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Wanna build a new rig for gaming but i dunno if i should wait for Ivy or just go i5 2500K now, wanted to go SLI GTX 680 and 16Gb ram.

Will Ivy make that much of a difference for gaming or is it just the on board graphics?

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there is not a game made a 2500K cant run at the highest level. todays games mostly rely on the GPU which if your going gtx 680SLI your all set in that department.
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Might as well wait for Ivy and see what it does. You can already grab your 680's now if you want and use them on your existing board (well at least one of them, not sure if that board officially does SLI).

If anything, the z77 motherboards will be worth the wait if you're going to do SLI, due to the better bandwidth on the PCIe lanes.
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there is not a game made a 2500K cant run at the highest level.

+1

also are you willing to pay premium for z77 and ivy bridge?

only thing i think you will get out of z77 and ivy bridge is use of pci-e 3.0. Other than that you won't see a huge difference other than price. Even performance compared with 2.0 vs. 3.0 its not that huge difference.

Not many people are upgrading their systems so they can use 3.0 for their video cards


All depends on your budget, if getting ivy bridge means you are short on budget for gpu, then I would get i5-2500k, save the money and put it on the best gpu you can get.

remember gpu is what you need in gaming, not so much cpu. i5-2500k will be good for at least 2-3 more years... so unless your budget is the sky, i would stick with i5-2500k
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As much as you'll be completely satisfied with Sandy, you've waited this long, you might as well wait another month. 3D transistors ftw! I have a feeling that early benching will show little to zero gaming performance increases but who knows.
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there is not a game made a 2500K cant run at the highest level. todays games mostly rely on the GPU which if your going gtx 680SLI your all set in that department.

I can't stream and play BF3 at the same time with a 2500K at 5GHz, so debunked. The 2500K slays "most" games, but 4 threads is not enough for me anymore, do anything besides the game, and performance takes a hit.

Waiting for Ivy might yeild results, but the ES leaks are not making me all happy and excited, but maybe production silicon will OC better, if not then there's not much merit in waiting unless you want pci-e 3.0, and/or the new iGPU.
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technically neither cuz chips werent rely meant for gaming lol people just use em for gaming because u rely cant use anything else as a processor lol but sandy bridge only supports pcie2 which means there could be a bottleneck but it wouldnt be significant since pcie3 is backwards compatible with pcie2 so NO THERE WOULD NOT BE A SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE BOOST WITH THE 680
    
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Might as well wait for Ivy and see what it does. You can already grab your 680's now if you want and use them on your existing board (well at least one of them, not sure if that board officially does SLI).
If anything, the z77 motherboards will be worth the wait if you're going to do SLI, due to the better bandwidth on the PCIe lanes.

I wanted to get the cpu, mobo and ram first then gpu. no this mobo doesnt do sli without the patch
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+1
also are you willing to pay premium for z77 and ivy bridge?
only thing i think you will get out of z77 and ivy bridge is use of pci-e 3.0. Other than that you won't see a huge difference other than price. Even performance compared with 2.0 vs. 3.0 its not that huge difference.
Not many people are upgrading their systems so they can use 3.0 for their video cards
All depends on your budget, if getting ivy bridge means you are short on budget for gpu, then I would get i5-2500k, save the money and put it on the best gpu you can get.
remember gpu is what you need in gaming, not so much cpu. i5-2500k will be good for at least 2-3 more years... so unless your budget is the sky, i would stick with i5-2500k

Depends on how much premium is i got maybe $600 Aus if im lucky to spend on cpu, mobo and ram lol.
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As much as you'll be completely satisfied with Sandy, you've waited this long, you might as well wait another month. 3D transistors ftw! I have a feeling that early benching will show little to zero gaming performance increases but who knows.

I didnt wanna wait this long lol xD
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I can't stream and play BF3 at the same time with a 2500K at 5GHz, so debunked. The 2500K slays "most" games, but 4 threads is not enough for me anymore, do anything besides the game, and performance takes a hit.
Waiting for Ivy might yeild results, but the ES leaks are not making me all happy and excited, but maybe production silicon will OC better, if not then there's not much merit in waiting unless you want pci-e 3.0, and/or the new iGPU.

I wont do anything but game and talk on Teamspeak biggrin.gif. The only massive difference iv seen is one graphics and i know PCI-e lane speeds dont matter way to much thats why im considering Sandy
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I wont do anything but game and talk on Teamspeak biggrin.gif. The only massive difference iv seen is one graphics and i know PCI-e lane speeds dont matter way to much thats why im considering Sandy

^ This. Snag a facebook coupon and get the 2550K for $149 @ MC (If you have one close that is) and call it a win.
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^ This. Snag a facebook coupon and get the 2550K for $149 @ MC (If you have one close that is) and call it a win.

I was gonna get an Ivy ready mobo anyway incase i wanna upgrade later if its really that much better. Dont have MC but i have got a few good shops tongue.gif
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X MSI B350M Mortar Arctic Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14D-32GTZKW 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan x3 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 Enterprise N 2015 LTSB 64-Bit Dell U2414H Dell U2414H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG248QE WASD CODE 87-Key - Cherry MX Clear EVGA Supernova G2 850W CaseLabs SM5 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Zowie FK1 Artisan ZERO MID Black Large Mouse Pad JDS Labs Element Sennheiser HD 599 
AudioAudio
Samson Go Mic Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System 
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
Intel Xeon E3 1245 V5 MSI C236M Workstation Crucial CT8G4WFD8213 8GB DDR4 ECC 2133MHz Crucial CT8G4WFD8213 8GB DDR4 ECC 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSD  Samsung 750 EVO 120GB SSD  Western Digital WD Red 2TB WD20EFRX Corsair H80i V2 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Enterprise Corsair VS350 ATX Power Supply Fractal Design Core 1000 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
SUPERMICRO MBD-A1SRi-2758F-O ITX server board Kingston KVR16LSE11/8KF 16GB Samsung 850 EVO 120GB Western Digital RED 4TB x8 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM Noctua 120mm NF-F12 2000RPM FreeNAS 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Corsair CS550M Caselabs X2M ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK ICY BOX 4bay hotswap IB-544SSK 
OtherOther
LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i  StarTech Model SAS8087S450 SAS to SATA cable's 
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