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Should I return my ivy bridge I bought for an unbuilt rig and wait for haswell?

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May 27, 2013 2:17:47 PM

I got my ivy bridge i7 on sale for $230, but I'm having second thoughts now, should stay with the ivy bridge, or return it and wait for haswell? Because I will have to compromise on another aspect of my system otherwise. SO I guess I'm asking, is the performance increase worth it?
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May 27, 2013 2:19:21 PM

What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.
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May 27, 2013 2:20:55 PM

elemein said:
What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.

Money is an issue as I just barely shoehorned my computer in under $2000, I would have had to go with an i5 otherwise. EDIT: Meant 2,000
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May 27, 2013 2:25:38 PM

jadebenn said:
elemein said:
What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.

Money is an issue as I just barely shoehorned my computer in under $200, I would have had to go with an i5 otherwise.


What're your uses for this computer?

If it's for gaming, then an i7 is actually completely unnecessary in the first place.
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May 27, 2013 2:31:24 PM

elemein said:
jadebenn said:
elemein said:
What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.

Money is an issue as I just barely shoehorned my computer in under $200, I would have had to go with an i5 otherwise.

What're your uses for this computer?

If it's for gaming, then an i7 is actually completely unnecessary in the first place.

I play a lot of cpu intensive games, so if I forgo this i7 at the discounted price, I'll have to compromise on the mobo.
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May 27, 2013 2:31:52 PM

But $230 for an i7 depending on which one is a good deal
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May 27, 2013 2:33:16 PM

I would just keep it. Not worth the hassle IMO
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May 27, 2013 2:42:01 PM

jadebenn said:
elemein said:
jadebenn said:
elemein said:
What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.

Money is an issue as I just barely shoehorned my computer in under $200, I would have had to go with an i5 otherwise.

What're your uses for this computer?

If it's for gaming, then an i7 is actually completely unnecessary in the first place.

I play a lot of cpu intensive games, so if I forgo this i7 at the discounted price, I'll have to compromise on the mobo.


If they're CPU-intensive and use Hyperthreading, keep it. If they dont, trade it in for a Haswell i5.

Otherwise, keep.
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May 27, 2013 2:46:03 PM

jnkweaver said:
But $230 for an i7 depending on which one is a good deal


elemein said:
jadebenn said:
elemein said:
jadebenn said:
elemein said:
What're your uses and budget?

And if you can wait and money isnt an issue, then yes, wait.

Money is an issue as I just barely shoehorned my computer in under $200, I would have had to go with an i5 otherwise.

What're your uses for this computer?

If it's for gaming, then an i7 is actually completely unnecessary in the first place.

I play a lot of cpu intensive games, so if I forgo this i7 at the discounted price, I'll have to compromise on the mobo.


If they're CPU-intensive and use Hyperthreading, keep it. If they dont, trade it in for a Haswell i5.

Otherwise, keep.

I'm sticking with the i7 3770k I guess. Thanks guys.
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