Originally Posted by tuanming;12776325
Let see, $200 - $300 for the CPU, $150 - $250 DDR3, $200 - $350 motherboard. So it's roughly about $550 - $800 and that's not including the GPU.
These prices are way to high.... 2500k is $179.99 at microcenter, 8gb ddr3 (2x4gb) i just got for $74.99, the motherboard can be had for around $150-175.... $400-$450
Originally Posted by Draygo;12776950
With high-end 775 cpus at Sandy Bridge prices, my vote would be to stick with your current setup (Q6600) until at least initial Bulldozer or additional mobo options are available for Sandy Bridge chips. LGA1155 mobos are at a premium at the moment.
Just push the overclock on your Q6600 a little more and upgrade graphics or maybe liquid cooling in the short-term. With the performance boost of 1155, sticking with 775 socket just doesn't look reasonable at the moment.
I've had the upgrade itch in December, but I just bought an open-box 460gtx and a custom liquid cooling loop Cpu. I'm very glad I waited to see performance numbers on 5XX gtx series, 69XX radeon, and Sandy Bridge.
Good luck though... I'm going to try to hold out for ivy bridge and buy cheaper 1155 but I don't think I'll make it through the summer lol.
Lots of mobo options for sandybridge right now (30 on newegg right now).
Sandybridge is the way to go right now, investing in a C2Q is throwing your money away.... sell what you got and upgrade. My opinion....
EDIT: yeah alot of people didn't notice that he said he had sold the cpu. Like i said, Sandybridge! Sandybridge!Edited by MrAMD_Fan - 3/18/11 at 6:43am