Buy Ivy Bridge or wait for Haswell

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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=N82E16819116504&Tpk=i5%203570k

    Mobo: ASRock extreme 6 or MSI Z77A-GD65 or ECS Z77H2-A2X....MSI is $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643&Tpk=msi%20z77A-gd65

    RAM: G.Skills 2x4 gb (8GB) $41
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231512

    PSU: Seasonic x750 Gold $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

    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=N82E16835103099

    HDD: Samsung 830 128gb $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006648&isNodeId=1&Description=Samsung+830+128gb&x=0&y=0

    SATA HDD: WD Caviar Green 1 TB $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236070

    GPU: GTX 680 $500 (out of stock)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal paste $12
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007


    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

    2x4 gb ddr3 1333mhz ram

    radeon hd 6850 1gb

    cooler master 500w psu

    cooler master hyper 101 cpu cooler
  6. is haswell going to have ddr3 and ddr4 chipsets?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


    +1
  9. thanks to all
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