Opinion on new build Tags: Build Computer New Build Systems Product Last response: March 31, 2012 9:48 PM in Systems Share rocketracer March 31, 2012 9:17:30 PM Hello all. I made an old post a while ago about a build i was gonna put together, now i'm finally getting everything going now. Here is the build I have going on: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... I already have an optical disc drive from my old computer and ram, so that's not needed. basically i'm wondering if 1: should i wait and get ivy bridge? and 2: is this computer enough to play anything on the market and the future for the next couple years at a good framerate? All suggestions and changes welcome ^_^ More about : opinion build Why_Me March 31, 2012 9:34:10 PM Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th. Sandy Bridge cpu's along Z68/P67 boards are being phased out for Ivy Bridge cpu's and Z77/Z75 boards (Panther Point chipset w/native 3.0 USB and PCI-E 3.0). http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge. http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date. http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date. http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's. http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview $220 should be a close guesstimate Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $128.99 FREE SHIPPING Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99 ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case rocketracer March 31, 2012 9:46:52 PM Alright, so wait for Ivy bridge then.. One other question..I have 4 2gb's of ram, is it better to have 2 4gb's or 4 2gb's? Or does it not matter? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gary1 March 31, 2012 9:48:17 PM It is better to do 2x4gb, but if you already have 4x2, then don't worry about it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumYour opinion on my future new gaming build ForumOpinion on a new build I'm planning? ForumOpinion on my new build ? ForumNeed an opinion for a new build I had made ForumGamer Seeking Opinion 's on a New Build ForumSecond opinion on my new build ForumNew build I need an opinion on ForumWhats your opinion on my new build pc ForumNew Build Opinion ForumNew build opinion : i5 IB 3570K ForumOpinion on my new build ForumNew Build Opinion ForumNew build , opinion on parts. ForumYour opinion about my new rig? ForumOpinion on new build ForumNew build .Need your opinion ! ForumYour opinion on this build ? ForumBuild New Computer & Need Your Opinion ForumOpinion needed on a new build ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !