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Hi all, the upgrade itch is getting to me. I'm looking for opinions as to whether I should keep my current sig rig or upgrade to Sandy Bridge, maybe an i5 2500k or i7 2600k?

I use my rig mainly for gaming and general internet use. I'm leaning towards the 2600k and UD7 (for its NF200).

I have money and not sure how to spend it... sad eh.

Also, I'm not sure whether to go x58 still, we are getting some nice price drops here in NZ.
    
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Wait for the next load of sandy processors to come out.
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Your processor is fine for the next one or two years...
people like roweyi7 are the ones who will benefit most out of getting SB or IB because they are on LGA775 or below
Sorry rowey your the first example i found

EDIT: If you really want an upgrade get another 5970, crossfiring with a 5870 is useless as your bringing the 5970 down the the 5870's speeds
Edited by Sir Amik Vase - 2/20/11 at 5:41pm
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Your processor is fine for the next one or two years...
people like roweyi7 are the ones who will benefit most out of getting SB or IB because they are on LGA775 or below
Sorry rowey your the first example i found
I will indeed, but i am not upgrading till sometime this year or next year. My Q8400 keeps me very happy. My little baby.
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With those three Cypress xt chips, I'd go 2500k or 2600k for sure and atleast get 4.8Ghz.
    
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post #6 of 12
Waste of money. You're not going to see much of an increase.

If you had a 3.5-3.8ghz dual/quad 775 cpu, definitely go SB.
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Thanks to every's input, looks like I'll be keeping this processor for a little while longer at least until Ivy Bridge comes along.
    
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post #8 of 12
Even ivy bridge won't matter too much based on what you have. I would wait for the next tick.

But if you have the money to burn, upgrading every tick can be fun =)
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post #9 of 12
1. Keep i5 750.
2. Save your money.
3. Wait for Ivy bridge to come out.
4. Buy their enthusiast chip.
5. ??????
6. Profit?
post #10 of 12
Don't get a hyper threading cpu for gaming,it offers no benefits.
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