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post #21 of 28
I could have upgraded to SB. I spent the money on Speakers/Sub/Receiver instead. I'm pretty happy about that decision.
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post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
If I'd sell the hardware I'd get better RAM, alot better CPU, for about 200€ after selling my old hardware and buying the new one, now the question is... Will it be worth it? +rep to all. Considering my "skills" I could get my SB to 5Ghz unless I'm REALLY unlucky. thanks!
Wut skills? No offense but 90% of overclocking is luck of the hardware . Overclocking isn't exactly rocket science ha, and Sandy Bridge simplifies it even further.

If you can sell your current setup for all of your costs, IMO there is no reason not to upgrade.
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Thats why I typed it with " " because I know its not only about that. And Sandy bridge.... Meh.. Bump up vcore and start +ing multiuplie
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post #24 of 28
I think hold off a bit! Your system pwns and if IvyBridge comes out end of this year then... that will be tons of fun. If not, then see how BD does? Its getting close to launch date
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post #25 of 28
Dude, I wanna see some screenshots of you pumping 1.45 volts into your CPU and not going over 75C in a prime95 small FFT run, I did 1.38 on my megahalems with a kaze3000 at max speed with the window open and I hit 80 in seconds lol. Unless your ambient is like 10C.
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post #26 of 28
Despite all the hype Sandybridge is not a upgrade from 1366! ( IN MY OPINION ) Sure there a little faster out of the box, but you have a enthusiest chip. Wait for ivy bridge then maybe a upgrade !
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post #27 of 28
I feel sorry for your current i7 being run at 1.456vcore on air... Anyways it won't be a very good upgrade at all. Just wait for Ivy.
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post #28 of 28
Just keep what you have.

As said you won't notice much if any of a difference and (based on your current build) looks like you wouldn't mind keeping the extra PCI bandwidth on X58.
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