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Poll Results: What do I upgrade to?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Just upgrade CPU
  • 25% (1)
    Used 1156 kit
  • 50% (2)
    Sandy Bridge
  • 25% (1)
    Other - Please specify
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok, Since Sandy Bridge accidentally the chipset, I have a bit more time before settling on an upgrade path.

I only do gaming and a little bit of photo editing and 3d modelling.

I was considering either:

- Getting a secondhand 4 or 6 core processor from OCN and overclocking it a bit.
or
-Getting a secondhand 1156 mATX board and i5/i7 depending on the cost.
or
-Waiting until Sandy Bridge gets fixed, and get an H67/P67 mATX board and a 2500/2500K respectively.

Everything else will transfer to the new rig (RAM, PSU, GFX, etc.)

I'm trying to spend as little as possible, while still maintaining some sort of futureproofness. AKA Don't wanna just get the quad core AMD and have to upgrade in a few months.

EDIT : Time Frame for upgrade will be roughly mid to late summer.

Thanks alot!
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4) Wait for Q2 and check out Bulldozer.
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post #3 of 5
ur rig is still concidered mid to hight end since it can handle most games on max settings , imho u not gonna see sizeble difference upgrading for the money u gonna spend , my advice also w8 for the next generetation of chips like Ivy bridge or bulldozer .
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post #4 of 5
Wait for SB to be fixed and to see what bulldozer is gonna be like.
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post #5 of 5
Just hold out!

Your rig can handle anything out right now. Unless your going for benchmarks I don't see the point of changing anything.


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