I would upgrade if you were to use your i7 for a minimum of 2 years...200 that much money considering the investment..And i dont think Intel will want to get rid of the i7..I say go for it..But I suggest to listen to what the other members have to say about it..
I hate to bust the fans of AMD. But I have been reading that you won't see Bull Dozer till Q2 or Q3. Maybe even late Q1 if they are lucky, which would still be really bad for AMD since SandyBridge rolls out January. I am sure Intel have all their ducks in row. AMD beter be burning the midnight oil or they loose to Intel.
Greg, what does Bulldozer have to do with IvyBridge. IvyBridge is another generation ahead of Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer. Both Sandy Bridge and Bull Dozer will be 32 nm. And Ivy Bridge will be 22 nm. Bulldozer will be going head to head with Sandy Bridge. Not IvyBridge which is over a year away from release and ahead of Bull dozer in terms of technology. I just don't understand why you are comparing Bulldozer with IvyBridge. Illogical