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post #551 of 1172
if i already bought DDR3 1600..should i return it? i bought it on impulse...but can't use it until ivy bridge is released.
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

if i already bought DDR3 1600..should i return it? i bought it on impulse...but can't use it until ivy bridge is released.

Why can't you use it?
 
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Why can't you use it?

my current mobo can only take DDR2....it's 4 years old. i bought the RAM because i thought it won't get an cheaper...tho now it seems it has...
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my current mobo can only take DDR2....it's 4 years old. i bought the RAM because i thought it won't get an cheaper...tho now it seems it has...

Sorry to hear that. I am afraid you will have to return it redface.gif
 
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post #555 of 1172
^ I think I will.
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post #556 of 1172
The First Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Clock Speeds and More

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ivy-bridge-intel-cpu-processor-specs,14083.html

Looks like I'm going for the Core i5-3570K...
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post #557 of 1172
I have a bit of a predicament here. I just bought a corsair h100 because it was on a good sale. Problem is, I have no use for it on my current Oem mobo and athlon II cpu. I was planning to get Ivy in the spring, but now that would mean I will have an h100 sit for months, and I don't want to do that. So, what are my options? Money is limited. Should I get a good 1155 board and buy a cheap cpu to hold me over, or do I buy an expensive cpu and settle for that? Will Ivy be so much better? Will having an Ivy mobo benefit me more than having a sandy mobo?

Sorry for all the questions but I don't really know...

edit: and really the point of having an h100 is overclocking, so I need to consider that too.
Edited by Sir Shfvingle - 11/28/11 at 6:34pm
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post #558 of 1172
IB will be better than SB, but not by much. I think it's like 10% faster and a little bit more overclocking; nothing you will ever notice tbh. If you can't wait - get the i5 2500k, it's more than enough and the IB won't be much better.

However, if you are only really upgrading because of the heatsink and not because you need to upgrade right now - i say wait. If IB is significantly better, then yay! if not, you can still get it or save even more cash and get the i5 2500k.

I'm actually in the same situation as you - I bought a new heatsink (Corsair A70 for $20), a monitor, speakers, mouse, and sound card. I can use all of this right now except for the heatsink. I'm planning on letting it sit until April and since i don't really NEED an upgrade right now - I figure i might as well wait for IB.

SB is a year old already and I only upgrade once every 4 years, so whats 5 or months going to do (assuming no more delays)? I don't like the idea of using a CPU released in Jan 2011, makes my wait until now pointless, lol. Either way, I plan to upgrade right before a certain game in released (ETA: April 2012) - whether IB is delayed much further or not, I'm buying then (ie: I really need to upgrade).

I personally HATE buyer's remorse and I like to have the newest stuff, even if it's only marginal better (and should cost around the same $ as well).

EDIT: Also, as Nocturin mentioned - socket 1155 works with IB as well. So you could buy the i5 2500k now and sell it in 5 months. Pop in a new IB and your done. I personally, hate trying to sell stuff - so I rather not go through that ordeal, but some people don't mind.
Edited by malikq86 - 11/28/11 at 6:53pm
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I really wanted to read ^ that. I have a no punctuation aversion though.
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I have a bit of a predicament here. I just bought a corsair h100 because it was on a good sale. Problem is, I have no use for it on my current Oem mobo and athlon II cpu. I was planning to get Ivy in the spring, but now that would mean I will have an h100 sit for months, and I don't want to do that. So, what are my options? Money is limited. Should I get a good 1155 board and buy a cheap cpu to hold me over, or do I buy an expensive cpu and settle for that? Will Ivy be so much better? Will having an Ivy mobo benefit me more than having a sandy mobo?
Sorry for all the questions but I don't really know...
edit: and really the point of having an h100 is overclocking, so I need to consider that too.

(IIRC)We don't know what features the IB chipset will have over Z68. In your situation, getting a 1155 board will mean a drop in with IB later, and when it becomes economical for you, you can purchased a Z77 board to put the IB cpu into biggrin.gif.

Buy now, upgrade later biggrin.gif
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