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Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:37 pm
by Teej
So. Right now my main rig is still running the i7-950, pushed to 4.0ghz. My media / DVR box is dying and needs replacing.

I had been toying with the idea of replacing my gaming rig, and rebuilding the media box around the 950. However, searching around the interwebs tells me a top end Ivy bridge is a pretty minor improvement (measurable, but not drastic) over my system as-is.

Any substantive disagreements with that? (It would have to be fairly compelling to get me to tear apart the water cooled rig and reinstall windows/apps from scratch...)

(If that's the case, I might just use a Sandy/Ivy Celeron for the media box. Doesn't need monster horsepower).