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post #31 of 44
I had the same issue, but I'm going for it for the overclockability, the new ram ( I was running 4gb of 1066, now 800 :\ ) And the fact that I got the core system for just over £350. If that includes "Early adopter tax" then it's incredible value as far as I'm concerned.
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I think I am just going to play the "watch what prices do" game and see if anything seems tempting enough.
    
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i upgraded from a q9550 @4ghz to a 2600k @5ghz and the different was night and day. I was not ready to buy a new rig and was going to wait for socket 2011 but I bought 2 580gtx Sli with my mobo 780i, right away i notice people running i7 1366 getting much better score while running gtx 570. I new i was being bottleneck and decided to upgrade.

my 3d mark score went from 34k to 54k
heaven from 104fps - 116fps
metro2033 from 47fps - 82fps.


you can clearly see that it made a huge different upgrading to a new socket, plus i was not stuck with ddr2 anymore since they are getting pretty expensive.

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Night and day for synthetic benchmarks... And a bump in FPS that you wont notice.
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Night and day for synthetic benchmarks... And a bump in FPS that you wont notice.
You don't notice a difference between 47 and 82 FPS? WOW...

That is a HUGE obvious difference... one I would notice immediately. And that is with Metro 2033, an FPS title.

Like I said earlier in the thread, this is the best $300 (CPU and mobo) I've spent so far on my PC, and I've been at this a very long time. I upgraded from a Q-series quad at 4 GHz BTW.
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I say wait for Ivy Bridge and keep your current setup. I'm still running on a E8400 here, and it's great.
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Night and day for synthetic benchmarks... And a bump in FPS that you wont notice.
Funny because average fps mean that it goes higher and lower from that number. Q9550 @4ghz was hitting below 20fps =unplayable while playing metro2033. my 2600k @ 5ghz hits 51fps=playable in the same spot. I was not able to turn 8x aa on n Bc2 because i would get very bad frame drop even with 2 580gtx. It was smooth most of the time but then down to 30fps. Now i can turn all setting to max and no unplayable drops anywhere. It did makr a different in all my games.

Sandy help me acomplish what i was looking. Playing every game with a minimum fps of 50-60fps at all times.

Edit: i understand u having a q9550 and looking for an excuse that it wont make a different. If u can resale ur parts like i did now that they still holds a decent value, sell it. I upgraded not expecting much of a different but it was a HUGE different. Just so you know, my stock 2600k @ 3.4ghz still was alot faster than my 9550 @ 4GHZ.
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You have a great CPU and board... I would just buy an SSD or another 470 for SLI and hold off until Ivy Bridge.
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Funny because average fps mean that it goes higher and lower from that number. Q9550 @4ghz was hitting below 20fps =unplayable while playing metro2033. my 2600k @ 5ghz hits 51fps=playable in the same spot. I was not able to turn 8x aa on n Bc2 because i would get very bad frame drop even with 2 580gtx. It was smooth most of the time but then down to 30fps. Now i can turn all setting to max and no unplayable drops anywhere. It did makr a different in all my games.

Sandy help me acomplish what i was looking. Playing every game with a minimum fps of 50-60fps at all times.y



I don't know how many FPS I got with my e8400 and 570 but I maxed it out @ 1080p and wasn't laggy at all.
post #39 of 44
i would say not to wait and get what is available for you right now if you feel the need to upgrade. Ivy bridge is only sandy bridge shrink to a 22nm, no new tech but the mobo will be better with support of usb 3.0 and more pci-E. Now when ivy bridge comes out WHICH WILL ALSO BE COMING OUT FOR 1155 in late Q4 or Q1 of 2012 you will hear talk of haswell soon to be release which will require a new socket. People will tell you not to buy ivy bridge cause haswell is coming out. You will never buy anything because around the corner something new will always come out.
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I don't think I believe your numbers.
     
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