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post #11 of 14
I don't understand...

You have a 975 already, why even upgrade?

"upgrading" to a 2600K is maybe a 10-15% upgrade.

I think you maybe better off extracting the CPU in your Alienware PC, and buying a new motherboard for it, you don't have to go overboard on the cost you know....


Overclock the 975 with decent cooling, and you're good to go.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
I don't understand...

You have a 975 already, why even upgrade?

"upgrading" to a 2600K is maybe a 10-15% upgrade.

I think you maybe better off extracting the CPU in your Alienware PC, and buying a new motherboard for it, you don't have to go overboard on the cost you know....


Overclock the 975 with decent cooling, and you're good to go.
That was my original plan was to use the 975 in the new buid. But if I do that I have to buy another 1366 socket cpu to replace it with. At new egg the cheapest cpu is $294. Then a MB for the new build a 1366 socket for the 975 is about $200. Around $500 total. I can get a AMD 965 w/MB for around $300 . A i5-2500k w/MB for around $375. That savings can be put in to a good graphics card.

Either way I still have to build a computer.

Thats why I asked in short,is it justified to spend the extra money on the sandy bridge i5-2500k.

Most game my wife plays are not hard core ( BBC2 ect). But I let her play COD black ops and she really liked it. So I think I should go ahead and buid another gamming PC. I love the power of the AW,but don't care for the lights and inadiquit cooling.

I have oc the i7-975 now to 4.1ghz. anything else on the cheap mb results are unstable or cooling is a problem.

Thanks for the reply.
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post #13 of 14
Sandy Bridge would be the better choice for gaming. I'm sure you could use that Core i7 975 and build a new rig with it and buy 2 GTX 460's.

Here's a Sandy Bridge rig:

1TB Seagate Barracuda
MSI GTX 460 Hawk
Corsair 4GB 2000Mhz ram
ASUS P8P67 EVO
Core i5 2500k and Corsair 850HX powersupply

Total: $968.95 Just pick a case.
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post #14 of 14
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After talking with my wife,she thinks she should get my alien ware as it is. So I'm going with a sandy bridge build.Most likley the 2500k or 2600k.

I want to think everyone who helped me and put up with my questions. I will post my buils specs in a couple of weeks for you all to check over. Thanks again.
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