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hi. i have to build a pc for a mate. i have a vague idea of whats going in it. but uh im no intel cpu buff haha. but im not a fanboy so to the point. is there a difference in performance between sandy i5 and the 1156 i5 in gaming and general use? is it worth the price premium?
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Gaming, yea, but spending that premium on a better GPU would be better.
    
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well im already getting a 6950 or a 570 so gpu wont matter so much
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Ok, if he's paying, I would get the Sandy Bridge. Also, a 570 is a much better choice than a 6950.
    
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eh idk about being a much better choice. slightly better maybe. but i found a 2300 i5 for 220 so ill get that until he tells me his budget. hopefully it will allow the 2500k so i can come back and ask about oc'ing the thing
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You would have to wait it out til I think April in order to get the sandybridge set up, not sure you have a timeline for it or anything like that. SB is a great chip, and does very well on air
    
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Ok, if he's paying, I would get the Sandy Bridge. Also, a 570 is a much better choice than a 6950.
I wouldn't say so if it was the 2GB version of the 6950 since you can easily unlock that to a 6970, and the price difference between both is around $60 ($289 vs $349).
    
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@TheReceiver: LOL? dude sandybridge is here now. why would i wait till april?
@LOl_alex: what i was thinking plus the 570 is the same price as a 6970 over here so its kinda pointless.... didnt realise till i checked just then lol
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@TheReceiver: LOL? dude sandybridge is here now. why would i wait till april?
@LOl_alex: what i was thinking plus the 570 is the same price as a 6970 over here so its kinda pointless.... didnt realise till i checked just then lol

werent they recalled?
    
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@TheReceiver: LOL? dude sandybridge is here now. why would i wait till april?
@LOl_alex: what i was thinking plus the 570 is the same price as a 6970 over here so its kinda pointless.... didnt realise till i checked just then lol
Because there was a recall and a halt on all sandybridge sales. Finding a CPU and Mobo is hard, and the only real place to get either is on Ebay currently but they cost ALOT.
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