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X58 or wait for Sandy Bridge fix

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is the sandy bridge worth waiting for the fix or would you suggest going with the x58?
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coming from what?
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Nothing is really wrong with SB..its just those SATAII ports, but you could just use the SATAIII or get an external controller.

Don't go X58 at this point.
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coming from a P4. Either would be better than the current. Just trying to decide if sandybridge is worth the wait.
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coming from a P4. Either would be better than the current. Just trying to decide if sandybridge is worth the wait.
It is good sir. WELCOME FROM THE WORLD OF THE PENT. you will find great things in this coming generation. Wait about a month or two I forget, but wait a bit longer. Then purchase the i5 2500k
     
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Or just go with i7 950 waited 1month for sandy had all parts except 2500k. And then they recalled it so couldn't for a Sandy any more, since i had my old rig sold. Get something or wait for eternity
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Honestly if you can hold out till AMD releases its new cpu line up might get some good pricecuts and such if the AMD chips are up to snuff.

If you can't wait go to the for sale section and get yourself a good deal on used parts.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

Don't go X58 at this point.
Pricing\\performance dictates this.
The 1366LGA based 4/6 core i7's are still good performing CPU's.

I've seen all the benchmarks and there is no reason for me personally to make the switch to SB, not a big performance increase (in many cases none at all) and for gaming\\multitasking they are still quite admirable.

If they is ANY chipset to avoid right now (until the issue is resolved anyways) its the P67.
Not hating just saying.
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Wait , unless you are thinking 980x

Nothing else to say
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I love my 2600k but right from the get go it has been buggy as hell. I say for anyone who already has a sandy system "stick with it" until the new boards come out but if you have not purchased the parts yet I would say wait and see what the prof is with the new chips this spring.
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