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Op doesn't need to upgrade obviously. If you are building a new rig however, might as well go SB.
    
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Op doesn't need to upgrade obviously. If you are building a new rig however, might as well go SB.
I been thinking about it all week about either going with i7-950 rig or the Sandybridge. However, the clock speed isn't really what I am concern about. Both chip sets are already fast enough for the applications and games that I want to run. The thing is the overall benefits of the over all rigs. I mean if you go i7-950, you going to get more pci express lanes and not to mention triple channel DDR3 RAM, plus I don't have to pay extras for the hyper threading ( I paid $200 bucks for i7-950 after christmas at frys) and the i7-950 motherboards are already been tested to death already and have solid proof backing, what I mean is that the x58 motherboards have alot of selection and the Sandybridge doesnt have that much selection yet. Also when the Ivy bridge comes out x58 motherboards are going to be cheap as hell ( I don't know if it will be true but thats what I think will happen).

However, I do like the Sandybridge function such as easy turboboost to 3.8GHZ, Power savings( it only runs 95Watts on stock speed, thats almost 30% more efficent than i7-950) and the Cpu does not disappate as much heat as the i7-950. Also the pricing isn't so bad for the available motherboards.

So I am conflicted on which system I should build, I already bought the DDR3 Triple Channel rams ( i don't think buying ram stick will be an issue, but man would i like to use those sticks i bought for 55 dollars), thats why I been asking around these forms what I should do........


Just to be off topic anyone know if the i7-950 runs hot when turbo boost is activted.....
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I been thinking about it all week about either going with i7-950 rig or the Sandybridge. However, the clock speed isn't really what I am concern about. Both chip sets are already fast enough for the applications and games that I want to run. The thing is the overall benefits of the over all rigs. I mean if you go i7-950, you going to get more pci express lanes and not to mention triple channel DDR3 RAM, plus I don't have to pay extras for the hyper threading ( I paid $200 bucks for i7-950 after christmas at frys) and the i7-950 motherboards are already been tested to death already and have solid proof backing, what I mean is that the x58 motherboards have alot of selection and the Sandybridge doesnt have that much selection yet. Also when the Ivy bridge comes out x58 motherboards are going to be cheap as hell ( I don't know if it will be true but thats what I think will happen).

However, I do like the Sandybridge function such as easy turboboost to 3.8GHZ, Power savings( it only runs 95Watts on stock speed, thats almost 30% more efficent than i7-950) and the Cpu does not disappate as much heat as the i7-950. Also the pricing isn't so bad for the available motherboards.

So I am conflicted on which system I should build, I already bought the DDR3 Triple Channel rams ( i don't think buying ram stick will be an issue, but man would i like to use those sticks i bought for 55 dollars), thats why I been asking around these forms what I should do........


Just to be off topic anyone know if the i7-950 runs hot when turbo boost is activted.....
Both have pro's / cons and i was debating the same thing as you are, The nail in the coffin for me was i can get a new 2600k and ud7 p67 mobo for almost the same as the older i7 950 coupled with a descent mobo ie rampage iii extreme etc.

do you really want more than 3 gpu's?? some 1155 mobo provide the room for this, and the msi big bang goes 4 way sli!
Going from previous trends prices wont fall by any significant amount for a long time yet, Hell it still costs over £130 for a descent 775 mobo
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I threw together some benchmarks, Starcraft 2 included, that show the benefit of overclocking to various degrees -- http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post11856130 -- check it out
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I threw together some benchmarks, Starcraft 2 included, that show the benefit of overclocking to various degrees -- http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post11856130 -- check it out
How come you ran direct x9 on starcraft 2 instead of direct x 11?
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How come you ran direct x9 on starcraft 2 instead of direct x 11?
StarCraft 2 isn't DX11...
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StarCraft 2 isn't DX11...
I thought starcraft 2 runs on dx 11?
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I thought starcraft 2 runs on dx 11?
Nope, DX9.
    
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Nope, DX9.
Blizzard said they could include DX10 features though, but I'm not sure they did.
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Blizzard said they could include DX10 features though, but I'm not sure they did.
Pretty sure they didn't.
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