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 ) m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Two possible builds - $800 vs $1000 Sandy Bridge Forum SolvedIs it possible to use turbo boost while overclocking Sandy Bridge? Forum Is it a good idea to buy a Sandy Bridge processor now? Forum SolvedUpgrade Help with Sandy-Bridge (2012 Build) Forum SolvedNAS Build, parts recommendation, sandy bridge Forum What CPU performance is possible with a non "K" sandy bridge? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build Forum $330 Sandy Bridge possible? Forum Sandy Bridge: Possible Fix to BCLK Dilemma Forum SolvedConsidering Upgrading Sandy Bridge Build Forum SolvedNew build: Ivy bridge vs Sandy Bridge-E Forum Solved$1000 The perfect best sandy bridge build please help Forum SolvedNew Sandy Bridge Build ... ditch the "old" DDR3 Ram I have? Forum SolvedWestmere, Nehalem or Sandy Bridge-E build choice help Forum Solved1st Home Build, Sandy Bridge, Feedback Wanted Forum SolvedRequesting advice on Sandy bridge build Forum SolvedProposed new build Sandy Bridge looking for comments Forum SolvedPlease review my ($1800 approx.) Sandy Bridge build Forum SolvedSandy Bridge OC - Gaming build - $1200ish Forum SolvedNew Sandy Bridge Build, Help Evaluating Components Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !