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i7 3960K Or Wait For Ivy Bridge ?

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I really can't make my mind up between the i7 3960K or the Ivy Bridge which is coming out later this month. I mean since the Ivy Bridge is not even out you can't really compare to the i7 3960k am sure the 3960k will be better since it has 6 cores. But should i still wait for the Ivy Bridge? and see how good it is?
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Keep the 990x until IVY-E comes out next year.

I miss my old 990x actually.
    
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do you need the extra cores? if your just gaming and general computer use get an Ivy bridge.. also because it will has less cores like sandy bridge it will overclock better due to less heat from the extra cores..

go the i7-3960k if you do things like alot of heavy encoding, want the extra PCIe lanes and quad channel RAM or have the money and want to because you can thumb.gif

[edit] mrTOOSHORT has a good point there smile.gif
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Keep the 990x until IVY-E comes out next year.
I miss my old 990x actually.

I was thinking this also ^

The Ivy bridge and Sandy Bridge E are not directly comparable. It also depends on what you plan on doing with the processor.
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