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Keep 1336 or drop it and go to SB i7?

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Should I sell now and get SB or wait until IB. The only thing I would be a little bit worried about is resell value, 1336 will drop more when IB comes out so would it be better to upgrade now?
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Your 950 at 4.25 is the same if not more powerful then SB. You should definitely wait for IB.
    
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since ib is supposed to be able to fit in 1155 socket boards, i wouldnt worry too much, but i cant see sandy bridge being that much addition towards what you got already.
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Your rig is powerful as is.
Why "upgrade?"
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Probably since it won't have a market really.

It will be far from worthless, but it will be worth less than it is now.


The best policy if you have the money is to upgrade each time while selling the old main parts. It costs more than sitting on it for a long time but sooner or later it becomes all but worthless.


You wouldn't buy a c2d for instance, and probably not even a c2q anymore, they're not old, but they're so dated investing money in them is something most people won't do.
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Your 950 at 4.25 is the same if not more powerful then SB. You should definitely wait for IB.
SB beats 1366,

@ OP. stick to it till Ivy bridge comes.

what cant u do with the i7 atm?

EDIT: and also i dont think u would like to run ur 580 (soon to be x2) in x8/x8
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SB has twice the pcix bandwidth as 1156, it's also been show to be a 4% performance loss when going from 16x16 to 8x8.

Not to mention he could grab a NF200 chip board and another gpu and be able to push it a lot harder than he could on his current rig.
    
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SB beats 1366,

@ OP. stick to it till Ivy bridge comes.

what cant u do with the i7 atm?

EDIT: and also i dont think u would like to run ur 580 (soon to be x2) in x8/x8
8/8 is 4-5% decrease and you can see more then that much loss in game writing. COUGH COUGH GTA IV COUGH COUGH


I could easily afford a SB CPU and Mobo right now without selling anything. I don't need the performance but it comes down to when IB comes out what would be 300 dollar motherboard and 300 chip be worth. Hypothetical numbers here but say it is work 250 used now, IB comes out it drops to 120-150 I think selling now and going SB would be a wise choice.
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imho, you would be making a sideways "upgrade" if anything. stick with what you have until ib.
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i think its defiantly worth waiting, i am in a similar position but chose to stick with 1366,
its weird how intels mainstream chip is so close to their enthusiast chip. :S

Also the sexyness of your motherboard tops and sb one
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