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post #11 of 16
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so the 975 wouldn't be much of an upgrade and wont last that long?
Where are you getting that the 975 won't last long? As long as you're not throwing insane voltages at CPUs there is no reason why they cannot last you 5-6+ years.
However, if you can get a 975 at a decent price I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be worth it otherwise the insane cost for the dated Extreme isn't worth it over the 2600K which does essentially the same thing but better.

Also comparing SB to 1366/IB isn't practical as they're a completely different market. Sandy Bridge is the consumer market while 1366 and it's successor, Ivy Bridge are aimed at the enthusiast market.
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The rig in my sig ATM is powered by a 975 EE and I am IN LOVE with this things raw power.
 
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375 was the price i can get the 975 for
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I say get 930 I7, or wait. 4 cores @ 4 ghz is all you need for most games for it not to be bottle neck.
If your happy. wait for a few months. Alot of ppl on here are selling i7 rigs cheap. as they jumped the boat to lower power sandys. Me I had 2 core then jumped to i7 Huge jump. but from a 4 core, ya a boost will be there but in the boat u are in is not sinking, why buy new. Get water cooling or a good ssd for now.

Arg noted that u got 2 core. can pick up a 4 core lg77g for $100 on here. then ssd c300+ or water. also a good sound card could help.
Edited by GfhTattoo - 1/31/11 at 12:56pm
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i have a 128 ssd now and my temps are solid i am idle at 28 and loading at 57 i have 13 wind 12 120mm''s in my lanboy, so i am moving ALOT of air and the n520 is nice as well. i just dont know what to do or if i should just be happy for a while with the solid rig i have. i have been looking to sell. i just don't have enough rep to get an appraisl in the threads can anyone in here do one for me? my sig rig that is
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Wrong.

Sandy @ 5.2Ghz gives more Gigaflops than a 980X @ 4.5Ghz.
are you on crack... thats 5.2ghz versus 4.5ghz. Please... the 980x is still the best cpu on the market other than its xeon counterpart. On another note... my 920 is gives more gflops than a 980x at 5.6ghz . There's a reason the 980x is still $1000 and the 2600k isn't. You don't just price something that is faster much lower than another product. Plus SB doesn't have the extra lanes needed for tri and 4 way sli setups which makes it worthless IMO. IB will have that. Why buy middle of the road when you can wait a little longer and get top of the line for the generation. Not like op needs an upgrade with that cpu and oc. honestly won't notice a difference most likely
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