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Serious dilemma here about whether or not to upgrade.

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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Alright, so I am at a dilemma on whether or not I should upgrade my computer. I am currently using a Phenom II X4 clocked at 3.6GHz (sig rig). It runs fine but I am starting to encode A LOT of videos (HD and SD) and it is too slow IMHO. So... I feel like I need a new CPU. Now here are the viable options I have considered:

Option 1: Stay with current build and deal with the slowness. Then wait for Ivy Bridge to come out and upgrade then.
Option 2: Upgrade to LGA1366 (i7 920 @~4.2GHz, 12GB DDR3-1600, MSI Big Bang XPower) for ~$500 (buying used off forums).
Option 3: Upgrade to LGA1155 (i7 2600k, 8GB DDR3-1600, not sure of mobo yet) for ~$550.

I would appreciate some insight and feedback on this. Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 9
Easy Option 1:

More time = Better technology = faster technology

More time = Current Funds + Future funds = faster PC..
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post #3 of 9
Are you not wanting to spend money? If you have plenty o' cash, I would say upgrade now and then also upgrade when Ivy Bridge is released. Twice the fun, for twice the cost.

If you're trying to save money, I would just wait. I hate buying technology after it's already been released. People dont get very excited about old news, and not to mention it will be outdated even faster if you buy it half way to the Ivy Bridge release.
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
yeah lol i wished i were made out of money
now that i think about it...i think im going to stay with my current build to save money, unless you guys convince me otherwise
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post #5 of 9
Nope. We dont.

Al-thought you sure you cant pull your CPU any harder?
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Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
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post #6 of 9
You have a super fast system. Should just wait until April for Bulldozer. It's practically right around the corner. Bulldozer will have newer instructions set's that Intel will not have until Haswell (2013).
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post #7 of 9
There is a 7 minute span from your first post to the one where you have thought about it and staying with your current build..

That was too quick.
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spct View Post
There is a 7 minute span from your first post to the one where you have thought about it and staying with your current build..

That was too quick.
lol yep
i change my mind quite quickly
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom123 View Post
You have a super fast system. Should just wait until April for Bulldozer. It's practically right around the corner. Bulldozer will have newer instructions set's that Intel will not have until Haswell (2013).
Just have to call you on that.
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