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I currently have my sig rig, with a 955BE @ 3.8 and DDR3 (cas9 @ 1600) ram. So, im wondering if I should take the plunge (when the revised boards are out) and pick up a 2500K with a mobo and some new ram ( cas6 @ 1600),. Or should I just get an phenom x6 and call it a day.
If I did go with sandy bridge, what would I see game performance wise? I know clock for clock they are faster, but I dont know if it justifies the price smile.gif

If you have any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it smile.gif
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there are many reviews and the Sandy Bridges outperforms by leaps and bounds...
X6 wont disappoint you though
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I'd just go with an x6, it's much easier to just put a new chip in and you don't have to worry about your motherboard suddenly dying in a few months.
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I'd just go with an x6, it's much easier to just put a new chip in and you don't have to worry about your motherboard suddenly dying in a few months.

Hey there fellow fanboy!

Depending on what you do you could end up very disappointed with your x6 or content.

Sandy Bridge is faster in single threaded apps by a ton, and is even faster than the x6 in multi-threaded apps, and if you're playing mostly games the x6 will end up feeling like a waste.
    
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I'd just go with an x6, it's much easier to just put a new chip in and you don't have to worry about your motherboard suddenly dying in a few months.

It's not the motherboard's dying, just the SATA2 ports and it doesn't even affect your data (worst case is when you boot up you won't see your hard drive, not the hard drive being damaged). And that's for about 5%-15% motherboards would be affected after 3 years. You can either use your SATA3 ports temporarily until a fixed version comes out and AFAIK, all motherboard manufacturers have promised to accept returns for exchange or refund.

OP, it really depends on what you're doing. If you mostly game, like me, then an i5 2500k is far superior as I switched from 1055t. For encoding and rendering, it seems that 2500k is also on par with phenom II x6 although I'm not sure coz I couldn't care less about those.
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Ya gaming is #1, for me, then VMware, then h.264, but they all are irrelevant compared to gaming. So, I suppose il pick a system up when they roll out the new boards.

Thanks to everyone for the information smile.gif
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Do not upgrade - for gaming purposes.
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Your system is decent enough to wait for Bulldozer/LGA2011.
X6 or 1155 SB would be a stopgap solution at best.
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My suggestion, wait till bulldozer, then you can see what it has to offer and compare it to sandy bridge.
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