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950 Upgrade or WC and wait for IB

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Im wondering if I should upgrade my current setup to an SLI3 with a 950 or Get a Rasa RX360 kit since my D14 doesnt fit correctly on my 790i and wait for Ivy Bridge.

Considering Ivy Bridge may come out between the next 8-14 months the Upgrade looks nice but considering I have no constant source of income the WC option looks better.

The real question is if Ivy Bridge will be out in time to justify/denounce an upgrade.

Im really stumped on the question so im open to suggestions.
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I think that you should just go with the i7-950 upgrade instead of the ivy. When Ivy comes out, the prices are going to be very high. It will aleast take about 1 to 2 years before the price start to be reasonable. If you got the extra money to spend then by all means go with the Ivy. Btw, this is my opinion, I don't think having the fastest overall processor will make your computing experince any better. I suggest you invest some money on good SSD drive for extra speed.
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Ivy Bridge probably won't be out into mid-2012....

High-end Sandy Bridge is only launching in the second half of 2011.
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Ivy Bridge probably won't be out into mid-2012....

High-end Sandy Bridge is only launching in the second half of 2011.
Yeah I never plan to go to Sandy Bridge IDK its just not very appealing
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Just go with the 950, I was in the same position as you (was on a locked Pentium D at 2.8Ghz) and iv never looked back. The change in render times and general speed is amazing and so worth it.
    
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