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Poll Results: SB or second 5850

 
  • 50% (26)
    Sandy bridge, sell current hardware, Join dark side
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    Just get another 5850 and be happy with AMD
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post #41 of 51
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Ugh, even as we are talking about this I find myself on newegg looking at a 2500k and looking for MB's....
There would be practially no real world difference for you to upgrade. Maybe in benches but thats about it.
 
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post #42 of 51
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Ugh, even as we are talking about this I find myself on newegg looking at a 2500k and looking for MB's....
I think I have a case of the wantsies a little more! I have the motherboard and the 2600k in my cart waiting for my paycheck to get deposited lol. They will be removed though im thinkin
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post #43 of 51
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I think I have a case of the wantsies a little more! I have the motherboard and the 2600k in my cart waiting for my paycheck to get deposited lol. They will be removed though im thinkin
If your just gaming the 2500k will do more than enough for you man. HT doesnt have any affect on gaming. But if you render audio or other stuff (seen the music stuff in your sig) then it would be worth it. I just game so I just got a 2500k.
 
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post #44 of 51
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They will be removed though im thinkin
This is the little on your left shoulder saying, " do it...pull the trigger & buy
I know...I'm not helping right now

However, I do agree with nagle3032 about the 2500K is more than enough for gaming.
post #45 of 51
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If your just gaming the 2500k will do more than enough for you man. HT doesnt have any affect on gaming. But if you render audio or other stuff (seen the music stuff in your sig) then it would be worth it. I just game so I just got a 2500k.
I edit videos with VegasStudio, use Reason, cubase, and frutyloops, and also do some stuff in photoshop and lightroom too. I think the 2600k would be a good investment if i was going to do it, as well as the extra 4 gb of ram I would get with it.
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post #46 of 51
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There would be practially no real world difference for you to upgrade. Maybe in benches but thats about it.
Right, but it's one of those things. In my head I hear "maybe you can make ur i7 rig a folding/media computer...its only $500.....you don't need hyperthreading, downgrade....."

I know it is crazy but like everyone here has said, once you get into it its tough to stay content...
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I edit videos with VegasStudio, use Reason, cubase, and frutyloops, and also do some stuff in photoshop and lightroom too. I think the 2600k would be a good investment if i was going to do it, as well as the extra 4 gb of ram I would get with it.
Well in that case definitely go with the 2600k as HT will help out alot with those programs. That extra 4gb would be nice too. Just remember this "night and day".

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Right, but it's one of those things. In my head I hear "maybe you can make ur i7 rig a folding/media computer...its only $500.....you don't need hyperthreading, downgrade....."

I know it is crazy but like everyone here has said, once you get into it its tough to stay content...
Well at the end of the day its completely up to you so by all means if you have the cash to do so. I dont know if I would but then again thats me. I know all to well about the "itch" myself.
 
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post #48 of 51
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Well I got a 5850 guys..... I think it will help for future games.... Thanks for the input!
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post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
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.
whats up dude,
well I would say go for the upgrade and why you may ask?
I would do it because when BD is Released your rig will lose value just like the 920/930 did.If you want to get most value out of your gear do it now and do not wait.

for 800$ http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...dy-budget.html think this will be a solid build and you wont even need to pay this much because you already have a case/video card/psu.
Edited by Rustynails - 1/28/11 at 11:57pm
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