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Hey guys didn't see 1 million of these threads as I expected so going to ask and hopefully not get flamed smile.gif

I have a phenom 2 now, tired of AMD and coming back to intel (+got a big pay increase) and am wondering if I should get a 2500K or wait for Ivy bridge. Only hang is I am doing an ITX build, so z68 motherboard choices are 3, and none of them highly reviewed. ASUS is coming with a Z77 board with VRM so it should be awesome, but I don't know when! 29APR is all I can find about IB release, should I wait or just get a 2500k?
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well, 2500k will be cheaper, Ivy will run at a lower wattage.

Depends which matters to you.

I heard Ivy only has a 15% performance increase over Sandybridge, and a handycapped overclocking rate since its smaller Die, it won't be able to be volted that high.
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post #3 of 12
I'd say wait! You could get a better CPU for the same price, or you could get the 2500k for a lower price.
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I'm in a similar situation and forcing myself to wait for Ivy Bridge. The reasons are that it is suspected to have a 10% performance increase over Sandy Bridge and I'd hope it to overclock to at least 4.5GHz if so I would go with Ivy Bridge. However, if Ivy Bridge turns out to be a Fluke then i'll grab myself a cheap SB-E Chip instead.
Tbh, Wait and see if Ivy is good, if not you can still get an SB chip cheaper than now or just go buy a SB chip now (:
Hopefully I've made some sense tongue.gif (Been up for near enough 40 hours, xD).
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Fair enough, hopefully 7970s will be cheaper then too!
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I'd be able to use a SB chip in a Z77 board too because the socket stayed the same right?
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I'd be able to use a SB chip in a Z77 board too because the socket stayed the same right?

Yes, I'm sure that both Sandy and Ivy are Socket 1155.
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I was in the same predicament as you are now; I was debating whether to buy the 2700k or wait for the up and coming 3770k. I decided to just buy the 2700k and I'm quite happy I did. My previous rig consisted of a AMD Phenom II x4 & a GTX 460. The performance between sandy bridge and ivy bridge is not that significant. In the end, it is all up to you. Either way, I think you'll be happy with one or the other. smile.gif
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I was in the same predicament as you are now; I was debating whether to buy the 2700k or wait for the up and coming 3770k. I decided to just buy the 2700k and I'm quite happy I did. My previous rig consisted of a AMD Phenom II x4 & a GTX 460. The performance between sandy bridge and ivy bridge is not that significant. In the end, it is all up to you. Either way, I think you'll be happy with one or the other. smile.gif

I think I'll wait but not for the CPU o.0 The Ivy Bridge Z77 offerings for ITX seem to be amazing. Every company is hopping on board instead of just zotac. Hopefully it turns out swell.
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I'd be able to use a SB chip in a Z77 board too because the socket stayed the same right?

yes they are both backwards compatible..
Its just small things like a sandy bridge CPU on an z77 wont make use of PCIe 3.0 for example and an Ivy bridge CPU on a non gen3 sandy chipset mobo wont make use of its PCIe 3.0 functionality. they are just examples.

anyway i would hold out and get a nice z77 and i nice I5 3570k, im sure you wont be disappointed and should set you back approx $450 with 8GB RAM and a decent mid range mobo (estimate only) smile.gif
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