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I was just in that thread. biggrin.gif

Anyways, I actually agree with this post. Upgrading to Sandy Bridge would probably be the best idea considering you are coming from 775. For someone like me who is using a 1366 set up it makes a lot more sense to wait for Ivy Bridge. Sandy Bridge will probably still have a better price/performance ratio than Ivy Bridge because Ivy Bridge is enthusiast and will naturally have way more power than the average person will use. rolleyes.gif Plus software is so far behind hardware that Sandy Bridge will probably max things out for years to come.

Anyway, about the cooler, the Hyper 212+ is a really nice cooler for its price. You should look at the marketplace, you can always find good deals on coolers there.

^Totally agree smile.gif
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I'd wait for Bulldozer and then decide whether or not you want to wait for Ivy Bridge or upgrade to whichever is the most viable (Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer).
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LoL...

Well, you would have way faster RAM, and I have a thread up asking about RAM

I found out that 4 Gb. is enough for gaming, and you should only get 6+ for editing

Now, the $580 would be as of now... What if there's a sale? Nice thought, eh? A cooler doesn't have to be expensive. There's the 212+ I personally love my H50, but that's just me


I'm that voice in the back of your head whispering: uuuuuupgraaaaaade...
Well, I do a bit of everything so I think 6 or 8 GB would be pretty cool. And it's pretty cool to brag about 8 GB of RAM. =P

Aw man.. if there was a sale, I would be broke right now. Hm.. I might think about getting an H50 or H70 then. :0

O.O so that's what I've been hearing...
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You should upgrade the lowest category on your Windows Experience Index!
This is OCN, we lol at the Windows experience index.

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Well, I do a bit of everything so I think 6 or 8 GB would be pretty cool. And it's pretty cool to brag about 8 GB of RAM. =P

Aw man.. if there was a sale, I would be broke right now. Hm.. I might think about getting an H50 or H70 then. :0

O.O so that's what I've been hearing...
8GB of RAM is really unnecessary. I have been preaching 4GB for quite awhile now haha.

The H50 and H70 are both excellent coolers, though they can be beaten by high end air cooling around the same price. Though if you have a small case that can't fit the high end air coolers (not sure about your case) then the H50 or H70 don't take up nearly as much room.
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post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by Airolden View Post
I was just in that thread.

Anyways, I actually agree with this post. Upgrading to Sandy Bridge would probably be the best idea considering you are coming from 775. For someone like me who is using a 1366 set up it makes a lot more sense to wait for Ivy Bridge. Sandy Bridge will probably still have a better price/performance ratio than Ivy Bridge because Ivy Bridge is enthusiast and will naturally have way more power than the average person will use. Plus software is so far behind hardware that Sandy Bridge will probably max things out for years to come.

Anyway, about the cooler, the Hyper 212+ is a really nice cooler for its price. You should look at the marketplace, you can always find good deals on coolers there.
It's a 2v1 now. T-T

Yea, I'm really really really tempted to just get Sandy Bridge this month. I could stay with a stock heatsink for a bit and then upgrade later. But then a 22nm processor. O.O So much to think about. =/

Yea, I don't look in the marketplace that much so I think I should because I could get some nice deals from there.
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I'd wait for Bulldozer and then decide whether or not you want to wait for Ivy Bridge or upgrade to whichever is the most viable (Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer).
Yup, it's a waiting game. I just don't know if it will pay off or not. In the end, I just want to get a better setup that feels like a big enough upgrade. And since 1155 is a 2 socket generation up, I think it would be worth it. As well as Bulldozer which sounds intriguing.
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It's a 2v1 now. T-T

Yea, I'm really really really tempted to just get Sandy Bridge this month. I could stay with a stock heatsink for a bit and then upgrade later. But then a 22nm processor. O.O So much to think about. =/

Yea, I don't look in the marketplace that much so I think I should because I could get some nice deals from there.
I recently bought the HR-02(similar to Noctua NH-D14 in performance) for $50 in the marketplace.

Remember there will ALWAYS be something better yet to be released. For 1366 it was Sandy Bridge, for Sandy Bridge it was Ivy Bridge, for Ivy Bridge it will be Haswell. It is a never ending cycle. It is how technology works, but will Ivy Bridge make Sandy Bridge any slower?

Something to think about.
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This is OCN, we lol at the Windows experience index.



8GB of RAM is really unnecessary. I have been preaching 4GB for quite awhile now haha.

The H50 and H70 are both excellent coolers, though they can be beaten by high end air cooling around the same price. Though if you have a small case that can't fit the high end air coolers (not sure about your case) then the H50 or H70 don't take up nearly as much room.
Well if I took that advice, I would have to buy an SSD and that's pretty much equivalent to me buying an 1155 setup. o.o

About the RAM, I don't even use up my 4 GB of RAM right now so I think 6 GB would be more than sufficient (but you can never be too careful).

I have a CM 690 so it should probably fit if I'm lucky. I'll get the measurements later.
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You need a 1155 and a GTX 570
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I recently bought the HR-02(similar to Noctua NH-D14 in performance) for $50 in the marketplace.

Remember there will ALWAYS be something better yet to be released. For 1366 it was Sandy Bridge, for Sandy Bridge it was Ivy Bridge, for Ivy Bridge it will be Haswell. It is a never ending cycle. It is how technology works, but will Ivy Bridge make Sandy Bridge any slower?

Something to think about.
Argh... so many temptations...

Why does technology have to grow so quickly? I swear 45nm was the best a few years ago and now you have 32nm out and 22nm coming out. =/

Yea, it's not really the new platform that makes it slower but the newer programs that utilize the newer tech.

It seems like the general consensus is that I can upgrade my video card later on because games are utilizing more CPU now than they are GPU. I don't really play that many high demanding games, the only game I somewhat stutter in is BC2 and that's because of my CPU. =/
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