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I wonder if we will see price-drops on the 2500k/3570k?
Probably not, but one can hope
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 2/2/13 at 4:45am
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post #102 of 130
Think i'm set with my 3570k and 660ti for next 4 years. I game less and less latelly and OCed once since i bought CPU.
Truth to be told i enjoy reading and watching what others do and how they do/OC way more than doing the same thing with my stuff lol.

I really can't find any other valid reason to upgrade other than gaming and OCing which i don't practice at all these days.

Maybe build dat Kaveri thing once it surfaces to replace media ser/htpc.
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post

Im torn to upgrade because of pcie 3.0 and 16x16x bandwidth, 2500k doesn't offer this

So go to a 3770K or 3570K.

That will support ONE PCIe 3.0 16x slot (and depending on the motherboard, upwards of quad SLI on the other slots, like my GA-Z77X-UP motherboard).

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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

I wonder if we will see price-drops on the 2500k/3570k?
Probably not, but one can hope

They have been for months, at places like Microcenter. As well as the 2700K and 3770K i7's. One month they had the i7's on sale and they were actually cheaper than the i5's at Newegg, so I went with a 3770K for $209.

Right now they have the 2500K for $140, 3570K for $190, sold out on 2700K, and 3770K for $230.
Newegg has the 2500K for $220, 3570K for $230, 2700K for $310, and 3770K for $330.

At those prices, and given the $50 off select motherboards (like an ASRocks Z77 Extreme4 for $130 BEFORE the discount for buying the MB and CPU), it will be VERY HARD to not consider a 3rd generation i5/i7 now as opposed to paying full price for a Haswell and new motherboard at what will most definitely a non sale price (since supplies will be limited and "new").
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 2/2/13 at 6:11am
post #104 of 130
i just bout this ivy bridge a month ago. In sticking with this processor for a few years. Defiantly an upgrade from the Phenom II 965 BE
post #105 of 130
I hope Ivy keeps getting discounted between now and June so that Haswell is released at a reasonable price to compete. I've already made up my mind that it's my next upgrade, regardless of the cost... Please don't beat me with a broomstick Intel.
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I hope i'll have enough cash to make a new build when haswell comes out
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Like many have said, my i7-920 is all I need and then some at the moment!! But I love building and overclocking! thumb.gif
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post #108 of 130
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Right now they have the 2500K for $140, 3570K for $190, sold out on 2700K, and 3770K for $230.
Newegg has the 2500K for $220, 3570K for $230, 2700K for $310, and 3770K for $330.€

Tell Microcenter to build a warehouse in the Netherlands.
2500k and the 3570k go for €200 ($266) and there are never any sales on them frown.gif



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I'm hoping Haswell gives me something to get excited about Render Farm wise... It's a pain to transfer all my Software licences so when I do it I want it to be worth it. June gives me some time to get it all planned out right. Hopefully Nvidia plays ball as well. I've given up hope for a reasonable 8-core non Xeon CPU for Cinema4D but a nice 6 Core would do the trick if it has some headroom.

I've been bashed for still running the I-7 920, from some saying what's the point, and I'll apparently never upgrade" etc... rolleyes.gif
I was hoping for something from Intel big last year, and then the locked Xeon's rained on my parade, so I bought an Acura NSX with the money instead of the killer SR-X rig I was thinking about. In retrospect I'm not complaining about that.

I'm at end of life, or end of trust with my current Mobo and really want to jump ship into a new Rig this year. We'll see.

 

Switching Board and CPU won't require much efforts in the software counter parts.

 
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I don't think I'll be upgrading my 3960X for a long time...

I think people with the 990X/970 are still saying that too.
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