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Thread: Ivy Bridge is here but if you have a Sandy Bridge system the upgrade isn't worth it

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    I think it would be worth it but wouldn't s2011 and SB-E be a better option for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper84 View Post
    I think it would be worth it but wouldn't s2011 and SB-E be a better option for you?
    Maybe I overstated my needs, but I didn't find the cost/benefit ('value') of 2011 was appropriate for my usage of the PC.

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    Does anyone know which (if any) resellers will be stocking the IB CPUs on monday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim182 View Post
    Does anyone know which (if any) resellers will be stocking the IB CPUs on monday?
    I know Wootware and Rebel Tech will from what I have been told by them.
    Havent checked other suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ampha View Post
    I know Wootware and Rebel Tech will from what I have been told by them.
    Havent checked other suppliers.
    they only have the prices up i somehow doubt they can guarantee stock. I remember rebeltech had the 6970 i wanted but it was going to be released on blah blah day but it took 3 weeks from the release date to get my card, i cancelled.

    So don't expect the stock to be released on time and you won't be disappointed. The prices are there to get orders and i somehow doubt they can give you any assurance that they can deliver on time.

    Granted i am not saying they cannot deliver on time.

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    Im still hoping Rectron will have stock on Monday. want to upgrade my pc on the public holiday

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    Solid Computing say they are working this weekend to ensure the CPU's are delivered on Wednesday so I am sure they are available. Just Intel drawing things out for no reason again

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    Reading from Gigabyte site that USB3.0 ports are reduced to 2.0 speed when working on XP OS? Is it driver availability problem or some more serious OS architecture issues?

    Long-time upgrade awaiting, but want to keep existing OS.

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    I dont think USB 3 works in XP. More importantly why are you still on XP

    If you have programs that need it then use XP mode. Its 2012, leave that poor OS to die already

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajunky View Post
    Reading from Gigabyte site that USB3.0 ports are reduced to 2.0 speed when working on XP OS? Is it driver availability problem or some more serious OS architecture issues?

    Long-time upgrade awaiting, but want to keep existing OS.
    You want to keep xp? OMG why?

    You need to get windows 7, i promise you will never want to load windows xp again in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper84 View Post
    I dont think USB 3 works in XP. More importantly why are you still on XP
    Why should not? I see no reason to fork extra cash for a new license. I don't do gaming, don't need multiprocessing. I need upgrade, as RAM is too small and adding a new RAM is not worth.

    I need fast I/O, current SATA and USB speed will do, possibly SSD caching (Z77) in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killadoob View Post
    You need to get windows 7, i promise you will never want to load windows xp again in your life.
    Played with windows 7 few times, not convincing.

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    All the laptops that come with USB should also come with Windows 7.
    Using Windows XP on a new & fast machine is a complete waste, because Windows XP is limited to 3.25GB of RAM. Currently I can't work with anything less than 8GB of RAM.

    If you don't want to buy a new Windows 7 license then, install Ubuntu Mint. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajunky View Post
    Played with windows 7 few times, not convincing.


    If you want SSD caching then you going to need windows 7 anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper84 View Post


    If you want SSD caching then you going to need windows 7 anyway
    Ok convincing. But for now I am thinking about getting hardware capable of SSD caching, I am willing spend more on Z77 mobo. Will upgrade OS when I buy SSD.

    Still need to clarify this USB3 speed issue. Maybe getting platform 6 mobo with 3rd-party USB 3.0 controller supported by XP (now at bargain prices) would be better option. Any thoughts?

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