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After looking at IB benchies today... It looks terrible
Stick to 2500k/2600k - You might as well just get it now.
That along with a more mature architecture.

Which ones did you look at? I havent been totally impressed with what I have seen but wouldnt call it terrible by any means, its just slightly faster like we were told it would be. I have yet to see a true overclocked one though i think and thats what Im worried about, Well I think one at 4.5ghz but I wont touch ivy unless its nearly 100% that I will get AT LEAST 4.8ghz for crappy cpu's and the average is 5.0ghz
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Which ones did you look at? I havent been totally impressed with what I have seen but wouldnt call it terrible by any means, its just slightly faster like we were told it would be. I have yet to see a true overclocked one though i think and thats what Im worried about, Well I think one at 4.5ghz but I wont touch ivy unless its nearly 100% that I will get AT LEAST 4.8ghz for crappy cpu's and the average is 5.0ghz

So far they won't OC as far, i didn't know that we were actually told it wasn't a big upgrade..
They won't OC as far because the transistors run hotter in them then SB at the same clocks, despite the TDP of a 2500k being more then a 3750k it runs cooler. (The IGP is included in the TDP methinks).
 
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post #23 of 33
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So far they won't OC as far, i didn't know that we were actually told it wasn't a big upgrade..
They won't OC as far because the transistors run hotter in them then SB at the same clocks, despite the TDP of a 2500k being more then a 3750k it runs cooler. (The IGP is included in the TDP methinks).

Hope final product gets better or we might have an intel bulldozer...in terms of community over hype leading to disappointment
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Hope final product gets better or we might have an intel bulldozer...in terms of community over hype leading to disappointment

Yeah, same.
I'm not in the financial situation to buy a 2500k setup now anyway. So i'll just wait and see i suppose! smile.gif
 
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Anyone in US near a Microcenter is in luck. Picked up a Z68/2500K/8GB DDR3 1600 for $324 today.

Time to make the HTPC a real gamer.
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post #26 of 33
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Anyone in US near a Microcenter is in luck. Picked up a Z68/2500K/8GB DDR3 1600 for $324 today.
Time to make the HTPC a real gamer.

Picked up a 2500k/Z68/Hyper 212+ for $310 at Microcenter a couple weeks ago biggrin.gif

If you live near a microcenter, there is no excuse to not buy the 2500k with a Z68.

It's $180 + $50 off any Z68 motherboard.
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Picked up a 2500k/Z68/Hyper 212+ for $310 at Microcenter a couple weeks ago biggrin.gif
If you live near a microcenter, there is no excuse to not buy the 2500k with a Z68.
It's $180 + $50 off any Z68 motherboard.

Yep. That's so much power for so cheap, and selling my Q9550 and EP45 UD3P will pay for it. Can't wait to build and play with it, even though I didn't really want to be one of the 2500K hoarde but it's HTPC so doesn't count wink.gif
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post #28 of 33
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Yep. That's so much power for so cheap, and selling my Q9550 and EP45 UD3P will pay for it. Can't wait to build and play with it, even though I didn't really want to be one of the 2500K hoarde but it's HTPC so doesn't count wink.gif

Yup my switch only cost $70 after selling my chv and 1100t but now that ivy is appearing to be marginal I kinda wish I went 2600k, if Ivy isn't great I will be selling my 2500k for a 2600/2700k
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post #29 of 33
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Yep. That's so much power for so cheap, and selling my Q9550 and EP45 UD3P will pay for it. Can't wait to build and play with it, even though I didn't really want to be one of the 2500K hoarde but it's HTPC so doesn't count wink.gif

I wish i was in the same boat.. I can only sell my CPU. No one wants my board here..
That and the price of boards + CPU's cost so much more here. I wish it was only a layout of $70 for me, but it's more like $170+
 
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post #30 of 33
you also have to remember when ivy will come out your 1366 will decrease in price again.
sb -e is a good choise you can get great oc and have 8 threads.
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