I-2600k or I-2700k Build (CPU+Board) budget $400 Max
I am at waiting point in my build.
Based on the new Ivy coming out in April and June, What price/time waiting period would be good over the next 12 months?
I am planning to aim for a 2700k and (ASUS) (Gigabyte) Board
Board - $150- 175
Chip - $200 - 250
Trying to be in the $300 - 400
AsRock I am not sure about reviews and recommendations by this Manufacture?
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If you're on a constrained budget, a 2500k is a very viable option. I have a 2600k and you only gain hyper-threading. Odds are, if you don't have any dedicated software that is multithreaded, you're wasting your money on a 2600k because you won't actually be using the extra features you're paying for.
You won't find an Ivy Bridge in your price range within the next 12 months that is comparable or better than a 2500k. Don't expect Sandy Bridge prices to drop though either, they came in cheap for a new release so they won't really go down much than what a good 'egg deal can get for you now.
Right now I see Combos at Micro Center for 500-560 plus tax before the new relaese.