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post #11 of 16
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Here's sim~build, is he in a hurry, can he wait for the ivy bridge 3570K + z77 motherboard, on late april

He probably could wait for ivy, it has been about 6 months since he initially decided he wanted a decent gaming rig so don't think he is in a hurry. At the time I suggested a AMD Phenom (955?) and GTX 560 but Intel is clearly the way to go now.

How much improvement will there be in performance between Sandybridge and Ivy? I was under the impression it wasn't a massive performance increase but I could be completely wrong.
     
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There won't be a massive increase, it's mostly iGPU.
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post #13 of 16
And apparently slightly easier to overclock.
    
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post #14 of 16
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I have just had a conversation with him on steam, he says he isn't really in a rush so he could wait until the release of ivy bridge and maybe get a cheaper i5 2500k or the new ivy equivalent.

He also seemed quite interested in the nvidia 6xx series so how much more expensive would for example a GTX 660Ti be compared with a GTX 560Ti and do you think it would be worth getting a 6xx series or just getting a cheaper 560Ti when the release of the new cards comes?
     
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Well if he wants the IB equivalent to the 2500K (I think it's called the 3570K)and something like a GTX 660 then he might have to raise his budget a bit. Either that or get a 2500K and GTX 560 at a lower price.
    
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post #16 of 16
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He's not that bothered about the cpu, so I think an i5 2500k will be fine.

He may be able to increase his budget but knowing him it will take another 6 months to get the money together, I will have to have another conversation with him see what he wants regarding the GPU.
     
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