Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year 2011. I have updated the tier four and tier five of the gaming builds sections. The greatest improvements were the additions of the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors the Intel Core i5-2500, Intel Core i5-2500K, Intel Core i7-2600, and Intel Core i7-2600K. With the addition of these Sandy Bridge chips comes an array of improvements within the chipsets alone such as greater processing speed bumps from the older Intel i5 and i7′s used in previous builds, the integrated GPU (not specifically for gaming, but does makes lower end external GPU cards useless in about the $40-$60 range; this is particularly important for building new HTPC’s), and Quick Sync (good for quickly transcoding videos to portable devices). I know the previous two additions to Sandy Bridge are not specifically important to gaming, but Sandy Bridge is the best CPU on the market to date for gaming: Check out the Sandy Bridge gaming benchmarks using The Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core 2600K at Anandtech testing a list of 10 popular games.
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Finally the Sandy Bridge Socket 1155 Platform has been officially released, which is very exciting news for any computer enthusiast or user. The initial results are spewing all around the net, and they seem to be very good according to sites like Tom’s Hardware – The Sandy Bridge Review, bit-tec – Intel Sandy Bridge Review, and AnandTech – The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested. I’m hoping to put together a bunch of builds / integrate the new Sandy Bridge processors into my previous builds as soon as I can, but until then you can check out what’s available for you to purchase below.