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$600 ? wow that is SB-E territory hahaha...

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Lol in America it is but in Aus the cheapest i5 2500k i can find is still $220 sad-smiley-002.gif
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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.

The Anandtech and Tweaktown previews showed pretty marginal performance gains in gaming. Most of the CPU die space from the shrink went to improving the IGP, not the CPU, so performance gains are pretty small. The overclocking potential isn't looking that great right now on air and water. It's looking like you're only going to be soundly beating Sandy Bridge if you're using exotics like LN2 or dry ice. Of course, that could just be the preview chips.
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The Anandtech and Tweaktown previews showed pretty marginal performance gains in gaming. Most of the CPU die space from the shrink went to improving the IGP, not the CPU, so performance gains are pretty small. The overclocking potential isn't looking that great right now on air and water. It's looking like you're only going to be soundly beating Sandy Bridge if you're using exotics like LN2 or dry ice. Of course, that could just be the preview chips.

But if im gonna have SLI GTX 680 the IGP wont matter will it?... Im more concerned with temps, power and clocks *****
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But if im gonna have SLI GTX 680 the IGP wont matter will it?... Im more concerned with temps, power and clocks *****

Nope, the IGP won't matter. Native PCIe 3.0 might make a difference with future high end cards, but you shouldn't see and performance hits with a pair of GTX 680s. Based on the previews if you're itching and raring to go, there's no real reason to hold off. If you're willing to wait a month and see what new tech the Panther Point boards bring and you think you'll want native USB 3.0, native PCIe 3.0, mSATA SSD caching, or Lucid Virtu MVP, you might as well wait. If none of that is that appealing, snag yourself a Sandy Bridge setup.
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IIRC one thing z77 and ivy will bring to the table for you gamers is more PCIe lanes so that xfire and SLI can run at x16 x16 instead of sandy's x16 x8 smile.gif
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Nope, the IGP won't matter. Native PCIe 3.0 might make a difference with future high end cards, but you shouldn't see and performance hits with a pair of GTX 680s. Based on the previews if you're itching and raring to go, there's no real reason to hold off. If you're willing to wait a month and see what new tech the Panther Point boards bring and you think you'll want native USB 3.0, native PCIe 3.0, mSATA SSD caching, or Lucid Virtu MVP, you might as well wait. If none of that is that appealing, snag yourself a Sandy Bridge setup.

Im thinking Sandy seeing theres not gonna be much difference in them apart from the boards and seeing i can get a PCIe ready board with the USB 3.0 case panel thingy and mSATA and Lucid Viru MVP doesnt bother me biggrin.gif.

i was thinking about getting the Extreme4 Gen3 or P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3, i5 2500k and 8 or 16Gb Ripjaws just these alone its $510 - $580 depending on the motherboard
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IIRC one thing z77 and ivy will bring to the table for you gamers is more PCIe lanes so that xfire and SLI can run at x16 x16 instead of sandy's x16 x8 smile.gif

theres a difference? lachen.gif
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i was thinking about getting the Extreme4 Gen3 or P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3, i5 2500k and 8 or 16Gb Ripjaws just these alone its $510 - $580 depending on the motherboard

Good choices there. Either of those boards will serve you well. I'd recommend the ASRock board, but I have one myself and love it, so I'm slightly biased tongue.gif
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Bulldozer is much better, it has more cores and more gigahertz.
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