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at the moment i have no computer haha, well an old iMac, but the hdd on this dinosaur has never seen a single game
so theres no gaming advantages to getting an ivy bridge?
are there any gaming advantages to getting a z77?
-thanks

i would guess no real differnce in current games, but if you can hold out you might regret it if you dont and it IB turns out to be a beast biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 27
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i would guess no real differnce in current games, but if you can hold out you might regret it if you dont and it IB turns out to be a beast biggrin.gif

smile.gif this waiting is killing me, so like a month more tops?

-thanks
post #23 of 27
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smile.gif this waiting is killing me, so like a month more tops?
-thanks

maybe for the US im sure and maybe a few other nations but here i have to wait 2 months frown.gif
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post #24 of 27
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at the moment i have no computer haha, well an old iMac, but the hdd on this dinosaur has never seen a single game
so theres no gaming advantages to getting an ivy bridge?
are there any gaming advantages to getting a z77?
-thanks

No real gaming advantages. Just Thunderbolt, PCIe 3.0 and native USB 3.0.

I think Ivy Bridge is scheduled to launch in late april, but even if you were to wait I'd still suggest just picking up a 2500K and Z68 board. You'll never use any of the new features and Z68/Sandy Bridge should be cheaper once Ivy Bridge launches.

If there is anything you should be waiting for it's Kepler, for gaming only the GPU matters so save as much money as you can on other components and just get the best GPU you can afford.
 
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post #25 of 27
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No real gaming advantages. Just Thunderbolt, PCIe 3.0 and native USB 3.0.
I think Ivy Bridge is scheduled to launch in late april, but even if you were to wait I'd still suggest just picking up a 2500K and Z68 board. You'll never use any of the new features and Z68/Sandy Bridge should be cheaper once Ivy Bridge launches.
If there is anything you should be waiting for it's Kepler, for gaming only the GPU matters so save as much money as you can on other components and just get the best GPU you can afford.

this is what I'm leaning towards doing.

do you know when the kepler cards are coming out?
post #26 of 27
The GTX 680 is scheduled for the 23rd of march, but for the lower end cards nobody has any real idea.

I'd imagine that nVidia would have a staggered release over April/May with the GTX 690 arriving a bit later.
 
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post #27 of 27
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The GTX 680 is scheduled for the 23rd of march, but for the lower end cards nobody has any real idea.
I'd imagine that nVidia would have a staggered release over April/May with the GTX 690 arriving a bit later.

my budget for gpu is $400 and I'm guessing that the 680 will be like $500 at least..as for the 660ti and 670, I've heard possibly april 12
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