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April 6, 2012 6:12:51 PM

:hello:  NEW USER HERE :)  Alright this is all the hardware i have right now.
Asrock p67 Pro3 $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Zalman z11
Dont have link
CPU Cooler Cooler master hyper 212+ $22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire Radeon 7850 $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.skill 1333 8gb $41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus DVD Drive
Dont have link
Seagate 500gb $77.99
http://www.ncix.us/products/?sku=63468&promoid=1101
Rosewill Capstone 550w
Again i already have these stuff at my place ready for my build but the big question is what should i get Intel i5 2500k or Ivy bridge version i5 3570K( i believe or it maybe 3550k). I was thinking about waiting for the release date was April 23 or soon after but I also had in mind wait for the the release date of ivy bridge then Im pretty sure i5 2500k will probally go down to maybe 160 or so. (The store i was about to buy i5 2500k was microcenter and they always have there intel cpu cheap there). Also my motherboard is not open so maybe i can exchange it for Asrock z68(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) for $121.99 then get the ivy bridge. I need to know now if i am going to get ivy bridge or Sandy bridge. Is there performance going to be so much more than sandy bridge? Also I really dont care about the Intel graphic 4000 I care about the Speed and I dont really care about the watts which I know is 77 Watts while Sandy bridge 95. Also maybe microcenter can sell Ivy bridge for like 200 maybe I dont know. Any ways which should i get?? Please help tell me soon too Thanks
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Edit Also i could get Sandy bridge i5 2500k and just wait for haswell CPU line ups. Im thinking about doing this idea but i dont know
April 6, 2012 6:23:40 PM

As we all know getting a newer technology is always the best option as they provide future proof builds.

In my opinion i would suggest you to go with Ivy Bridge because they will really cause a difference in performance with a quite amount.

Just have a look at the link :-
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Benchmarks-Intel-Ivy-B...
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April 6, 2012 6:32:27 PM

I think you will do better with a 2500K from microcenter.

Intel does not reduce their previous gen cpu's for quite some time after it gets replaced.
If you will shop on the used market, then, yes, prices will go down a bit.

Ivy bridge will give you 10% more for your dollar if you get a 3570K, but a $180 microcenter 2500K is a great deal, and will run your graphics card very well. The 2500K will be 20% less than the 3570K.
I don't think there is a 3550K, perhaps you are thinking of the 3570K.

I think you are good with a P67 motherboard since you have a discrete graphics card.

If waiting is not a big issue, you might see Z77 motherboards early. I don't think they bring anything new to the table that is of interest to a gamer, but who knows?
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April 6, 2012 6:38:26 PM

geofelt said:
I think you will do better with a 2500K from microcenter.

Intel does not reduce their previous gen cpu's for quite some time after it gets replaced.
If you will shop on the used market, then, yes, prices will go down a bit.

Ivy bridge will give you 10% more for your dollar if you get a 3570K, but a $180 microcenter 2500K is a great deal, and will run your graphics card very well. The 2500K will be 20% less than the 3570K.
I don't think there is a 3550K, perhaps you are thinking of the 3570K.

I think you are good with a P67 motherboard since you have a discrete graphics card.

If waiting is not a big issue, you might see Z77 motherboards early. I don't think they bring anything new to the table that is of interest to a gamer, but who knows?


Thanks for your reply I think I might go with Intel i5 2500k since I would be probably spending more money on motherboard and CPU if i get Ivy bridge. I also got a question for you should i get Intel i5 2500k like in next week, so or should I wait to end of the month and then get Intel i5 2500k for the cheaper price maybe the price will go down to 170 or maybe even 160
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April 6, 2012 6:40:20 PM

rockusa1234 said:
Thanks for your reply I think I might with Intel i5 2500k since I would be probably spending more money on motherboard and CPU if i get Ivy bridge. I also got a question for you should i get Intel i5 2500k like in next week, so or should I wait to end of the month and then get Intel i5 2500k.

If the 2500K is still at $180, I would get it now. That is a great deal that will expire when the supply is gone.
April 6, 2012 6:44:09 PM

geofelt said:
If the 2500K is still at $180, I would get it now. That is a great deal that will expire when the supply is gone.

Microcenter have been in stock with that same price of $179.99 for like a long time I think that just always have the Intel CPU cheaper. They even have Intel i7 2600k for $279.99 while it is $319.99 at other stores.
April 6, 2012 6:48:41 PM

Yes, what I have recommended people doing in this situation is answer three questions.

1. Can you wait? Yes - go with Ivy - No go with Sandy

2. Do you have the money (are you on a budget)? Yes go with Sandy, No go with Ivy

3. Do you care about having the best/future proof? Yes, go with Ivy, No go with Sandy. (remember haswell is in a year so who cares..also x79 would technically be the most futureproof if you have money to burn for minor improvements which don't particularly help in gaming)

Let me go back to 3 though. Without the cpu's being overclocked Ivy will give you a 10% increase in performance. However when overclocked (because sandy overclocks better) Sandy will perform better and almost match Ivy in a lot of categories. With that being said the reviewers have stated the main differences are found mainly in the z77 boards.

My suggestion, wait for a z77 board and grab a cheap i5 2500k or go with the i7 2600k. The i5 2500k was not put up against IB for w/e reason but it should perform closely as well.

Here is the article I spoke on. http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4621/intel_ivy_bridge...

There is another one showing the cpus vs each other at stock clocks.
April 6, 2012 6:57:28 PM

hotthree said:
Yes, what I have recommended people doing in this situation is answer three questions.

