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Hey everyone. As you can see, I currently have an E8400 dual core. I OC'd it a bunch to get some extra life out of it (and to avoid possible bottlenecks) but I think now its time for an upgrade. Sometime this summer I plan on getting a new CPU, mobo, and RAM.

I don't want to spend TOO MUCH, but I want my solution to be somewhat future-proof in terms of CPU possibilities. The next generation of Intel chips (Ivy Bridge is it?) are going to be LGA 1155 right? Just like the current Sandy Bridge i5's like the 2500k?

If so, that means I could use the same motherboard for a few years without being stuck with a certain CPU. I was thinking of doing the same with an AMD Phenom II chip and an AM3+ motherboard for future Bulldozer upgrade, but this seems more logical, and more powerful.
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Ivy Bridge will be a socket 2011 (correct me if I'm wrong). But I read somewhere that it might be backward compatible? Somebody else chime in on that one.
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According to the larest "rumours" no they are not compatible

If your looking for a good solid quick build then a 2500k will be more than enough for your needs especially when overclocked ,I dont see any games maxing out a 45ghz 2500k for years to come coupled with a good quality graphics card. They will also be priced very competitively once socket 2011 arrives late august.

Bulldozer may also be another option open to you but i highly doubt they will be cheaper than 1155 tech
Edited by Chewy - 6/8/11 at 5:18am
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
According to the larest "rumours" no they are not compatible

If your looking for a good solid quick build then a 2500k will be more than enough for your needs especially when overclocked ,I dont see any games maxing out a 45ghz 2500k for years to come coupled with a good quality graphics card. They will also be priced very competitively once socket 2011 arrives late august.

Bulldozer may also be another option open to you but i highly doubt they will be cheaper than 1155 tech
oh man that stinks. one of the big reasons i went to sandy bridge was because at the time it was said to be confirmed that IB will be compatible with current 1155 motherboards. this is probably the only thing i miss about AMD...
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Please correct me if i'm wrong, this confuses me.

Sandy Bridge: 1155
Ivy Bridge: 1155
Sandy Bridge Extreme: 2011

Theoretically Ivy bridge will be compatible with 1155 boards.
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From what I've been reading, Sandy Bridge -E will ONLY be socket 2011. Ivy Bridge CPUs will span two sockets. Dual and Quad-core IBs will be LGA 1155 while Hex and Octo-core IBs will be socket 2011 exclusively.
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Ivy Bridge CPUs will span two sockets. Dual and Quad-core IBs will be LGA 1155 while Hex and Octo-core IBs will be socket 2011 exclusively.
That makes sense, they've done that before with the first gen i7s. 860 used 1156 and 9xx used 1366.

There's no point in me upgrading to another quad core, i want to go octo this time.
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Damn rather get a better GPU first
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The 2500k is still a great cpu and should last for a few years before you need to upgrade again.
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@ the OP:

Go ahead and upgrade your rig to Ivy Bridge if you want. I was able to find my CPU/Mobo/Ram for about $450 delivered. Pretty cheap considering it is basically a full upgrade (excluding GPUs).

If you need a little something more, yes, you can swap your i5-2500K for an Ivy Bridge CPU when they come out next year. You'll be happy with the increased speed.

Hell, my CPU overclocked itself using the AI Suite to 4.3Ghz with just a couple of mouse clicks. That is damn impressive. Of course it wanted to give it 1.44v, but that's another issue .
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