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post #11 of 71
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I agree.

I say wait for Ivy-Bridge 8-core.

Yeah, but Ivy bridge will probably cost tons of money, it's not definite that he may afford it.
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post #12 of 71
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Don't make me laugh.

Every benchmark proves that the extra lanes are utterly worthless.

If you get the i7-950, you will regret it.
The last part is false. My finance unexpectedly got me a 950 for Christmas and I can defiantly say I have no regrets whatsoever. It's an excellent chip that will likely last me for at least 3-4 years if not more.

Having said that though, the 2500k is superior in every way to the 950 (though in fairly minor ways in most instances), so baring getting a great deal on a 950, it really is an easy choice.
    
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post #13 of 71
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The last part is false. My finance unexpectedly got me a 950 for Christmas and I can defiantly say I have no regrets whatsoever. It's an excellent chip that will likely last me for at least 3-4 years if not more.

Having said that though, the 2500k is superior in every way to the 950 (though in fairly minor ways in most instances), so baring getting a great deal on a 950, it really is an easy choice.
You don't regret it because you didn't buy it.

I take it back:

Anyone who receives an i7-950 as a gift will not regret it.

Anyone else, will.
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post #14 of 71
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Yeah, but Ivy bridge will probably cost tons of money, it's not definite that he may afford it.
*Post 600!*

Ivy Bridge will be 22nm. Even the cheapest version would annihilate a 950.
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i would really suggest you upgrade your GTX260 first.......your rig is still a potent player.....not worth upgrading IMO
    
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i would really suggest you upgrade your GTX260 first.......your rig is still a potent player.....not worth upgrading IMO
What he said

AND if you get a SB,m get the 2600k, as its HT feature is handy!
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post #17 of 71
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You don't regret it because you didn't buy it.

I take it back:

Anyone who receives an i7-950 as a gift will not regret it.

Anyone else, will.
i traded an i5-760 - p55 - 4gb ddr3 + $150 for i7-950 - x58 - 12gb ddr3 and dont regret it at all...

While I agree if I paid retail for all new parts I would probably regret it once the p67 comes back in stock, as of right now I dont regret it as I have all my parts in and running.... Plus I have switched from 775 to 1156 to 1366 and it has only cost me $130 out of pocket when all is said and done, I am happy...

I still recommend waiting for the OP... The 2500k will serve him better, the problem is he has to wait another month or two to upgrade...
Edited by 10acjed - 2/24/11 at 6:19am
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Yeah, but Ivy bridge will probably cost tons of money, it's not definite that he may afford it.
ivy is simply a 32 to 22 manufacturing transition, LGA2011 is gonna cost though.
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post #19 of 71
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*Post 600!*

Ivy Bridge will be 22nm. Even the cheapest version would annihilate a 950.
Never argued that. I just said that even the cheapest one won't be affordable to most people (probably).
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post #20 of 71
Thread Starter 
i just ordered a 5870 from newegg... for 199.99

i sold my sig rig.. thats why im buying all new parts..

only need cpu/mobo/ram right now.. i have everything else.

anyways ill probably go with 2500k. thx everyone for the input.

;edit;
btw.. the SB cpus are back on newegg... which is why i brought this up.. but theres no motherboards yet.. hopefully they'll put them up again soon!
Edited by timf808 - 2/24/11 at 6:29am
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