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Hey guys. I was just wondering about ivy bridge. I'm building a new system and was just wondering should I wait for it to come out. Or should i just buy a cor i5/i7 with a z68/p67 board?

Thanx for your time
post #2 of 17
Are you building the system for BF3 or another intensive game coming out this year? If you need the CPU before 2012, go for a 2500k for gaming and what not. If you don't really need the system, wait. It's up to you.

EDIT: Keep in mind, Ivy Bridge is a long ways away.
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hmm..i'm fairly sure z68 will support ivy bridge..but ya never know with intel..they might make you buy a new motherboard...bulldozer should be released real soon..mm..yah..been saying that for a couple months now..
 
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Thanx for the quick reply. I think i'm going to buy the 2500k December. And I am going to play intense games with it at 1080p especially BF3
post #5 of 17
No problem. The 2500k will do perfect for that. If you want, post your whole build on here and we (OCN) can help you cut cost or maximize performance.
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4830/i...ecture-exposed

Acording to that, current boards will support Ivy-Bridge.
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thanx for that link. i just want to know where can i post my system so that OCN can check it out? Sorry i am new to OCN
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SNB would be a pretty major increase over C2D. However, if you dont have a real "NEED" to upgrade now, wait for BD to come out next week. Could drop some Intel prices.
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imo, The wait is not worth it, IB will be out sometime march-may next year, So, Unless you can handle the wait, SB would be best choice, Or bulldozer if you can wait another week and compare it to SB.

But if you really want to get a CPU right now, 2500K is best.
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The 2500K really is the new Q6600 or E8400 in terms of value.
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