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Situation: My dad is planning on having me build a computer for him for personal use. My current computer is in my rigged. I was planning to sell him my computer, possible swap out some parts... and build a brand new one for myself. Since he wont be gaming on it, I will part out the corsair PSU and the memory and get him something cheaper. Probably gonna ask him for 600$ for the build.

question is:

1) should I build a 2500k intel unit for myself?

2) wait for ivy bridge?

I wont need the pc any time soon so I'm leaning towards ivy bridge... thoughts? opinions?
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Originally Posted by MRoFlare;12079727 
Situation: My dad is planning on having me build a computer for him for personal use. My current computer is in my rigged. I was planning to sell him my computer, possible swap out some parts... and build a brand new one for myself. Since he wont be gaming on it, I will part out the corsair PSU and the memory and get him something cheaper. Probably gonna ask him for 600$ for the build.

question is:

1) should I build a 2500k intel unit for myself?

2) wait for ivy bridge?

I wont need the pc any time soon so I'm leaning towards ivy bridge... thoughts? opinions?

I'm not really sure. I would definitely build one for yourself! But as for waiting i'm not really sure. Personally I feel that most games today don't take advantage of all that CPU.. Most games are GPU intensive.. I could be wrong on that but i'm not sure.

Getting a 2500k would be better than getting an i5-760. But for power you should still go with an i7..
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well i currently have my i7 920 @ 3.8 100% stable with no crash for the last year since it first came out. I like playing with new toys though 8*/. I think I will just wait for ivy and go water cooling for first time ever instead of Air.
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If your dad is not gaming and just wants a good system for everyday use, have you considered building him an AMD micro board with onboard video and optional PCI-e? Less power, less noise (potentially), less heat, cheap with great performance.

Personally I'd keep the i-7 for now as it is a monster for gaming and you would not see much if any improvement changing sockets right now. A GPU for you would be a better upgrade from your 4850 in your sig.
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