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Is it worth waiting for SB-E or Ivy Bridge for a purely gaming rig?

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I have 2000eur ready to shell out on my new rig but im getting cold feet for a

few reasons, one being that its my first build and the other reasons are

sandybridge-e and Ivy bridge processors on the way not to mention new

graphics cards on the way too ie Radeon 7*** and Nvidia 6** series cards. I

have no problem waiting another couple of months to build my rig if its worth it

but its sole purpose in life will be to game.

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I will say, I JUST made my purchase for an i5-2500k for gaming.
I do not regret it.
I will probably not max the potential of my CPU for gaming for a LONG time.
Even with the release of newer Radion 7XXX series and NVidia 6XX series, They are more geared towards efficiency than raw power (from what I've seen) and the i5-2500k should be able to handle it.
I would not worry about spending the money on a cpu \\ mobo now, but I would consider waiting on the graphics card just for raw energy savings. the Radion 7xxx series energy savings looks great
    
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You already have a 2600k(your sig rig) so why do you need to make another one?
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If you have no issues with gaming then I would wait for the next gen of video cards at least. Preferably the higher end bracket and you will be 'mostly' future proofed. As for the processors.. No one knows if the new ones that might come out will truly perform in gaming better than the current gen until benchmarks are done. THat means even longer wait.

Summary: I would just get next gen video card.
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post #5 of 29
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You already have a 2600k(your sig rig) so why do you need to make another one?
That is not his sig-rig, it's his wish list.
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post #6 of 29
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That is not his sig-rig, it's his wish list.
Oh. If that's the case, wait for a few weeks? BD should come out. Just to see what they bring to the table, it might even lower the prices of SB.

It's also somewhat "late" to buy graphics cards if you ask me. It's just a few months till the new GPUs come out.
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post #7 of 29
Considering you only have to wait til Nov 14th it would be silly buying existing i7's now, that's not to say current i7-2500k etc are slow. Far from it, but i'd rather have a newer platform than one that's been around for sometime now. Just my 2cents.
 
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uhm ther is no friggin reason to buy sandy brdige-E it's for server and costs a **** ton for nothing.
if you really cannot wait, and wanna spend more money for a bit of gain, then wait for Ivy Bridge + next-gen ATI or nvidia.
sandy bridge-E is not for us gamers
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r3d33m3r View Post
uhm ther is no friggin reason to buy sandy brdige-E it's for server and costs a **** ton for nothing.
if you really cannot wait, and wanna spend more money for a bit of gain, then wait for Ivy Bridge + next-gen ATI or nvidia.
sandy bridge-E is not for us gamers
If all you're doing is gaming then it seems silly as of now without benchmarks.

OTOH. If you have need of serious number crunching power, is anything but "cost(ing) a ******ton for nothing".

That being said, a 2600K for gaming is just as pointless-as for the visible future you're seldom if ever going to saturate the CPU gaming with a 2500K.
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post #10 of 29
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If all you're doing is gaming then it seems silly as of now without benchmarks.

OTOH. If you have need of serious number crunching power, is anything but "cost(ing) a ******ton for nothing".

That being said, a 2600K for gaming is just as pointless-as for the visible future you're seldom if ever going to saturate the CPU gaming with a 2500K.
People buy SR2's builds for gaming, nothing is overkill or pointless when your an enthusiast. Most if not all enthusiasts are gamers anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by r3d33m3r
uhm ther is no friggin reason to buy sandy brdige-E it's for server and costs a **** ton for nothing.
if you really cannot wait, and wanna spend more money for a bit of gain, then wait for Ivy Bridge + next-gen ATI or nvidia.
sandy bridge-E is not for us gamers
It's gonna be expensive yes, but you get what you pay for in this life, if you want top notch performance people will shell out a bit more on a platform. SB-E does have it's server uses yes, but that does not mean it's not meant for gaming. If anything SB-E is likely to be a champ at it.
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