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Hey all,
I'm considering jumping off of my current processor and going to Sandy. I've seen my processor go for over $200 used on eBay regularly. Should I jump now while I have a greater chance of getting a decent sum for my proc?
My main concern is that I don't want to have to pay for my next upgrade completely out of my own pocket.
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Worth a shot, just set a reserve that is to your liking, if it goes it goes, if not you're not out anything.
    
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In the exact same boat.

The deciding factor for me was when I decided to be realistic about my needs. Yes, upgrading would result in a more powerful system but my sig rig is already more than powerful enough for my uses so I have decided to wait it out until Q2/Q3 when the new chips come out.
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The thing to weigh is if you want to jump now and pay less, or if you want to jump later, pay a little more and probably have quite a bit faster rig.

TBH though the difference in gaming performance between sandy bridge and what will come next (ivy bridge/bulldozer) probably will not be huge because the sandy bridge processors are so fast I doubt there will be a game that they even struggle with for at least 4+ years
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I don't game much (other than Age of Emps). However I do a lot of compiling on Gentoo, so I would definitely appreciate the extra boost in speed. I can live with the integrated graphics. I also don't think I will go 2011; might think about a socket 1155 ivy in a year or two
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$200 for a 775? Jesus. You'd be ripping off that stupid buyer.
Just don't accept scampal payments!

Edit: Might want to be sure there are drivers for the intel igp available if you're gonna use it on linux.
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$200 for a 775? Jesus. You'd be ripping off that stupid buyer.
Just don't accept scampal payments!

Edit: Might want to be sure there are drivers for the intel igp available if you're gonna use it on linux.
Q9550/Q9650 routinely go for $175-200 here on OCN.
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I'm thinking about the same question, OP.

The truth is, there is nothing I do on my PC that's choking my Q9550, and I can keep upgrading my vid for games. But sometimes there is a right time to sell, and good Q9550s are still worth something right now, and the Sandy Bridge chips sure do look nice.

My biggest question is, if you need a second PC, will you wish you had the Q9550 back? It's a shoe-in for an HTPC or streaming server rig.
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