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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 #11 of 51
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Originally Posted by Capwn;12165714 
Yeah god forbid anyone should upgrade for a reason YOU don't understand.

OMG! I know...right? Cuz I really don't understand lachen.gif...rolleyes.gif
post #12 of 51
FYI people, Ivy bridge is a die shrink not a new socket, there will be chips available on both 1155 and 2011 that are 22nm. I vote upgrade. Your never going to see the full potential of 2 5850s on K10 anyways.
 
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post #13 of 51
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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

pretty stupid coment tbh rolleyes.gif this is a hobby most of us spend money to buy the newest & best parts we can afford for the (fun) of it, its the whole point!
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post #14 of 51
I like to play with new stuff. If you like to play with new stuff too... Sandy Bridge has been fun to tinker with (and LEARN something new too!).

If you are a gamer or don't like building something, then stick with what you have smile.gif
    
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post #15 of 51
I'd wait for both IB and BD to be out in the wild with what you have. There is no gaming improvements you'd see from the new chip. I wouldn't even buy another 5850 yet until you actually have reason to, saying how a future game is going to run on your card now is a little preemptive.

And who knows, maybe they'll be a tiny bit cheaper by that time if you actually did need another one.
     
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post #16 of 51
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan;12165680 
If you start having 2nd thoughts about something, that's usally a sign not to do what you think you want to do...

I am thinking of doing the same thing, for almost no reason btu every few days I see how someone upgraded and it only cost them $X, and I happen to have $X sitting around......

But then I realize that I am not even using my i7 at all, but even as I write this I am still thinking abuot the goodness of a 55c 4.8 OC on a SB
post #17 of 51
If you have to sell anything to get SB then my answer would be no.

Now if you want to play with a new arch and have a bit of fun then yes.
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post #18 of 51
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Originally Posted by Chewy;12165810 
this is a hobby most of us spend money to buy the newest & best parts we can afford for the (fun) of it, its the whole point!

Noooooo kiddin'...Wasn't born yesterday...Calm down...try having just a little sense of humor & get off the high horse...Stop being sooooo sensitive biggrin.gif

I spend tons of money for upgrading hardware my friend & the pc is my hobby. There is nothin' wrong losing a little money to get what you want. I do that from time to time. That's life (think about it).

killeraxemannic, all I'm saying is that if you do not mind losing some money to get something that is actually better, then go for it thumb.gif If your decision making becomes a debate with yourself, then maybe...just maybe you probably would like to stick with what you have. Personally, if I was you, I would keep your current setup, probably invest in another gpu, and wait for Ivy Bridge biggrin.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 1/27/11 at 12:57pm
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by tats;12165869 
I am thinking of doing the same thing, for almost no reason btu every few days I see how someone upgraded and it only cost them $X, and I happen to have $X sitting around......

But then I realize that I am not even using my i7 at all, but even as I write this I am still thinking abuot the goodness of a 55c 4.8 OC on a SB

I will be doing the same when ivy bridge is released biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 51
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Originally Posted by nagle3092;12165802 
FYI people, Ivy bridge is a die shrink not a new socket, there will be chips available on both 1155 and 2011 that are 22nm. I vote upgrade. Your never going to see the full potential of 2 5850s on K10 anyways.

Wait what? I really doubt an oc'd 1055T bottlenecks 2 5850's.....
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