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    So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Hi guys, anyone else currently waiting for this?

    Im waiting for it to upgrade my Q6600

    Any idea what it is going to cost for the typical tripart (CPU, Mobo, Ram)?

    I have a feeling motherboard manufacturers are going to charge a fortune for the board. Although I have read the the cpu's will be prices well :s

    Anyone else got upgrade plans?
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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Same boat, Q6600 has done sterling work, can't wait to see what its spiritual successor will be.
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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    i'm waiting, 2 cores didn't cut it for black ops so waiting for a long overdue move to 4 or 6

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    The entry range MSI p67 boards can be bought now for under £100, entry gigabytes are slightly more. The more high end boards is a bit of a guess but expect them to start at £200 with NF200 chips on. 4 gigs of ram is dirt cheap currently (around £40 ish from what have seen). The 2500k should start around £160-170, 2600k with HT and more cache around £260-£280.

    All of this will depend on stock level of course.

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    how much will a mobo and cpu cost? if its less then £150 im all for it.

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    I am waiting until AMD Bulldozer is being released. AFAIK, the released date is rumoured to be in Q2 2011.

    My Q6600 should hopefully do the job for most of next year!


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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Bah waiting to Q1 2011 is bad enough but Q2? I dunno if I can . . . . . . .
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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Haven't decided yet. This Q6600 isn't fast enough for what I need, but what I need isn't very important so I'm not sure if I wanna spend £300-400 on a new SB CPU/mobo/ram. I'll decide when all the reviews come out.

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    My Q6600's currently more than fine for the vast majority of what I use it for so I'm waiting for Bulldozer/Ivy bridge.
    Secretly hoping for a platform that uses very little idle power so I can just leave it on all day. Doing that on my Q6600 would cost about £20 per month in electricity!
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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    If the sub £100 Sandy Bridge processors have limited overclocking potential then I am not really that interested in the platform TBH. At least with the socket 1156 Core i3 processors you could overclock a Core i3 to a decent amount on a cheaper motherboard.

    Having to buy an expensive processor to overclock defeats one of the main objectives of overclocking - to match the performance of higher end processors with a relatively cheap one.

    I would also expect a processor over £100 to have decent performance at stock speeds in the first place.


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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Yup, Intel may have shot themselves right in the foot with the overclocking thing. Sandy Bridge, from what I've read, isn't much different to the current Intel CPUs - I'm personally more interested in what Bulldozer will be like. Hopefully it will give Intel some serious competition which might stop them charging such ridiculous prices for their high-end stuff. Competition is good for consumers.

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    I am also waiting, my E6600 / X1900 combo is far too weedy for todays games but I'm hanging in there - it just looks like a crap time to dive in to the market right now with Sandy bridge round the corner.

    Want something with at least 4 cores which will overclock nicely.

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Have you hears about the overclocking business with these chips? From what I know the normal ones will not be overclockable as the clock generator will be on the CPU rather than the motherboard, there will be separate, more expensive chips which will be overclockable but I have no doubt Intel will limit how much they can be overclocked. It's really a devastating blow to the overclocking community!

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    i'm waiting to change to an itx setup, hopefully the sandy bridge itx boards will be reasonable prices.
    If it wasn't for going sff i would keep my q6600 but it would use too much power n run alot hotter than sandy bridge parts

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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    I am hoping AMD Bulldozer has better mini ITX support than the current AMD processors otherwise I probably will be sticking with Intel for my SFF PC.


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    Re: So Who's Waiting On Sandy bridge?

    Doh! I just read the xbitlabs article about the Sandy Bridge processors :

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...hitecture.html

    Pretty good article, but a bit techy and lost me in places. It seems that only the 'K' designated processors will be frequency multiplier unlocked and on the rest the clock generator will only allow 'limited' overclocks of the order of 5%. Needless to say the 2500 and 2600 'K' processors are the expensive ones.

    Maybe I should look towards AMD for the first time, Bulldozer seems pretty radical - more waiting.......................

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