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the price diffence
Thats from one e-tailer, go on Newegg ( i know you're not from the US but still ) and look to see if the difference is that large.
post #52 of 144
it all boils down to whether you want to wait for the new shiny component, or upgrade now. Of course newer components should/will have improvements over the previous versions.

There's no true answer which is better for you now, if you plan on upgrading your rig with a new mobo/cpu in the future, wait for haswell, or if you like the current mobo/set up, you can get the ivy and then can upgrade the mobo later knowing you have a solid cpu already.


Side note, does anyone recall off hand what the price difference was at the release of ivy? I'm assuming it will be similar to the hsw/ivy differential we'll see for a while in June. But the newest is always more expensive, just the price for keeping up with the Jones' wink.gif
post #53 of 144
Just get the 3570K and get it over with, after Haswell comes out something else will be coming out. Buy a 3570K and upgrade in 2-4 years, that will probably be when you see huge increases in performance over the 3570K anyway.
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Just get the 3570K and get it over with, after Haswell comes out something else will be coming out. Buy a 3570K and upgrade in 2-4 years, that will probably be when you see huge increases in performance over the 3570K anyway.
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post #55 of 144
i had an i7-950 and was going to wait until haswell, but there's just no reason for the things i do. now i have a 3770k with a mild overclock to 4.0ghz and it's running like a dream. of course grabbing a 670 helped too.

basically, if you're like me, and i think a lot of people on here are, you're just asking for someone to give you a reason not to upgrade. but in reality if you're going to do it, you're going to do it.

it's always fun to break open the case and clean everything out, while adding some new pieces and kicking around with some OCing.

i say if you're ready to upgrade and have the money, do it.
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post #56 of 144
Unless you are upgrading your graphics card as well, I don't see this as helping you much, OP, given the games you play tend to be intensive.
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from my conversation with him,

"As for SB/IV/HSW, you definitely don't want SB. IV is better performance and the same price at this point. HSW doesn't come out until June. It's only about 10% bump in cpu power. The big win with HSW is in integrated graphics. I'm guessing you have a dedicated GPU card? So you probably wouldn't really need HSW as opposed to IV."
So the whole solder issue doesn't hinder overclocking versus a Sandy Bridge CPU like everyone was screaming earlier this year? What about the integrated GPU affecting overclocking? Or can it simply be disabled to help with the heat?
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i dont want to upgrade my gpu because i get really good fps in games with it at my res 1600x900 and now coused ivy if i like my setup now or if i dont like it wait for haswelll
post #58 of 144
You would be BEST off getting a 2600K and a HD 7950 OR GTX 580 SuperClocked/ GTX 660 Ti/ GTX 670. Now that's cheaper and Powerful devil.gif
 
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You would be BEST off getting a 2600K and a HD 7950 OR GTX 580 SuperClocked/ GTX 660 Ti/ GTX 670. Now that's cheaper and Powerful devil.gif


no because games dont use hyperthearding
post #60 of 144
I will go ahead and put in my 2 cents. If you feel like you need an upgrade as soon as possible, go ahead and get an Ivy Bridge CPU. If you feel like your games are running fine for now, wait until the Haswell CPU's come out.

I was in the predicament, where I wasn't sure if I should upgrade now or later with Haswell. I even made a thread for it like you did. I came to realize that no one is going to give me a straight answer because is boils down to your own choice.

Let me ask you this: Do you feel like you are having any disadvantage in any of your games at the moment, that constitutes the need to upgrade, or are they running fine for you?
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