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Hey guys, I'm thinking that with my system in it's current state, it's about time to be thinking to upgrade. I'm not able to play all of the latest game on the higher end of settings anymore and it just doesn't seem to be all that fast anymore.

I'm looking to upgrade and have chosen to go with Intel this time around. I pretty much want to upgrade all of the core components: CPU, MOBO, RAM, GPU. I think my TX750 will be sufficient for the time being. I was thinking of upgrading to a 2500K, ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, 8GB RAM and a GTX 570. The thing is, I don't know if I should wait for Ivy Bridge to come out. How much of an improvement is it suppose to be over the current 2500K? Is it worth it to wait for the Ivy Bridge to come out if your a gamer most of the time? What are your thoughts guys?
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post #2 of 14
i would just upgrade your gpu, maybe add another 4 gigs of ram and an ssd and leave it at that for now
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post #3 of 14
Well, they say that Ivy Bridge is going to have a 20% performance gain.

You can't really go wrong with getting the 2500k now though. I'd say to go for it.
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its technology so its always moving. It seems like there are some pretty decent deals out right now though and that's why I started my new build now. That mobo you suggested will support the new CPU's coming out too I believe. Be sure to check all the PC stores web-pages since there are sooo many different sales.
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Well if Ivy is going to be a 20% improvement over Sandy, I might as well wait the extra couple of months. Any idea how much it's gonna cost?
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post #6 of 14
IB, since it is the direct replacement for 1366 (which was deadly expensive at launch) and has like tons of new technology on board, will be twice as expensive as SB, that would be my guess. For you, a 2500K build is enough.

Upgrade your GPU --> SSD --> RAM. You can get 2 6950s running on dat PSU.
    
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post #7 of 14
I dont think IB is the replacement for X58, Sandy Bridge-E is the replacement to X58 which uses LGA2011 IB will use LGA 1155
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post #8 of 14
im basically in the same situation. i have the upgrade itch right now...i actually already bought most of my components..but haven't received them yet...i *might* return the mobo, cpu, ram ....i kinda want Ivy bridge also...but it really depends on timing...IB won't be out until March at the earliest...so you will have to wait anywhere between 4 (early march) - 6 months (end of april). I want my system up and running before Guild Wars 2...which has no real release date.. est. Q1 2012...so im all iffy about the pc upgrade...i always over research and over think everything...

btw - "2500K, ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, 8GB RAM and a GTX 570"..is basically what i wrote down as best bang for buck as well...just add an ssd in there...and you set.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/31/11 at 8:51pm
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post #9 of 14
Hi,

I'd wait for IB and the 3930 and what I'm going to do, especially if
you have a setup that is not handicapped as it is.

Can't handle the projected 3960 pricing!!
Here we go again with the X chips again.
Sure wish BD had stomped Intels rear

But going to wait until it has evolved a little after release as in the
SB hiccup when first came out.

Later
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post #10 of 14
SB-E is what is going to be replacing LGA 1366. IB is supposedly just a die-shrink of SB. You should state your budget so that way everyone can give you a better idea of what to upgrade. If you are mostly gaming then you can just go with the 2500k build that you mentioned. Unless you are a hard-core enthusiast with no budget then you can wait for X79 and SB-E as it's meant to replace LGA 1366 and X58. Also IB will be compatible with all LGA 1155 boards.
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