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Should i wait for ivy bridge?

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Hello guys in this so far very nice very cool forum,that's only my second day here,everything seems to be excellent,and well built on this Overclock.net forum
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I wanted just a little advice from you folks,after months i'll have money to do my next upgrade,i wanted to get a 2500k in the first place,now here's my question,should i wait for ivy bridge to come out and then get the equivelant of that ? Or you think that a 2500k is more than enough for my gaming needs?!
PS:i'm planning to play on a 1366x768 resolution with an AMD Radeon HD7770,or its equivelant on the green team i didn't figure out my mind yet thumb.gif
    
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Any uses other than gaming ? If you're strictly gaming you could even go with an i3 2100. At that res and level of gpu power, the 2500k will be MORE than enough cpu horsepower. Pick one up for cheap when the fire sale starts.
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gaming at 1366x768? That is ridiculously small! That is essentially using a laptop screen to game with :/ A cheap 1080p monitor will only set you back $150 thumb.gif

At that 1366x768, it won't matter if you go Sandy or Ivy. However, at 1080p, both will still be great, but I'd give the nod to Ivy, because of the single thread performance increases will help in any CPU limited game. You still have to wait another few weeks until its release though.
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I agree with ^

You can save on Z68 boards and the cpu when they come in. But i suggest you take a look at sales. Then decide on what you want
     
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If your gonna be strictly playing at that resolution and with that cpu, I agree get a cheap i3 or cheapest i5 quad core processor.

If theres chance you will buy a new monitor and eventually new graphics card, then yeah it might make sense to wait for IB, there wont be much different to be honest between the 2500k and the ivy bridge equivalent. The price difference of the 2600k wont be worth it if your just gaming.

Either way even if you end up buying a cheap i5 quad core processor, its going to be such a huge improvement over that cpu you have now...

Sometimes I wish I had tech like yours, just so that I could go out and buy new sandy bridge processor and be amazed by how much of an improvement it is.
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