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even if you were not running it oc'ed at 4.0 it is not worth it. Not a big enough increase. In games you already are far enough ahead lol. I would wait till Socket 2011 in Q3. Even then until I see some bench's I doubt it would be worth it as most things do not require that much of an increase. By the way how is the Asrock X58 Extreme3? I like the heatpipe cooling and its refreshing to see the active cooling (fan) on the mosfets heatsink.. I like active cooling
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even if you were not running it oc'ed at 4.0 it is not worth it. Not a big enough increase. In games you already are far enough ahead lol. I would wait till Socket 2011 in Q3. Even then until I see some bench's I doubt it would be worth it as most things do not require that much of an increase. By the way how is the Asrock X58 Extreme3? I like the heatpipe cooling and its refreshing to see the active cooling (fan) on the mosfets heatsink.. I like active cooling

Funny you ask, the Asrock is what's pushing me to change setups to something that will allow for a higher overclock. Right now, it seems to be crippling my overclock as the vdroop seems to have issues and it absolutely hates changes in NB frequency...
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For the fiftieth billionth time, no.
Seriously. If the question/thread was so redundant or you thought it was so dumb why even post? Unreal.

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^^If you have a problem with this thread dont post in it.
+1

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^^Ride it out untill LGA 2011 OR X68
Thanks stealth. This calms my urge to upgrade which I am always fighting.

@Frosty- I appreciate you making this thread as I have been thinking the EXACT same things as you
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There is really no point, just save your money.
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Seriously. If the question/thread was so redundant or you thought it was so dumb why even post? Unreal.



+1



Thanks stealth. This calms my urge to upgrade which I am always fighting.

@Frosty- I appreciate you making this thread as I have been thinking the EXACT same things as you

Thanks md. I really just want a new toy, one that I can overclock the hell out of. After all, this is OCN.

Maybe I should just try to upgrade my motherboard and shoot for 4.4 without HT.
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Probably cost you more and you'd gain less performance.

    
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The question has been asked many times. People on this forum seem to not do their own due diligence first.
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Switching from an older i7 to a Sandy Bridge setup is kinda like trading last year's Corvette for this year's because the new model has 15 more horsepower (made up example). Unless you can get a really good deal on the old one, it isn't really worth it, especially if you just drive it around town and never go above 30 mph.
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The question has been asked many times. People on this forum seem to not do their own due diligence first.
Yea, I think it should be stickied on this section..

Opening of Sticky

"hi guise shud I seelz mah i7 for da Sandy?"


Answer: no.

End of Sticky
===

Frosty, in all due respect and for you to save cash, just skip Sandy Bridge.

The performance gain is VERY marginal for the cost.


Wait until Ivy Bridge, or maybe even Bulldozer if AMD gets their stuff together, then post again and people will give you definite answer!
Edited by 8-Ball - 1/13/11 at 1:27pm
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