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Hey guys atlast got some money after long time buying AsRock extreme7 gen3 Z68 ....but the thing is my hands are iching to get new PC fast.
Is it worth waiting for ivy bridge? Or there wont be much diference between SB and IB? All i know it will need less power ...but in preformance how much diference it could be ?
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Well that board can already Ivy without problem. I have one and it's awesome. I mean awesome.

The difference won't be massive, it will draw less power and should OC even better then Sandy does. It does have a couple of new features but in all honesty I would be surprised if most used them especially ones who have a discrete graphics card.

I would go with it now but wait if you can I guess that way you have the latest you possibly could. It all comes down to money and what you want!
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Only two months away,so i would wait if i was you.From some of the charts that's been circulating around the net,Ivy is at the most 10% faster.Not a whole lot but still faster so just hold off and by that time you'll probably have more money for other things too.Try overclocking your sig rig more to keep you busy biggrin.gif
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Just get the 2500k.
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Wait. Faster, higher over clocking potential.
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Wait. Faster, higher over clocking potential.

what if it doesn't though. what if it's like BD? im just saying.
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what if it doesn't though. what if it's like BD? im just saying.

It's not that far from now and if it is fail,which i hope it's not,then you can always get a 2500K or 2600K which are already proven chips.
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It's not that far from now and if it is fail,which i hope it's not,then you can always get a 2500K or 2600K which are already proven chips.

That's true and they may be cheaper hmm if you NEED the computer now i would get it. If you CAN wait i would wait.(: it's up to you OP.
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what if it doesn't though. what if it's like BD? im just saying.

Then you might find i5 2500k cheaper and still win. But I know the feeling waiting sucks and usually gets me and I always end up regretting.
Just like when I bought my Phantom for $140 because I didn't wait for a good deal now I can't even get $80 for it frown.gif
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what if it doesn't though. what if it's like BD? im just saying.

How can it be like BD? It is the Sandy architecture just more efficient. IT WILL BE BETTER, that is a fact. To OP, just wait, I am in the same boat and opted to pick-up a i3 to tide me over till Ivy. The fact that it is a 22nm chip and will allow access to PCI-E 3.0 on compatible motherboards is worth it thumb.gif
    
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