists that the Insider features are only intended to entice Hollywood studios to make streaming high definition content available on PCs. The technology, consisting of specialized authentication and encryption features and present in second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, establishes a secure connection between streaming services and PCs.

At CES, a demonstration showed the CinemaNow movie streaming site identifying a PC with a Sandy Bridge processor, and then initiating s 1080p stream of Inception.
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Edited by BizzareRide - 1/7/11 at 11:46pm
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DRM only applies to when you use Intel's Insider service. If you are not going to use it, it doesn't apply to you.
 
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This is an easy choice: Sandy Bridge 32nm greatness all the way! If you had the i7-970, you might have a somewhat tough choice, but i7-950, pshh...
    
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
If you can get it for the same price, go SB. Besides, everyone is getting the $169 MSI-P67Pro. It doesn't take much to over clock SB.

There is little benefit to having triple-channel RAM especially if you're gaming. I would say, since you are gaming there is no benefit to having triple- over dual-channel RAM, so it is essentially a non-issue.

On the issue of PCIe lanes: Since you are not going to be using multiple graphics cards it is a non-issue for you as well. But lets say you were going multi-gpu and you wanted to build a Sandy Bridge gaming rig. x16/x8 is the same as x16/x16 on the x58, there is no noticeable performance penalty as the bandwidth on the x8 lane is satisfactory for todays and foreseeable future GPUs.

On the issue of DRM: Your stance is nonsense, but thats an argument for another day. Unless you aim to pirate software of some kind, this DRM shouldn't concern you as it doesn't even pertain to anything other than some proprietary digital distribution platform that Intel is apparently backing.



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Thank you, Is there any triple DDR3 Features on any of the LGA1155 boards. I already bought 6 gb of ram and i don't want to waste it.....
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I'm pretty sure you can stick the 3 DIMMS in there and it'll still work..
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I'm pretty sure you can stick the 3 DIMMS in there and it'll still work..
The question is which motherboard.....
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no I mean that the first 2 sticks will work duel channel and the 3rd stick will be in single channel
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no I mean that the first 2 sticks will work duel channel and the 3rd stick will be in single channel
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Why did you even need to bump your head? Easy choice, SB! Return your 950 and get a SB system. Don't hurt yourself anymore...just get a SB and you will be very happy.
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