Originally Posted by Linden
Something to think about if you are considering a 2P G34 system: overclocked SB-e 6-core CPUs are tuning in some amazing performance numbers. Let's say I had spare cash now for another 4P G34 build. Would I? Sure thing! What if that cash were only enough for a G34 2P? Maybe not. I'd probably wait for Ivy Bridge, see what OC potential it has, see what the costs to assemble a system, and then decide.
Good point. I may build a Gen3 Mobo with a 2600K system since I have an ATX case, 400w PSU, spare SATA HDD, 8GB Ram, and a H50, so all I need is a CPU and Mobo to be up and running. With the Gen3 mobo, Ill be able to swap to Ivy if it is worth it, and recoup some moneys by selling the 2600K, just like most of the other SB +Gen3 owners
if 1P Ivy is anywhere near as good as 2P G34, then I'll be making the best choice since 4P G34 is waaaaaay out of my price range for the foresee-able future. Same as 1P or 2P SB-E... Maybe one day...
And if the H50 doesnt give me much temp headroom for an awesome OC, I'll be getting one of these babies: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202_972&products_id=30280
+ 2 AP-14s for nice cool and quiet cooling.
Well, since im on the topic; someone said that using iGPU wont affect PPD, but will it affect OC ability?Edited by Fooxz - 1/25/12 at 7:33pm