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So really it wouldn't matter if I upgraded now and Just went with a z68 or p67 gen 3 board I would still be able to drop a Ivy B chip in and roll from there. Doesn't seem like the motherboards are going to have that good of additional features.

well native 1600MHz RAM support would be a benifit as you dont have to do a "tecnically an OC of 1600MHz RAM" but thats simple. Might allow for you to OC your RAM further. but to an average user its no biggy.

Gen 3 sandy bridge boards will support PCIe 3.0 over a standard sandy board. remeber any flavor of sandy bridge boards for example z68, p67 etc will support IB chips with a possible BIOS flash but as you dont have the board yet.. get a p67 or z68 Gen 3 as they are well priced smile.gif
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When it comes down to price vs performance on the CPU when it comes to SB vs Ivy, the SB is the better value right now. You'd be better off doing a crossfire on your GPU. I know games like Syrim use the CPU more but most games only use the first 2 cores of the CPU anyways and rely more on the GPU anyway.
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An X4 at 4GHz should be plenty, even to push higher-end xfire cards. You'd notice a difference in game fps benchmarks, but probably not in overall appearance of performance during actual play (maybe you'd notice an improvement in your min fps). You'll notice a big improvement in video file transcoding, but if your primary emphasis is gaming, it's not necessary. Whether it's worth it is up to you, but personally, I wouldn't change platforms and spend ~$400 for a new mobo and CPU just to see a few more max fps show up in benchmarks. This is all said with the idea that 3 months isn't really that much time to wait and see what the next revision of hardware presents us.
    
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get something cheap... i3 2100/G850 and then sell it for getting a 3570k
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get something cheap... i3 2100/G850 and then sell it for getting a 3570k

This.
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get something cheap... i3 2100/G850 and then sell it for getting a 3570k

The i3 2100 wouldn't yield them any better performance than their current CPU--why not just wait and get a mobo + cpu later as opposed to making a lateral movement?
    
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The i3 2100 wouldn't yield them any better performance than their current CPU--why not just wait and get a mobo + cpu later as opposed to making a lateral movement?

Meh, that's true. It's the overclock bug, you know: compulsive upgrades are a side effect.

I have the same CPU as you OP, and more graphics power. Don't worry, it'll tide you over till IB.
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When is release?
Just seems like 3 months is kind of far if its still April.
What kind of performance gains would I gain going from 955 to SB vs 955 to IVB

for your needs right now... you won't see much of a gain.... add another 6970 and you be able to handle any game on the market right now. Why waste money on SB set up now when IB is around the corner. Your lacking in gpu power right now, not cpu power.

CF 6970 will last you another 2 years.... CF 7970 will last you another 3 years.
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