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Build new PC in the next few weeks or wait for the next gen of process

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Build new PC in the next few weeks or wait for the next gen of process

Total: 23 votes (7 blank votes)

  • Get an AMD FX PC
  • 0 %
  • Ivy Bridge
  • 50 %
  • Sandy Bridge
  • 25 %
  • Wait for next gen of intel CPU
  • 7 %
  • Wait for next gen of AMD CPU
  • 19 %
June 10, 2012 4:18:11 PM

Which do you think would be best
June 10, 2012 5:00:31 PM

MacHooper said:
Build new PC in the next few weeks or wait for the next gen of process.

Which do you think would be best

To give reasonable advice, we need more information.

What is your current computer configuration?
If you currently have a 5 year old computer with something like a Core 2 Duo
E6600. my advice would be to go ahead and build a reasonably capable new computer that will last you 3 to 5 years. On the other hand, if you already have a i7-2500K and two 570 in SLI or two 6970 in Crossfire, I would wait for the next generation.
June 10, 2012 5:50:51 PM

^+1 Need to know your current config and also budget.
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June 13, 2012 4:32:59 PM

Farrwalker said:
To give reasonable advice, we need more information.

What is your current computer configuration?
If you currently have a 5 year old computer with something like a Core 2 Duo
E6600. my advice would be to go ahead and build a reasonably capable new computer that will last you 3 to 5 years. On the other hand, if you already have a i7-2500K and two 570 in SLI or two 6970 in Crossfire, I would wait for the next generation.


Devastater6194 said:
^+1 Need to know your current config and also budget.


Right now I just have a dell vostro 1015 laptop which has an intel celeron and is my only PC with internet, I also have a desktop with an AMD Athlon x2 but this does not have internet and I would rather build a better PC than just get internet for that one
June 13, 2012 4:47:06 PM

I'd say go for a Sandy Bridge chip, and if it's mainly for internet surfing, the 2500k would be more than enough.
June 13, 2012 5:46:45 PM

I'd say build a new Ivy bridge build now then.
June 14, 2012 3:31:37 PM

It will mainly be used for gaming
June 14, 2012 3:47:54 PM

Ivy Bridge, and a KEPLER thats what i just one week ago did, both are fresh new architectures as soon as i build it (tomorrow) will post my super power efficient computer
June 14, 2012 4:48:53 PM

recon-uk said:
Nothing can beat the i5 2500k as a gaming CPU.

An i5-3570k can beat an i5-2500k clocked 200-300MHz faster... so which one is better depends on luck with overclocking either.

I would pick the 3570k since I have no need for uberclocking but certainly welcome 18W lower TDP, probably more at 4.0-4.2GHz.
June 14, 2012 10:26:06 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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