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The only concern is that bull dozed was supposed to be great..... According to articles. I will base Ib on speculation until real uses are benching.
I think I am going to pick up a Maximus 4 and 2600k for 300 out of pocket and when ivy comes out I will see performance and resell or stay away

Yeah, Bulldozer shakes up the AMD traditional architecture and Intel didn't want to take any chances so I suspect as part of the pssing contest those two are in they threw out SB-E to match until they can push IB out the door. I don't think there would have been a SB-E if IB wasn't delayed.
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post #22 of 41
no. In case people still havent noticed - intel keeps doing the same platform release cycle over and over year after year for a freaking decade now
new architecture -> new architecture server/workstation version -> die shrink -> die shrinked server/workstation version -> back to start

and IB has not been delayed... ***?
post #23 of 41
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no. In case people still havent noticed - intel keeps doing the same platform release cycle over and over year after year for a freaking decade now
new architecture -> new architecture server/workstation version -> die shrink -> die shrinked server/workstation version -> back to start
and IB has not been delayed... ***?

Yes it has. Delayed. And as usual it has a little something to do with AMD.
And that's about like Microsoft's release pattern except with more steps.
Microsoft: Crappy OS, Decent OS. rinse and repeat.
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post #24 of 41
with a 920 i would definitely wait. 920 is a strong computer.
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Just wait a little bit more man. Only 5 months separates you from the latest technology. You could wait 3 years before upgrading, why wouldn't you wait 5 more months? thumb.gif
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post #26 of 41
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Yes it has. Delayed

that is bull, IB was stated for spring 2012 well over a year ago that site has no clue *** they are talking about
post #27 of 41
I've been pondering the same thing as the OP, but I'm coming from a older machine. I've had an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 for the past 3 years and am ready to build another ~3 year machine.

Recently I've had a couple unceremonious shutdowns, presumably due to overheating. They've been reasonably infrequent (once every 3-4 weeks) but this has set off the "time to upgrade" bell. I just don't want to do what happened last time (built a Core 2 machine right before nehalem dropped) so I've been trying to decide if waiting for IB is worth it.

Do those who say the OP should wait until April/May and IB think the same goes for me?
post #28 of 41
I'd wait...definitely a sidegrade for you.

I saw a huge upgrade, but I was coming from a Q6600.

I would say wait if you can, if not, get a 2500k instead of the 2600k and just upgrade the CPU when it does come out.
 
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post #29 of 41
With what you have now, the only negative with the x58 chipset is the SATA3 (6GB) nightmare. Most of these boards use the Marvell controller which never worked properly. That won't even matter unless your going for a new SSD.
The 2600 boards don't have enough PCI-E lanes, so you can't fully SLI your GPU's.
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post #30 of 41
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Short answer: Wait for Ivy Bridge, but personally I'm holding out until 2013 when the new microarchitecture Haswell is released. To be honest, Sandy Bridge isn't that much faster than Nehalem and Ivy Bridge is just a die shrink. I'm looking FAR ahead but that's just my 2 cents. thumb.gif

^This...it will give you enough time to save enough money to build a new computer around a new architecture, the hardest part will be holding off till then and watching others bask in their glory with new Ivy Bridge builds thumb.gif Just buy yourself a TJ07 and Mod it throughout 2012 and buy Haswell in 2013...that is my plan.
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