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My Sandybridge Upgrade Dilemma

Poll Results: Upgrade or Keep?

 
  • 82% (23)
    Keep your 950.
  • 17% (5)
    Upgrade to a 2600K.
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
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So, my friend is getting me to build him a decent gaming machine, he currently has no pc, so anything is an upgrade. Now I'm running the system below and am strongly considering selling him my CPU/MOBO/RAM and buying a 2600K/P867 PRO.

First off, how much should I sell him my parts for? I am willing to put $250 max into the upgrade. Second, should I upgrade? This is a one time thing so waiting etc. won't be worth it unless it will be a <$250 upgrade.

All parts must be from Memory Express but they do offer price matching to Canadian retailers. (I usually use Price Bat)

So, should I upgrade?

2600K
P867 PRO

EDIT: Please post reasoning!
Edited by Stensby - 1/21/11 at 12:30pm
    
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post #2 of 15
Personally I'd let your friend get the Sandy Bridge, after all its his money. Your PC is no slouch.
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post #3 of 15
If you are folding on the cpu, you will see a dramatic increase in PPD.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Unstupituous View Post
Personally I'd let your friend get the Sandy Bridge, after all its his money. Your PC is no slouch.
Well he'd get a i5-2300 then, and he has already said that he doesn't care either way, is going to be using it for CSS and Minecraft etc.

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Originally Posted by nckid4u View Post
If you are folding on the cpu, you will see a dramatic increase in PPD.
One of the main reasons I was considering it.
    
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post #5 of 15
Stick with what you've got. If it works fine as it is then there isn't any point in changing it. You wont exactly get much of a performance boost anyway.
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post #6 of 15
Stick with your 950 - you'll barely see a difference going to Sandy Bridge and you also lose things like triple channel memory, PCI-e lanes, etc.

Then go with an i5-2300 for your friend
post #7 of 15
Damn. I voted keep your 950 but upon further thought (and actually reading the OP ) I reconsider.

Sell your friend your current CPU/MB/RAM combo. He will get a fast system but you will get a smoking fast system. I assume if he needed the extra horsepower that SB brings he would be building his own system.
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post #8 of 15
I sold my 920, EVGA SLI LE, OCZ ram, bought an ASRock extreme4, 2600K, and 4GB Adata ram and the net cost was around $150. Nice PCI-e spacing on the ASRock board...
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post #9 of 15
Yeah I voted before I read the thread, as I thought it'd be about simply replacing.

Nontheless, I'd say get yourself a 2600k and sell your current stuff.
post #10 of 15
This is exactly what I am doing.
I am currenty enroute to microcenter to grab my i7 2600k
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