well without the full details of ivy bridge its a bit hard to say, I guess its possible that there may be a few extra functions that won't be supported by older boards. But this will be the case forever with PC's, if your happy to wait at least 6mths then get Ivy if not get sandy.
otherwise get a cheap board and upgrade both the chip and motherboard later
I'm considering upgrading all I need is a CPU and GPU and it'll take me about 5 more days to afford the 2600K CPU, and probably a month or 2 for the GPU. Should I wait till Ivy bridge? Will the price be the same as the 2600K? Thanks for the input.
well if you want to wait you can but I wouldn't expect ivy before january next year, up to you whether to wait or not. I'd expect the prices to be higher than the sandy bridge but no one really knows until more information is released.
You could save $100 by getting i2500k if your only gaming and put the extra cash toward getting your GPU earlier.
You should just buy what you want now and not regret it later. You have to understand that new technology is always coming out. You can get sandy bridge now, and have it even while ivy bridge is out, and whatever comes after ivy bridge you can just get that.
You don't have to make a switch whenever new technology comes out, because the sandy bridge processors will still be strong and effective.