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Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge (New rig build)

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May 3, 2012 10:59:12 PM

Building a new rig this is what I have so far:

GPU(s): 2x 680 GTX
HDD: 2x 1 TB 7200rpm
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 120gb
PSU: CorsairATX 1200w
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengence
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

I'm torn between Sandy bridge and Ivy bridge, if anyone could help me decide. I've read that Ivy bridges run alot hotter than Sandy but has 22nm :(  I don't know which one to get for my new build I was leaning toward the 3930k to maybe get a future proof board? But X58 didn't last long so I'm still torn between an i7 2700k, Ivy bridge or a 3930k. Can anyone help out?

I know you've probably seen a few hundred of these threads but help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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May 4, 2012 12:54:40 AM

SB if you intend on overclocking.
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May 4, 2012 5:10:16 AM

Sandy is cheaper and will give you roughly the same performance all around
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May 4, 2012 5:42:04 AM

bearclaw99 said:
Sandy is cheaper and will give you roughly the same performance all around


?

SB is actually more expensive @ a lot of places.
May 4, 2012 6:29:38 AM

i think that 2700k would be just ok...just overclock it...3930k is very expensive
and i dont think that you will need it
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May 4, 2012 6:46:07 AM

Stef1_1 said:
Building a new rig this is what I have so far:

I'm torn between Sandy bridge and Ivy bridge, if anyone could help me decide. I've read that Ivy bridges run alot hotter than Sandy but has 22nm :(  I don't know which one to get for my new build I was leaning toward the 3930k to maybe get a future proof board? But X58 didn't last long so I'm still torn between an i7 2700k, Ivy bridge or a 3930k. Can anyone help out?

I know you've probably seen a few hundred of these threads but help would be appreciated.



What do you use the system for? Do you want a gaming system? In fact, there is a live tread that discusses SB or IB. Please read if you are interested.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

thanks
May 4, 2012 9:58:09 AM

Ivy Bridge shouldn't be any more expensive. It does get hotter with voltage, but you can get a reasonable overclock without upping the voltage too much. If you are mainly gaming then you don't really need a big overclock to maximise performance, your dual 680s will take care of that.
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May 4, 2012 9:59:12 AM

2700K on a Maximus motherboard, preferably the Z77 chipset, that way you can use the Lucid MVP feature.
May 5, 2012 12:21:20 AM

Well after thinking about it hardly all day and the advice given on this thread I suppose Ivy bridge is a cheaper option than a 3930k and the Z77 boards are way cheaper than the X79.

Won't be as pissed off about it when I need to upgrade in the next few years.

Z77's are so tiny though! Can't wait to see a small board in an Antec 1200.

Ivy bridge it is.
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