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With Ivy Bridge just a hop, skip and a jump away, should I get a 2600k or just wait it out?

Consider this thread before you say a 2500k should be enough for 2 7970's. smile.gif


Update: I found a 2700k on sale for $320CAD (cheaper than a 2600k) at NCIX jasdkl;ncjuiladbgfyheailsdfnkl;as
Edited by Dirtyworks - 4/21/12 at 1:31pm
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In all honesty, waiting it out will always be the best policy.
If you wait for Ivy bridge, and the benchmarks are awful, then you can get a 2600K for even cheaper, and if you plan to buy a 2600K why wouldn't you just wait a week?
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

In all honesty, waiting it out will always be the best policy.
If you wait for Ivy bridge, and the benchmarks are awful, then you can get a 2600K for even cheaper, and if you plan to buy a 2600K why wouldn't you just wait a week?

This.
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Sounds like splitting hairs to me. But yes, wait for IB and then pick up a 2600k off the used market.
    
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3570k if it´s compatible w/ ur mobo thumb.gif
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Just get a 2600k, not worth waiting, new technology always comes every year. I got my gtx 680 2 days ago and now they have announced rumoured gtx 685 and that just pissed me off.
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2600k.
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Stay with your 2500k and wait for the gen after ivy i doubt you will gain any real improvements going from a 2500k to a 2600k.
    
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This.

Fully agree, waiting a week will A: get you AMAZING PERFORMANCE, B: Save you $50+
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Just get a 2600k, not worth waiting, new technology always comes every year. I got my gtx 680 2 days ago and now they have announced rumoured gtx 685 and that just pissed me off.

You contradicted yourself and recommended him getting pissed off, as in your case it is RUMOURS of a released card coming out in OCTOBER BY THE EARLIEST while in his case Ivy Bridge comes out NEXT WEEK - FACT.

Although I can relate to you, I picked up a 7970 in February for multi monitor gaming and was going to pick some more up but then rumours of the 680 started and it owned the 7970, not at my resolutions though. Then I was happy again, but now seeing power consumption of Kepler, I can't imagine what nVidia will do with Kepler at 250w TDP

drool.gif

25% more powerful than Kepler with the same consumption as a STOCK 7970 which can OC like all 22nm chips? yessir.gif
Edited by JassimH - 4/21/12 at 10:40am
    
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With Ivy Bridge just a hop, skip and a jump away, should I get a 2600k or just wait it out?

Consider this thread before you say a 2500k should be enough for 2 7970's. smile.gif

That thread proved nothing. theres still no proof of HT doing anything but causing problems in games
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