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post #11 of 36
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Man if your pricing is on then I am def. going to wait it out. I was also debating about saving more and doing custom water cooling or going with an H80 or the like. Lower stock temps means bigger Overclocks. biggrin.gif

i think for cpu/mobo/ram $450 will pretty close
CPU: $230
mobo: $180 - $190
RAM: $30 -$40

also for water cooling look at an XSPC 750 Rasa RX240 kit, that will keep you cpu nice and frosty or an RX360 if you decide to cool your craphics card as well thumb.gif
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post #12 of 36
another one of these threads? if you are asking, then you should wait.

Ivy is designed to make sandy obsolete on release.
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post #13 of 36
Oh man, I was thinking of buying a i5 2500K/mobo/ram setup this week. (I'm in a CPU bottleneck)...so will there much of a performance increase to go for Ivy Bridge?

Whats the main diffrence between Z68 and P67?
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post #14 of 36
Z68 offers the ability to use the integrated graphics of the CPU.

performance increase? yes(unsure of how much) Feature increase?wait and see.
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post #15 of 36
Definitely wait. Ivy Bridge isn't that far off and will offer a 5-10% performance increase right out of the box.
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post #16 of 36
I'm sold! Wiping clean my Newegg wishlist except for the GPU & HDD.

Thanks again OCN! Keeping me up to date. thumb.gif
post #17 of 36
I was going to skip IVY, but then I go and read this thread lol. DANG IT!

I'd wait.
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post #18 of 36
i honestly think most SB users will stick with their current setup just because of the financial aspects of upgrading in 12 months. I know a lot of people waited for SB to release to upgrade from their Q6/9XX CPUs, so i would expect them to wait until at least Haswell or future mainstream platforms. Of course those of us who can afford to spend money on a new system every year(and probably have better uses for the money) probably are too addicted to this sport to not upgrade, so we upgrade whenever possible even if it isn't practical. However the way Intel has done it, is much better than the P55/X58 era, so you can interchange boards and CPUs, but lose features here and there.

So if you have SB, no one is telling you you have to upgrade.
So if you don't have SB and you are upgrading for the first time in more than a year or two, then wait and see what fits your needs.
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post #19 of 36
What do u guys think the oc will be on the ivy bridge?

Where as 4.8 is the avg.oc on sb. Ib will be?
post #20 of 36
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What do u guys think the oc will be on the ivy bridge?
Where as 4.8 is the avg.oc on sb. Ib will be?

An educated guess would be 5 - 5.2GHz avg IMO thumb.gif
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