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I think its the general idea to upgrade now, don't wait any longer...

I am currently using whats in my sig.
I have always liked AMD, I guess I like rooting for the underdog.. I really don't care for Intel's pricing shemes and marketing tricks as well, they make more money from the "features" they enable that are on perfectly capable hardware to begin with.

I was waiting for Bulldozer, but we all know how that turned out.
Now I was left with a choice. a core upgrade Mobo/cpu/ram or get an 1100t thuban.
I decided that if I was going with a new rig it would be stupid to not get the 2500k and z68 setup. The 2600k is nice but I don't require any HT, I feel its more of a marketing ploy anyways.

I had thought about waiting for Ivy, but my thoughts on that are this..
Being at the forefront of technology means that you are willing to have some risk, by that I mean problems with initial release.
Look at the Sandy fiasco, we all had to wait for z68 to gain the benifits of the cpu. Either gpu and no overclock with h series and overclock and no quicksync with p series mobo's. even then if it is a gen 2 board your stuck with pcix 2.0 at minimal bandwith forever.


I just ordered a 2500k last week for a deal. I bought a asrock z68 e3g3 from another member on Overclock.net and I can't wait to throw it together,, Ivy bridge? who cares, I wouldn't even be looking at that for an upgrade till fall or next spring anyways.
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The best time to buy is when you need it, because no matter what (for people who keep only one desktop), it's going to be the fastest build you've ever had.

Another good time to buy is when you realize you don't give a crap about your current setup anymore and start getting lazy when nagging issues arise such as driver conflicts, missing files, or crashes that have nothing to do with overclocking, and you just ignore them.
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