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i7 2600k owners or anyone, are you waiting on Haswell?

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In a great debate right now about upgrading my asus p8p67 pro motherboard to a motherboard that supports 3way and 4 way sli like a gigabyte sniper g1 so I can add possibly a 3rd 670 4gb to my setup since I game at 7680x1440 or 4320x2560.

but Haswell is around the corner and as fellow 2600k owners knows the 2600k doesn't suck. I am running it at 4.6ghz just fine. I have owned it for about year and half now.

what are your plans? sticking with 2600k or upgrading?

Should I upgrade my mobo and continue to love on my 2600k or say no to mobo upgrade and get entire new cpu, mobo, ram for when haswell comes out?
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im sticking with 2600k but i did upgrade my motherboard.......because this one looked physically nicer for my build
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if money isnt an issue just buy the best cause you can if money is an issue anything you get right now is going to be a 'side-grade' not an up-grade.

having said that if i wanted tri-SLI i WOULD buy a new board to do it.

in the end tho if haswell is due 2013 id be waiting to see what it brings first. then assess the market
 

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Depends, if Haswell gives me at least 20% performance boost then i might consider.
 

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I'm sticking with mine as I only, and prefer to, game at 1080/1200p. Thus at most, I would 2x SLI.

Seeing as you want to tri-sli, I think the 3930k would be the better option unless haswell will natively support full bandwidth for tri sli.
 

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I'm moving over but only after I've seen what it delivers. If it's just another Ivy + has heat problem then nope (yes I've read the supposed updates). And only if I can find a mid-range (ie: Z77-v etc) mobo that does PCIe3 x16 for both lanes for the SLI.
 

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Nope, on the contrary...i am planning to get another 2600K or 2700K (nowdays for some reason 2700Ks seems to be cheaper than 2600Ks). Already powerful cpus, OC nicely (ok, unless you are extremely unlucky), not ultra excessive temps, nice power consumption (when in stock speeds of course) as well, not bad igpus either (i wouldn't expect a gamer to rely on these, but in an everyday system with no dedicated vga card they are not bad at all).

I'll be good for the next 2-3 years with the Sandys, not interested in Quad/Tri SLI, small chance for SLI but with their ease to OC i don't expect serious bottleneck.

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Originally Posted by just4funuk View Post

I7 2600k is the new Q6600 :)
q6600 is what I ran before the 2600k for over 3 years before I upgraded to 2600k.

I'm just thinking it seems silly to upgrade from 2600k right now. a new mobo may be better option, but I won't get pci-e 3.0 with 2600k unfortunately with a new z77 board, but it isn't making a huge difference right now apparently anyways.
 

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Sidegraded to an fx4100 from an 1100t and was disappointed (well, I really should have seen it coming), so I'm probably waiting for Haswell.
downgraded you mean.

not a 2600K but waiting haswell. unless it is not soldered.
 

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I've been researching but has anyone found any concrete evidence that pci-e 3.0 makes a difference with sli or tri sli at extreme resolutions to justify getting rid of 2600k?

I really want to keep my great 2600k if I do decide to upgrade from p67 to z77 gigabyte g1 sniper motherboard. So I could possibly tri-sli if I find a good deal on a 3rd 670 4gb, but I don't want to bottleneck in tri sli because of 2.0 with 2600k.
 

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i'll probably upgrade from my FX-8150 to haswell if I can find a 4770k for 229 +/- as the 3770k has been at microcenter. Then i'll probably use the 8150 as an IIS server for my wife.
 

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Sign me up for Haswell. Or I might go SB-E followed by IB-E.
 

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Not a 2600K owner but as some people said. i might wait until it's out and i will get a 3770K. first gen of the haswell will have some issues. it's already been rumored it is suffering with USB3.0 when OS goes to sleep. so same as i7 first gen it wasn't a Major boost from the Later gen 775LGA
 
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