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ultimately, it's a complete waste of time. I can't understand why this thread has gone on for so long.
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Originally Posted by Plex;12791500 
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought he asked for our opinions, asked what WE would do. *looks at thread title* oh hey, look at that!

ah, that makes sense now.

+1

Also, if you read his previous posts, his MOBO died, and when he returned it, he decided to upgrade since everything was already apart.

That's very different from going through the hassle of

A) Finding a buyer for your parts
B) Getting a good price
C) Be willing to take a loss of what you originally paid.
D) Taking the computer apart
E) Shipping parts
F) Buying the new gear
G) Putting everything back together
H) Hopefully breaking even or willing to pay the difference.

To only end up with a side grade. For some people it may be worth going through that trouble, for others like myself, I'd rather go through this when I will end up with a REAL upgrade in the end. ( Ivy Bridge 6 - 8 cores wink.gif ) But that's JMO.
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After I go from 775 > 1155 the next upgrade will have a "-well" at the end of the name
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I like how the arguments for and against the switch are still raging even after the OP stated he would Wait for Sandy bridge to come out
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I like how the arguments for and against the switch are still raging even after the OP stated he would Wait for Sandy bridge to come out

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Thanks, I laughed the first time I saw that drawing on OCN and it is still funny
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One other thing to note is a Solid State Drive. I'm going to do the i7-930 to i5-2500k change this because of a crazy nice deal at a intel conference online but overall it is GPU. This allows me to sell my 5770 and buy a much nicer card. If you get the Mobo and a $140 SSD I've seen roughly 15-20% increase in boot time and load time. As far as FPS I haven't tested it in hard numbers. I have a i7-930 not overclocked and a Radeon 5770 factory overclocked and without a OCZ Solid State drive Skyrim lags noticeably but when on the OCZ 120GB Sata II Solid State drive it is extremely clean at all times with no stutter or glitches. All in all stick with the i7 and upgrade your hard drive if a gpu is to expensive, as it is the least common denominator and truly a great upgrade that will last computer to computer for years to come.
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