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Would i see really gain going from a i7 930 at 4ghz to a 2500k or 2600k at 4ghz?
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Not really.
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Not for just gaming. I upgraded from an i7 920 to a 2600k and it makes no difference in gaming. Nice for folding, but that's all.
    
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If it makes any difference you'll use up to 30-40% less power and run much cooler with SB vs i7-920 and up depending on what other hardware you're running.
    
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Yet so many people moved from 1366 to 1155.You will see a difference in benchmarks,and that alone seems to be reason enough for some people.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmrballer123 View Post
Would i see really gain going from a i7 930 at 4ghz to a 2500k or 2600k at 4ghz?
No, not really_ If you're thinking about it, I say skip Sandybridge all together as investing in a new CPU & Motherboard is just wasteful in terms of money as you might want to wait to see what Ivy bridge and AMD's bulldozer might have to offer once they are release.
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post #7 of 16
Not worth it. Unless you really are energy conscious. SB does consume less power and are slightly faster
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Yet so many people moved from 1366 to 1155.You will see a difference in benchmarks,and that alone seems to be reason enough for some people.
It's true. While I don't regret making the change, the bottom line is that it simply wasn't worth the $400 some bucks I spent going over to SB. It's fun to reach 5.0 ghz, but it's not viable, at least for me, to run that 24/7 with the volts and temps that come with it.

Basically, I got caught up in the release hype. But hey, it's still a really nice system, and the UD4 looks sexy as hell in my windowed case. And buying parts always drives my girlfriend nuts, which I like
    
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Axon14 View Post
And buying parts always drives my girlfriend nuts, which I like
Hahaha! It's so true!!
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post #10 of 16
If you changed.. you'd have to get a new mobo as well. I don't think it's worth it if your just gaming. Of course the SB has more OC potential, so if you plan to OC to 4.8ghz, you'll see a 5+ FPS difference. The key is... if you really want it, your gonna keep wanting it.. might as well get it if you have the money. After all, this is OCN

For example: Does any games really need 2 580s right now?? Not really.. but hell I got another one anyway cuz I wanted to
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