I want to build a new machine in the next 6 months.
50% of me thinks I should go "value" and get an i5 now on an Asus Z68 board- OC it, then ebay the CPU a couple months after Ivy comes out and upgrade to a faster Ivy chip. The problem here is that I am not sure IVY will be compatible with my board I buy. I was looking at either the ROG Asus Maximus Extreme ( I have the old one now for my 775 and love it) or go cheaper with something like a z68 asus Pro gen3.
The other 50% thinks LGA2011 is better, and that Ivy will be more compatible with these boards. The cost of coarse is about double
Or I could wait for Ivy and just do it then.
I want something I can get into now for a decent price (under $1000) that I can have a little room to grow without starting over.
I now have a Asus Formula Maximus II z38 mobo with a E8500 wolfdale @4.0ghz.
If I spend the money- I would want to make sure I got something that was substantially better than I have now.
I plan to use my Vertex SSD, all HDD's, case, PS, vid/soundcards etc.. so I am looking for a Board, Ram, CPU type upgrade.
I only have 4GB now... probably would start with 4x4GB for a total of 16GB of DDR3 if I did something.