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May 1, 2012 9:29:56 PM

should i buy Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell?

i know that haswell well not be backwards-compatible as its lga 1150

price is not an issue as long as its unlocked and under $300

i want it to last for 3 years

don't care about integrated gpu

thanks

May 1, 2012 9:38:09 PM

I went with i5 3750k... huge upgrade from AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+. Haswell will be a long wait if you need a new computer.
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May 1, 2012 10:16:53 PM

whatismyproblem said:
should i buy Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell?

i know that haswell well not be backwards-compatible as its lga 1150

price is not an issue as long as its unlocked and under $300

i want it to last for 3 years

don't care about integrated gpu

thanks


CPU: i7 3570k $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock extreme 6 or MSI Z77A-GD65 or ECS Z77H2-A2X....MSI is $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skills 2x4 gb (8GB) $41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Seasonic x750 Gold $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo $35 (or Noctua NH-D!4 or Corsair H100 if you want to overclock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung 830 128gb $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

SATA HDD: WD Caviar Green 1 TB $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GTX 680 $500 (out of stock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal paste $12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Optical Drive: your choice
Case: Plenty to choose from
OS: MS Windows 7 Professional OEM

Total cost (ex Optical drive, case and OS): $1468. Excluding GPU: $968.
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May 1, 2012 10:25:31 PM

whatismyproblem, what is your current system? If you've already got a Sandy Bridge CPU set-up I'd wait for Haswell. If you're system is older (like mine) I'd get an Ivy system.
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May 1, 2012 11:15:33 PM

Depends on what you currently have and if it is fast enough for you.

I currently have a Q9450 and I am going to wait for Haswell next year. If I can sell my Q9450, then great, otherwise it will replace the E6600 in my HTPC.
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May 2, 2012 6:20:45 AM

josejones said:
whatismyproblem, what is your current system? If you've already got a Sandy Bridge CPU set-up I'd wait for Haswell. If you're system is older (like mine) I'd get an Ivy system.


amd phenom ii x4 840

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radeon hd 6850 1gb

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cooler master hyper 101 cpu cooler
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May 2, 2012 6:21:36 AM

is haswell going to have ddr3 and ddr4 chipsets?
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May 2, 2012 6:25:07 AM

whatismyproblem said:
is haswell going to have ddr3 and ddr4 chipsets?

There is still plenty of time for Intel to change their minds, whatever their minds may have settled on for the time being.

Since DDR4 production is practically nonexistent and will take 2-3 years to ramp up, my guess is that DDR4(-only) in 2013 is unlikely.
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May 2, 2012 7:05:54 AM

InvalidError said:
There is still plenty of time for Intel to change their minds, whatever their minds may have settled on for the time being.

Since DDR4 production is practically nonexistent and will take 2-3 years to ramp up, my guess is that DDR4(-only) in 2013 is unlikely.


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