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post #251 of 438
If his PC is crap and he isn't into overclocking much: IB.
If not: wait for IB-E.

EDIT: for the sake of clarity: I'm assuming that his PC hasn't got anything past X58. In that case, a SB Z77 MoBo + IB processor should cost about the same as a SB MoBO + SB processor, but you get a bit better performance, certainly if you don't overclock.
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thanks wink.gif
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ib-e is not coming out until a year!
post #254 of 438
is ib-e real going to be that big deal ? if so ill probably wait
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Reading reviews it seems pointless to upgrade to IvyBridge from a i5 2500k / i7 2600k / i7 2700k unless your using the integrated GPU but who uses that these days unless at work??
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is ib-e real going to be that big deal ? if so ill probably wait

Hard to say, if intel's 22nm process has matured enough, yeah, it will be awesome.
But there is little to no info on when it'll come out, at least an year is a good bet. That's why the 3820 is a viable buy, might not be as good as IB, but you will be able to upgrade it to IB-E in the near future.
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If you ask me: that'll depend on Intel themselves. If they learn from their IB-mistake (heat dissipation), then yes. If not, I don't see how it could be a big difference between SB-E.

And yes, it'll be a long long while before IB-E is released, but ask yourself this: if your PC is NOT crap and is in fact good, why the hell would you wanna spend money to uprade it?
If your PC is as good (or better) as mine (X58 980X), I think you can afford to wait a year. It's not like your PC, if it's as good or better as mine, is gonna get slow any day soon now...
 
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Hard to say, if intel's 22nm process has matured enough, yeah, it will be awesome.
But there is little to no info on when it'll come out, at least an year is a good bet. That's why the 3820 is a viable buy, might not be as good as IB, but you will be able to upgrade it to IB-E in the near future.

The question is: if money isn't a problem for you: why would you get a limited unlockable 4-core CPU for 300$ if you can get a fully unlockable 6-core CPU for 200$ more? (3820 vs 3930K)
 
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The question is: if money isn't a problem for you: why would you get a limited unlockable 4-core CPU for 300$ if you can get a fully unlockable 6-core CPU for 200$ more? (3820 vs 3930K)

Well sure, if money isn't a problem... I was going from the options he listed, had he asked about a 3930k I'd definitely recommend it - I love mine. But I don't control his budget, was just trying to get him the best advice based on what he listed.
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its not for me im good wink.gif

my friend gave me a 1500€ budget ...

so 100 € is not a problem but 200 might be...
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