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Or...should I go Sandy Bridge?

Poll Results: Sandy Bridge or Nehalem?

 
  • 90% (10)
    Sandy Bridge - $553
  • 9% (1)
    Nehalem - $465
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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I just (recently) made a thread asking which X58 board I should purchase. However, I now have assessed a new option. Purchasing a sandy bridge build instead.

Sandy Bridge (Option 1)

i7 2600k - $300
ASUS P8P67 Pro - $188
Patriot Sector 7 2x4GB DDR3 1600 - $65

Total: $553

Nehalem (Option 2)

i7 920 - $180
Asus P6X58D Premium - $160
Corsair Dominator 6x2GB DDR3 1600 - $120

Total: $465

So, the Sandy Bridge build costs about $100 more. Is it worth the performance increase vs Nehalem? I will be mainly using it for audio/video editing and some light gaming (when I have time).

Thanks OCNers!
Edited by Aznboy1993 - 3/8/11 at 10:37pm
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post #2 of 8
Sandy bridge OC's easier. 5GHz easy. Runs cooler.
May not get that mobo. Try ASUS P8P67 Pro or deluxe..??
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post #3 of 8
Go pro
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Only reason I put that mobo there is b/c it's the only one newegg has in stock atm. I will probably change it though. I hate MSI too.
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post #5 of 8
Maybe it is just me, but if I was going to spend 465$-553$ I would just spend the extra cash and get the newer tech. I just don't see the point in buying something that is already outdated, unless it is used and can be bought at some ridiculously low price.
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post #6 of 8
I'd go with Sandy Bridge for what you're doing

The i7-2600k runs with the 980X in most benchmarks and is probubly one of the best bangs for the buck right now
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post #7 of 8
No doubt about it if it only costs 100$ more.. go for Sandy Bridge. Great little processors (I mean it, they are !#@^&* tiny).
    
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post #8 of 8
Why don't wait for Bulldozer... a few weeks till April?
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