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Sandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge for a new build

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May 2, 2012 1:28:30 PM

Hello all,
Well over the next couple weeks I will be ordering the few remaining components for my new build. I purposely waited for the release of the Ivy Bridge processors to see what they are all about. Financially I probably won't be able to upgrade for a few years after this build. Burn em if you got em sort of thing. I will be using this build primarily for gaming. I intend on pairing whichever processor with a Nvidia 680gtx. I have read that people are seeing nice gains with PCI 3 technology but it's still really early . Ultimately I'd like to keep the mb and processor under the $500 mark. So what do you guys think, do I go the Sandy Bridge 2500k, 2600k or 2700k route or the Ivy Bridges 3770k? also looking for recommendations on mbs. Thanks All!

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May 2, 2012 4:48:47 PM

Ivy Bridge, good Z77 MB and use I5 3750K if you have to stay on budget.
May 2, 2012 5:01:05 PM

I 7 3770K and Asus P8Z77-V Pro or
I 5 3570K and Asus P8Z77 -V Deluxe

Second one is combo at NE $499.98. That is under $500.
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May 2, 2012 5:59:12 PM

I don't know why you would go Sandy Bridge.

And if you go Ivy Bridge it would make sense to go with the new chipset designed for Ivy Bridge and that is the Z77.