Originally Posted by Stay Puft
No i wasnt. I was telling them the truth. A lot of them over there are delusional. Dont let them fool you.
I don't think anyone is out to fool anyone, what is to be gained from that?
I don't own an Ivy, but I have a 2600k that will do 4.9 Ghz @ 1.43 volts on an H-60 for cooling. Very impressive ( to me - some peoples standards are otherworldly here..lol) and it is a benchmarking monster, but for most of the gaming I do and everyday tasks - I always find myself sitting in front of my AMD rigs.
I, like the vast majority of consumers, live hundreds of miles from the nearest microcenter - for the money, I think the FX - 8350 is a better deal than the 3570k - that's my honest opinion.
I don't know much about Haswell yet so it's nearly impossible for me to give any advice about how it compares to the other options out there.
If you are in no hurry, I would wait a little while to see what happens when Haswell shows up. Even if it doesn't end up being what you choose, you may be able to pick up a good used Ivy or Sandy rig in the market place on these forums from someone who gets bitten by the upgrade bug.
Good luck with whatever you choose.