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Is it worth the wait? Build for the future.

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January 27, 2012 3:30:29 AM

So I'm debating, like a lot of people, if I should wait for Ivy Bridge or just buy the i5 2500k. I have read that there's a 10% improvement on Ivy so I don't see how that would help me much except that I have read that Ivy will allow the USB 3.0 speeds to approach what they say to be. I want to be able to gain all the benefits from Ivy but only if it will be worth it. I already chose some parts just in case I do go for Sandy Bridge.

CPU: i5 2500k (If I decide to get SB)

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GeForce GTX 570 or GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB (Which one would y'all recommend? My monitor resolution 1920 x 1080)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I haven't decided whether to get SSD or not. Also, if I decide to get SB now, will I be able to upgrade to Ivy with this same mobo and still gain all the benefits from Ivy? I know that technology advances so fast but I still want to be able to have a build that will last me at least until Haswell but will still see improvement for the time to come. Thank you guys.
January 27, 2012 3:36:59 AM

It is a Gen3 board, so you will be able to, but to make FULL use of PCIe 3.0, a Z79 Chipset is needed.
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January 27, 2012 4:42:04 AM

So basically I will just not get the PCIe 3.0 support right? Also, is the PSU more than enough for my build and what do you think of my build idea? I'm new to this sorry for the questions.
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January 27, 2012 8:13:39 PM

Son, Futureproof in PC building dont exist, trust me, this "motherboards" that supposedly have pcie express 3.0 and are compatible with ivy bridge, Will Fail When Ivy bridge is out, You should get an I5 2500k and Stick with it for 2 or 3 Years, and get another gtx 570 in 1 year to sli, Thats all. Get a normal Drive, Wait for Prices on SSD lower down, Or You can Keep Saving money and wait till Ivy Bridge Is out.
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January 27, 2012 9:45:01 PM

Oh OK thank you, I decided to go for Sandy Bridge but I think I'm going to still go for the gen 3 mobo just in case. Can anybody tell me if my current parts are good for each other? I don't know about SLI since I only have one monitor for now I think I might just keep using one.


CPU: i5 2500k

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 27, 2012 9:52:02 PM

chulex67 said:
Son, Futureproof in PC building dont exist, trust me, this "motherboards" that supposedly have pcie express 3.0 and are compatible with ivy bridge, Will Fail When Ivy bridge is out, You should get an I5 2500k and Stick with it for 2 or 3 Years, and get another gtx 570 in 1 year to sli, Thats all. Get a normal Drive, Wait for Prices on SSD lower down, Or You can Keep Saving money and wait till Ivy Bridge Is out.


Yes, someone agrees with me on this!!! :bounce: 

I agree that it's pointless to build for the future when Ivy isn't going to bring anything new to the table. It's not a huge, significant architecture change like FX was or Sandy Bridge was. The 2500K will be the standard for quite some time now and into the future. CPUs have become pretty much streamlined for the most part - having +-.2GHz or a couple of extra cores will not make much of a difference. What AMD proved with FX is that bigger is not always better and that even newer isn't always better if you rush it and build it around existing hardware. Was the FX a complete failure? No. Was it an experiment? Yes. And that experiment proved exactly that.

Where the biggest differences lie in any architecture is always going to be the GPUs. You can future proof as much as you want but the GPUs will make or break any build. The 7970 is amazing and what NVIDIA has in store I'm sure will be amazing but nobody really knows what that will bring.
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January 30, 2012 5:15:28 AM

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January 30, 2012 8:36:06 AM

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