1. Can you wait? Yes - go with Ivy - No go with Sandy

2. Do you have the money (are you on a budget)? Yes go with Sandy, No go with Ivy

3. Do you care about having the best/future proof? Yes, go with Ivy, No go with Sandy. (remember haswell is in a year so who cares..also x79 would technically be the most futureproof if you have money to burn for minor improvements which don't particularly help in gaming)

Let me go back to 3 though. Without the cpu's being overclocked Ivy will give you a 10% increase in performance. However when overclocked (because sandy overclocks better) Sandy will perform better and almost match Ivy in a lot of categories. With that being said the reviewers have stated the main differences are found mainly in the z77 boards.

My suggestion, wait for a z77 board and grab a cheap i5 2500k or go with the i7 2600k. The i5 2500k was not put up against IB for w/e reason but it should perform closely as well.

Here is the article I spoke on. http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4621/intel_ivy_bridge...

There is another one showing the cpus vs each other at stock clocks.

Can I wait? I can wait but I have to have my build ready by the end of April or start of May 1
Do you have the money? Not really but i have a few 50-100 bucks left so I dont know
Do you care about having future/best proof? Nope I care about performance wise not really about new hardware. Also i was thinking about getting Intel i5 then when Haswell come i upgrade to that but if I get Ivy bridge I probally wont upgrade to Haswell.
Really I didnt know that that Ivy cant overclocked well. Well Im goin to overclock my CPU to atleast 4 Ghz and 4.3 the highest do you think that it still going to better than Ivy bridge or at least match it. I dont i can overclock higher since i have a decent cpu cooler
Edit: Wait what do you think is the stock volts of Ivy bridge is going to be? Also what ivy bridge volts dont go to like I know Sandy bridge you dont wanna go past 1.5 V or you can shorten the life spand
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April 6, 2012 7:10:27 PM

rockusa1234 said:

Edit Also i could get Sandy bridge i5 2500k and just wait for haswell CPU line ups. Im thinking about doing this idea but i dont know


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April 6, 2012 7:15:39 PM

The early OC tests of ivy bridge were done with early engineering samples. I would be very surprised if ivy did not OC very well.

Regardless, it is a moot point. Virtually every 2500K will do 4.0 with a conservative(no voltage change) OC, and that is plenty for any reasonable gaming.

Since you have a April end time frame, ivy might be possible, but I really think you should start shopping for sandy now.
April 6, 2012 7:19:48 PM

geofelt said:
The early OC tests of ivy bridge were done with early engineering samples. I would be very surprised if ivy did not OC very well.

Regardless, it is a moot point. Virtually every 2500K will do 4.0 with a conservative(no voltage change) OC, and that is plenty for any reasonable gaming.

Since you have a April end time frame, ivy might be possible, but I really think you should start shopping for sandy now.

I don't know, I might wanna go wait for the end of April and hopefully Microcenter have a Sale for the new opening on Ivy bridge so they might have Sandy bridge Intel i5 2500k maybe at 160 or 170. If i can save the money I will but I don't know exactly if they are going to lower prices when Ivy bridge releases. Hope I can save 10-20 bucks
April 6, 2012 7:20:04 PM

rockusa1234 said:
Can I wait? I can wait but I have to have my build ready by the end of April or start of May 1
Do you have the money? Not really but i have a few 50-100 bucks left so I dont know
Do you care about having future/best proof? Nope I care about performance wise not really about new hardware. Also i was thinking about getting Intel i5 then when Haswell come i upgrade to that but if I get Ivy bridge I probally wont upgrade to Haswell.
Really I didnt know that that Ivy cant overclocked well. Well Im goin to overclock my CPU to atleast 4 Ghz and 4.3 the highest do you think that it still going to better than Ivy bridge or at least match it. I dont i can overclock higher since i have a decent cpu cooler
Edit: Wait what do you think is the stock volts of Ivy bridge is going to be? Also what ivy bridge volts dont go to like I know Sandy bridge you dont wanna go past 1.5 V or you can shorten the life spand



Now when I say Ivy doesn't overclock well it will still hit 4.5 or so but that is maxing it pretty good from what I have seen. Sandy can hit 5.0+ with a good chip fairly easily. It doesn't break a sweat going to 4.5 or 4.6 though.

Again it really depends on the chip you get.

I also like your thinking on the i5 2500k then upgrade into haswell. This is something I recommend. Its pure speculation, but I have heard Haswell will be the next enthusiast cpu. Thats what I would do.

Btw Sandy can oc' to 4.5 on about 1.28 or 1.3 ish v depending on the cpu. But yes 1.5 is killer for SB. I am not sure of the clocks of IVY, I would need to do some more digging that I don't have time for atm.
April 6, 2012 7:21:49 PM

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April 7, 2012 1:17:49 AM

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Now when I say Ivy doesn't overclock well it will still hit 4.5 or so but that is maxing it pretty good from what I have seen. Sandy can hit 5.0+ with a good chip fairly easily. It doesn't break a sweat going to 4.5 or 4.6 though.

Again it really depends on the chip you get.

I also like your thinking on the i5 2500k then upgrade into haswell. This is something I recommend. Its pure speculation, but I have heard Haswell will be the next enthusiast cpu. Thats what I would do.

Btw Sandy can oc' to 4.5 on about 1.28 or 1.3 ish v depending on the cpu. But yes 1.5 is killer for SB. I am not sure of the clocks of IVY, I would need to do some more digging that I don't have time for atm.

Ya I know I can overclock my i5 2500k to 4.5 but I have like a cheap CPU cooler I dont want to risk anything bad to happen. I have Cooler master hyper 212+
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April 7, 2012 12:17:23 PM

rockusa1234 said:
Ya I know I can overclock my i5 2500k to 4.5 but I have like a cheap CPU cooler I dont want to risk anything bad to happen. I have Cooler master hyper 212+


that cooler master will be fine to overclock @4.5. here is an old review with a core2quad:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler-master-hyper-212-p...
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