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Poll Results: SB or second 5850

 
  • 50% (26)
    Sandy bridge, sell current hardware, Join dark side
  • 49% (25)
    Just get another 5850 and be happy with AMD
51 Total Votes  
post #1 of 51
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Converting to the dark side and joining the Intel masses is so tempting for me. The $500 upgrade cost scared me off at first but when I have a motherboard and proc right now that could easily be sold for $300 bux, and a $200 Christmas bonus staring me in the face its hard not to crack and just do it!

My other option of course which was the given one is to just forget all this SB madness and get a second 5850 and run CF.

I just don't know what to do. I know there is nothing my current cpu can't handle and that nothing has even begun to take advantage of its power, so it may be just a silly upgrade that was a waste of money too.

Maybe I should keep this setup and get the graphics card for what's to come...... crysis 2 will most likely rock a single 5850's world and it's looking like Homefront which will be coming soon might too. Sandy bridge will help me none with that.
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post #2 of 51
Keep that setup and wait for Ivy bridge. You could add a second card if you needed right now. But that setup is good for awhile.
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Honestly. In gaming I could care less about my SB, I used to have a 1090t.
    
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post #4 of 51
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snelan;12163625 
Honestly. In gaming I could care less about my SB, I used to have a 1090t.

Why did you upgrade then?
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post #5 of 51
While Sandy would be an upgrade for you, I would still wait for Ivy or Haswell with a system like that. You're in great shape for now.
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post #6 of 51
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex;12163816 
While Sandy would be an upgrade for you, I would still wait for Ivy or Haswell with a system like that. You're in great shape for now.

Yeah.... I guess that just shows me how much difference there is between need and want.

now the trick is finding a 5850 for $150 bux! biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12163716 
Why did you upgrade then?

Because this is OCN, why did you upgrade doesn't apply, rather what did you upgrade.
    
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post #8 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12163586 
My other option of course which was the given one is to just forget all this SB madness and get a second 5850 and run CF.

If you do not mind losing some money to upgrade to something that you will probably be ready to get rid of when Ivy Bridge is released, then go for it. Now if you're happy with what you have, then keep it and forget SB. If you start having 2nd thoughts about something, that's usally a sign not to do what you think you want to do...just something to make you go mmmmm thinking.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by snelan;12164444 
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12163716 
Quote:
Originally Posted by snelan;12163625 
Honestly. In gaming I could care less about my SB, I used to have a 1090t.
Why did you upgrade then?
Because this is OCN...

Which basically means, you a follower rolleyes.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 1/27/11 at 12:34pm
post #9 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan;12165680 
If you do not mind losing some money to upgrade to something that you will probably be ready to get rid of when Ivy Bridge is released, then go for it. Now if you're happy with what you have, then keep it and forget SB. If you start having 2nd thoughts about something, that's usally a sign not to do what you think you want to do...just something to make you go mmmmm thinking.gif



Which basically means, you a follower rolleyes.gif
Yeah god forbid anyone should upgrade for a reason YOU don't understand.
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post #10 of 51
I bought SB because I had a Ph II x3. You have an x6. Stick with it until Ivy/Bulldozer
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