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post #11 of 24
Honestly we are really close to bulldozer release. There is no reason not to wait an extra couple months, unless there is of some extreme reason you need to upgrade right away.
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post #12 of 24
Was the 920 on 1366 expensive? Not really, there will be chips that are affordable on the enthusiast chipset, as well as Ivy Bridge chips that will work in P67 motherboards.

You seem like your minds already made up though, as you said you're bottlenecked and already have picked out a Mobo and CPU, so go ahead and upgrade it's your decision and money in the end.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
No no no no no. Do not get Sandy Bridge. Get Bulldozer, Ivy Bridge, or 1366.
Why? When 2500k competes with the 950? And Don't do the waiting game, since there is always something new around almost 6 months.

By the Way Ivy Bridge is on 1155 since it is just a die shrink, and the Sandy Bridge-EX on the server socket.

Bulldozer is a mystery right now on price and preformance so that is a toss up.

Go for it Kirby, though go might want to check out a GPU for your next upgrade.
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post #14 of 24
get the non k version of that processor if your gonna get an H board..oc will only work on p67 or z68... But go with whatever platform makes you happy
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post #15 of 24
If it's time to upgrade, do it.

This is truly not the greatest time though with the motherboard mess.
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just bought this yesterday and got them today and there awesome.
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post #17 of 24
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get the non k version of that processor if your gonna get an H board..oc will only work on p67 or z68... But go with whatever platform makes you happy
Wait so I will not be able to OC on an H67 with a 2500K? If that is true then I will need to get a different motherboard.
    
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post #18 of 24
yes P67 is what you want to overclock on. They are fast systems for sure. The 2600k was keeping up with my 980x pretty dame good. 2500k is the best for a gaming rig at the moment.
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post #19 of 24
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So you can not OC at all on an H76; or is it just true that a P67 is much better than an H67, but both can OC?
    
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As a life long AMD User Im jumping ship to SB when the new boards hit for a few simple reasons #1 Im not tied down to using ATI GPUs #2 I dont need a 8core CPU #3 the bulldozer is long overdue was to be out several months ago but it mostly all goes back to #1, yes there are hacks for SLI on AMD chipsets but why use a hack when its not needed when I can easily OC a SB to 4.5ghz and have a choice. I have used AMD since the mid-late 80s while they have never let me down the Sandy bridge is going to be extremely hard to beat for less then 300.00usd.
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