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I am stuck on whether I should build a new Ivy Bridge PC or wait for Haswell. Will the Haswell platform be significantly faster since it is a new architecture and will the new platform support full USB 3.0? Anyone?
    
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Haswell will not be a significant jump forward, probably similar to the jump from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge, possibly a bit more. It will have much better integrated graphics though.
It will carry forward all the features from Ivy Bridge and will introduce BClk support, which Sandy Bridge-E had, as well as D3D 11.1 and OpenGL 4.0. Nothing else is really worth mentioning.
If you're willing to wait then get Haswell but it will probably be another 6 months away, if you go with a 3570K or 3770K it will last you for a long time. Hope this helped smile.gif
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Build now... /close thread.

Lol yeah bro never wait for tech imho. Haswell will be the new toy and if you have money then part out and rebuild.
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If I am going Ivy Bridge, what board should I get? I have never build an Intel platform before. I am looking at P8Z77-V DELUXE or GA-Z77X-UP5 TH. I also heard the Asrock boards are pretty good.
    
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If I am going Ivy Bridge, what board should I get? I have never build an Intel platform before. I am looking at P8Z77-V DELUXE or GA-Z77X-UP5 TH. I also heard the Asrock boards are pretty good.
What will you be using your computer for?
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If I am going Ivy Bridge, what board should I get? I have never build an Intel platform before. I am looking at P8Z77-V DELUXE or GA-Z77X-UP5 TH. I also heard the Asrock boards are pretty good.

I would build now, considering that you are on a pretty old system. But I wouldn't get the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe unless you need something specific that only it offers. There isn't going to be any meaningful performance difference between a $150 Z77 motherboard and a $200+. The only reson to buy an expensive board is for the connectivity. If you want Asus either get the P8Z77-V (or the LK), or the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H is also a good option.
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I would build now, considering that you are on a pretty old system. But I wouldn't get the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe unless you need something specific that only it offers. There isn't going to be any meaningful performance difference between a $150 Z77 motherboard and a $200+. The only reson to buy an expensive board is for the connectivity. If you want Asus either get the P8Z77-V (or the LK), or the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H is also a good option.
Agreed, if you're just gaming or aren't going to be pushing your computer to it's limits then the following boards are fine:
MSI Z77 MPower
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
Asus P8Z77-V PRO
If you want thunderbolt then the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4-TH
They are all very high performance boards but won't break the bank thumb.gif
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If I am going Ivy Bridge, what board should I get? I have never build an Intel platform before. I am looking at P8Z77-V DELUXE or GA-Z77X-UP5 TH. I also heard the Asrock boards are pretty good.

i love my GA-Z77X-UP5 TH i just installed. was shocked at the boot times which are halved of what my GB z68 did. havernt really tried to overclock on it yet redface.gif

other boards i would look at are the GA-Z77X-UP4 TH, Gigabyte z77-ud5h, Gigabyte z77-ud3h, Gigabyte z77-ud3.

MSI Z77 MPower

from asrock z77extreme 6 or better as they seemed to have dropped the ball on the z77 extreme 4.

asus: p8z77v, pro or deluxe. ROG borads if you want to use 3 gpus with the exception of the gene-z which is still a nice board especially for mATX
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What RAM are you thinking of going with your build?
Just asking as no one has talked about that yet
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My sig is not the computer I am comparing to. I have a Phenom II x6 build. Just want to try Intel this time. I am concern about overclockability that's why I picked the Asus Deluxe and the Gigabyte UD5 since it has one of the most power phases. I also liked the bluetooth and wireless features.
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