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Old 01-04-11, 09:38 AM   #25
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The Core i7-2600K & Core i5-2500K is AWESOME upgrade for most people, great job Intel. Not sure if I'm going to buy the overpriced Intel Extreme Edition again.

Waiting for the AMD Bulldozer to compare since I need complete platform upgrade anyway. Would rather give my money to AMD, they sure need it more plus I might save a lot.

Did read only the AnandTech review and the 2600K & i5-2500K is sure a big winner, to bad it's not upgrade option for me.

Here few quotes from AnandTech Final Words
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Lynnfield took away a lot of the reason to buy an X58 system as it delivered most of the performance with much more affordable motherboards; Sandy Bridge all but puts the final nail in X58's coffin. Unless you're running a lot of heavily threaded applications, I would recommend a Core i7-2600K over even a Core i7-980X. While six cores are nice, you're better off pocketing the difference in cost and enjoying nearly the same performance across the board (if not better in many cases).

In all but the heaviest threaded applications, Sandy Bridge is the fastest chip on the block—and you get the performance at a fairly reasonable price. The Core i7-2600K is tempting at $317 but the Core i5-2500K is absolutely a steal at $216. You're getting nearly $999 worth of performance at roughly a quarter of the cost.
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Old 01-04-11, 11:33 AM   #26
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Waste of time me going for SB imo. I am glad I purchased my 920 nearly a year and a half ago. It It looks like it will last me 2 years before I upgrade. I think its one of the best purchases I ever made.
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Old 01-04-11, 12:43 PM   #27
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yeah i see no point for original i7 owners to upgrade... what am i missing here?
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Waste of time me going for SB imo. I am glad I purchased my 920 nearly a year and a half ago. It It looks like it will last me 2 years before I upgrade. I think its one of the best purchases I ever made.
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yeah i see no point for original i7 owners to upgrade... what am i missing here?
Well it depends which i7 you have since there are many.

The Core i7-2600K or Core i5-2500K is faster in every application including gaming by good percentage point than the i7 920, (based on the AnandTech charts).

The additional advantage is much better overclock, less power use and cooler chip.

Also the SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support is great. I mainly care about the the SATA 6Gbps, the only reason I would upgrade my SSD.

Anyway the Core i7-2600K or Core i5-2500K plus mobo should cost less than $500, which I think is great upgrade.
It should cost much less after selling the i7 920 and mobo and off course the longer the i7 920 setup is kept the less resale value it will have, if any.

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Lynnfield took away a lot of the reason to buy an X58 system as it delivered most of the performance with much more affordable motherboards; Sandy Bridge all but puts the final nail in X58's coffin. Unless you're running a lot of heavily threaded applications, I would recommend a Core i7-2600K over even a Core i7-980X. While six cores are nice, you're better off pocketing the difference in cost and enjoying nearly the same performance across the board (if not better in many cases).

In all but the heaviest threaded applications, Sandy Bridge is the fastest chip on the block—and you get the performance at a fairly reasonable price. The Core i7-2600K is tempting at $317 but the Core i5-2500K is absolutely a steal at $216. You're getting nearly $999 worth of performance at roughly a quarter of the cost.
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Old 01-05-11, 02:41 AM   #29
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[Review] ASUS Maximus IV Extreme & Core i7 2600K – Overclocking On P67 (Part 1/2)
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/...n-p67-part-12/

I was hoping for ASUS to have one out.....between this and Gigabyte is what i plan to chose for motherboard...defiantly grabbing the 2600k tho.

For me its an upgrade from a C2D E6850 lol...i can't wait to fire up BC2 ><
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1155 has same cooler mounting as 1156 or will I need a kit for my H70?
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Yeah this has to be one of the dumbest new generation releases if you ask me, it does give me time to check out Bulldozer though.

Other than that I'm good for now.
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1155 has same cooler mounting as 1156 or will I need a kit for my H70?
Yes it does have the same mounting holes.
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Old 01-05-11, 12:43 PM   #33
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Old 01-05-11, 03:57 PM   #34
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[Review] ASUS Maximus IV Extreme & Core i7 2600K – Overclocking On P67 (Part 1/2)
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/...n-p67-part-12/

I was hoping for ASUS to have one out.....between this and Gigabyte is what i plan to chose for motherboard...defiantly grabbing the 2600k tho.

For me its an upgrade from a C2D E6850 lol...i can't wait to fire up BC2 ><
That will be a massive upgrade over what you have. Also the extra CPU power makes a big difference in Bad Company 2.
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Good luck, saw the price on overclockers.co.uk the price is steep, £190 for the 2500K and an SLI motherboards STARTING at £189 onwards to £300 so for a i5 processor and mother board you can get them for a low low price of $590 for the two, and you DO NOT WANT to see the i7 version cost either!! There is nothing mid range about these prices!!
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Phew. Prob will put an order in at Auspc once I get a spare week to myself.
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