New Build (Since Sandy Bridge Is Axed)

I wake up this morning smiling, got my tax return. I login to newegg.com to start ordering my parts and they weren't showing socket 1155 motherboards. I was like, "eh?" so I just googled it and found out about the SATA chipset issues. That sucks :/

Now my question is there is no way I can wait until April when new motherboards will start rolling out.

My Budget was $1000 and I wanted to stay at that. I had everything planned out and now I have no idea what chip to buy.

For sake of simplicity what would be a good replacement chip for it (again I understand there probably isn't but I cannot wait until April).

the i5-2500k is $224 and the Motherboard I was getting was an ASrock for $129.99.

Everything else in the system will stay the same. This is for gaming.
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  1. i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 1156 CPU $295 or i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 1156 CPU $209 are the best choices. i5-760 recommended.
    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard $140 and $10 rebate
    If most of your games are heavily GPU dependent taking the i5-760 OC'd a bit and Core i5-2500K performance shouldn't greatly different. The biggest difference will be the 'mental' part of not having a SB system.
  2. Hmm 1st what can be done in the sub $600 price point:

    965BE + Biostar A780L3G $160
    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

    Items off Egg $417AR


    $577AR in total, go single GPU all the way
  3. My budget was increased to $1000. My old $600 post is no longer valid. I had everything planned out for the Sandy Bridge. Got my eye on the i5-760.
  4. Try this:

    complete 1090T 6-core system w. HD6850, $863.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591935

    Add a 21.5" Acer monitor for 1920x1080 $134.99

    total: $998.97
  5. ScrewySqrl said:
    Try this:

    complete 1090T 6-core system w. HD6850, $863.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591935

    Add a 21.5" Acer monitor for 1920x1080 $134.99

    total: $998.97


    Quote:
    This is for gaming.


    Negative - why anyone would suggest hitting an X6 whilst downgrading from a HD 5870 to a 6850 is beyond me :lol: :lol: :lol:


    The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738-16.html
    Quote:
    Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

    The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.
  6. batuchka said:
    Quote:
    This is for gaming.


    Negative - why anyone would suggest hitting an X6 whilst downgrading from a HD 5870 to a 6850 is beyond me :lol: :lol: :lol:


    The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738-16.html
    Quote:
    Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

    The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.



    There are games that use the 6 cores of an X6. Metro 2033 uses all 6 cores at 66% (91% with cpu-PhysX on), WoW Cataclysm had 5 FPS more with Phenom II X6 than Phenom II X4. And a 6850 is solid at 1920x1080.
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 $89.98 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKHKG26, ends 2/9
    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256034 $99.99
    SILVERSTONE OP800 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-X58-Extreme-CrossFireX-Motherboard/dp/B000T9PP8E/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1296950074&sr=1-1 $142.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593337 Combo Price: $319.98 $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $304.98
    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler , free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226177 $67.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998946

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177 $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 $249.99
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $988.92 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc..
  8. I went through the same thing. "What happened to my perfect plan for P67?!?!"

    The choices seem to be, yesterdays new with Intel 1156 or 1366 or switch to AMD. I decided to go AMD. It is cheaper and their latest genration works. Albeit 45nm, but it works. The old X58 was 32nm. The new P67 was 22nm. Why are the AMD chips still at 45nm? I assume because they are having trouble with the smaller sizes. Intel sure is. Is AMD just being a better provider by not releasing questionable components? It really seems right now AMD is the smarter company.
  9. loukur said:
    I went through the same thing. "What happened to my perfect plan for P67?!?!"

    The choices seem to be, yesterdays new with Intel 1156 or 1366 or switch to AMD. I decided to go AMD. It is cheaper and their latest genration works. Albeit 45nm, but it works. The old X58 was 32nm. The new P67 was 22nm. Why are the AMD chips still at 45nm? I assume because they are having trouble with the smaller sizes. Intel sure is. Is AMD just being a better provider by not releasing questionable components? It really seems right now AMD is the smarter company.


    quote = " It really seems right now AMD is the smarter company."

    Are you for real ?
  10. loukur said:
    The old X58 was 32nm. The new P67 was 22nm.
    X-58 runs 45nm Bloomfield and 32nm Gulftown.
    x67 uses Sandy Bridge (tick) still on 32nm. The next die shrink (tock) to Ivy Bridge will use 22nm lithography.
  11. aMD's 32nm (Bulldozer) is coming out in March, and Sandy Bridge is 32nm, not 22
  12. loukur said:
    I assume because they are having trouble with the smaller sizes. Intel sure is.


    Intel is not having any issue with the smaller die chips. The issue with Sandy is in the motherboards-- the chipset to be particular, and to be even more specific the SATA II controller. The issue was that after about 2-3 years of heavy usage the SATA II controller is forecast to stop working and your drives would disappear, however your information would remain unharmed. AMD hasn't released bulldozer yet because they are the stupider company in this situation. It would've been ideal to release bulldozer while Cougar was recalled, but no. It also would've been ideal to release 32 nm chips to compete with Intel's, but no. They also could make a competitor for Hyperthreading already, since it's been in Intel's chips since the Pentium 4's (I actually still have a P4 3.0GHz w/HT build :D), but no, apparently they're not smart enough eh?

    Sorry to burst your bubble there bud.
  13. loukur said:
    It really seems right now AMD is the smarter company.
    Have they already forgotten the old TLB bug of the original Phenom and the patch that 'fixed' it?
  14. loukur said:
    I went through the same thing. "What happened to my perfect plan for P67?!?!"

    The choices seem to be, yesterdays new with Intel 1156 or 1366 or switch to AMD. I decided to go AMD. It is cheaper and their latest genration works. Albeit 45nm, but it works. The old X58 was 32nm. The new P67 was 22nm. Why are the AMD chips still at 45nm? I assume because they are having trouble with the smaller sizes. Intel sure is. Is AMD just being a better provider by not releasing questionable components? It really seems right now AMD is the smarter company.



    Actually, as shown games aren't even X4 optimised so for the green land as juicy a GPU you could get :lol: :lol: :lol: X6/SB and Bulldozer overkill for just games :lol:
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