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Greetings, and - a short disclaimer:

It's been a year. A year of yearning, research, bloodshot eyes, phonecalls, and so on - all in an effort to gain the knowledge I felt required to make the correct platform decision in a new build. I learned much, and became ever more confidant. Then, out comes a new chipset. Future-proof, at that time for me, went from "in the moment" to "You may have missed Your moment".

The cycle began anew. More research. And there was plenty to be had. And, there are some impressive and supported claims with the new technology (as we would all hope is the case). And yet, I find that there are some who find themselves too attached to their own familiarities and less willing to look and some day-to-day versatility.

I am not exempt. I cannot argue with the current new contender, the 1155 Chipset, or its potential to tap into the 5Ghz-o-sphere. And yet, I try to defend what has become almost a good friend in the 1366 Chipset, questioning the newcomer's Dual-Channel Memory and sometime lesser PCIe SLI/CF options.


I was hoping that if anyone has anything to say about their upgrading experience from A2, A3, 1156 or 1366 to 1155, a thread like this may help others see some of the everyday changes and some of the pros/cons to the head-to-head. Such a discussion may also help sheath some biases and act as a form of "group support" for those addicted to the mythical perfect rig.

I would like to, If I May, suggest that some of the popular quantitative rulers be used at a minimum, as there is no need for yet another bench e-peen thread.

Hope this gets some looks, and some thought! Thanks!
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its a side grade for current i7 users.
if you have an i5 700 then the 2500k is also a side grade.

its really only worth it if you are still on 775 or are tired of using a slower AM3 chip. (like athlons, not denebs at 4Ghz+ yet.)
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they say coming from a 1366 platform that its substantial on stock..the OC frenzy is just a bonus to its users giving teh hype..
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Can You "Bump" an non-sales thread?

I guess I am. Hope it won't get me into any trouble here.

It's tax return season, and I am so confused by some of these fan-boy shoot-outs in port here and abroad that I could see Not Building A Rig at all as a stress-lifting option.

Once again, if anyone here has upgraded from AM2, AM3, 775, 1156, or 1366 to Sandy Bridge 1155, I would like to hear a little of Your story. I assume that those of You who have just finished taking the plunge have worked out some of the Late Christmas Morning Feeling, and may have time away from Prime95 to discuss their experience.

Please, let others learn from Your upgrading experiences! Don't sweep this 1 Rep'ed Thread under the Hertz Locker...
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Well I went for an i7 950 to i7 2600k :

Booting is faster
Got loads more memory bandwidth
Loading times are faster
Dead stable with 1.33v @ 4.7ghz.. my 950 took 1.4 to reach 4.1ghz (not best chip)

In my opinion it was worth the money. It's not that expensive, just need CPU, mobo

The thing I hate about sandy is that mobo's supporting tri-sli cost over 200 sterling >.<
Edited by rainmaker - 1/28/11 at 4:43pm
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Awesome Idea for a thread =) I came from a 775 so I cant really speak lol... Will be watching though I am curious to see what others think!
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Once tax return comes in I will be going from a AMD Phenom I 9850 BE to a 2500k with the Asrock P67 Pro3 and DDR3 RAM upgrades. I will repost later on with the experience.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
its a side grade for current i7 users.
if you have an i5 700 then the 2500k is also a side grade.

its really only worth it if you are still on 775 or are tired of using a slower AM3 chip. (like athlons, not denebs at 4Ghz+ yet.)
this.

anyone who thinks differently is just kidding themselves LOL

i noticed no major difference switching from a x4 965 @ 4ghz

well except benchmraks, cus now my epeen is bigger with the 2500k
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