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    Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    I am looking to get a new build but can't quite decide whether to go for sandy bridge and build this week or wait for Ivy Bridge. I have a GTX 570 currently so updates to graphics cards soon are not a concern. The build will largely be based around quiet efficiency, so quick boot times, playing games such as BF3, NOT overclocking to help reduce noise, and overall as quiet as possible. With possible delays to Ivy Bridge of early May/June do you guys think it is worth the wait or should I just get building now?

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    I would say wait for Ivy. Lower TDP so cooler and more energy efficient, which fits with your lower noise requirement. Also higher stock clock speeds on the 2500k equivalent I believe? Again good if you are not overclocking.

    I am waiting for Ivy myself.

    Also you have a good GPU already by the looks and if everything is playable for you right now why hurry to upgrade? Perhaps you can put a bit of extra cash aside in the next couple of months to get an SSD or something?
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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    I'll wait too. But a bargain may appear on the 2nd hand SB kit, that would be worthwhile.
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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    sandy then ivy ftw! hopefully somone would want my i5k when ivy is out

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    Yep, i'm waiting too...might be another year yet!

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    im planning on getting the new i5 3570k sometime later this month hopefully i can get my hands on geforce 670 later this month too

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    Building an SB rig this close to IB is just stupid IMHO. Either wait till IB comes out and snap up some used SB kit at bargain prices or go all out for new IB kit. Either way, now is not the right time to buy.

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    You might as well wait unless you genuinely need a new system, though expect some good sandy bridge deals to crop up in which case it may be more tempting.

    Should be noted that clock for clock they will be almost identical, but for the same clock it will run a bit cooler/quieter/cheaper(?). Ivy bridge is just a die shrink on the cpu end of things, we have to wait 'till next year for new architecture.

    Sandy bridge users definitely shouldn't upgrade IMO.

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    Re: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    Sandy bridge users definitely shouldn't upgrade IMO.
    Yeah, but still some will want to and have the means to do it, so will inevitably do it regardless.

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