Upgrading Intel P55 w/ Lynnfield to Intel Z68 w/ SandyBridge

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Upgrading Intel P55 w/ Lynnfield to Intel Z68 w/ SandyBridge

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:16 am

Upgrading From Intel P55 w/ Lynnfield to Intel Z68 w/ Sandy Bridge

Today we are doing something a bit different than the normal review. There have been numerous reviews of Sandy Bridge and the Z68 motherboards, many of which you can read here on Legit Reviews. The big question that we are asking is, is it worth it? We upgrade a last generation Lynnfield with a GTX470 rig to the current generation Sandy Bridge with a GTX570 rig to see if it is a leap or only a baby step ahead.

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Re: Upgrading Intel P55 w/ Lynnfield to Intel Z68 w/ SandyBr

Postby sbohdan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:42 am

Just,
1. OC your GTX470 and the Lynfield CPU
2. get a $10 SATAIII and USB 3.0 PCIE expansion card + a new SATAIII SSD

and thats all. You have an aupgrade of maybe $120-$180 and not much difference from the new sandy. Just wait for the new sandybridge E for an upgrade.
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