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Gaming Build - Buy now or wait for Ivybridge?

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April 20, 2012 2:03:55 PM

Hello all

I need a new gaming desktop as soon as possible (budget £650-£850) and am unsure whether I'll get more PC for my money by waiting until the Ivybridge processors come out. I think I'm going to be happy with an i5-2500k, unless you can advise that the new chips will be much better for gaming.

I do also really like the idea of getting a motherboard which will be futureproofed as much as possible, so am I better waiting another week or so to order?

TIA
a b 4 Gaming
April 20, 2012 2:23:25 PM

I would wait,

since i have heard that core i5 ivy should be same price as sandy bridge... unless it's only speculation.
April 20, 2012 2:24:26 PM

Wait for IVY
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April 20, 2012 2:43:38 PM

Resounding agreement to wait, which is what I shall do then - thank you all.

hmmm - wonder if I should spend the time trying to mend broken lappie... :p 
a b 4 Gaming
April 20, 2012 2:50:31 PM

Z77 mobos are as future-proofed as you can get, but it's the end of the line for the current socket. Haswell is the major revision next year and won't be compatible with the current crop of sockets. Wish Intel would stop that...
April 20, 2012 3:19:02 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Z77 mobos are as future-proofed as you can get, but it's the end of the line for the current socket. Haswell is the major revision next year and won't be compatible with the current crop of sockets. Wish Intel would stop that...



I guess you haven't figured out that it's part of Intel's marketing plan to obsolete their own platforms as often as possible.
a b 4 Gaming
April 20, 2012 4:05:34 PM

Theoretically, ivy will release next week. Definitely worth waiting to confirm specs.
a b 4 Gaming
April 20, 2012 4:51:31 PM

I've figured it out, but I don't have to like it :) 
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