Possible Sandy Bridge Build - Dumb Idea? Tags: Build Sandy Bridge Intel i5 Systems Last response: January 18, 2011 11:12 PM in Systems Share stasis January 18, 2011 3:31:43 PM Here's my unusual circumstance. My current PC is: i5 750, 4x2gb Corsair Ram, Gigabyte P55 UD3 Mobo, EVGA GT 240. To cut to the chase...I have been planning to build an HTPC with an i3, etc. That was before Sandy Bridge came out. Now i'm thinking I'll upgrade my main PC to a Sandy Bridge build (i7 2600k, nice mobo, etc.) and migrate my i5 750, RAM, and possibly mobo to build my HTPC. There is of course an incremental cost associated with all this but that's fine for me. I just want to ask the experts here if that is a stupid idea! Thanks in advance for any input... More about : sandy bridge build dumb idea Hastibe January 18, 2011 4:02:25 PM Go for it! (I have no idea ) joelmartinez January 18, 2011 11:12:37 PM Sounds like a sound idea to me, go for i5 2500K though the i7 is only worth it if you need hyperthreading for rendering Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumTwo possible builds - $800 vs $1000 Sandy Bridge ForumIs it a dumb idea to purchase a 2500k or 2600k right now? ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build ForumGulftown vs. Sandy Bridge or wait for Ivy Bridge ? ForumBudget mini-itx/htpc build with low power Sandy Bridge ForumSandy Bridge E "Enthusiast" in 2011? ForumSandy Bridge Owners; Immediate Return, or waiting? ForumSandy Bridge chipset design flaw, shipments stopped and recalls begin ForumDoing a Sandy Bridge based build needing part suggestions Forum1200-1350 sandy bridge gaming build plus first build ForumSandy Bridge Review ForumNew Build, any good? ForumHelp Select Video Card for new 2500k build.... ForumSandy Bridge Build - Guidance Needed Forum1st time build Forum[Solved] Help with my build with individual prices from newegg ForumNew Build HUGE issues : Help Please Forum~$2000 SB build - now or wait for 3rd gen SSD Forum[Solved] Build to play FsX on Max with Three Monitors ForumSandy Bridge components needed More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !