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I7 IVY BRIDGE or wait till june and get HASWELL I7

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I want to get a i7 but dont know if i should get ivy bridge 1155 socket or wait for haswell


would it be worth upgrading to haswell


ive been reading and found out haswell will perform 10% better and use less power
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what do you have now?
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a piece of **** hp pavilion

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Too early to say. If Haswell overclocks well as Sandy Bridge does, then it will destroy Ivy Bridge. If it only overclocks as well as Ivy Bridge, then the difference will be very small.

I don't think either will have hardly any impact on gaming after overclocked. Your talking probably a 1-2FPS difference at 1080p and above.
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If you can wait do so. Haswell may be great who knows. You could perhaps pick up an Ivy at a better price then. IB socket 1155 is the end of the road too as Haswell will have a new socket . If you cant wait get one . Maybe AMD brings out something too
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Originally Posted by martinhal View Post

If you can wait do so. Haswell may be great who knows. You could perhaps pick up an Ivy at a better price then. IB socket 1155 is the end of the road too as Haswell will have a new socket . If you cant wait get one . Maybe AMD brings out something too
Great in terms of power consumption but if you can wait of course you should.
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i am buying all the parts by end of august i reach my goal then and 8000 series cards should be out by then

i need a good 24" monitor with thin bezel for around £150 gonna do triple monitors
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i am buying all the parts by end of august i reach my goal then and 8000 series cards should be out by then

i need a good 24" monitor with thin bezel for around £150 gonna do triple monitors

Good call on waiting. 3 X 27 " compared to your current HP biggrin.gif
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ive got a single 21" at the mo
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