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post #1 of 14
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well i decided to pull ther trigger and upgrade to sandy bridge.

I have been on 775 for about 3 years and started with a E8400 and then to a Q9550.

Today I just ordered:

G.Skill PI 2 X2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231351

P67A-UD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128465

Now I just have to decide if im gonna go with the 2500k or 2600k, I'll be getting it from microcenter in the next few days.

I hear alot of post about how upgrading from 1156 or 1366 isnt a huge jusmp but hopefully it will be a pretty good performance increase from my current rig!!!
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post #2 of 14
I would have waited till Ivy Bridge but thats just me.
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well the socket will be the same so in 10-12 months if i want ivy bridge all i have to do is buy the CPU
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post #4 of 14
yeah 775 still has life in hence why i'm just now buying it for secondary machine.

EDIT: yeah you could just swap CPUs that said should be a big axx leap
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post #5 of 14
If I was you I would get a 2500K but im cheap Get it overclock it enjoy it
    
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post #6 of 14
Congratulations! It's hard to say between 2500k and 2600k - just depends on what you are doing and how much money you have to blow.
    
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by whipple16 View Post
well the socket will be the same so in 10-12 months if i want ivy bridge all i have to do is buy the CPU


I meant the s2011 ones



I'd get the 2600k cause its the best 1155 CPU.
post #8 of 14
Well you did order the UD7. It's going to be pretty funny if you drop a 2500k in that

2600k does have more Cache
Edited by cmeeks - 1/16/11 at 8:14pm
    
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post #9 of 14
what it boils down to: hyperthreading, no hyperthreading. if all you do is game, then go with the i5. if you bench, and render video go with the i7.

thats the only difference,oh and the integrated graphics(crap)
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post #10 of 14
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well i dont do any video encoding or serious multi tasking. i could still cancel my order and go with a UD5 and and match that with 2500k.

you think there will be any real world incerase from a UD7 w/i7 or a UD5 w/ i5
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