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Exactly. Get the Sandybridge, I'm stuck with an under performing AMD chip at the moment since my 4th core died, and spending money on a new Phenom II is pointless now when the money will go for SB or BD. I need Bulldozer to hurry up, my 5850 will be arriving soon and I don't think my current processor is going to give it much justice (Xfire).

Buy a cheap second hand GPU that will get you by for a year, in which time you'll be able to buy a new top end one to go with your Sandy Bridge build, you won't need any major upgrades to do for a while after that.
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http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354590
Core i5 2400 149.99 (add to cart to see price)
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ill probably do that. But what type of GPU will last me a year or two other than 6970? I don't need ALL max. Just running really nice and looking really good.
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HD6950+unlock= Money saved.
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thats what I was planning on doing, but that will cost to much for my budget. 6850 alright? btw eminems amazin'
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Just remember the 2400 is not unlocked so your max overclock will probably be 4GHz or less.

Not to say thats horrible, it will still out perform every AMD chip out there in gaming.

If you're on a tight budget start checking the FS section here you can find some great gpus for reasonable prices. Also you might get lucky and find a 2500k for sub $200.
    
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Look at this deal! its a steal, an golden gtx 465 for 160$!!!!! that gtx 460 and hd 6850 s price there, unlock the 465 and u have an 470 gtx which is almost as fast as an 560 ti for 160$!!
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...SI%2FMicroStar
So ur set! i5 2500k or 2400 and an golden 465 gtx
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LOL how can you compare a platform that needs €350 for the board and the processor, to one that needs less than €200 xD
   
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Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
lol nice, i still think u can stay at 4,94 ghz tho if u get a better air cooler or maybe water cuz yor problem seem to be temps, anyway nice auto oc feature
I think I could stay at 4.94GHz too!
I mean, I was playing games at that
And I do think if I lowered the bclk to 100, I could go 50x and get the golden 5GHz!
But do I need over 4.5GHz

So yeah, 4.5GHz for me with max temps in-games of 50c. I think 4.5GHz is the sweat spot
Sitting at idle, my temps are as low as 26c on the warmest core!
With 1.04v at the core idle

I could also have a play with this part of the TPU clock control, if I needed
This is at 4.5GHz


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LOL how can you compare a platform that needs €350 for the board and the processor, to one that needs less than €200 xD
If OP wants to compare them! We compare them
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