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Then its settled, sandy bridge awaits me..
I have a Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 ghz and I am making the jump up to an i5 2500k too. I was going to wait for the Ivy Bridge procs but I never plan on going a dual gpu setup and do not need any of the features of the high end boards (sata 6gb, usb 3.0) so I figure I will be set for a good 3 or 4 years with a new i5 2500k at 4.5ghz/ram/mobo for around $500 and just reuse all my other parts cause they are still good.

Now they just need to be on sale! Hopefully amazon has them right away at an OK price so I can use prime and get them early next week.
    
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It will be a little faster, but I would wait another couple of months for bulldozer unless you just use your PC to game (which I see you do). sandy bridge has pretty much nothing to offer me because I do a lot of physics simulations that are double precision floating point (I try to only upgrade when CPU performance goes beyond 50% of my current set up). the better timings of the current intel architecture are a lot better for gaming, although this effect somewhat disappears if you overclock the northbridge of the phenom IIs (but old ones don't OC well at all)
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Yes, it would be wasted as I'd guess that there's nothing that your PII x4 can't handle gaming-wise.
    
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So I too, should just make an Ivy Bridge fund and wait?
    
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