Originally Posted by Big Shabazz
Well, would the extra heat be worth using the PCI-e 3.0? Cause I'm also getting a 680 as well.
I was planning on getting a 2600K w/ a Z77 board, but I'm on the fence at the moment on whether I want to spend the extra money or wait a little longer.
Almost every review states "If you don't have Sandy, get Ivy", "If you have Sandy, keep it".
So I would suggest getting Ivy. That's what i'm doing.
Originally Posted by AMDrocks
I gotta say... IMO, sandy bridge, cause it runs cooler.
I disagree.. but hey that's your opinion. Pretty much all those reviews say if you are on something earlier than Sandy, to get Ivy. it's a upgrade over Sandy, but it's a small one.
Unless you are buying a golden sandy chip from someone that will achieve 5GHz, Ivy is the way to go in my opinion. Since 4.6Ghz (minimum you are going to get probably) on a 3770k is roughly equal to 5GHz on Sandy, maybe 1% slower, and very few Sandys actually get 5GHz 24/7. Ivy will beat a normal sandy that achieves 4.7-4.8GHz.Edited by Murlocke - 4/24/12 at 6:13am