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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
My honest opinion, if you have a 1366 cpu at you have no real reason to move to 1155. Wait till ivy bridge at least.

Just my 2 cents.
Have to agree with this, 1155 isn't much of an improvement from 1366.
post #22 of 40
Why would anybody move from 1366 to sandybridge, it's the biggest sidegrade known to man + you lose pci lanes and can't run triple channel memory (if that is your thing).

Most situations the i7 2600k will win i7 920's but by what? hardly anything clock for clock. (OK sandybridge can oc a bit higher but..)

Don't waste your money mate
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My i7 2600k 4.4ghz has me thinking about selling my i7 920 3.56ghz, or I could sell my i3 540 4ghz. Two i7's sounds like a plan. Bye bye i3, I hardly knew ye.
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For me the decision was easy to upgrade: I had a q6600 that pushing three years old and thats about my build cycle period. I was going for a i7 950 and asus sabertoothX58(awsome board, it was the one thing that really made it hard to go sandy) back around dec 10th, when I started researching my new build, and I kept hearing about sandy bridge in my reasearch, so I started looking into that also.

Well It did not take long to realize that for the same price as a 950 I could get a 2600k or even a 2500k(for $100 less) and still have better(2600k) or equal(2500k) performance. So I figured I would go for the 2500k and save $100 that I would have spent on a 950 that was about the same.

Then I thought for just a $100 more I could get a 2600k that, performance wise, rivalled an i7 980X and topped everything else in terms of stock performance and overcloking ability. So I decided to get the best for once and build myself a wicked system. The choice wasn’t that hard for me since I had allocated about $300 for my cpu. I would say if you can spare the $100 go for the 2600k over the 2500k and you will never regret it.
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If you have a nice i7 setup now, why would you upgrade to Sandy Bridge? Better off waiting for socket 2011.
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selling my i3 to a coworker who games in the next month or so, then when 2011 is released I'll sell the i7 to another coworker. recoup, repeat.
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selling my i3 to a coworker who games in the next month or so, then when 2011 is released I'll sell the i7 to another coworker. recoup, repeat.
Das Capitalist!
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need a little advice people i am about to build a second business computer and a new personal computer i recently (2 weeks ago) built my sig rig as the new business machine and i am concidering going i5 2500k for the 2 new ones is it worth while?
    
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post #29 of 40
Well, did you read the thread?
If you did, you would know your answer.
tl;dr version: 2500k unless you plan to game and not upgrade for awhile, or rip/encode.
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post #30 of 40
The sleeper is the i7 2600. From the charts anatech showed the turbo mode can be pushed to 4.1ghz. Which is really not much less than an 24/7 overclocked 2500k with stock voltage, c states, and speedstep on.
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