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post #11 of 27
well if money is not a factor then why not? the 950 is by no means out of date just yet
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by shadowman007 View Post
yea but I hear some 2600K go over 4.4GHz on air
What do you need your CPU to do on 4.4ghz that your 750 at 3.8ghz cannot do? It's a pointless upgrade.
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Lol, everyone is ignoring the fact that if he buys a 2600k now, he will be able to upgrade to Ivy bridge LATER, on the SAME SOCKET.
Is it even possible for him to pick up a Sandy Bridge setup right now?
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post #14 of 27
Not worth it you wont see that huge of a jump in games if any and only time it would benifit you is if you encode or run folding or somthing.
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post #15 of 27
Nope. Not worth it unless you really need 5 GHz.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
You can get much more than 4.4ghz on a 2600k, trust me, I own one.

You can get 4.8ghz easy, with the 2600k.

And that will completely leave the 950 in the dust.

You can get Ivy Bridge chips later, since they will be available on LGA 1155.

And if you sell you current stuff, why not upgrade to a faster CPU for little money?
 
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post #17 of 27
Is it worth it?

Only if you have to have every CPU generation that comes out.

Like when Yorkfield came out and everyone had a Q6600.

Did we upgrade? Of course not. Those suckers had Q9400s while we had 920s.
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post #18 of 27
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4.8Ghz = 25% > 3.8Ghz

SB = 25% > Nehalem

50% = Dust
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post #19 of 27
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4.8Ghz = 25% > 3.8Ghz

SB = 25% > Nehalem

50% = Dust
It all makes sense now

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post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
4.8Ghz = 25% > 3.8Ghz

SB = 25% > Nehalem

50% = Dust
That's not how you math, bro.
    
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