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Just wait for it. 2 weeks is worth the features of Ivy. thumb.gif and upgradability is very important.
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Yeah its a personal choice whether to wait or not, either way you will probably be happy. Either happy you didnt wait since Ivy is just a bit faster, or happy you waited for it since its a bit faster.
For what it will cost you, I would probably just get the gtx680. Single card is always less trouble and besides you can always sli the 680 in the future, I havent looked at graphs on 560ti sli vs gtx680 but I bet they are pretty close, could go either way but I wouldnt be surprised if a single 680 is faster/better not to mention more memory unless yoru planning on 2GB 560ti's. I have been wanting a newer gpu myself, but since the gtx570 is holding its own at 900mhz Im waiting to see what prices look like after both amd and nvidia cool down.

Since I've been putting off buying the gear for a couple of months, 2 more weeks of waiting shouldn't be too bad.
I'd get the gtx680, but it's a bit pricey for my budget ATM. Was thinking of getting gtx 560 ti/hawk (not sure which is better),
or a gtx 570, and another one some time later for SLI.
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There shouldn't be TOO much of a difference in terms of performance and sandy bridge is quite fast....but I would wait if you can. just finished building a i5-2500k setup for a friend of mine and I'm impressed over my i7-930. New technology is awesome biggrin.gif Should be able to overclock it better with ivy bridge (i hope)

i5-2500K will be worlds apart from my aging E8400, so new tech is awesome indeed.
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Originally Posted by chefman21 View Post

Wait if you can. It really isn't that far away. I was unlucky and couldn't wait, so I went with Z68/2500K. At least 2500k's aren't bottlenecking yet....
I can't wait either, but it would be best; although I don't like being the early adopter of new tech, remember the P67 sata bug?
I don't think something similar is likely to happen, but still.
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Since you have an OK GPU, I suggest waiting.
I wouldn't be in such a hurry to upgrade the entire rig, if the one I have now would be working fine.
My gts450 is trashed - keeps artifacting/BSODing in games and graphics intensive applications. I can't wait to get a new one, haven't played a game in months...
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Right, Ivy is 5-15% better than sandy, depending on what application. Should OC to similar levels but at lower volts.
It seems like it will run hot, but it will probably produce less heat, it's just on a smaller die. Also lower TDP.
It's not really a month, more like 2 weeks.
z77 has multiple benefits over z68 including; PCI-E 3.0 support, USB 3.0 native, Lucid Virtu and more.
Wow, up to 15% better? Nice. Yeah, I like the new Z77 Asus boards, especially the P8Z77-V PRO, or Maximus V Gene, but the Sabertooth looks nice as well. Too many choices...
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Originally Posted by Tybotikus View Post

Just wait for it. 2 weeks is worth the features of Ivy. thumb.gif and upgradability is very important.

Well it is a step up from Z68, seems worth the wait.
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I would go with the gtx 570 over the 560ti if you can, I have used both on bf3 and its a big difference. 560ti can do high on 1080p and the gtx570 can do ultra, I keep msaa at 2x for super smooth play rather than the 4x of the preset ultra though
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If u rely want the pc now but want to upgrade from ivy get some cheap weak pentium 1155 and put it in a descent z77 board. Then with ivy bridge actually gets out buy something equivalent to 2600k and then find someone with 35 rep here to sell ur cheap 1155 pentium biggrin.gif Also 560ti HAWK is BEAST devil.gif i can run practically all my games on max settings with exception to crysis 2 and others. i did some math and did a 560ti HAWK CUDA Cores to price with an EVGA GTX 570
560ti price is roughly 220 maybe 210 (at least where i live) (took 220) from NCIX cost: $1.75 per cuda core
570 cost is around 290 so price per performance is about : $0.60

yup 570 is definately better in terms of cost to performance. and plus the price difference is only around $70-80 so yea i wud suggest getting 570 budget providing of course. keep in mind 670 and 660ti gona come out soon too so yea
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Just wait even if you don't spring on ivy, sandy bridge will be much cheaper once ivy is released its a win - win
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Just wait even if you don't spring on ivy, sandy bridge will be much cheaper once ivy is released its a win - win

Yeah Im keeping an eye on this personally, come ivy launch I might go 3770k if its WAY better, if not 2600k will be next, currently $279.99 at microcenter, dont know how much lower they can go though, Im guessing they will remain consistent and we will see newegg and others price them what microcenter has been selling them for.
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I doubt we're going to see prices fall very much on SB when IB comes out. Its just not Intel's MO. Look at the 990X for example... With the SB-e lineup out, you would think the 990X would have dropped in price, but it hasn't moved at all. Bloomfield has come down some, but its not really all that cheap (in between the cost of a 2500K and a 2600K). Just me, but I don't expect to see more than a 10% drop on SB.

Having said that, some of the previews of IB haven't been all that great. The performance gains are decent at stock levels, but the power draw and heat numbers have been disappointing. We don't really have much to go on yet when it comes to OCing, but it looks like heat is going to prevent high overclocks without something better than air cooling. All this could be very different once the retail versions hit, but so far, I think the gains on IB are looking moderate at best. If you want to OC on air, you might even do better with SB. We shall see...
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post #18 of 26
Wait for ivy. It's just better.
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i was in the same boat as you till i saw a msi z68 gd65 g3 board at frys for $99.00.

So yeah ivy bridge ready with pci-e 3.0 already on it just need some more money to get me a graphics card again.
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Right, Ivy is 5-15% better than sandy, depending on what application. Should OC to similar levels but at lower volts.
It seems like it will run hot, but it will probably produce less heat, it's just on a smaller die. Also lower TDP.
It's not really a month, more like 2 weeks.
z77 has multiple benefits over z68 including; PCI-E 3.0 support, USB 3.0 native, Lucid Virtu and more.

PCIe 3.0 is depended on the CPU itself. It has nothing to do with Z77 chipset. Most people seem to get this fact wrong.

Z68 has Lucid Virtu support. You are talking about Vritu MVP, which again has nothing to do with the chipset. Currently motherboard manufacturers choose to license MVP on H77/Z75/Z77.
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