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post #11 of 26
get a mb thats IB ready and buy the 2500k. i bought one a week ago and it dominates bf3 all on high settings.
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my vote is wait and get an Ivy bridge CPU and a z77 mobo.. in the end you wont regret it especially if people start hitting easy 5.2-5.4 OCs thumb.gif
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post #13 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxis View Post

get a mb thats IB ready and buy the 2500k. i bought one a week ago and it dominates bf3 all on high settings.

Why would a buy a IB board, and a 300 cpu, when I'm going to get a Ivy Bridge when they come out?
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Why would a buy a IB board, and a 300 cpu, when I'm going to get a Ivy Bridge when they come out?

igot my 2500k for 220$ brand new on ebay. it was just what i decided.. its more than enough power for any game out there. its your decision and your money.. good luck.
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post #15 of 26
IB is coming out in a month or so. Just wait imho. Pricing for IB is going to be in the same price bracket as SB.
post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Why would a buy a IB board, and a 300 cpu, when I'm going to get a Ivy Bridge when they come out?

if your going to get a IB cpu then get a z77 mobo so you can take full advantage of your CPU, not only PCIe 3.0.. have alook and see thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 3/6/12 at 10:20pm
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post #17 of 26
Quote:
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igot my 2500k for 220$ brand new on ebay. it was just what i decided.. its more than enough power for any game out there. its your decision and your money.. good luck.

You really shouldn't be spending more than $180 on a 2500k really. That CPU goes on sale for $159 often, if I am not mistaken. I got my 2550k for $159.99 not including taxes.

I would say if you find a 2500k for under $180, then snag it. If not, then just wait for Ivy.
post #18 of 26
Considering you already have a quad core processor I would just OC it as much as I could and wait, wait, wait until you need a new one. The Phenom II x4 is fine for gaming now when overclocked and an i5 won't offer you much more unless you have really powerful GPUs in your system. Bulldozer is absolute crapola, so don't go that way. I would wait and see how Ivy and Piledriver pan out and make your decision then. As it stands now you should be able game just fine on your current CPU and not be bottle-necked on your 6950 with a healthy OC. I would wait for processor upgrade and go for a GPU upgrade first as that is going to be what will yield real results for you. First get a GPU that needs some serious CPU power and then up the CPU.

I hope that helps.
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post #19 of 26
Assuming the question is in reguards to upgrading your PII 840? If so, I would just OC that 840 and wait for Ivy.
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post #20 of 26
IMO, just wait for Ivy...then buy a 2500k when the classifieds are flooded with them, lol.
 
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