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Hi guys,

I'll keep it short - I have received the last week of pay I needed to start my build. This build will be approximately a $2000 build pc, it was going to be an ivy bridge build, but now that haswell is due to arrive in June. Should I just wait till then? I can definitely wait, I'm just wondering if there is any point waiting? Like will the new motherboards etc... be better than the old ones, as well as the new cpu architecture?

I don't mind waiting as it also means I might go straight to SLI as I'll have the money by the time haswell comes out. But how long would I be waiting for say.. gigabyte & asus' motherboard offerings?

Also will buying a case now to work on & possibly mod be affected by getting a new socket, ie will the cpu cutouts be in the same position ?

Apologies for the somewhat dumb question!

Cheers any help would be highly appreciated
post #2 of 21
What do you have now? If you have a rig that's already capable and afford to wait, wait.
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Here's my opinion and only my opinion. Ivybridge was what 5% better than sandy bridge? From the hearsay on haswell its another 5%. Do you want to wait to get 5% with less power consumption? Even 10 at best isnt that much of a difference (In my opinion smile.gif ). Its up to you if you want the lastest and greatest thats only 5 to 10% better than whats out there now. And i'm sure the price tag will come with it.
post #4 of 21
If you have 2000$, I wouldn't be looking at either ivy or haswell. I would take the sandy-E route. Worth it if you plan on going Sli or Crossfire in the future.
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I would do sandy e or ivy like suggested i see no point until 8 core intels come out to upgrade
post #6 of 21
If you are single screen 1920x1080 you will not need SLI. If I was in your shoes, I would just buy now. By the time you would wait for Haswell, new rumors will surface about next gen. From what I have heard on these forums, Haswell will be a minimal increase compared to previous gen. Only real boost will be to IGP.

What I think you should buy...

3570k
MSI Z77 Mpower or equivalent
16gb 1600mhz ram
200+gb of SSD
GTX 670, 680 or AMD 7970, 7950
PSU Corsair Seasonic ect
Watercooling
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr33kill View Post

If you have 2000$, I wouldn't be looking at either ivy or haswell. I would take the sandy-E route. Worth it if you plan on going Sli or Crossfire in the future.

I agree with the sandy-e, it has done me well thumb.gif
post #8 of 21
I just rebuilt my PC a week or so ago with Ivy. I was going to wait for Haswell but anxious for the new build so I said to heck with it and upgraded everything now. I fully expect to get years out of my current system. From what I've read, Haswell won't be that significant of an improvement over Ivy, at least one that's really noticeable. Plus prices will likely be higher, so you'll get more bang for your buck out of Ivy.
post #9 of 21
I just bought Ivy about 2 weeks ago. No complaints. In the tech world waiting probably is not so great considering something new is always coming out within a few months. Only really makes sense to wait only if the product is a few weeks away. Not months though. smile.gif
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post #10 of 21
i'm sort of in the same situation, ready to upgrade from a 2500k to a 3770k but not sure if I should just wait for haswell and upgrade my mobo and my CPU.
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