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April 6, 2012 8:36:42 PM



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April 6, 2012 8:45:40 PM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... <----- Here's a price run down of the Ivy Bridge cpu's in $USD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview <----- Line-up of Ivy Bridge desktop cpu's to date.

Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

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




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April 6, 2012 9:06:08 PM

I'm with Why_Me here. For the amount of money you're about to drop into this build, you really should wait another month or so. Wait for Ivy Bridge and the GTX 600 series to come down in price a little.

Just as a general piece of advice too, I would go with a smaller case. You really don't need a monster like that. It's expensive, it's huge, and you're not planning to water-cool (are you?). I built a beast of my own a few years ago with a full-ATX case, and now I hate it. Huge, clumsy, always in the way.

I would recommend going with a smaller Lian-Li case. They really are terrific. I love their build quality, and their pricing is very reasonable. Take a look at their Micro-ATX (maybe even Mini-ITX) cases, one will definitely work for you. It's up to you if you want to go smaller or not:

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product03.php?cl_i...
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April 6, 2012 9:15:51 PM

I agree with him, but I am getting the feeling he thinks IB is the best thing ever.
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April 6, 2012 9:37:52 PM

azeem40 said:
I agree with him, but I am getting the feeling he thinks IB is the best thing ever.


Funny because I'm the opposite - it's only about a 10% performance increase from what we have now and the *ONLY* attractive selling feature of it - as far as I can see - is the unlocking of PCI Gen 3. Otherwise I don't really see any difference between Ivy and Sandy. What I'm really interested in seeing is what the future 22nm CPUs like Haswell bring - it'll bring an entirely new design and focus to PC building like Sandy Bridge did. But it could be a year or two before we start seeing those.
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April 6, 2012 9:47:08 PM

azeem40 said:
I agree with him, but I am getting the feeling he thinks IB is the best thing ever.

It's the best thing out there atm for most all non workstation builds. Iv'e been doing builds on this board since 2007 as a hobby during the winter months when I don't work. I try and get people on here the most for their money while not skimping on quality. I can remember when the LGA775 was the build to have, and then 1336's and the short lived 1156 builds. I was pushing Sandy Bridge on here once the benchmarks came out and told everyone who would listen that Bulldozer would most likely be a complete dud when others on here where pushing Bulldozer down everyone's throat telling them to wait and wait and wait and wait. There is a Bulldozer thread on this forum that's well over 100+ pages long and then some with peeps using theories on how BD would be the Second Coming of Christ as far as desktop cpu's are concerned.

I always try to back up my post on here with links. If you have a problem with my post on here let me know in a PM.
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April 6, 2012 9:50:50 PM

Why_Me said:
It's the best thing out there atm for most all non workstation builds. Iv'e been doing builds on this board since 2007 as a hobby during the winter months when I don't work. I try and get people on here the most for their money while not skimping on quality. I can remember when the LGA775 was the build to have, and then 1336's and the short lived 1156 builds. I was pushing Sandy Bridge on here once the benchmarks came out and told everyone who would listen that Bulldozer would most likely be a complete dud when others on here where pushing Bulldozer down everyone throat telling them to wait and wait and wait and wait. There is a Bulldozer thread on this forum that's well over 100 pages long and then some with peeps using theories on how great BD would be the Second Coming of Christ as far as desktop cpu's are concerned.

I always try to back up my post on here with links. If you have a problem with my post on here let me know in a PM.


Bulldozer's overhype and subsequent mega-failure is the reason why I'm going to be really skeptical about future hardware from here on out, and is the reason why I haven't been pushing Ivy. To me the benchmarks say everything and until there's an actual product that you can buy in stores and has been benchmarked in real world tests and scenarios, I'm not recommending buying it until then. It's all hype and speculation - and to me the manufacturers can say whatever they want but it won't prove anything until they can put their money where their mouth is.
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April 6, 2012 9:58:50 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Bulldozer's overhype and subsequent mega-failure is the reason why I'm going to be really skeptical about future hardware from here on out, and is the reason why I haven't been pushing Ivy. To me the benchmarks say everything and until there's an actual product that you can buy in stores and has been benchmarked in real world tests and scenarios, I'm not recommending buying it until then.

There's nothing to be skeptical about in regards to Ivy Bridge for the simple reason that it's a down sized version of Sandy Bridge that comes with more extra's. Intel has what they call a "Tick - Tock" plan. "Tick" is the brand new socket, and "Tock" is the improved version of that socket. Sandy Bridge 1155 was the "Tick" and Ivy Bridge is the "Tock". Haswell when it comes out will be a complete new socket and will be Intel's "Tick".

So no worries about Ivy Bridge. Unlike BD, Intel hasn't hidden anything about Ivy Bridge. Intel even coughed up that IB cpu to Anan over at Anandtech to do that review w/benchmarks. AMD on the other hand not only put off BD for well over a year, they wouldn't cough up any info. about it seeing how they knew they had a giant dud on their hands. AMD hasn't beaten Intel in the desktop cpu market since the release of the C2D back in early 2006. It's been playing catch up since then and it keeps falling further and further behind.
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April 6, 2012 11:25:16 PM

The simple truth is that Ivy Bridge will be better bang for the buck when it arrives. Plus, once they launch, you can bet the SBs will come down in price a bit. Either way, it's smarter to just to wait, especially when the OP is talking about building a higher-end machine. No reason to go with last year's chip when this year's hardware is less than month away now.
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April 6, 2012 11:50:43 PM

nofun said:
The simple truth is that Ivy Bridge will be better bang for the buck when it arrives. Plus, once they launch, you can bet the SBs will come down in price a bit. Either way, it's smarter to just to wait, especially when the OP is talking about building a higher-end machine. No reason to go with last year's chip when this year's hardware is less than month away now.

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