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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.
Couldn't have said it better!!

People looks like they need to "upgrade" because their chips are getting "obsolete" (I just lol here). Its ok if you want to try something new, its ok if you like new stuff and sell your current rig to buy it, it ok if you love benchmarks and go for the ultimate tech, just don't get caught by marketing and buy everything they throw at you!,thats just retarded and honestly has nothing to do with being in OCN. I do prefer taking my chip from 2.66GHz to 4.6GHz, than taking one from 3.9GHZ to 5GHz, and thats ok for me, some may say the love being at 5GHz, and thats ok too!!

IMO, right now, SSD and Graphics Cards are the best upgrade we can make to our rigs performance wise! Just my 2 cents!!

Greetings guys!
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All I know is my i5-2500k is faster than your 920.

If that's not an "upgrade" I dunno what is.
    
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All I know is my i5-2500k is faster than your 920.

If that's not an "upgrade" I dunno what is.
Yeah we all know Balla, you have the fastest and cheapest rig of all OCN, (free chip and mobo thanx to your girlfriend, if exist) and the smallest e peen by the way!

Seriously, you have some issues!
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I think in the end its all matter of personal choice, i think its unwise to judge both opinions: someone who wants to upgrade to SB or to stick to X58 platform. Both choices are reasonable in a way. Personally i've made my choice, sold my i7 960 and x58 mobo and bought 2500k with a decent p67 mobo for $150 less, i know, 2500K isnt much faster maybe just a bit due to newer architecture but i like playing with new stuff, i like SB power efficiency and i like how easy it overclocks. And i even made some money with this upgrade or sidegrade whatever you want to call it. So whether you choose to stick to x58 or to go SB you dont lose.
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All I know is my i5-2500k is faster than your 920.

If that's not an "upgrade" I dunno what is.
Why even say that? Durr my 480 makes you it's female dog durr. Who cares, I bet you don't and no one cares how good your i5-2500k is.
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Upgrading will not reap the benifit you may think.

You are better off turning HT off and getting the best clocks possible

The only way it even comes close to making sense is if you have a CO

920 DO is a great CPU and is not to be underestimated.

I think you will take a hit in some things and gains in others but both ways up or down it will be minimal

I would save the cash for the forth coming Quad channel 8 core monsters on the horizon
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Upgrading will not reap the benifit you may think.

You are better off turning HT off and getting the best clocks possible

The only way it even comes close to making sense is if you have a CO

920 DO is a great CPU and is not to be underestimated.

I think you will take a hit in some things and gains in others but both ways up or down it will be minimal

I would save the cash for the forth coming Quad channel 8 core monsters on the horizon

Believe it or not but I can't hit anything higher than 4.0 GHz stable on this mobo. Even after turning HT off, I'm stuck at 4.0 GHz. I'm interested in the 2500K as most are reaching 5 GHz and I want a high clocking CPU, mainly for fun. I do expect more performance from my 6950s though....
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sold off my x58 rig, with a i7 950 4ghz.
running 2500K at 5ghz 24/7 and played BC2 and its smoother than ever.

cost me 80euro or so for 1ghz more.
deal
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Yeah we all know Balla, you have the fastest and cheapest rig of all OCN, (free chip and mobo thanx to your girlfriend, if exist) and the smallest e peen by the way!

Seriously, you have some issues!
The only people with issues are the ones with 9xx acting like their gear isn't last gen.


If anyone wants to prove me wrong, I'm open to it.


Frosty, I hope this helps you make the right decision.







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The point is you have to spend several hundred dollars to gain very little. It's that simple.
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