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New SB 2600K Build or Keep My i7 920 Setup?

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I'm getting the bug to spend some money and need advice. I am currently running an i7 920 DO on an Asrock Extreme x58 board with a mild overclock of 3.2 ghz. I had some issues with the board during my intial overclock and haven't messed with it since then. I mainly use my machine for gaming/encoding and have been mostly playing BFBC2 at 1920 x 1200 resolution using my HD5870 1GB card. It seems to run okay, but I feel I need more at this point.

My question is whether or not it would be worth it to build a new SB 2600K setup or just keep what I have and push my chip further. I really don't want to make a lateral move with a Sandy Bridge setup if I am not going to see any real performance increase (I am aware that this very subjective). Which route should I go?
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Keep. Upgrade to Ivy Bridge.
     
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
Keep. Upgrade to Ivy Bridge.
I agree, or wait and see what AMD brings to the plate
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I would keep it, heck I don't even notice a different on my old AMD machine with the Sandybridge(Sure benchmarks are better but real life performance? I can't see a differences, maybe its just me?) Maybe by the end of the year prices will come down and you could save even more money then.
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keep it or if you want to buy a decent mobo for you to be able to squeeze the chip to a 3.6ghz for an even happier experience..
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