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Here is what i am looking at so far.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(...-9-27-xmp-150v
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...che-95w-retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...133-sata-6gb-s

Is it worth the price increase for the 2600K? Will games benefit from HT in the future?
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Yes, definity worth it. If you looking for big games such as BF3, ES6 and Rage. And with yours current videocard it will hit easily max setting. The next generation processors from Intel will hit the price from 600+ dollar for the fully unlocked one.

And don't worry about the Bulldozer. As AMD building today to slow. And with their motto ''more cores are better''. Don't expect the games will run in multi-cores with the silly console on play in the next incoming years.
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Looks not bad but it depends how you look at it.
If you look for a budget build (no insult) then it`s nice.
But of course there is the desire (for me, even though i`m not rich)
to get the leet stuff like the Maximus or 2400MHz RAM.
What marvels me is that you got a nice rig. Why upgrade now. If you are patient and wait for ivy or bully then you could save more money till then, get the gen. or (which i doubt that it will be huge) see a price drop. So if you are not in a rush why not wait a bit...
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I personally don't think it's worth it with your current rig. I'd personally wait for Haswell.
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I am just worried that my rig will fall behind. Say am playing metro 2033 and i get 50fps max out whilst looking at something outside. Now i use my sandy build. Will i see an increase on that scene same settings (max out)?
My i7 920 currently does not bottleneck my CF.
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post #6 of 18
I would say you find find better performance ram. But if thats where you have to order looks like your limited....



I think SB for you is give or take, being your on 2 6970's you will see an advantage from the added MHz in some games...

Load up a few of your favorite games and leave task manager in the backround, then ALT+Tab a few times and see what cpu activity there is...

BFBC2 is the only game I play that uses more than 4 cores. And I cant even max out my cpu at 4.24, so a 4.5 - 4.8 will do nothing for me..



I need more gpu power, however with your 2 6970's you may need more cpu power/speed..

Be sure you check it first... If you dont see 90% ore better on your cpu, a faster one isnt going to help.. Better off waiting unless you do encoding and rendering and can take advantage of the added MHz that way..
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My CPU uage is about 40-50 in all 4 cores and 10 on the HT's.
ok i will install BFBc2 and plat the campaign and check the CPU uage and report back
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then more cpu power is not needed...

Are you seeing 99% on your GPU usage is games??
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post #9 of 18
You dont need an upgrade
only go to sandy if the money you get for your i7 setup is equal to the SB setup

youre i7 will be ahead until the socket AFTER ivy comes out

if you DO go sandy, Lookat the msi p67-GD65, might be better IMO
and 2500k, dont bother with 2600k - you will probably end up disabling HT for 5.0ghz
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post
I personally don't think it's worth it with your current rig. I'd personally wait for Haswell.
I could have sworn I posted in this thread and posted pretty much this earlier, but I guess I forget and closed the tab.
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
I am just worried that my rig will fall behind.
This is when you know you're too "into it". Your CPU will be fine until AT LEAST Broadwell (that is, Sandy bridge's successor's die shrink). IF you just HAVE to upgrade from what you have, wait until LGA2011 if you have money to burn by going from what you have to Sandy Bridge (alot of money for little gain).
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