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    Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge

    Should I get a 2600K and a z68 board now and just be done with it? Or should I wait for z77 boards to hit the streets and wait for the 3770K to be released?

    The 3770K looks to be around $300 which is roughly the same price as the 2600K. And they both pretty much have the same processing power but the 3770K uses less power and more power graphics processing power. But there is no official release date. The announcement stated it to release in March but we are in the last week of March and no solid press build up let alone official release date and street pricing. In fact the most solid proof I have is from this site.

    Intel/

    So should I go with the already released and greatly hailed 2600K or hold off for a few more weeks, save up some more spending money and go for the more efficient Ivy Bridge CPUs and the newer z77 chipset?

    Edit: Found this.

    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14810392935

    Looks like it'll cost $400.
    Last edited by Doc; 03-26-2012 at 11:17 PM.

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    I think you can wait with what you have at the moment





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    Well according to CPU World they come out on 29th of April. Z77 boards come out on 8th of April. Think I might go with a 2600K/Z77 combo with a 680 or two.

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    Whats a processor?

    wait for the ivy bridge

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    Doesn't the Z68 boards have backward compatibility with the 3rd Gen processors?

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    They both use the same socket. So I can just use a 2600K on a z77 board.

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    Get Sandy Bridge-E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post
    Get Sandy Bridge-E.
    Considering it but I'm not sure about dropping $590 on just a CPU. The GFX alone is gonna cost me $1200.

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    Lol, get 2700k.

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    Nahh I'm just going to get a 2600K and an Extreme 7. If I find it's worth investing in an IB/Z77 setup then I'll just sell off the SB/Z68. Then I'll go with a single 680, wait for a few months whilst I gather other parts and finish renovating my room then whack in a second 680 along with two extra monitors. These new cards scale amazingly well.
    Last edited by Doc; 03-27-2012 at 02:24 AM.

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    It's gonna be hard to sell components off.
    Really hard.
    Unless you know someone that wants it.

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    i have a 2600K. Works perfectly. Thinking of getting a new graphics card, maybe the 7770.



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    tbh, I would just get a 2500k and some rad-ass cooling for it and OC it like fuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post


    Considering it but I'm not sure about dropping $590 on just a CPU. The GFX alone is gonna cost me $1200.
    When the aliens come with a full scale EMP attack then release the Krakken which is capable of shitting zombies,
    you will be wondering why you spent so much on overkill graphics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post


    When the aliens come with a full scale EMP attack then release the Krakken which is capable of shitting zombies,
    you will be wondering why you spent so much on overkill graphics
    Homefront, alien-style.

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